Rachel's Precaution Reporter #20

"Foresight and Precaution, in the News and in the World"

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
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The Precaution Academy: Practical Training for Precautionary Action
  If a precautionary approach is worth thinking about for
  your community, why not attend The Precaution Academy in New
  Brunswick, N.J. Mar. 31-Apr. 2? Three other sessions of the Academy
  are set for other locations in the U.S. later this year, too.
A World Without Waste - a Radio Series
  From holes in the ground to smoking mountains, hi-tech incinerators
  -- and a certain haze in the air. This is a series about trying to
  make a world without waste. A world that's clean - truly clean.
Zero Waste Definition and Business Principles
  The Zero Waste International Alliance has defined "zero waste" and
  has adopted "zero waste principles" to help businesses and governments
  set their own zero waste goals.
Republicans Are Rewriting NEPA, Our Environmental Magna Carta
  While our attention is focused on the Iraq war, Congressional
  scandals and global warming, Republicans are busy rewriting the
  National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the basic U.S. environmental
  law that requires the federal government to consider consequences, and
  alternatives, before spending our money. Can this be good?


  Rachel's Precaution Reporter offers news, views and practical
  examples of the Precautionary Principle, or Foresight Principle, in
  action. The Precautionary Principle is a modern way of making
  decisions, to minimize harm. Rachel's Precaution Reporter tries to
  answer such questions as, Why do we need the precautionary
  principle? Who is using precaution? Who is opposing precaution?

  We often include attacks on the precautionary principle because we  
  believe it is essential for advocates of precaution to know what
  their adversaries are saying, just as abolitionists in 1830 needed
  to know the arguments used by slaveholders.

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  provide readers with up-to-date coverage of the subject.

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  principle -- or the need for the precautionary principle -- 
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