Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 224

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Fox News called the three-and-a-half-minute segment “Climate Change Myths: Separating Fact From Fiction” — an apt name because as far as the science is concerned, there’s very little that could be characterized as fact, and a whole lot that could pass for fiction.

Few (cosmetic) brands are living up to their marketing claims, with some even having conventional cosmetic formulations. Synthetic preservatives, emollients and surfactants are commonly found in products claiming to be ‘100% natural’, whilst some organic cosmetics are not even meeting natural standards.

The drought in Texas has gotten so severe municipal water managers have turned to a once untenable idea: recycling sewage water.

Organic foods are higher in nutrients, free of neurotoxins, growth-supportive, not pesticide factories, not water-polluters, ecologically sustainable, economically sustainable, better tasting, not gas-ripened, safer for farm workers, conducive to wildlife, less likely to be cancer-causing, free of antibiotics and hormones, tried & tested, and supportive of biodiversity. Need 15 reasons to eat organic food?

Beach and river cleanups simply no longer suffice. With plastic consumption growing, some are calling for a bigger-picture attempt to reduce wasteful use of plastic, increase recycling and raise awareness that plastic is essentially stored petroleum.

Oil companies are reaping massive profits and skirting taxes (with the help of fossil-fuel-friendly politicians) while the U.S. is in a debt crisis. Is that fair? 12 Green Groups Push for End to Oil Industry Tax Breaks

Have a great weekend everyone!

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