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Is Your Favorite Fashion Brand Toxic? Ask Greenpeace.

The fashion industry has become notorious for the devastating impact it has on the environment, especially in Asia. Toxic fabric dyes get discharged into streams and rivers. Workers are exposed to dan…

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Why ‘Clean Coal’ is an Oxymoron

Clean coal? Really? That's like saying healthy cigarettes. Or hot ice. Or soothing poke-in-the-eye. What do you think of when you hear the term "clean coal?" Possibly, it's cleaner than it was. …

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The Location of Your Home Could Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

When we think about the risk factors for a heart attack, our list usually includes fatty food, sedentary job, stress and such. Research findings have now added another—and very surprising—factor to…

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Quick Guide to Green & Healthy Travel

Travel Green: Pack your eco-friendly responsibilities (and healthy habits)! Some airline carriers have carbon offset programs, while certain hotels have been built with sustainability in mind, but …

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Do You Know Where Your Old iPhone is Going?

The facts about electronic waste (e-waste) have left me quite flummoxed. Fifty million tons of electronic waste was generated in 2012—that’s 15 pounds per person on the planet. Even more crazy is …

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How Our Jeans Are Damaging the Rivers Around Us

Do you think your favorite pair of designer jeans was overpriced? Think again. It should be impossible to put a price tag on a product that poisons the most important lifelines of our planet, but unfo…

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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…

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How You Can Help Scientists Track Ocean Radiation

As the nuclear plant at Fukushima Daiichi has been plagued with problems, including the release of radiation into the Pacific Ocean, many scientists from around the world have grown concerned a…

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5 Major Public Transit Systems (Infographic)

The 5 public transit giants include New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Chicago and Boston. The amount of pollutants they prevent and people they transport is astounding. Scroll down to explore …

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How A Toxic Disaster Area Became a Model Eco-Village

Readers of the news in October 2010 may remember a series of horrifying and heartbreaking images from the Hungarian town of Devecser. The town was battered by a flood of toxic red sludge contai…

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