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NOT My Cup of Tea

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Finally! Jane Mayer's identified the engine and the mind of the PR blitz know as the Tea Party. She's blown Charles and David Koch's cover sky high,...

Frank Rich Takes On The Billionaire 'Sugar Daddies' Backing The Tea Party

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. ...

The Poison Lobby Strikes Back

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A new proposal by the EPA that would require all housing contractors to be properly trained and certified for working with lead paint before they renovate properties that are likely to contain lead paint has been challenged in court.

Cracking the Autism Riddle: Toxic Chemicals, A Serious Suspect in the Autism Outbreak

Harvey Karp | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harvey Karp

We used to think substances like Teflon, plastics, and formaldehyde were harmless, but a rising tide of evidence has turned the spotlight on chemical exposures as a possible poison to our children's developing brains.

Formaldehyde In FEMA Trailers For Katrina, Rita Victims Prompted No Action From Government

LA Times | Mary Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention failed to act for at least a year on warnings that trailers housing refugees from Hurricanes Katrina an...

Why The CDC Ignored Formaldehyde Levels In FEMA Trailers

ProPublica | Joaquin Sapien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Centers for Disease Control study (PDF) sounded reassuring when it was made public in 2007. Hurricane Katrina survivors didn't have to worry about...

Greening Hollywood: Eco-Beauty And Sustainable Skincare (Part 1)

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paige Donner

Do we really know what we're buying when we buy "natural" and "certified organic" skincare products? Quite a few experts would insist that no, actually, we do NOT.

A Little Bit Safer

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

A California judge has ordered the state to explain why PFOAs should not be added to a list of regulated chemicals -- it's in popular consumer and industrial products like Teflon.

FEMA Says Will Use Toxic Trailers Again

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has promised it will never again use formaldehyde-tainted trailers to house victims of a natural disaster -- u...

Active Illness in Children due to Passive Politics: Is This Another Tuskegee Experiment?

Robin Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Wilson

The trailers FEMA sent to Katrina refugees were taxpayer-funded carcinogen containers -- with air quality so poor that the agency was issued an order to stop using them due to the high levels of formaldehyde.

You Are Powerful and the Planet Loves You. Act Like It.

Harry Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Fuller

Well, it's Earth Day and regardless of who does what in Pennsylvania, we need the planet almost as much as we need a new president in the U.S.

Green Til The End: Using Eco-Friendly Coffins

USA Today | Sarah Skidmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Cynthia Beal wants to be an Oregon cherry tree after she dies. She has everything to make it happen -- a body, a burial site and a biodegradable coffi...