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The “surfactant” chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fracking fluid is largely comprised of water and sand, b...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Beijing is set to ban coal sales and use across its six main regions by the end of 2020 in a bid to cut air pollution, Chinese state media has reported. The Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau announced Tuesday the districts of Dongcheng, Xicheng, Chaoyang, Haidian, Fengtai and Shijin...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
A team of seven UCLA environmental science students has created a website that shows how emissions from local factories are impacting air quality in Los Angeles County. Cal EcoMaps, launched this month, features an interactive map with detailed information about 172 facilities representing the top ...
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Posted by on in Animals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to take a serious look at the health and environmental risks of atrazine -- a dangerous pesticide, commonly found in drinking water, that's now detected in about 95 percent of our waterways.Atrazine is a potent endocrine disrupter that ca...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
EWG’s 2012 Guide to Healthy Cleaning reviews and rates more than 2,000 popular household cleaning products with grades A through F, based on the safety of their ingredients and the information they disclose about their contents. In the making for more than a year, EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning, t...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
by Lauren Deville The bad news: We live in a toxic world. There are all kinds of nasty foreign substances all around us, from heavy metals to plastics (otherwise known as phthalates) to pesticides, solvents, molds, and other fat- and water-soluble chemicals. It isn't really possible to avoid toxins...
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
This article breaks down the new certification standard that has been created for cosmetic and personal  care products. Hopefully this is a shift in the right direction! Nonprofit organization Green Seal Inc. has created GS-50, reportedly the first U.S. certification standard for cosmetic a...
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