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We, Robot

Part Two of a special Pasadena Weekly cover story investigation explores origins of NASA’s manned space program, brainchild of infamous Nazi rocket scientist, Wernher von Braun.

Space Monkey Business

Critics say NASA is taking a giant leap backwards by irradiating monkeys in space-travel tests designed to simulate intense radiation astronauts would experience in voyages to Mars.

NASA’s Monkey Business

President Obama’s 2011 budget request for NASA may determine the future of 28 squirrel monkeys and renewed animal radiation experiments, which we discovered weren’t even needed.

Challenger Remembered

EnviroReporter.com remembers the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger that perished 24 years ago January 28, 1986. These heroes represent the very best of America.

Cain Was Able

EnviroReporter.com was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Steve Cain, senior environmental planner for the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Darkness Over the Land

A rowdy romp with a cast of characters whose devotion to their earthly paradise is devilishly delightful. Their sizzling tales shed light on the hottest, lowest land in North America.

It’s a Gas

U.S. EPA just announces new draft guidelines for vapors of the toxic solvent trichloroethylene or TCE. Now four times stronger limits for carcinogen that plagues L.A. groundwater.

Bad Air Day?

Schwarzenegger’s condescension towards environmentalists and embrace of big business polluters virtually assures that Californians will have many more bad air days ahead.

Chem and Get It

Obama Administration announces new Environmental Protection Agency initiative to test previously ignored chemicals that may be harming humans and the environment.

Up in Smoke

6,400 fireworks at Santa Monica Pier’s 100th birthday fail to ignite much excitement. Pyrotechnics get lost in toxic smoke which descends on thousands with perchlorate, heavy metals.

Hell’s Belles

Dawn Wilde and Mike head to Anaheim to see spectacular AC-DC show. Fireworks and explosions fill air with perchlorate and heavy metals that never smoke out fans in well-ventilated arena.

Sputnikfest

Second annual Sputnikfest in Manitowoc, Wisconsin where In 1962, an eight-pound chunk of space debris from Sputnik slammed into 8th and Park where the wacky festival takes place.

Stalin Must Be Smiling

Sixty years ago today, Soviet Union detonated their first atomic weapon, “Joe-1” which was size of “Fat Man” that America dropped on Nagasaki killing 80,000 people.

Merry Widow Health Mine

Being vacation season, we thought we’d check up on the Merry Widow Health Mine in Montana for you folks searching for an exciting and hot place to visit with the family.