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U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Tax Credits

In a 73-27 vote, Senate members from both parties recently voted to put an end to the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) which many said was wasteful and costly in a time of extreme economic…

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Girl Discovers The Importance Of Eating Organic (video)

A young girl named Elise, made a remarkable discovery during a simple science experiment. She wanted to see how long it would take for a sweet potato to grow a vine. Elise waited and watched for weeks…

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EPA Chief on Daily Show

By far the best line from last week's Daily Show with EPA chief administrator, Lisa Jackson was when she said: “We have to remind the American people that environmentalism isn't a spectator sport. …

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Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, what if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?” ~ Rachel Carson Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking book, Silent Spring c…

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An Eco-Wish For Graduates

My son graduated college last weekend. Sitting in the audience among a newly-minted sea of graduates and their families, I listened to speaker after speaker impart pearls of wisdom to the graduates. T…

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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…

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Hang On to Your Tin Foil Hats: The Darker Truth About Fluoride

In my first posting on fluoride from earlier in the week, I took a brief look at the common use of fluoride as an additive in toothpaste, as well as other commonly consumed products (soda, tea, and bo…

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Purge the Paper, Cut the Shirt: DIY Cloth Napkins

Before we sing the virtues of using cloth napkins again, let’s get the facts straight. According to the EPA, the U.S. generates approximately 3,430,000 tons of tissue, napkins and paper towels of was…

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Breathing Easier

While most of us are aware of the hazardous air quality that can exist outside our homes, many of us would be surprised to learn that, according to Environmental Protection Agency research, the air in…

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Compact Fluorescents, Mercury and the Environment

Q: I've switched to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs), but I’ve read they contain mercury. Doesn't that preclude their benefit for the environment, and what about the health hazards? --Sarah, Buf…

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