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  • Keeping the Air Clean for Our Health

    Keeping the Air Clean for Our Health

    Pollution knows no bounds. Carried by wind or water, pollutants can end up thousands of miles from the source. So the idea that only urban dwellers experience smog is a myth. Due to the alarming rise in respiratory disease, air quality is a...

    By: Odessa Gill
    Posted: April 13, 2013
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  • Dealing with Mold After a Flood

    Dealing with Mold After a Flood

    Much of New York and New Jersey are under water after Hurricane Sandy. Millions of homes have been flooded, and many of those homes likely weren't insured for flooding. Even for those that were, money can't replace the lost family heirlooms...

    By: none
    Posted: November 02, 2012
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  • Reducing Carbon Footprint

    Reducing Carbon Footprint

    Is it possible to minimize your carbon footprint further when you have done everything you can think of? This was the question that Jörn and I asked ourselves after living for seven years in the green oasis we called home in Brooklyn, NY....

    By: Kat Robertson
    Posted: September 08, 2010
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  • 2 More Glaciers Gone From Glacier National Park

    2 More Glaciers Gone From Glacier National Park

    We all know warmer temperatures have led to shrinking glaciers, and now two more of Glacier National Park's ice fields are too small to be classified as glaciers, according to a recent article on msnbc.com. The Shepard Glacier and Miche Wabun...

    By: none
    Posted: April 10, 2010
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  • Changing Our Relationship with the Planet

    Changing Our Relationship with the Planet

    I cannot decide if I should consider myself lucky or unlucky to bear witness to an ecological catastrophe. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is being overwhelmed by cyanobacteria. This problem is not new in the world of aquatic ecosystems. It has been...

    By: Kim Glick
    Posted: February 19, 2010
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  • Retailers Avoid Fuels from Alberta Tar Sands

    Retailers Avoid Fuels from Alberta Tar Sands

    The Alberta tar sands is taking another hit as two major retailers—Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond—announced on Wednesday that they are moving to avoid using the petroleum products sourced from the tar sands for transporting product, according to a...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: February 13, 2010
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  • 7 Tips for Gifting Green

    7 Tips for Gifting Green

    Standing in a store surrounded by dozens of other shoppers, that claustrophobic, panicked feeling that washes over many of us at some point in December can have even the greenest tree-hugger blindly grabbing for the closest toy and a roll of wrapping...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: December 22, 2009
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  • Cap-and-Trade Allows for Business As Usual

    The "grandfather of climate change" has decided to boycott next week's climate change summit in Copenhagen—and he even hopes it fails. It might seem like an antithetical position for James Hansen, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: December 08, 2009
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  • Are We Running Out of Uranium? Let's Hope So

    Are We Running Out of Uranium? Let's Hope So

    Can a nuclear weary TreeHugger really believe what she's hearing? Could uranium mines be facing shortages? Earlier this week, New Scientist reported that nuclear power may be faced with a double blow: Uranium mine owners are talking shortages, and...

    By: none
    Posted: November 28, 2009
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  • Global Warming's Impact on Animal Populations

    Global Warming's Impact on Animal Populations

    We all know global warming is generally changing the planet for the worse, but the specifics aren't always on our minds. You'd have to be living under a rock not to know glaciers and ice caps are melting, and water levels are rising, but did you know...

    By: Cara Smusiak
    Posted: October 02, 2009
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