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Living in a Plastic World

Marc Ross | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Marc Ross

Supporting our culture of convenience is a pervasive material that, while seemingly harmless in our car's cup holders, actually does so much damage to our planet. But it is not an issue to be taken lightly anymore.

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Eat

The Daily Meal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There's a big difference between 'non-toxic' and 'edible.'

Chemicals in Everyday Products Can Ruin Your Health

Beth Greer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Greer

Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.

Lynne Peeples

Nature Has A Promising Replacement For Hormone-Scrambling Plastics: Shrimp Shells

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green

Javier Fernandez admits he's not a huge fan of chess. "I'm not very good either," he says. Nevertheless, his queen, king, rook and knight are attr...

Reuse Before Trashing: A Lesson In Upcycle Crafting

Beth Rosen | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Beth Rosen

For those items you take or purchase and end up not needing, try to reuse them before trashing them. It's a little hobby I like to call Upcycling.

Communal Meals Without Plastic

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

This week, throughout the world, synagogues and Jewish Community Centers will gather to mark Tu B'shevat, the birthday of the trees, by holding specia...

'Green News Report' - December 17, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.16.2014 | 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 ...

12 Easy Resolutions for a Healthier Home

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

Don't microwave food in plastic -- transfer it to glass or dishware instead, where it's also safe for storage. If you have to use plastic, look for those labeled "BPA-free," and always let food cool before you store in plastic.

The 10 Steps That Need To Be Taken To Clean Up The Ocean

UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability

Actress Amy Smart joins UCLA experts Mark Gold and Megan Herzog to talk about what we can do to stop the ocean plastics scourge that is ruining ou...

Innovation Earth: Is Zeoform The Plastic Of The Future?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

I'm outside on a Sunday afternoon writing this column, so ostensibly I should be enjoying the cloudless blue sky and soft breeze as it whispers throug...

Amy Smart's Fight Against Plastic Bags

Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

From Amy Smart, Mother Nature Network Guest Columnist: This summer, single-use plastic bags were banned in the city of Los Angeles, making it the l...

A Labor Day Weekend How-to-Help-Save-the Ocean Video

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

For many Americans, Labor Day Weekend is traditionally the last one for a romp in oceans. Plastic should be on their minds. Study after study shows that we have a real plastic problem in our oceans.

8 Ways To Reuse And Recycle Milk Jugs

Posted 09.18.2013 | Green

From Networx's Chaya Kurtz: Milk jugs are a pretty perfect material for DIY projects. They're durable, lightweight, they float, they're flexible, a...

PHOTOS: There's Something 'Off' About This Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's made from a material that won't exactly stand up to wear-and-tear.

Why Your Facial Scrub Is Hurting The Great Lakes

| Posted 06.29.2013 | Green

By Christopher Johnston: (click here for original article) Three of the five Great Lakes—Huron, Superior and Erie—are awash in plastic. But it...

America's Perspective on Aging in a Youth-Obsessed Culture

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.06.2013 | Style
VisualNews.com

A recent infographic produced by CouponCabin puts America's perception of aging and corrective procedures into the spotlight. It conveys how women are more youth-obsessed than men and also shows the most popular and least expensive plastic surgery procedures.

National Parks Should Take the Lead on America's Other Best Idea: Clean Public Water

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Bottled water creates a great deal of waste, both in the production stream and as physical garbage. It has no place in our national parks. Unfortunately, bottled water interests -- especially Coke -- disagree.

The Ocean Isn't Full of Plastic

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

The next time you feel a certain malaise that often accompanies being environmentally aware these days, shut off the device, step outside, find the biggest blue or green expanse around, and jump, hike, or climb in.

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit and Plastics

Student Reporter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Student Reporter

It is politically difficult to use cassava in the production of plastic bags instead of as nourishment in the midst of a global food crisis.

Compost Nation

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

The bottom line is recycling is good, but it's not going to get us even close to the goal of zero landfill waste. A consumer economy centered around compostable products is a lot sounder and could even be tasty.

Garbage-infested Oceans Need Superfund Help

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

While hundreds of tons of plastic garbage have been removed from the area, much more remains. We've ignored this problem for decades; that has to end before this special place is ruined forever.

3 Tips to Check Toxic Toys Off Your List

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

You're making your list and checking it twice, but do you know what's in the toys you're stuffing in those stockings?

Ocean 3.0: Popping the Blue Bubble Wrap

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 01.06.2013 | Green
Wallace J Nichols

I've heard for decades the same story of the ocean getting a fraction of the attention, funding and protection it deserves and needs. I know you have, too.

A Green Challenge and Opportunity: Plastic Made From Greenhouse Gas

Molly Morse | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Molly Morse

Every mom asks questions about the plastic in her house: where it came from, who made it, what exactly it's made of and how many nonrenewable resources went into its manufacture. As an environmental engineer, I can tell you that many of the answers can be frightening.

Back-To-School: BYO Surprise

Ronnie Citron-Fink | Posted 10.29.2012 | Parents
Ronnie Citron-Fink

Not only is it unfair to ask financially strapped parents to provide such items, it downright stomps all over our environment.