Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source May 24, 2010
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 24, 2010 In Standoff With Environmental Officials, BP Stays With an Oil Spill Dispersant
QUOTE: While the Corexit products, made by the Nalco company of Naperville, Ill., are the time-tested old faithfuls of oil spill treatment, they were developed in the 1980s and ’90s, and critics say that less toxic and more effective products are now available....Complicating the standoff between the company and regulators, there are many methods for estimating the toxicity of chemical oil dispersants and no single standard prevails.
New York Times May 12, 2010 The Price and Who Pays: Updates From the Gulf
QUOTE: attempts to shut off the flow of oil streaming into the Gulf of Mexico have been unsuccessful and the search continues for a cause and for ways to prevent such blowouts in the future. Questions persist about who will be liable for damage from the spill and the risks to local wildlife.
New York Times Sep 26, 2009 Smuggling Europe’s Waste to Poorer Countries
QUOTE: Because of Europe’s new environmental laws, it is four times as expensive to incinerate trash in the Netherlands as to put it — illegally — on a boat to China.
New York Times Aug 19, 2008 Drug Makers' Push Leads to Cancer Vaccines' Rise
QUOTE: In two years, cervical cancer has gone from obscure killer confined mostly to poor nations to the West’s disease of the moment... The lightning-fast transition from newly minted vaccine to must-have injection in the United States and Europe represents a triumph of what the manufacturers call education and their critics call marketing.
New York Times Oct 12, 2007 Legal or Not, Abortion Rates Compare
QUOTE: A comprehensive global study of abortion has concluded that abortion rates are similar in countries where it is legal and those where it is not, suggesting that outlawing the procedure does little to deter women seeking it.
New York Times Nov 15, 2006 African Children Often Lack Available AIDS Treatment
QUOTE: "Of 368 women in Saint Luc’s prenatal clinic so far this year, 22 were H.I.V.-positive and 16 others with H.I.V. arrived in labor. Of those who carried the virus, 15 got a dose of one drug, nevirapine, at the time of birth. None got full preventive treatment."
New York Times Nov 04, 2006 Scientists Urge New Trial in Libya AIDS Case
QUOTE: "With five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on trial in Tripoli on charges that they spread H.I.V. to 426 Libyan children, hundreds of prominent scientists are rallying in their defense, calling for a new and fairer trial."
New York Times Aug 03, 2006 Inquiries in Britain Uncover Loopholes in Drug Trials
QUOTE: New tests and investigations into the incident have highlighted loopholes in a drug-testing system that in some instances seems better devised to bring drugs to market than to protect human safety...
New York Times Feb 12, 2003 Chinese Freer to Speak and Read, but Not Act
QUOTE: As China has edged toward more pluralism and openness in recent years...Human rights activists complain that dozens if not hundreds of dissidents are still in prison for espousing ideas that are now commonplace.
New York Times May 31, 2001 AIDS Crusader's International Award Wins Scowls in China
QUOTE: For two years, Dr. Gao has organized a one- woman crusade to help poor farmers in Henan Province who became infected with H.I.V. in the 1990's through selling their blood at collection stations whose unsanitary practices fostered the spread of diseases. The H.I.V. infections are a highly sensitive topic, because health officials in Henan often ran the collection stations and profited from them.
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