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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…


Another Look at 5 Classic Green Myths

By TreeHugger This guest post is an excerpt from Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living, written by the Union of Concerned Scientists and published by Island Press. Find out more at …


How Flying Undermines Your Green Lifestyle

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy How is it possible that a vegan, car-free, green living fanatic (that's me) has a bigger carbon footprint than the average American? It's pretty simple: for pe…


Scientists Tackle Cow Emissions

Scientists have long accepted that gas from farm animals is a major factor in climate change, but how do you stop cattle and sheep from doing what comes naturally? Science News by NewsLook v…


Are Electric Cars Really Better For The Environment?

Note: This is the second in a weekly series of Care2 posts about alternative fuels and vehicles in honor of Earth Day. Be sure to check out first post, Top 5 All-Electric Vehicles of 2011. La…


We Don’t Need EPA Regulations

Wait... did I read that right? Are we better off without any emissions regulations from the EPA? Do we even need a cap and trade approach? According to Dick Morris of the Creators syndicate, the Unite…


Hybrid Tugboat Reduces Emissions At California Ports

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest container ports in the nation, are home to the first and only hybrid electric tugboat in the world, and researchers at the University of Californ…


Junk Mail Madness – How to Make it Stop!

Every time we embark on a new year, I think about all the extra junk and clutter that has accumulated over the last. Two areas that I would like to cut down on even more is junk mail and phone ca…


Meat and Dairy Create More Emissions Than Miles

A study in the April 15 edition of Environmental Science & Technology by the prolific Carnegie Mellon University researcher Christopher Weber found that food transport accounts for only 11 percent…


Climate Change: Itís Whatís for Dinner

We all know that driving a gas-guzzling SUV contributes to climate change, but did you know that what you put on your plate could too? Hereís how your food choices affect climate change and what you, …


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