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Fracking: Does Anyone Know The True Cost?

Earlier this year, an oil well blowout in rural Alberta was traced back to a hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) operation over half a mile away.† This event added oil and chemical spills to the mounti…

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Sustainable Food: 10 Reasons to Care

Food is tied to almost everything. It can be the perfect point of convergence for thinking about sustainabilityóbecause it literally sustains life. Without nourishment, we donít exist. Here are 10 rea…

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A Look at Pollution by the Numbers

When I was a kid, the newspapers were full of reports about acid rain. I remember learning about the hole in the ozone. I remember watching cartoons on Saturday mornings and Woodsy Owl imploring that …

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Celebrating Earth Day Heroines

As I have written before, during Women's History Month, many green women leaders have been recognized and honored for their work on behalf of our planet. Earth Day provides us with another opportunity…

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Fruits and Vegetables Are Getting Less Nutritious

Recent research on fruits, vegetables and staple crops such as wheat and corn shows that, over time, our food has gotten less and less nutritious. The vitamin and mineral content in our foods has been…

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How Does Noise Affect your Life?

With Earth Day approaching, so many of us focus on the physical environment -- and rightly so. What we forget sometimes, though, is that itís not just the air, water and soil that suffer the effects o…

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10 Ways to Get Plastic Out of Your Kitchen

Earth day is right around the corner--what better time to take a hard look at your plastic consumption? Plastics seem to invade every aspect of our lives, and the kitchen is no exception. From cook…

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Love the Earth With Feng Shui

By Erica Sofrina,Founder of Earth Spirit Adventure Travel In celebration of Earth day I thought I would talk about how important this element is a part of the ancient teaching of Feng Shui and give…

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Redefining Waste

For the most part, I'm a live-and-let-live kind of girl but there is something going on in my community that really turns my stomach, and I'm writing today with the hope that it will keep me from chai…

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Industrial Agriculture Cannot Feed The World

You've heard it many times: "Organic farming is a nice luxury, not a solution to world hunger." Despite the many rebuttals offered time and time again, this conversation is not going anywhere. Scaremo…

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