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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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How Can We Make the Environmental Movement Thrive?

What did you do for Earth Day 2013? Did you wear a special button? Recycle your newspapers? Light up Twitter with eco-tips? Whatever it was, I doubt it compared to what happened on April 22, 1970, the…

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Norway Cuts Palm Oil Consumption 64% in One Year

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger Kudos to Regnskogfondet! An Example for the Whole World As we've written a lot about before, growing palm oil in the way that the biggest producers of it…

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4 Reasons Why Bananas Kind of Suck

If there is one food my wife will not tolerate, it has to be the banana. Her categorical hatred of the banana is unflagging and the mere smell of a ripe banana will send her into paroxysms of disgust.…

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Edward Norton Calls for Antarctic Marine Reserve

Actor Ed Norton and a coalition of environmental groups are calling for the world's largest marine reserve to be declared in Antarctica's Ross Sea to prevent "industrial scale" fishing from ruining th…

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The New Vegetarians

  These four women walked away from meat for different reasons--and say doing so changed their lives, for the better. Could it change yours? By Karen Cicero, Prevention Shortly after…

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Holiday Alert: A Company Curbs Clothing Consumption

Whether you are on a retail diet or not this holiday season, you’ve got to admire a company like Patagonia that has consistently been at the forefront the environmental movement. Very few companies ge…

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Pollan Count

“Once our personal connection to what is wrong becomes clear, then we have to choose: we can go on as before, recognizing our dishonesty and living with it the best we can, or we can begin the effort …

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