Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume Ninety Eight.

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Well, we survived our second cross-country train trip, even with the weather delays and the overnight stays in both Chicago and Boston. Overall it was a great Christmas, even with the delays, and I cannot blame Amtrak for the weather along the way. So I am guessing we will be riding the rails again sometime in the future again! Here are some stories I was checking out while working our way back across the country to our home…

NatureMoms talks about making raw almond milk. Sounds interesting – I have never tried it. Have you?

A real victory for both human and environmental health has been achieved right at the end of the year, as the National Research Council (NRC) directed EPA to examine the combined risks of exposure to phthalates, a family of toxic chemicals that have been linked to allergies and asthma, infertility, reduced testosterone concentrations, and, most worrisome, abnormal development of reproductive system in baby boys.

Workalicious takes a look at the chair I have in my home office and gives it a good review. I love this chair, and I love the fact that it is 99% recyclable and certified Cradle to Cradle. Good stuff.

An environmental advocacy group’s tests of river water and ash near the site of a huge coal ash spill in East Tennessee showed levels of arsenic, lead, chromium and other metals at 2 to 300 times higher than drinking water standards, the group said Thursday.

A recent proposal at the Biden-Obama transition team’s online portal, change.gov, suggests the incoming administration take a further look at space-based solar power (SBSP) as a potentially viable electricity source. Very interesting idea, and one I hope they take a good look at.

Have a good weekend everyone!

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