Here are some green news stories for you to catch up on this weekend. Hope it’s finally cooling down where you live!
There is a drawer in my bathroom that is stuffed full of different natural deodorants. Some have worked reasonably well, others, not so much. My quest for an effective eco-friendly deodorant has been a long, expensive one. Until recently! I started playing around with making my own deodorant to save a little money, and I’ve finally settled on a simple recipe for homemade deodorant that works. I’ve been using Crystal Deodorant for a while now with no complaints, but may have to try this one too!
During Wednesday night’s president debate, Mitt Romney claimed that “half” of the green firms Obama invested “have gone out of business” and noted that “a number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.” Unfortunately, he lied. I watched that debate and suffered through it. Obama didn’t perform well, but Romney just filled the entire thing up with lies that his campaign has been walking back. Amazing.
A controversial chemical (BPA) found in hard plastics seems to alter thyroid hormones that are essential for healthy growth, and the change is evident in pregnant women and newborn boys, a new UC Berkeley study reveals.
If you find yourself craving a deeper connection to nature, but don’t know where to begin or what to do once we get there, you’re not alone. These simple and rewarding activities can help you and your family slow down enough to observe and experience nature’s small wonders and have fun while you’re doing so.
In a dramatic illustration of why it is essential that makers of cleaning products fully disclose their ingredients on product labels, the release of Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning has resulted in the revelation that more than half of a line of cleaners marketed to parents of babies contain an ingredient that releases formaldehyde, a known human carcinogen. The company is New York state-based BabyGanics, whose representative has described its products as “so safe that you can even drink them” in a video posted online. In the video uploaded by BabyTVcom on Feb. 13, 2008, he then drank from a bottle of a BabyGanics cleaner.
It was a long hot summer. But there’s also one bit of good news: The increasingly powerful evidence of a long-term warming trend is making climate-change denial more difficult to defend.
Have a great weekend, everyone!