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Is Your Car Contributing to Autism Rates?

Pregnant women exposed to toxic contaminants found near freeways, especially during their third trimester, appear to be more likely to give birth to autistic children than women who live in areas …

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5 Reasons Our Bacon Obsession is a Bad Idea

I know: bacon tastes good. There’s no denying it. But even if you don’t care at all about animal rights, there are some solid reasons to check that bacon obsession. Bacon has always been a pretty p…

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3 Ways to Detox the Air Inside Your Home (and Why It’s Necessary)

At this point, it’s an injustice to continue calling the earth’s climate change and environmental pollution “breaking news.” These have been monumental issues for decades. That said, here’s some…

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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5 Greener Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Gas-powered leaf blowers are the scourge of neighborhoods, and with good reason. They’re so noisy, they can impair gardeners’ hearing and make people cranky from listening to all that racket. Most lea…

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Care2 Parent Asks City to Ban Dangerous Leaf Burning & Protect Her Kids’ Lungs

Burning leaves creates dangerous air pollution that can make people very sick. Parent and Care2 member K. Gilbert of Champaign, IL found that out the hard way, when heavy smoke from burning leaves bil…

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Buildings That “Eat” Smog?

According to the World Health Organization, air pollution caused seven million deaths in 2012. CNN recently reported that over half of 1,600 cities surveyed exceed safe limits. The American Lung Assoc…

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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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Oil Sands: Destroying the Foods Native Americans Rely On

A new study released last week found higher than normal levels of pollutants in wild foods that comprise a large part of traditional Native American (First Nations) diets in Alberta, Canada.  The stud…

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Could Your Car Run on Algae?

Is "green gas" an oxymoron? Not according to San Diego–based Sapphire Energy. The local company claims it can create a fuel that's green in more ways than one. Created from algae, sunlight, carbon …

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Quite interesting, thanks.

Take it one day at a time. Keep your mind and body busy.

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