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What the New Power Plant Carbon Standard Means for Coal

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

In the words of our Vice-President, this is a BFD. On Friday, September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency released draft carbon pollution standa...

Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.17.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

On September 20, the Environmental Protection Agency will release new safeguards against carbon pollution that, if expectations are on target, will co...

Victory! Proctor & Gamble to Eliminate Triclosan and DEP From Its Products

Christine Escobar | Posted 11.16.2013 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

Procter & Gamble has announced plans to eliminate the toxic chemicals triclosan and diethyl phthalate (DEP) from all its products by 2014.

Kentucky's Coal Challenges - Public Health, Clean Water, and Clean Air

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 11.11.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Guest column by Heather Moyer, Sierra Club This week's column focuses on some big coal-related news items out of the Bluegrass State, where some insp...

Counter the Cues! 3 Easy Food Decisions to Improve Your Health

Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E. | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan B. Dopart, M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

Eating for satiation, with just two to three fewer bites per meal can add up to 100 calories per day or losing 10 to 20 pounds in a year! That beats the gradual weight gain that happens over time for most adults.

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.22.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Think about this: Have you spent a day out on the water this summer? Swimming? Fishing? Boating? Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants hav...

All of the Above

Kathryn Sessions | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
Kathryn Sessions

A substantial swath of the environmental health movement - including its funders - is ready to engage on climate. And on energy policy. All of the above.

Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.10.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

One of the best parts of my work is that I get to be inspired, every day, by the stories of people who are taking action - and taking leadership - to ...

Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 09.09.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Tuesday was a great day for clean water. We saw more than 100 activists turn out at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing to support stron...

Patriotism: The #1 Reason to Eat a Veggie Dog on July 4th

Kathy Stevens | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Kathy Stevens

Here are five reasons to celebrate your independence from a diet that promotes environmental devastation, obesity, disease, and animal suffering.

Maine Town Tells Coal Plant to Clean Up Its Act

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 08.14.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Every week it seems like yet another small town gets fed up with the coal industry and demands action. This week's fantastic example comes from Eliot,...

Weighing In: Assessing the Heaviness of Obesity

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Fabio Parasecoli

Julie Guthman's position is clear: She does not deny that many American citizens are getting bigger, but wants to tease out the factors behind obesity that for political, economic and cultural reasons are often underestimated or outright ignored.

A Big Win for Clean Air in Pennsylvania - and Nationwide!

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Coal pollution contains all sorts of nasty, dangerous things, but one of the worst pollutants is sulfur dioxide. Just five minutes of exposure to sulf...

Ten Years After Ousting US Navy, Vieques Confronts Contamination

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 07.14.2013 | World
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

The island of Vieques in Puerto Rico recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary of a struggle that ended 60 years of U.S. Navy test bombing there. Yet the legacy of Navy devastation is sobering, and Viequenses remain dispossessed of their lands.

'Green News Report' - May 9, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S...

'Green News Report' - May 7, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.07.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - May 2, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 07.02.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - April 30, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - April 25, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.25.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

'Green News Report' - April 23, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Go GMO-Free

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

April 22 is Earth Day, featuring advocacy, action, and resources to support a sustainable Earth. One way we can celebrate Earth Day is to choose an organic, GMO-free diet.

'Green News Report' - April 18, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Green Sleep: Mattress Matters

Mindy Pennybacker | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Mindy Pennybacker

Recent tests commissioned by the Chicago Tribune found that popular baby mattresses were hotbeds of toxic flame retardants.

'Green News Report' - April 16, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'...

Three Quick Tips for Saving the Earth

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Christine Carter, PhD

I could list a hundred -- no, a thousand -- small things that we could all do today to stop the climate change train-wreck from happening. But will we actually do them?