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articles by: Mel, selected from Plenty magazine

See Spot Recycle

It may be all fun and games for Fido, but when dogs chew their toys to bits, the leftover plastic pieces pile up in landfills. In 2005 alone, Americans generated 6.5 million tons of non-durable plasti…

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Greening the Music Industry

When it comes to being green, the music industry has a decidedly dirty history (and we don't just mean rock stars' crazy behavior). For one, more than a billion CD jewel cases are produced each year i…

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eBay Bans Sale of Ivory

If you're in the market for a pair of elephant tusks (and we doubt you are), don't expect to find them on eBay for much longer. Last night, the web-based purveyor of virtually every item under the sun…


Composting Dog Waste

My boyfriend had argued for a rottweiler. I lobbied for something that weighed a more manageable 30 pounds and didn't look like it snacked on children. (Rotties can be very sweet, I know, but I also w…


Organic Pet Food

Is organic pet food regulated the same way as organic people food? The answer is yes. The USDA's National Organic Program handles people food and pet food with the exact same set of regulations. Buyin…


The Clean Cars in Our Future

In 50 years, we'll look back on the internal combustion engine and see it as a giant anachronism, like the steam locomotive. So declares Elon Musk, a software entrepreneur turned energy pioneer who so…

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Curb Climate Change? Just Add Charcoal

In 1542, Spanish conquistador Francisco de Orellana returned from the New World with tales of bustling cities lining the banks of the Amazon River. They have a great wealth of gold and silver, wrote h…

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Megan Zehnder

Megan is an editor and producer for Care2's Healthy Living. Her main priorities are to live simply and build meaningful relationships with the people... more

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