Green News For The Weekend Volume 365

July 11, 2014

I missed last week because it was the 4th of July, so I had a good excuse. But I’m back with a fresh installment of green news for you…

4 Toxic Products That Can Ruin Your Summer and the Environment Whether you are looking at spending some time away from home or you are planning on opting for a few staycation ideas, you are going to want to stay away from toxins and harmful chemicals that could not only put a damper on your summer, but will likely have a significant impact on the environment as well. To keep you and your family safe, here are 5 toxic products you will want to avoid.

Benefits of Dark Chocolate: 4 Delicious Reasons to Indulge You don’t have to hide that chocolate habit anymore, it’s practically health food!

Rollin’ Coal Haven’t heard this expression? Well, when you do, know that it’s basically the dumbest thing American men have ever decided to do. “The feeling around here is that everyone who drives a small car is a liberal,” says Ryan. “I rolled coal on a Prius once just because they were tailing me.” Embarrassing.

And now for some good news. Solar, wind to beat coal on costs in China, India Solar PV and wind energy will beat both coal and gas on costs – without subsidies – in the major Asia energy markets of China and India by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Common pesticides stealing bees’ survival skills Use pesticides around your home? You may be part of the problem. Some bumblebees are not as busy as they could be, and a group of widely used pesticides known as neonicotinoids are to blame, a study published Tuesday suggests.

What Do You Do with Leftover Food from a Big Event? Abundance is a good thing… until it becomes wasteful. And, as we’ve pointed out many, many times in the past, our abundance of food in this country leads to a lot of waste: 40% of the food we produce gets wasted along the way from farm to table.

Have a good weekend everyone.

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