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COPD – It can take your breath away

COPD – It can take your breath away

By Angela Carmen, Posted May 18th, 2010

If this story can help one person decide to stop smoking, or one person to stop using chemicals in their home or yard, or one person to change their unhealthy lifestyle, or see a doctor for untreated breathing problems; then Nancy’s story will have been worth writing.

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Are flea treatments dangerous for your pets?

Are flea treatments dangerous for your pets?

By VIP Pet Insurance, Posted May 10th, 2010

Counterfeit flea control products are showing up on store shelves which pose serious health risks for pets. Here’s how to identify these products, and ideas for non-toxic alternatives.

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A New Beginning: 6 Simple Steps to Sustainability

A New Beginning: 6 Simple Steps to Sustainability

By Greg Seaman, Posted February 15th, 2010

The change we need is ours to make. Getting started is easy and rewarding.

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Slowing to the speed of life

Slowing to the speed of life

By David Wann, Posted February 11th, 2010

Just by redefining what we personally value as “wealth,” we can reclaim much of the disposable time, and income, we’ve lost in recent years.

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9 Great Wood Heating Tips

9 Great Wood Heating Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted January 5th, 2010

Burning wood efficiently will reduce pollution, minimize health risks, and give you more warmth for less money.

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The toilet that can help solve our water and energy problems

The toilet that can help solve our water and energy problems

By Gar Smith, Earth Island Journal, Posted January 4th, 2010

There is a ‘toilet revolution’ taking shape – with tankless toilets which save water while reducing watershed pollution.

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Toxic chemicals found in a third of children’s toys: study

Toxic chemicals found in a third of children’s toys: study

By Eartheasy, Posted December 11th, 2009

A third of the most popular children’s toys in the United States this year contain harmful chemicals including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, a US consumer group said Wednesday.

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Formaldehyde link to leukemia confirmed: how to limit exposure in the home

Formaldehyde link to leukemia confirmed: how to limit exposure in the home

By Eartheasy, Posted December 1st, 2009

An awareness of the common sources of formaldehyde in the home can lead to simple mitigation measures.

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Energy Star label no guarantee of efficiency, audit finds

Energy Star label no guarantee of efficiency, audit finds

By Eartheasy, Posted November 2nd, 2009

Audit notes program flaws, and the DOE and EPA commit to having all of their products evaluated by certified independent laboratories.

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Be alert to false product claims with bamboo textiles

Be alert to false product claims with bamboo textiles

By US Federal Trade Commission, Posted August 17th, 2009

The Federal Trade Commission has charged four sellers of clothing and other textile products with deceptively labeling and advertising these items as made of bamboo fiber, when they are made of rayon…

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More, Better, Faster – living at digital hyperspeed

More, Better, Faster – living at digital hyperspeed

By David Bollier, On the Commons, Posted June 30th, 2009

Fast-time activities absolutely crowd out slow-time alternatives. The now eclipses the timeless. And we are becoming diminished creatures in the process.

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Most homes in US found to harbor lingering pesticides

Most homes in US found to harbor lingering pesticides

By Eartheasy, Posted June 19th, 2009

A recent survey reveals alarming numbers of lingering pesticides in US homes…

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Living Large in a Tiny House

Living Large in a Tiny House

By Carol Estes, YES! Magazine, Posted May 27th, 2009

Life in an 84-square-foot house on wheels

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The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins

The Top 10 Plants for Removing Indoor Toxins

By Greg Seaman, Posted May 13th, 2009

A recent NASA study has determined the top 10 plants for reducing indoor air pollution.

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5 Secrets Most Conventional Cleaning Product Makers Don’t Want You to Know

5 Secrets Most Conventional Cleaning Product Makers Don’t Want You to Know

By Christopher Gavigan, Posted April 30th, 2009

…they get us to shell out billions of dollars annually for products that really don’t serve our best interests…

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How to green your home with new stimulus money incentives

How to green your home with new stimulus money incentives

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald, Posted March 10th, 2009

“In many cases, this will make the high-efficiency product cheaper than the low-efficiency product.”

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Five spring tips for clear pond water

Five spring tips for clear pond water

By Drs. Foster and Smith, Posted March 9th, 2009

The following spring algae-busting tips will help you enjoy your outdoor space throughout the summer without having to constantly worry about algae.

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How to stay warm while reducing your heating costs

How to stay warm while reducing your heating costs

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 30th, 2009

Much of the energy used for heating our homes is wasted, and yet the prevention is, in many cases, simple and inexpensive.

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Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

Pesticides & Kids – why you should be concerned

By Karen R. Forbes, Posted January 28th, 2009

We are adding more chemicals in one form or another to our soil, food, water and homes. Is this a healthy trend?

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Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

Outdoor Pesticides – are they worth the risk?

By Kimberly Monaghan, Posted January 28th, 2009

Now is the time to take a second look at what we decide to pass on to our families, our pets and our environment.

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