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Women in Business: Karen S. Carter, Global Marketing Director, Packaging and Specialty Plastics, The Dow Chemical Company

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Karen S. Carter is the Global Marketing Director in the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. In this role, Carter is a member of the global busi...

The Non-Toxic Baby

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Jamie Davis Smith

All parents want to keep their children safe and non-toxic, but it's not possible to raise them in a glass bubble and buying everything organic might break the bank. What's a concerned parent to do?

Search for Missing Plane Distracts From Bigger Environmental Concerns

David Dietz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Green
David Dietz

With each potential discovery our hopes were raised only for the authorities and the media to casually inform us the debris or oil slicks were not from a plane but sea trash and oil slicks. The media's nonchalance and our societal indifference is hardly surprising but astoundingly scary.

Hold the Mayo & Azodicarbonamide: Fixing FDA Should Be First Step to Overhaul National Regulatory System

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Steven Kurlander

Forget the calories, the question that Americans should be asking, and demanding an answer to, is whether regulations over the preparation and delivery of our food are improving our diet and health.

Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

I have read dozens of books dealing with the natural world and the environmental crisis. But rarely have I come across the mirror of the world I disco...

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...

5 Ways to Stop Climate Chaos Now

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Let's face it: Climate change, global warming, whatever you call it--but one thing it is for sure is climate chaos--seems so overwhelming that most ...

The Cost of Farming: Heading on up

Richard Ha | Posted 12.19.2013 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Now that the GMO discussion has stabilized, let's move forward. There is a big picture here that is not being discussed. In the coming weeks, I w...

Plastic Bag Bans Are Not Enough

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

By Ashley Verhines Plastic bag bans are not enough to save the oceans from a growing tide of plastic pollution. Local efforts are crucial, but a co...

Shell, mulling a new Louisiana plant, turns to a community go-between

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Nov. 4, 2013 edition.) Shell might build a natural gas-to-liquids or GTL plant in Louis...

10 Green Things You Can Do Right Now!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Good for the environment, and your dollar power. Every little bit counts. If we each only save one inch of tree, one ounce of nature, one speck of ene...

Ubiquitous Plastics, Toxic Sponges Extraordinaire

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Toxic plastic pollution is filling-up the Great Lakes, European lakes and even subalpine lakes in Europe's famed Alps. This insidious byproduct of pet...

The Dilemma of a Hardcore Environmentalist: Trying Not to Scare the S#*+ Out of My Family, or Succumb to Defeatist Apathy

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 11.16.2013 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

Yes, this is turning into a mutant species horror movie. We, the people, are being biologically changed, by chemicals that disrupt our endocrine and neural development.

Kate Sheppard

EPA Quietly Withdraws Two Proposed Chemical Safety Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency this week quietly withdrew two draft rules dealing with the regulation of chemicals. The potential r...

Chemical In Plastics Could Be In Your Blood, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

When Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu dropped by Mondays With Marlo this week, we spoke about the dangers of BPA, a chemical that is found...

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.

Water Conservation, Waste Management, And Reduction of Plastics Strategies Are Needed to Protect Coastal Habitat & Marine Environments

Dr. Dave Randle | Posted 06.16.2013 | Green
Dr. Dave Randle

In the tourism industry realize that addressing these issues is vital to sustainable tourism and protecting the natural resource values that allow the tourism business to succeed.

Lynne Peeples

Chemical Creep: 'We Just Don't Know Where The Contamination Is Coming From'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.07.2013 | Green

Brent Collett already had some inklings about the pervasiveness of hormone-mimicking chemicals such as phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). He knew, ...

Finding the Heart of the Rio+20 Earth Summit: A Growing Call for Action From around the World

Susan Casey-Lefkowitz | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Susan Casey-Lefkowitz

To dig deeper and find the heart in the Rio+20 Earth Summit, we need to look at the public mobilization that is driving governments to take action.

End Game: The Petitions to Ban BPA

Matthew Spiegl | Posted 05.20.2012 | Green
Matthew Spiegl

As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.

Lynne Peeples

Toxic Chemical Under Attack, But Are Alternatives Any Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.23.2012 | Green

As evidence mounts of the dangers of bisphenol-A, there is a rising urgency to purge the common chemical from consumer products. Several states hav...

Lynne Peeples

What Does Nature Know About Superglue?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Kaichang Li was wading in the surf off the Oregon Coast when he spotted the future of superglue. Beneath the surface, a group of blue mussels anchored...

Study Finds Bioplastics May Harm Environment

| Posted 10.05.2011 | Green

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Bad news about “environmentally friendly” biodegradable plastics: They may not be so e...

Bananas Considered For Greener Car-Building Material

Slashfood | Posted 05.30.2011 | Home

Proving nature is, in fact, often better than anything coming off a conveyor belt, we may soon have cars made from pineapples, bananas and coconuts. A...

Wholesale Prices Rise For 7th Straight Month

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Steady improvement in the economy may soon come at a price – faster inflation. Shoes, clothes, tires, plastics and other pro...