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Congress Considers Legislation to Ban BPA In Storage Containers

Last week, Sen. Edward Markey, D‐Mass., and Reps. Lois Capps, D-Calif., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., introduced the "Ban Poisonous Additives (BPA) Act of 2014" into both chambers of Congress.  If pas…

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More Whale Poop, Please!

Odds are, you've never tried to imagine the enormity of a whale's excrement. Or perhaps you have, and you can truly wrap your head around how substantial, and messy, the "flocculent fecal plumes" of t…

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Today’s DDT? Scientists Declare Bee-Killing Pesticides Must Be Banned

An international panel of independent scientists has issued a warning about two widely-used pesticides and declared them as dangerous to the environment as DDT.  Specifically, the Task Force on System…

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NY Times Andrew Revkin On Sustainability (Plus His Great Guitar Performance!)

On Dot Earth for The New York Times, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin examines the efforts to balance human affairs with Earth's limits, tracking relevant developments "from suburbia to Siber…

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Mysterious Starfish ‘Goo’ Problem Is Getting Worse

A mysterious disease that has been claiming the lives of starfish (or sea stars) up and down the US, Canadian, and Mexican coasts since last summer has now wiped out as much as 60% of the populations …

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Sexism Makes Female-Named Storms More Deadly

Our hurricane-naming system taps into an unconscious sexism—and the results are potentially disastrous, researchers say. A study suggests that when we hear a female name for a hurricane, we're less wo…

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No-Streak Non-Toxic DIY Glass Cleaner

Ok, I'm late to the party this spring. Between weird weather, allergies and an exceptionally busy Green Diva Studio schedule, I just haven't had the pull to be outside playing much yet this spring. So…

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The Alarming Impact of Pesticides on Our Children’s Brains

In Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, journalist Susan Freinkel concludes that we have reached a crisis point---and that we're starting to realize our love affair with plastic isn't such a healthy one. In…

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8 Most Common Beginner Bicycling Mistakes

Great! You've decided to start biking more (just in time for National Bike Month)! Maybe you're commuting to work. Maybe you like to stick to the trails. Regardless, biking's a great choice: it's bett…

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How Climate Change Crushed My Cars

This is not hot news or anything, but some of us are still feeling the effects of super storm Sandy. She was mean. She tossed very large trees across our yard, which totaled not one, but two of ou…

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Love all pets equally. Now about children......?

Congratulations to the winner, and thanks so much to everyone who commented on my rabbit fudge. He'…

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Maureen's story upsets me also. Whoever said dropping cats or throwing them is a way to discipline t…