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Cheesed: The Toxic Story Behind Food Packaging

Peter Lehner | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Lehner

When I was a kid, processed cheese was a family camping staple. It tasted great, melted beautifully and, most importantly, didn't spoil easily. We did...

Hero Fisherman Gives Plastic-Trapped Turtle A Second Shot At Life

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.17.2016 | Good News

A hero fisherman went the extra mile after finding an olive ridley sea turtle trapped inside a plastic bag in the Arabian Sea. Amir Rahim was on board...

On World Oceans Day, A View from the Top

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.09.2016 | Green
Andreas Merkl

We have regulations for everything, but actually we have no regulation for energy efficiency, which means that we can still put all the CO2 we want in the atmosphere and we have no international regulations for the environment, which means that in international waters, everybody is still allowed to do everything.

'Green News Report' - May 24, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: In wake of massive Fort McMurray wildfire, Canada's insurance industry ca...

The Last Straw for Earth Day

Denver Nicks | Posted 04.22.2016 | Green
Denver Nicks

Sally's lonely campaign against plastic straws is courageous in a place like New Orleans. Not only does the city cultivate and cherish a devil-may-care mentality, it is, ultimately, in the American South, where resistance to thinking about environmental issues runs thick as molasses.

The True Cost of Plastic Pollution

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

It is true that oceans give us life, but our planet's wild places also make life worth living and help heal us when we are broken. Especially those who need healing most.

Your Face Wash Is Killing Oysters

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 02.04.2016 | Science

Oysters are powerful little shellfish that do a lot for us, and we're making their lives difficult. Small plastic particles known as microplastics, wh...

A Major Retailer Is Starting To Make Its Plastic Packaging From Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

The Body Shop is about to start pulling the plastic for some of its packaging from thin air. The eco-chic cosmetics chain -- founded 40 years ago by t...

We Can't Let it Be... More Plastic Than Fish in Our Sea

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

News that plastic pollution will exceed all the fish in the sea by 2050 is beyond appalling -- it's unacceptable. We need bold action to stop plastic garbage from choking out ocean life.

Five questions for Dr. Chelsea Rochman about Plastic in our Seas and Seafood.

Tim Ward | Posted 01.20.2016 | Green
Tim Ward

Plastic is everywhere. Not just in our homes and cars and offices - it has moved beyond our garbage bins and can be found littered on our city streets...

The Secret To Ending Plastic Waste And Its Devastating Impacts

The Huffington Post | Jo Confino | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND -- The world is being choked by discarded plastic packaging, but until now very little has been done about it. That could all be ab...

Powerful Lobbying Groups Want to Make Sure You Keep Using Plastic Bags

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

In Georgia, we have been victorious in deterring powerful outsider groups from interfering in our local politics and stopping important legislation. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. One of the best ways you can make a difference is by starting at home and implementing a family policy of the 4 R's -- Reuse, reduce, recycle and refuse!

Minimalist Plastic Bag Fee Shockingly Does Not Cause Panic on High Street

A. Siegel | Posted 10.05.2015 | Green
A. Siegel

We will not 'solve' our societal problems and adequately address climate change with incremental changes like (confusing) 5p charges on plastic bags. Yet, we will not "solve" our societal problems and adequately address climate change without such incremental changes.

We Can Solve the Ocean Plastic Problem

Andreas Merkl | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Practically every kind of animal, from plankton to whales, is now contaminated by plastic. It's in the birds, in the turtles, in the fish. At the current rate, we could have 1 ton of plastics for every 3 tons of fish by 2025.

Small Changes Make a Difference: Stories From Pampers, Method and SC Johnson

Kristin Heist | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Kristin Heist

In the world of innovation, small changes don't get the credit they deserve. Big changes seem more exciting and somehow more important. But good innovation doesn't have to be large because it is, no matter what the dimensions, about impact.

Read This and Never Forget Your Reusable Shopping Bag Again

Rodale Wellness | Posted 10.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

We've all been there: You get to the front of the grocery line with a shopping cart full of food only to realize that the reusable bags you intended t...

Open Letter to Starbucks: Your "Green" Straws Make Mermaids Cry

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Dear Starbucks, I am a real mermaid, not just a graphic on a plastic cup. As an ocean protection activist, environmental attorney and surf lover, I s...

The Frass Isn't Greener

Lisa Novick | Posted 06.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

Tempted to install artificial turf as an alternative to your water-thirsty lawn? Read this piece by Lisa Cahill, TreePeople's Director of Sustainable ...

Don't Forget the Ocean This Earth Day

Andreas Merkl | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.

Warning: There Might Be Plastic In Your Trader Joe's Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Bad news for breakfast fans. On Monday Kayem Foods, the supplier of Trader Joe's beloved Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, recalled 59,203 pounds of i...

Sounding a Royal Alarm for the Ocean

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
Andreas Merkl

Last Wednesday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, speaking in Washington, DC, to an audience of 100 governmental, corporate and nonprofit leaders, sounded the alarm about the ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste entering the ocean.

This Dress Is Made Of 180 Plastic Bottles

HuffPost Spain | Margarita Lázaro | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green

The project was born in the summer of 2014. Rosa Montesa, an industrial designer from Valencia, Spain, in her 50s, proposed an idea to her mother: Why...

Sledageddon: Plastic Sled Mess of Central Park

Chana Widawski | Posted 04.04.2015 | Green
Chana Widawski

It was a warzone. A plastic battlefield. Shards of plastic were strewn about, peppering the snow-covered slopes with colorful bits of rubble, edges sharp as knives. Debris of all shapes and sizes in scattered piles atop the hill overlooked the shattered wreckage down below. It was a plastic wasteland.

A New Spin On Trapping Ocean Trash

XPRIZE | Posted 04.01.2015 | Green
XPRIZE

Water and plastic don't mix, and anyone who has read a terrifying article or two about "The Great Pacific Garbage Patch" knows that addressing what seem to be the impossibly huge issues of getting a billion tons of plastic out of our oceans.

Is It Time To Kill The K-Cup?

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green

Your Keurig coffee pods have a dirty little secret. Actually, make that a big secret. In 2013, Keurig Green Mountain produced 8.3 billion K-Cups th...