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“Safe” Alternatives to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Health Problems

Plastics are everywhere: product and food packaging, beverage containers, electronics, office supplies and even the microbeads in hygiene products. The list doesn’t stop there. Even though we have a p…

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What Would Happen if Honey Bees Disappeared? (Video)

Although we don't entirely know why, bees are disappearing. While scientists have several theories as to why this might be happening, the overarching conclusion is that widespread impact will occu…

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Are You Using More Than 100 Gallons of Water a Day? (Infographic)

When easy access to clean water is seemingly unlimited in developed countries like the United States, it is easy to forget that one five minute shower uses as much water as someone living in a water p…

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Another Study Casts Doubt on Mammograms-But That’s Not the Whole Story

Another study questions the effectiveness of mammography in saving lives. But there's more to the story. The new study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, involves 16 million women 40 years or ol…

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A Graphic Behind-the-Scenes Look at Food Production

SAMSARA food sequence from Baraka & Samsara on Vimeo. While the nonverbal film "Samsara" is a visual masterpiece, combining footage from over five years and 25 countries, some parts of the …

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Rescuing a Dog From a Hot Car is Now Legal in Tennessee

An extension to Tennessee’s “Good Samaritan law,” which makes it legal to break into a hot car to save a child, now makes it legal to do the same for animals. According to Time Magazine, there are now…

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Burt’s Bees Founder Leaves Behind Natural Beauty Legacy

The natural products industry lost a natural beauty veteran on Sunday. Burt Shavitz, co-founder of Burt's Bees, died at age 80 of a respiratory complication in Bangor, Maine. The company posted on …

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Why Hawaii’s Ban on Plastic Bags is a Big Deal (Infographic)

Plastic is notorious for being one of the worst substances for both our bodies and the environment. Many retail stores still use plastic bags to package everything from groceries to clothing, but the …

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Dying to Be Green: The Green Burial Movement

As so many of us across the globe focus more on the environmental impact our lives make, the role of one very common activity continues to be largely overlooked: our funeral practices. The typical fu…

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An Estimated 62 Workers Will Die For Every Game Played in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Although Qatar was selected to host the World Cup in 2022, the host nation has been in the news for numerous human rights violations. From the maltreatment of the migrant workers who have been tasked …

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