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Revolutionary Way To Be Healthy #21: Keep Your Body Clean, Inside And Out

Pilar Gerasimo | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Pilar Gerasimo

Your body is smart. But it does not necessarily know what to do with the chemical compounds manufacturers have been adding to their products (or makin...

The Weed Killer That Turns Male Frogs into Female Frogs Could Be in Your Tap Water

Alex Formuzis | Posted 04.20.2016 | Green
Alex Formuzis

The European Union just banned two agricultural weed killers linked to infertility, reproductive problems, and fetal development - the first-ever EU ban on endocrine-disrupting pesticides. That's good news for Europeans. But what about Americans?

'Green News Report' -- April 19, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another historic rain event, this time in Houston; Hillary Clinton's big ...

Why Children, Pregnant Women Should Eat Food With Fewer Pesticides

Alex Formuzis | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
Alex Formuzis

EWG's consistent advice for everyone is to consume plenty of nutrient-rich produce - organic or conventional. But if you can, go with organic for products that are high in pesticide residues.

Groups Ask Columbia University To Reveal Funding Behind Exxon-Tied Center on Global Energy Policy

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogFinal exams and winter break loom large for students at Columbia University, but at the upper echelons of the university's...

Meatless Monday: Greens for Good

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.29.2015 | Green
Ellen Kanner

High prices, raging drought, SNAP cut threats -- sometimes it's tempting to think the world is conspiring against us. There are a few indications, tho...

The True Cost of Cheap Food

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

Organic, GMO, pesticide-free, fair-trade -- what do these really mean, are they just trends and how do they affect our planet?

Kate Sheppard

The EPA Announced New Requirements For Biofuels, And Basically Everyone Is Unhappy

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed new volume requirements for biofuels, to a chorus of complaints from all sides. ...

Plastic Pollution: A Social Justice Perspective

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.18.2016 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We all have different tools in out tool boxes that we can use to fight the power of corporations that place short-term profit over the long-term health and well-being of people and the planet. The time is NOW to use all that we have to stop plastic pollution.

Kate Sheppard

Chemical Safety Bills Face Off In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of Democratic senators has introduced legislation to reform the nation's chemical safety laws, two days after a bipartisan group ...

10 Easy Ways You Can Build a Better Food System

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Are you ready to make daily decisions that help support a more sustainable food system, but done with the really easy stuff?

Healthy Child Healthy World Takes Center Court for Championing Children's Health

LuxEco Living | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact
LuxEco Living

By Nancy Chuda founder of Healthy Child Healthy World and Editor in Chief of LuxEcoLiving The Hamptons, Long Island New York, Los Angeles and Sa...

It's Time to Protect Consumers From Toxic Chemicals

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

Harmful chemicals abound in household cleaning agents, personal care products, cosmetics, as well as pesticides and weed killers. American consumers have no assurance that everyday products are safe for children and adults.

Anna Almendrala

Why Kids Don't Need To Take Their Vitamins

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to vitamins and minerals, less is more. A new report published by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) ...

Cereal Offenders: EWG Exposes Excessive Sugar In Children's Cereals

Chris Hunt | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Chris Hunt

The deplorable state of the children's cereal landscape ultimately reflects many of the fundamental flaws of our industrial food system.

The 5 Most Sugary Cereals

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to cereal choices for kids, we might as well be feeding them dessert. The Environmental Working Group, a public health nonprofit orga...

What's in Your Water

Mike Del Ponte | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green
Mike Del Ponte

Did you know that the majority of U.S. cities are home to contaminated water sources?

Plastic Is Food Poisoning

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Phthalates used to soften and make flexible rigid plastics like PVC, are also endocrine disrupters. Just like BPA, the impacts from these endocrine disrupters is most dangerous when the fetus is developing.

Get Some Earth Day Beauty Goodness

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson and Chanel Parks | Posted 04.22.2014 | Style

While we love to create our own personal spa days with a good DIY beauty concoction (probably involving coconut oil), we're still very much product ju...

Your Life Is the Lab: Toxic Chemicals in 5 Unexpected Places

Jennifer Canvasser | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Canvasser

When your child has a chronic health condition that threatens his life and well-being, you gain a sharp perspective on what's important in life.

Senate Set To Send Farm Bill To Obama

Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is poised to send a massive, five-year farm bill that provides food for t...

Members of Congress, Farmers and Businesses Call on Obama to Fulfill Campaign Promise on GMO Labeling

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Elizabeth Kucinich

Although the FDA doesn't need congressional authorization in order to mandate a federal labeling standard for GMOs, federal lawmakers have become increasingly vocal on the issue.

The Real Reasons Juice Cleanses Can Get Your Health Back on Track

Woodson Merrell, M.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Woodson Merrell, M.D.

Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.

Chemical Agriculture on the Attack, Again

Alex Formuzis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Alex Formuzis

Keeping politicians on message can sometimes be difficult. That also holds true of corporate chiefs and movie stars. Even the most seasoned, media-savvy folks veer off their talking points on occasion. But that's not the case with the pesticide industry and its clientele.

Lynne Peeples

Watchdog Warns Hormone Disruptors Are 'Not Just BPA'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green

Bisphenol A has gotten a much higher profile in recent years, as the "BPA-free" label adorns an increasing number of water bottles and baby products. ...