- Newsmaker: Unexploded Weapons Pose Threat to Civilians
Today-s Washington Post reports that unexploded munitions pose -imminent and substantial- public health risks to civilians. The story is based on documents from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. PEER-s Jeff Ruch has details on the sizeable stockpiles that could require the biggest environmental cleanup in US history.
- Reporter's Notebook: Heirloom Turkeys for Thanksgiving
The Large White turkeys sold in American supermarkets would be unrecognizable to the Pilgrims of early New England. With breasts so big that they can barely walk, let alone fly, they-re bred to satisfy America-s taste for white turkey meat. For those with enough money and forethought, there is another way. Vicky Hallett has written about the juicier -heritage- turkey for US News and World Report.
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