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Flame Retardants: Lesson learned from exploding laptops

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Lessons learned from exploding laptops

Patrick Moore, PhD

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

As co-founder and for 15 years an international leader of Greenpeace, and more recently as a sustainability consultant, I’ve spent all my adult life advancing a consistent green policy framework.

Yet juxtaposing news items have left me wondering whether anybody else is thinking about a consistent set of policies for the future of environmentalism. Read more

The truth about Pesticides: How pesticides are saving the Earth

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How pesticides are saving the Earth

Thursday, April 20, 2006

By Patrick Moore, PhD

Back at the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, I was a grad student at the University of British Columbia, preparing to go on the ocean voyage against U.S. hydrogen bomb testing that would result in the birth of Greenpeace. For the next 15 years, I would lead Greenpeace on a range of campaigns, finally leaving in 1986. Read more

Flame Retardants

Patrick Moore
Guest Columnist

February 24, 2006

Every year, flame retardants save hundreds of lives in the United States, and thousands more across the globe.

Not only do flame retardants reduce the spread of fire, they reduce the threat of ignition in the first place, and give people more time to escape injury. They are particularly important in providing added fire safety in schools, airplanes, automobiles and retirement homes. One of the most common flame retardants is decabromodiphenyl ether (Deca-BDE), which is used in flammable consumer products such as televisions, upholstered furniture and carpets. Read more