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Pregnant Women Should Avoid Tuna Entirely, Says Consumer Reports

Probably not so great even if you're not pregnant... Mercury in the upper layers of the ocean has more than tripled since industrial revolution, mostly thanks to the burning of fossil fuels like co…

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Meet Vladimir Putin, A New Convert to the Locavore Movement

Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia. Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not. Last Thursday, his governmen…

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Skin Lightening Creams Contain Dangerously High Levels Of Toxic Mercury

Public health officials expressed concern about the levels of toxic mercury found in some skin creams at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Gordon Vrdoljak of the California Department of…

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7 Ways To Use Expired Spices

Before you chuck that jar of spice that's been sitting in your cabinet for longer than you can remember, consider these tips. Spices that aren't worth eating may still have some use around your house …

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Oil Pipelines Also Importing Murder, Smuggling?

From pipeline spills to enabling more destructive oil extraction, there are plenty of reasons to be wary of proposed oil pipeline construction. Now here are a few more to add to the list: Murder, s…

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7 Superfruits You Can Grow At Home

What are superfruits? A quick glance down the aisles of your local grocery or health food store will reveal a wide variety of products that claim to contain "superfoods" or "superfruits," and for t…

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Trees Don’t Need Warning Labels. Adults Need To Relax.

Controversy has erupted over the fate of a tree at Regina Beach, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. A child fell out of the tree and broke a leg, and now the municipal maintenance crew has anno…

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10 Ways To Reduce (Or Reverse) Your Car’s Carbon Skidmark

Cars are one of the great mixed bags of our time. They are at once wonders of engineering and a threat to life on Earth. They create convenience and comfort and also snarled traffic and sprawling subu…

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India Will Plant 2 Billion Trees Along Highways, Creating Jobs For 300,000 Youths

The rest of the world should plant more trees too. India's Rural Development Ministry has decided to try to tackle two problems at the same time: Youth unemployment and bad air quality. It has unveil…

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Park Wants Visitors To Leave Cell Phones & Car Keys Behind

There are plenty of ways that cell phones are helping environmentalism, but they can also be a distraction and even an addiction. Especially when we are in the wild. That's why New Forest Nation…

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Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination devoted to the environment and dedicated to helping people understand how humans impact the planet and how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Its two robust websites, planetgreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer original, inspiring, and entertaining content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future. Planet Green is a division of Discovery Communications.

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