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Will the next president do more for the environment than focus on energy?

It may be sacrilege to say so, but there’s more to protecting the environment than stopping global warming, especially where women are concerned. I admit this acknowledging that climate change is probably the pre-eminent environmental issue of our time. Melting ice caps, catastrophic hurricanes and droughts, rising sea level, and changing weather patterns are altering […]

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Green Moms Create a (Blog) Carnival

In the true spirit of the "web," moms who blog about green issues are joining together to launch a blog carnival to share information and resources related to protecting their kids as well as the planet. The brainchild of Lynn Miller, who blogs at OrganicMania, "Green Moms Carnival" will feature submissions around rotating themes related […]

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ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP IS TOXIC: Could harm fetus and infants; Pollutes breast milk

Thinking about buying some handy ‘germ fighting’ dish soap or bathroom cleanser? Think again. In all likelihood, those cleaners contain triclosan, a toxic pesticide that’s marketed as an "antibacterial agent" but is powerful enough to threaten children’s health and pollute mothers’ breast milk. According to a study by researchers at the non-profit Environmental Working Group […]

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Sustainable Seafood is Coming to a Supermarket Near You

  Consumer demand for seafood has been depleting fish and shrimp populations for decades. The Marine Stewardship Council has helped protect marine animal populations by creating standards retailers and consumers can follow to choose wild-caught fish from better-managed fisheries. Wal-Mart and Whole Foods are among the retailers that sell MSC-Certified seafood. "Farming" fish and shrimp […]

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