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Are Fireworks Bad for Your Health?

I almost hate to admit it, but I really love fireworks. The 4th of July wouldn't be the same to me without the boom of brilliant fireworks exploding against the dark sky as hordes of happy people chee…

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Will Fracking Force You To Drink Bottled Water?

I'm a big proponent of drinking tap water—but then again, I don't live in Texas or Oklahoma or Pennsylvania, all states that allow fracking. Fracking is the process of injecting millions of gallons…


Mothers Exposed to Cleaning Chemicals Could Have Baby Boys With Genital Defects

Pregnant women who use cleaning products that contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals could give birth to baby boys with genital defects, according to a new study conducted by researchers in southern F…


A Sixth Mass Extinction Has Begun. Will Your Favorite Wild Animal Die Out?

Thanks to several "overs" - as in overfishing, overdevelopment, overheating (aka, climate change), and overuse of natural resources - the planet is experiencing a "sixth great extinction" of animal sp…


A Heart-Healthy Reason to Eat More Cocoa

Here's some happy news: Chocolate, specifically cocoa, is good for us! A new study published in Heart, a peer-reviewed journal for health professionals working in cardiology, reports that chocolate…


May 2015 Was the Hottest in History. Here’s How to Stay Cool Without Adjusting Your AC.

May 2015 was the hottest May in recorded history. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), global land and ocean surface temperatures were almost 2 degrees Fahrenhei…


5 Ways You Can Use Your Credit Card Rewards to Protect the Planet

Sure, you can earn cash back on your credit card or rack up some frequent flier miles. But do you actually use your miles—or do you find yourself redeeming them for magazines you don't even read? And …


Most Important Quotes from Pope Francis Statement on Climate Change

Pope Francis has unequivocally proclaimed climate change to be one of the "principal challenges facing humanity." In a letter, or encyclical, the Pope calls on citizens, politicians, business leaders,…


Which Canned Foods Still Contain BPA?

Is BPA lurking in your canned tuna or chili beans? It could be - but you'd probably never know about it. Food companies that use BPA don't have to tell you. As you may already know, this toxic chem…


Scientists Look to Baby Eagles to Determine How Contaminated Our Environment Is

Scientists in Wisconsin have hit on a new way to determine how exposed we humans are to toxic chemicals in the environment: They're asking baby eagles. Well, "asking" may put too nice a spin on it.…


about Diane MacEachern

Diane MacEachern is a best-selling author, award-winning entrepreneur and mother of two with a Master of Science degree in Natural Resources and the Environment. Glamour magazine calls her an “eco hero” and she recently won the “Image of the Future Prize” from the World Communications Forum, but she’d rather tell you about the passive solar house she helped design and build way back when most people thought “green” was the color a building was painted, not how it was built. She founded because she’s passionate about inspiring consumers to shift their spending to greener products and services to protect themselves and their families while using their marketplace clout to get companies to clean up their act. Send her an email at

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