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Stark MarkRecord carbon dioxide levels will surpass the symbolic threshold of 400 parts per million (ppm) this year and will likely never...

Safer CitizensThe German government has ruled to ban the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for shale gas in...

Chemical TestingThe Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act is a new federal law that restricts animal testing and requires...

Zoo ZappedThe 140-year-old zoo in Buenos Aires is shutting down to give the animals a...

Bleep CheapConscious consumers consider the extended consequences of their purchases. The production and transporting of an average shirt, for example, can...

Green CrisisA new report from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, in the UK, has issued the first comprehensive assessment of plant life, the inaugural State of the World’s Plants, and found that one in five plants may...

Biodegradable BottleAri Jónsson, a 32-year-old student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, has invented an all-natural water bottle that holds its shape when ...

Bright IdeaOlder incandescent light bulbs have been phased out in many countries because they waste huge amounts of energy as heat, but scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have...

Cause and EffectMonsanto, the U.S.-based, multinational producer of agricultural products infamous for its controversial Roundup herbicide, will be “sued” for crimes against humanity in...

School HazeThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is helping finance the replacement or retrofitting of older school buses in public and private school fleets to...

Organic RallyThe Non GMO Project is sponsoring National Non-GMO Month in October. Observed since 2010, the program seeks to increase education and awareness about the growing...

Constructive CampaigningThe Meditate the Vote – the Real Conversation segment is the brainchild of the globally broadcast America Meditating radio show (BlogTalkRadio.com/AmericaMeditating), which features...

Boo! To-DoHalloween can be safe, economical and eco-friendly fun. Crusader costumes remain popular this year, but with a tutu twist. Avoid long skirts or capes that can trip up children and instead...

Healing RecipeIn 2010, chronic disease accounted for 86 percent of all healthcare spending; four years later, the cost of treating heart disease alone totaled $315.4 billion, including...