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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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8 Million Acres of China’s Farmland Too Polluted To Grow Food

More than 8 million acres of farmland in China is so highly polluted that it is too contaminated to grow crops! This was just reported by Wang Shiyuan, deputy minister of the Ministry of Land and Re…

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If You Care About Birds, Watch This 4-Minute Video

This morning I opened my e-mail inbox to discover a headline I simply couldn't ignore: People Should Know About This Awful Thing We Do. In light of all the awful things I already know we do, I just…

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10 Tips for Helping the Ocean at Home

Love the ocean? I totally do, and it's not just because I'm biased by living right next to the beautiful Pacific. Even if you're far from a shoreline, you can do your bit to help with global ocean con…

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6 Most Dangerous Beaches in the World (Slideshow)

  When we think about beaches, relaxation, fun, and beautiful scenery usually come to mind. But that's not always the case -- whether due to pollution or  dangerous animals, several of the wor…

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Autism, Air Pollution, And My Son

I am a mom concerned about autism, and I am a clean air activist. And I think the two things are connected. On March 1st of this year, a new research study connecting autism and air pollution was p…

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How Bad Air Quality Damages Runners’ Health

While thumbing through my recent Runner’s World magazine, I found a short article about running and air pollution. As an air quality activist and a long-time runner, this article fit a cross-section o…

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An Inside Look At How Pollution Causes Cancer

Cancer is one of the most feared and least understood diseases of our time. Although great strides have been made in understanding possible causes and best ways to treat, this new knowledge can someti…

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10 Environmental Victories of 2012

For me, the holidays are a time to reflect on what we’ve achieved over the past year and look ahead to the challenges and possibilities the New Year holds in store. 2012 was a quite a year. Besides th…

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