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Organic Clothing, for Kids

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Organic Clothing Most clothing—including those for children—are made of non-organic cotton that has been sprayed with toxic chemicals. In fact, more than 10 percent of the world’s insecticides and 25 percent of pesticides are used in cotton production, according to Green America. While a washing method may remove some pesticides from clothing, many more chemicals are added during processing. Further, pesticides sprayed on cotton ... Read More »

Plastic Pollution, 22 Facts

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Plastic It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, doesn’t it? And we can’t escape plastic pollution, either. Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer monitor. Plastic mouse. The amount of plastic I encounter daily doesn’t end there. Chances are, you can relate. Plastic is an epidemic. But where does ... Read More »

Monarch Butterfly, How To Save

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Monarch Butterfly The monarch butterfly is a wonderful creature with an amazing story. In late summer, the monarch butterfly in southern Canada and the northern U.S. takes flight, traveling more than 5,000 kilometers to alpine forests in central Mexico. The overwintering butterflies cling to fir trees there in masses so dense that branches bow under their weight. Nature At  Her Best The ... Read More »

Nature And Humanity

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Nature Being in nature decreases stress It’s clear that hiking—and any physical activity—can reduce stress and anxiety. But, there’s something about being in nature that may augment those impacts. In one recent experiment conducted in Japan, participants were assigned to walk either in a forest or in an urban center (taking walks of equal length and difficulty) while having their ... Read More »

Elon Musk: Battery Will Change the World

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Elon Musk Renewable energy sources like solar and wind have always been limited by their intermittency, but now Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener grid furthers the company’s mission to provide pollution-free energy, reports Bloomberg. “We’ve obviously been working on building a world-class battery, a super-efficient ... Read More »

Polluted Cities in U.S., 25 Most And Least

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  Polluted Cities The American Lung Association′s (ALA) annual “State of the Air” report came out Wednesday. The report reviews monitoring data on the two most common and harmful types of air pollution—ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot)—and compiles “a report card” telling how much of each type of pollution is in the air where you live. The state of the ... Read More »

Greener Home in 4 Steps

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Greener Home Going green is easier said than done, but even the smallest steps towards living a more environmentally-friendly life can make a difference. We know we should walk rather than drive where possible, and we know we should drive the car that emits the least carbon monoxide possible—but what about at home? If you are serious about going green ... Read More »

Off-Grid Cabin by Snowboard Legend Mike Basich

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Off-Grid Mike Basich once lived in a luxurious 4,000 square foot mansion, but right now, the former professional snowboarder is living out his childhood dreams in a tiny cabin in the snow-covered Sierra Nevada mountains. But really, his 250-square-foot, off-grid home in Soda Springs, California is a dream come true for anyone who appreciates living off of the land. Featured ... Read More »

Chipotle, First Fast Food Chain to Go GMO-Free

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Chipotle This is probably just as awesome as getting burritos delivered straight to your door. Chipotle has removed genetically modified ingredients from its menu, making it the first major restaurant chain to take this momentous step. “Chipotle is on a never-ending journey to source the highest quality ingredients we can find. Over the years, as we have learned more about GMOs, we’ve decided that ... Read More »

Neil Young Takes on Monsanto

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Neil Young There’s a cliche about people getting more conservative as they get older. But with 69-year-old musician Neil Young that opposite seems to be true. He keeps getting more passionate and outspoken about the things he believes—including the environment, Keystone XL pipeline, small-scale agriculture and taking on big corporations like Monsanto. The unflaggingly productive Young has a new album called The ... Read More »