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articles by: Mel, selected from Plenty magazine

Cozy Up With an Eco-Blanket

With winter in full effect, nothing's cozier than snuggling up to a crackling fire (or radiator, urbanites) in style, wrapped in a warm blanket. Available at BranchHome.com, Ratzer's unique Tracks Pla…

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Stop Junk Mail

Fliers, credit card applications, and coupon books arenít only annoying, they use trees and add to the waste stream. But stopping them is next to impossible. Youíd need to contact the Direct Marketing…

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10 Global-Warming Policy Recommendations

With near-consensus among scientists that catastrophic consequences of anthropogenic global warming are already on their way, yet little being done to avert it, itís time for the U.S. to begin treatin…

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Greenest Choices for Digital TV

With U.S. television programming going digital on Feb. 17, you have two choices: Replace your analogue television entirely or buy a digital converter so you can continue to use the old set. Which opti…

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First Carbon-Counting Satellites

Two new satellites will soon launch, each with the specific purpose of counting concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane in the atmosphere. Japan's Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite, or GOSAT, …

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Genetically Modified Pets

Many people have been concerned about the health effects of genetically tweaked fruits and veggies, but a recent advancement in genetic modification involving household pets has raised hackles for its…

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Farm Animal Therapy?

In case you need another good reason to spend time on the farm, the Norwegians have just documented one. Hanging around the homestead, communing with cows, sheep, pigs, and the like, can help people w…

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A Cheap, Zero-Emissions Car

If someone tried to sell you a zero-emissions car that costs around $10,000, you might think he was full of hot air. Turns out it's the car that's full of it: The vehicle runs on and emits nothing but…

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Buy a Bag, Save a Monkey

While fashion designer Anya Hindmarchís ďIím not a plastic bagĒ tote made disposable plastic bags "so last season," a group of Colombian women are bringing them back in styleóby recycling them. The wo…

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Beware of These Beauty Ingredients

If you're reading this, your bathroom is probably already stocked with products labeled natural and organic. But don't assume that tells you the whole story. Unlike food, beauty products don't need to…

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Joe Baker is VP of Causes and Advocacy for Care2. Joe oversees Care2's campaigns with its nonprofit partners. Previously, Joe worked for Amnesty... more

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Pseudo science like most of psychiatry.

Thanks for sharing.

I've been adding 'real' ginger to just about everything even though it takes time. I love the taste…

Really cute kitty.