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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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In Case You Forgot, Forests Are Awesome…

President Obama made history when he endorsed a new EPA rule that would (finally) crack down on some of the worst polluters in America: dirty power plants. While the proposed rules are far from perfec…

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Shocking Number of Deaths Linked to Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) released new estimates on air pollution, revealing that seven million premature deaths in 2012 are the result of air pollution exposure. This staggering number is t…

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Buying A New Car? Save Money, The Environment And Your Health

Are you in the market for a new car? As the 2014 models attest, you have more energy-efficient vehicles to choose from than ever before. They range from conventional cars sporting highly efficient eng…

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Clean Air: Where You Live Matters

Nowadays, clean air seems elusive. This fact makes this mom furious. It wasn’t that long ago that I played with neighborhood kids in a quaint little area called Highland Acres in Bismarck, North Da…

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School Buses & Idling: Toxic Air in the Making

by Laura Michelle Burns After 16 days soggy straight days of rain here in North Central Ohio, the beginning of school caught me by surprise. Our summer passed in the blink of an eye, and now I’m walk…

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Stop Winter Indoor Air Pollution at Its Source

You've got the sniffles. Your eyes are watery and you have a sore throat, too. But, hey, it's winter; what else can you expect in the thick of cold and flu season, right? Maybe. But while you're downi…

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Want To Help Protect Yourself From Air Pollution? Eat This.

  Try as you might, it's hard to avoid polluted air - and the whole slew of health consequences that result in exposure to it. But does that mean we should just sit back and accept our fate? N…

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Urban Vegetation Reduces Air Pollution by 40-60%

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger One More Reason to Hug Trees It is well known that vegetation is good at filtering air indoors (check out the list of the best air-filtering house plants ac…

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The Effects of Air Pollution on Prenatal Health

By Molly Rauch What a pregnant mom eats, drinks, and breathes can obviously affect her baby. We know this from studies of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, among other things. But how does…

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