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Electronics Waste Will Soon Weigh as Much as 8 Egyptian Pyramids
    A new report estimates the tonnage of e-waste generated by the world, with U.S. residents responsible for a hefty amount of electronics destined for trash or recyclers.

Federal Flood Maps Left NY Unprepared for Sandy
    Investigation finds FEMA flood maps failed New Yorkers during Hurricane Sandy and FEMA knew of deficiencies ahead of the storm.

35 Years Later, FDA Agrees to Set Rules for Controversial Antimicrobial Agent
    Settling an NRDC lawsuit, the FDA has agreed to set rules for the use of triclosan, a controversial antimicrobial agent.

Half of Soaps, Lotions and Drugs End Up in Our Water
    Wastewater Treatment Plants treat only about half of the pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other chemicals washed down the drain.

Two New Apps Help You Buy Safer Cosmetics
    Two new apps make shopping for cosmetics and personal care products easier for the consumer who wants to avoid suspect chemicals.

Are Young Gymnasts At Risk from Chemical Exposure?
    Study points to risk from foam blocks in gyms exposing young gymnasts to a banned flame retardant chemical linked to hormone disruption and other problems.

Pregnant? Your Doctor Should Have Told You This
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has a new policy of tips about healthy pregnancy and chemical exposure.

When Daylight Savings Time 2013 Ends
    Set back your clocks for the end of Daylight Savings Time at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

How to Avoid Exposure to Chemicals that Mess with Your Hormones
    Avoid endocrine disrupting chemicals with this new list of the dirty dozen chemicals that disrupt normal hormones and how to avoid them.

One Bottle's Worth of Water Wasted for Every Three Produced
    The results of an industry study find that about a bottle's worth of of water is wasted for every three bottles of water produced.

Target to Phase Out Many Suspect Chemicals
    Target will prioritize products that avoid more than 100 chemicals of concern from beauty, baby, personal care and household cleaning products.

What Makes People (and Our Animals) Fat?
    Research into causes of obesity is focusing on common chemical exposures we share with our pets and laboratory animals.

Study: New Climate Era To Reach U.S. in 2040s
    The impact of climate change on the tropics will be greater than the Arctic, as the region experiences weather and temperatures outside the bounds of anything recorded in human history.

15 Breast Cancer Risk Factors
    These breast cancer prevention tips target surprising breast cancer risk factors so you can prevent breast cancer.

5 'Beyond the Pink' Facts about Breast Cancer
    The Breast Cancer Fund has launched a new prevention campaign, Beyond the Pink, to educate women about the role that environmental exposures might play in the development of breast cancer.

Fall Equinox is Today
    The first day of fall, the autumnal equinox, is Sept 22, 2013. Set the clocks back Nov. 3, 2013.

Walmart Takes New Strides Toward Sustainability
    Walmart wins praise for pledge to reduce chemicals in beauty products, and other sustainability initiatives.

Studies Point to Prenatal Risk from BPA Exposure
    An analysis of scientific literature by an advocacy group points to a risk in the first 11 weeks of pregnancy from BPA exposure.

P&G Has Nearly Eliminated Two Chemicals of Concern
    P&G, the largest manufacturer of personal care products, says it will remove phthalates and triclosan from its formulations by 2014.

Fall Foliage Predictions for 2013
    How will the 2013 leaf peeping season be? Find out about the fall foliage predictions for 2013.

An Explanation for Mass Dolphin Deaths
    Researchers say a virus is to blame for an outbreak that is killing bottlenose dolphins along the U.S. Mid Atlantic coast at nearly nine times the usual rate in the summer of 2013.

16 Summer Projects For Kids and Families
    Fun family friendly citizen science projects for summer that teach kids about science and the environment, while helping scientists gather data for research.

Peak Hurricane Season Forecast: Active
    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane forecast is for an active or extremely active peak season of named tropical storms and major hurricanes, according to NOAA.

A Little BPA May Be Worse Than a Lot
    A new study in mice found obesity risk increased with low level doses, but not high level doses of BPA (Bisphenol A), pointing to a risk from hormone-mimicking chemicals that goes undetected in government reviews of toxicity.

