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Perfect uplifting read for a Sunday. | Times Free Press http://ow.ly/z6FIo
It started with an outdoor garden to attract wildlife. Then came a new lighting system to reduce energy use. A recycling program followed that.
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The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors http://buff.ly/1npQClP via Brain Pickings
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“The longer that these plastics reside in these organs, the higher the chance that plastics will be transferred up the food chain from crabs onto other animals,” Watts says. http://ow.ly/z47CJ
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It is depressing that this effort to ensure safe drinking water near fracking is "rare." Shouldn't this have been done long before #fracking became so widespread?
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Yet another reason to ditch neonicotinoids. Protect the birds and the #bees ! http://ow.ly/z1cwW
A popular class of insecticides has been linked to bird die-offs-a finding that parallels Rachel Carson's concerns back in 1962.
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Doctor Jane Muncke said: "Chemicals with highly toxic properties may legally be used in the production of food contact materials, but not in other consumer products such as computers, textiles and paints even though exposure through food contact materials may be far more relevant."
FOOD packaging contains potentially dangerous chemicals linked to cancer and infertility, according to new research.
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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. - WM http://bit.ly/1uH2pMs
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Need some ideas for your summer reading list? Check out which books famous authors think are the greatest books of all time. http://ow.ly/z5k34
Why Tolstoy is 11.6% better than Shakespeare. "Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work," Jennifer Egan once said. Th
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"Organic food has more of the antioxidant compounds linked to better health than regular food, and lower levels of toxic metals and pesticides, according to the most comprehensive scientific analysis to date." http://ow.ly/z5j0d
Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and cereals
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"Starving a pregnant mouse can cause changes in the sperm of her sons that apparently warp the health of her grandchildren, according to a new study. The finding offers some of the strongest evidence yet that a mother’s environment during pregnancy can alter the expression of DNA in ways that are passed on to future generations." http://ow.ly/z47wl
Starved mother mice pass on altered DNA expression for generations
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Hmmm... Does this sound like a good idea? Maybe we should end the arms race with weeds and try a different approach, Dow. What do you think?
Dow Chemical is pushing a product that contains a component used as an herbicidal weapon in the Vietnam War.
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The world’s top companies and organizations are facing reality on climate. It’s time for the rest of us to do the same and take action. Support the EPA’s proposed standards to cut carbon pollution emissions from Big Polluters. http://climaterealityproject.com/ActOnClimate
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A blog about Going Green Gradually with 3 little ones.
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My name is Betsy. I am a mom of three young children, an occasional policy analyst, and the author of the blog Eco-novice: Going Green Gradually, where I chronicle my eco-successes and failures. I discuss such topics as cheap and easy ways to go greencloth diapering and early potty training, switching from disposables to reusables, and limiting your family's exposure to toxic chemicals. My background is in science, education, and public policy. My writing has been featured on websites such as Healthy Child Healthy World and DrGreene.com.