|Court cancels EPA Clean Water Act exemption for pesticides|
Organic Consumers - 1/8/2009.Environmental groups today celebrated their victory as an appeals court vacated a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rule that has allowed pesticides to be applied to U.S. waters without a Clean Water Act permit.
|Local currencies grow during recession|
WorldChanging - 1/8/2009.Today, the Berkshires is giving rise to a new wave of free thinking. The region's alternative to the U.S. dollar, Berkshares, is among the most successful of the country's local currencies. Since the currency's launch two years ago, five local banks have printed more than 2 million paper notes.