Microwaves Will Be More Energy Efficient
    By reducing so-called "vampire" power in standby mode, microwave ovens will be getting more energy efficient.

Is Climate Change Creating More Thunderstorms?
    Is climate change causing severe storms and thunderstorms? Researchers say yes, though the link to tornadoes is less clear.

First Day of Summer Is Today: Time to Celebrate!
    The summer solstice is June 21, 2010. The first day of summer is here.

The Stingy Dad's Guide to Father's Day
    Solve the Father's Day gift dilemma by thanking Dad for all those pearls of wisdom he doled out that turn out to be so trendy now that going green is popular.

9 Facts About Ocean Conservation
    These ocean facts will help you to protect the ocean, its fish and sea turtles. Try these nine simple ocean conservation tips from Oceana.

19 of the Greatest Ocean Heroes of All Time
    Leading ocean heroes and advocates have led the conservation charge to save one of the planet's most precious resources: the living seas. From Jacques Cousteau and William Beebe to Sylvia Earle and Carl Safina.

2013 Atlantic Hurricane Forecast: Extremely Active
    The 2013 Atlantic hurricane forecast is for an active or extremely active season of named tropical storms and major hurricanes, according to NOAA, Colorado State University and Accuweather.com.

Heat Deaths Could Rise Sharply in NYC
    Manhattan heat-related deaths due to climate change could increase sharply, and soon, thanks to climate change.

How to Make Compost Tea and Other Home Composting Tips
    How to make compost tea and other composting tips for organic lawn care.

Antibacterial Soaps On Trial
    Antibacterial soaps and other personal care products are on trial over the controversial ingredient triclosan.

9 U.S. Presidents with the Worst Environmental Records
    Our list of the U.S. presidents with the worst environmental records in history, from George W. Bush to Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan and more.

Retailers Penalized for Marketing 'Bamboo'
    The FTC says bamboo isn't bamboo if it's rayon. Consumers should be aware that green claims on textiles and clothing may not be trustworthy when it comes to bamboo.

A Week's Worth of New Year's Resolutions for a Lifetime of Change
    Making habits is the key to new years resolutions that last. Here are seven resolutions for seven days of the week that will really stick.

Spectacular New Species Discovered
    New species discovered in the Greater Mekong region of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China. Among the new animals are frogs, snakes, fish and bats.

Most Doctors Fail to Warn Pregnant Women of Toxic Risks
    Few doctors warn pregnant women about the risks to their babies from toxic chemicals exposure during pregnancy.

New York County First to Ban BPA in Receipts
    As Suffolk County, NY, bans BPA in thermal paper receipts, here are some tips for avoiding Bisphenol A in cash receipts.

Small, Popular Ski Slopes May Not Survive Climate Change
    With temperatures warming and growing more erratic due to climate change, big slopes may survive with higher altitudes and profits. Smaller slopes may not.

White Nose Syndrome in Bats Likened to AIDS in Humans
    Scientists have identified the cause of White Nose Syndrome in bats.

Pediatricians Concerned About Childhood Pesticide Exposure
    The American Academy of Pediatrics has published a statement about pesticide exposure and childhood health.

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Global Weather Changes
    As the Arctic sea ice in summer dwindles, the weather patterns affecting North America and Europe are changing, with extreme weather more likely.

Study links BPA to Childhood Obesity
    Effects of exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) could include childhood obesity, according to a new study of American children.

The Car Lot of the Future Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7
    By 2025, the average MPG of cars and SUVs will be nearly 55 mpg, thanks to new CAFE standards. How will those new mpg fuel economy standards affect consumer choice and price?

6 End-of-Season Fall Shopping Deals Pages: 2 3 4 5 6 7
    End of season fall sales are the best time for bargain hunters to buy cars, back-to-school supplies and clothing, outdoor gear like kayaks and camping equipment, and even fresh organic food.

Safe Chemicals Act Advances in Senate
    Safe Chemicals Act of 2012 was approved by a key Senate committee

FDA Bans BPA in Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups
    An FDA decision means Bisphenol A (BPA) cannot be used to make baby bottles and sippy cups, but retailers, manufacturers and many states had already acted to remove it from those products.




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