Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 249

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A weekly roundup of important green news stories from around the web…

The fact that “green” is a feature that a majority of Americans seem to want in their homes is a good step. Now it’s time to push the lessons a bit farther. It’s time that our society starts recognizing what choices and sacrifices go into truly being green, so that the practice doesn’t just get lip service — it’s something all of us truly understand

Looking to eat more natural foods that you can make at home? You can save money making your own granola and also make sure you know what you are eating.

Leaked documents from a prominent conservative think tank show how it sought to teach schoolchildren skepticism about global warming and planned other behind-the-scenes tactics using millions of dollars in donations from big corporate names.

A new study by Professor Brian Jackson, director of the Trace Element Analysis Core Facility at Dartmouth has found alarming levels of Arsenic in Organic Brown Rice and Brown Rice Syrup.

As increasing levels of greenhouse gases choke the planet and giant plumes of methane fast-track global warming, glaciers and ice caps melt, leaving all low-lying and coastal developments vulnerable to rising sea levels. Take a look at the beautiful Malacca Straits Mosque in Malaysia. It was propped up on concrete pillars, but how will it fare in a few decades when the Strait of Malacca is one meter higher?

Some 5.6 million urban shade trees were killed by the record drought that baked Texas last year, the Texas Forest Service reported on Wednesday

New research released ahead of print and published in the journal Archives of Toxicology indicates that Roundup, the most common formulation of the herbicide glyphosate, is not only more toxic than its constituent ingredients, but is capable of damaging DNA within a human cell line when diluted down to 450-fold lower concentrations than presently used in GMO agricultural applications.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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