BPA Now Found in … Toilet Paper?


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Widespread BPA contamination in paper products, study suggests.

by Stephen Neese, originally published in Environmental Health News

Bisphenol-A (BPA) seems impossible to avoid. It contaminates food, thermal receipts and drinks served in certain plastic bottles. A new study finds its reach goes even further. Researchers detected trace amounts of the estrogen-like compound in Continue reading

Are Subsidies Making Us Fat? {Video}


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Photo Credit: Sarah209

Who Will be The Biggest Farm Bill Loser?

It is often argued that subsidies have lead to the overproduction of commodity crops like corn and soybeans, creating cheap junk food that makes us fat. The farmers lose and Continue reading

Veggies don’t bite.


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So why not take the challenge?

Go meatless for week. Just eat your veggies, fruits and whole grains and see how good you feel. Register here. (Let me know if you sign-up for the challenge by commenting here or sending me a tweet @LynnHasselbrgr. Would also love to hear from you during and after the challenge to see how it went. Oh, and if your veggies happen to bite, please let me know).

Then… go to Veggie Fest 2011!

VeggieFest 2011 is one of the biggest vegetarian festivals in North America! Not only is there free admission and free Continue reading

Can plastic chemicals make you fat?


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photo: flickr.com | u-o-0024

~ from Environmental Health News

The rates of obesity and overweight in adults and especially in children are on the rise, though some recent studies indicate that the rates may be at least leveling off among adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 34 percent of adults are obese and a further 34 percent are overweight. Twenty Continue reading

My Water’s On Fire Tonight | VIDEO


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What the frack is going On?

Photo: JB in Pacifica

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Oil Giant Ordered to Pay Record $9 Billion, But…


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The fight is not over.

A court in Ecuador recently found American oil giant Chevron guilty of widespread oil contamination that has caused massive suffering for tens of thousands of men, women, and children in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest.

A pipe to drain crude contamination from open toxic pools into waterways near Lago Agrio, Ecuador. The toxic pools in the Ecuadorean Amazon rainforest were abandoned by Texaco (now Chevron) after oil drilling operations ended in 1990 and were never remediated. Photo by Caroline Bennett

[VIDEO] Now they need our help to ensure Chevron isn’t able to use its political influence and Continue reading

Drink or use water? Read this. (Please).


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I’ve written about clean water and sanitation issues before, but tomorrow is “WaterWednesday” on twitter and I wanted to post these quick facts and photos (SOURCE: water.org). I hope you’ll share this with Continue reading

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