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Snow Soaks Up Toxic Pollutants In The Air, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

Those fluttering white snowflakes may be beautiful, but it turns out they're not as pure as you may have thought. A team of scientists recently reveal...

This Earth Day, Ditch the Microbeads for Wildlife's Sake

John F. Calvelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
John F. Calvelli

Unfortunately, those tiny colorful microbeads in your hand soap, facial cleanser and toothpaste are causing major damage to our natural ecosystems and the wildlife that inhabit them.

How The EPA Clean Power Rule Could Help Communities Of Color

Manuel Pastor | Posted 08.27.2014 | Green
Manuel Pastor

While the Black Chamber's opposition may be sincere, it also provides big business advocates with a bit of diversity cover -- striking since people of color actually stand the most to gain from the short-term public health benefits of the rule.

7 Ways Your House Is Making You Sick

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It often starts when someone retires, says Jeff May. All of a sudden, the retiree is spending a lot more time in his ...

Cutting Short-Term Pollutants May Not Be The Best Way To Curb Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A U.S.-led drive to reduce soot and other heat-trapping air pollut...

Will This Slow Down Rising Sea Levels?

Posted 04.16.2013 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: A new study finds that it is possible to greatly slow the rate of sea level rise, which is one of the bigge...

The Nation's Dirtiest Power Plants: Do You Live Near One?

Laura DiMugno | Posted 01.10.2013 | Green
Laura DiMugno

The good news is that the EPA is working to limit these harmful power-plant emissions and will impose stricter standards on toxic air pollutants. However, there is still work to be done.

Fighting Climate Change and Air Pollution With One Swat

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.16.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

You may hear it called black carbon or even elemental carbon. Scientists getting technical will call it the "light-absorbing part of particles suspended in the atmosphere." Let's just keep it simple and call it soot.

Inspired By Motherhood, She Invented A Product To Protect Kids From Toxins

Posted 06.13.2012 | Fifty

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang ...

Water Ills Focus of New Documentary

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.02.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

2012-05-03-Screenshot20120503at9.29.37AM.jpgLast Call at the Oasis highlights global water crisis but opines that the "glass is half full."

Wall Street Journal's Portrait of the Young Climate Scientist

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

I guarantee that most scientists, myself included, would love to make their reputation by refuting the whole notion of global warming. We have tried and have concluded that we can't.

Removing Mercury and Other Toxics From the Air We Breathe

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards set the first-ever national safeguards to limit power plant releases of mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel and acid gases, making this is one of the largest steps to protect our kids from air pollution in a generation.

New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

Residents worry about spills in the river, and wonder if oil lapping at the coast has affected their faucet water. Local, state and federal authorities, however, say the city's tap water meets and, under some criteria, exceeds their standards.

Courage Under Fire

Leslie Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leslie Grossman

Last night I was struck dramatically by more courage. I saw the film Gasland.

Greensburg, Kansas: From Green-town to Clean-town

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
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After a tornado destroyed 95% of the town, Greensburg, Kansas reinvented itself by striving to become the greenest community imaginable.

Why Should You Care About Bad Air?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

In past years, as many as 4 percent of all deaths in the United States were attributable at least in part to air pollution. What's a living organism to do? We can't stop breathing.

Detectair, High-Tech Vest, Alerts You To Pollutants In Your Airspace

Ecouterre | Jasmin Malik Chua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Imagine being able to sidestep encounters with common urban pollutants like benzene, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and nitrogen oxide. That's the philosop...

Upper East Side's Air Pollution Levels Some Of City's Highest: Survey

nydailynews.com | Adam Lisberg and Kathleen Lucadamo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The upper East Side, a posh neighborhood known for luxury buildings and even Mayor Bloomberg's home, has a disturbing level of dangerous pollutants in...

Toxic Waters: Clean Water Laws Neglected At A Cost To Health

The New York Times | CHARLES DUHIGG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Jennifer Hall-Massey knows not to drink the tap water in her home near Charleston, W.Va. In fact, her entire family tries to avoid any contact wit...

What's In Our Cleaning Products?

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Cleaning products are some of the things that we all use where we're used to willingly allowing tons of chemicals we can't pronounce into our own home...