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green beauty part II: start with the basics

In the first part of this series on green beauty and personal care products, I urged you to get to know the products you already own. 1,082 more words

Environmental Health

Raccoon latrines: Yes, they're a thing, and they are as gross as they sound

You’ve probably not heard the words “raccoon” and “latrine” put together. For instance, it’s doubtful that you’ve heard, “So, what’s up with the raccoon latrine in the corner of your yard?” uttered at the neighborhood block party. 452 more words

Kids & Families

Get The Mercury Out!

Happy Pinniped (aka seals) Friday y’all! Did you know that was a thing? Actually it’s not, I made it up…

Anyhow, my post today is about a recently published study by researchers at the University of CA, Santa Cruz. 327 more words

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California Draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

California Air Resources Board

[Green Car Congress]  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a draft Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy. The draft strategy describes proposed actions the State will take to move forward aggressively to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). 100 more words

Energy And Climate

The Terrible Food Waste Dichotomy

America has one of the most abundant food supplies in the world. Despite this, around 48 million Americans do not have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food to meet their daily needs. 612 more words


Trouble Among The Stars

During the summer of 2013 numerous maimed starfish were observed in the tidal pools of Olympic National Park (Washington State). The starfish could be found with lesions, missing appendages, or (in advanced cases) dead starfish were reduced to mush. 476 more words

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