The 15 Runners-Up

11. Dangers of genetically modified food confirmed

Sources: "Revealed: Health Fears Over Secret Study Into GM Food," Geoffrey Lean, Independent (UK), May 22, 2005; "Monsanto's GE Corn Experiments on Rats Continue to Generate Global Controversy," GM Free Cymru, Organic Consumers Association Web site, June 2, 2005; "GM: New Study Shows Unborn Babies Could Be Harmed," Geoffrey Lean, Independent (UK), Jan. 8, 2006; "New Suspicions About GMOs," Herve Kempf, le Monde and Truthout, Feb. 9, 2006.

12. Pentagon plans to build new land mines

Sources: "After 10-Year Hiatus, Pentagon Eyes New Landmine," Isaac Baker, Inter Press Service, Aug. 3, 2005; "Development and Production of Landmines," Human Rights Watch Web site, August 2005.

13. New evidence establishes dangers of Roundup

Source: "New Evidence of Dangers of Roundup Weedkiller," Chee Yoke Heong, Third World Resurgence , No. 176, April 2005.

14. Homeland Security contracts KBR to build detention centers in the United States

Sources: "Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps," Peter Dale Scott, New America Media, Jan. 31, 2006; "10-Year U.S. Strategic Plan for Detention Camps Revives Proposals from Oliver North," Peter Dale Scott, New America Media, Feb. 21, 2006; "Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs,'" Nat Parry,, Feb. 21, 2006; "Detention Camp Jitters," Maureen Farrell, BuzzFlash.

15. Chemical industry is the Environmental Protection Agency's primary research partner

Sources: "Chemical Industry Is Now EPA's Main Research Partner," Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Oct. 5, 2005; "EPA Becoming Arm of Corporate R&D," Jeff Ruch, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, Oct. 6, 2005.

16. Ecuador and Mexico defy United States on International Criminal Court

Sources: "Ecuador Refuses to Sign ICC Immunity Deal for U.S. Citizens," Alexander Martinez, Agence France-Presse (School of the Americas Watch), June 22, 2005; "Mexico Defies Washington on the International Criminal Court," Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service, Nov. 2, 2005.

17. Iraq invasion promotes OPEC agenda

Sources: "OPEC and the Economic Conquest of Iraq," Greg Palast, Harper's in coordination with BBC Television Newsnight, Oct. 24, 2005; "Bush Didn't Bungle Iraq, You Fools: The Mission Was Indeed Accomplished," Greg Palast, Guardian (U.K,), March 20, 2006.

18. Physicist challenges official Sept. 11 story

Sources: "Y. Professor Thinks Bombs, Not Planes, Toppled WTC," Elaine Jarvik, Deseret Morning News , Nov. 10, 2005; "Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?," Steven E. Jones, Brigham Young University Web site, Winter 2005; "BYU Professor's Group Accuses U.S. Officials of Lying about 9/11," Elaine Jarvik, Deseret Morning News, Jan. 26, 2006.

19. Destruction of rainforests worst ever

Source: "Revealed: The True Devastation of the Rainforest," Steve Connor, Independent (UK), Oct. 21, 2005.

20. Bottled water: a global environmental problem

Source: "Bottled Water: Nectar of the Frauds?," Abid Aslam,, Feb. 5, 2006.

21. Gold mining threatens ancient Andean glaciers

Sources: "Barrick Gold Strikes Opposition in South," Glenn Walker,, June 20, 2005; "Chile: 'Yes' to Gold Mine, But Don't Touch the Glaciers," Daniela Estrada, Inter Press Service, Feb. 15, 2006.

22. Billions in Homeland Security spending undisclosed

Source: "Billions in States' Homeland Purchases Kept in the Dark," Eileen Sullivan, Congressional Quarterly , June 22, 2005.

23. U.S. oil targets Kyoto in Europe

Sources: "Oil Industry Targets EU Climate Policy," David Adam, Guardian (UK), Dec. 8, 2005; "How America Plotted to Stop Kyoto Deal," Andrew Buncombe, Independent (UK), Dec. 8, 2005.

24. Cheney's Halliburton stock rose more than 3,000 percent last year

Sources: "Cheney's Halliburton Stock Options Rose 3,281 Percent Last Year, Senator Finds," John Byrne,, Oct. 2005; "Cheney's Halliburton Stock Options Soar to $9.2 Million," Sen. Frank Lautenberg's Web site.

25. U.S. Military in Paraguay threatens region

Sources: "Fears Mount as U.S. Opens New Military Installation in Paraguay," Benjamin Dangl,, Oct. 5, 2005; "Dark Armies, Secret Bases, and Rummy, Oh My!," Conn Hallinan, Foreign Policy in Focus, Nov. 21, 2005; "U.S. Military Moves in Paraguay Rattle Regional Relations," Sam Logan and Matthew Flynn, International Relations Center, Dec. 14, 2005

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