Green News For The Weekend Volume 353

March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Green News For The Weekend Volume 353

April is a mere couple of days away already. Think about that. How ‘Extreme Levels’ of Monsanto’s Herbicide Roundup in Food Became the Industry Norm Surprisingly, almost no data exist in the scientific literature on herbicide residues in herbicide tolerant genetically modified (GM) plants, even after nearly 20 years on the market. Organic Standards Lowered […]

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Crowdfunding for the Amazon

March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Crowdfunding for the Amazon

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is asking that we use the power of the crowd to protect the planet by supporting meaningful projects on its new crowdfunding platform. There are many projects featured on the campaign page, but one in particular caught my eye: The Amazon Factory. This crowdfunding campaign led by WWF-Colombia asks that […]

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The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

March 24, 2014 0 Comments
The Dangers of Antibacterial Soaps

Are you still buying antibacterial soap and other cleansers? Why? Perhaps you think these products will keep you safe from germs and protect you from illness? The truth may surprise you. According to the Federal Drug Administration, there is no evidence that these over-the-counter products are more effective at preventing illness than washing with plain […]

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Green News For The Weekend Volume 352

March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Green News For The Weekend Volume 352

Let’s just get this started, shall we? White House embarks on climate change mapping project The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather. Scientists say destructive solar blasts narrowly […]

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Getting Steamy for Natural Cleaning

March 20, 2014 4 Comments
Getting Steamy for Natural Cleaning

This may seem counterintuitive, but hear me out: I think steam mops are greener cleaning tools than the low-fi bucket method that we’ve used for centuries. Sure, steam mops use electricity, but they require a fraction of the water that you’d use with the bucket method. Another benefit of using steam mops is that they […]

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The Environmental Catastrophes From Just One Month

March 18, 2014 0 Comments
The Environmental Catastrophes From Just One Month

This is a very short synopsis of an incredible, must-read article over at TruthOut. It’s not for the faint of heart, though, as it’s terribly sad and disheartening what is happening to our planet over just the course of a single month. This is climate change, folks. We’re in for a wild ride. Earth Given […]

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