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Mercury in Seafood: A Little Clarity

Carl Safina | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

One of the most dangerous yet confusing toxic pollutants is mercury in seafood. Mercury is very bad for developing fetuses and children, and seafood is very good for them. But mercury is in all seafood. Like I said: confusing.

Robin Wilkey

California Gold Rush Waste Threatens The Entire Food Chain

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 11.07.2013 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe Nation...

Consumer Group: Ban Tuna From School Lunches

Posted 09.21.2012 | Education

The Mercury Policy Project of Montpelier, Vt., is pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to scrap tuna from school lunch menus after a test of 59 ...

The Briny Bait & Switch That Could Turn You Off Fish

Kerry Trueman | Posted 01.22.2012 | Food
Kerry Trueman

Figuring out which fish to eat these days is a "mo'brainer;" you need a pocket guide or a smartphone app just to help you remember which species are overharvested or contaminated. But now the truly savvy seafood shopper evidently needs a DNA test kit, too.

Sierra Club Took My Hair and All I Got Was a Beyond Coal Button

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

I just had a lock of my hair chopped off to benefit science and the planet. I was joined by other moms, children and babies in more than 25 cities ac...

Brain Drain: Could Environmental Chemicals Cause Autism?

Wendy Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Gordon

It never occurred to me to worry about autism when I was pregnant in the '80s, but today it seems that few expectant parents haven't considered the possibility that autism might affect their child.