From climate change disproportionately impacting minority communities, to Majora Carter's moving account of environmental injustice in the ghetto, we already know that sustainability is not just an environmental issue, but
You probably already know there are many chemicals in the everyday products that we use -- but do you know how many of them have actually been tested for consumer safety? As this telling infographic over at Scientific American
Veles, a town in northern Macedonia where industrial pollution has left the soil with heavy metals seven times over the international safety limit, thinks it has found a solution: plants. Specifically, roses.
It sounds like a plot-line from a bad 1950's sci-fi movie, but unfortunately there's nothing fiction about it. Several towns in western Hungary were flooded today with a toxic red sludge after the waste product from
Few things are finer than taking advantage of fresh, local ingredients growing wild and free to spice up a fantastic meal. In Germany, mushroom season is celebrated with special menus featuring the famous
My home state of California couldn't do it, but border town Brownsville, TX, has taken action and banned plastic bags. The ban goes into effect January 5. Shoppers who forget their reusable bags can buy plastic bags for an extra buck.
She's truly one of the ocean's best friends. Sylvia Earle's career--and it's an epic one-- has been all about protecting and exploring the sea she loves so deeply. Earle served as chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
When I first heard yesterday's announcement that Seventh Generation and Walmart are entering into a long-term strategic partnership to get Seventh Gen's eco-friendly cleaning products, diapers and wipes into Walmart's stores as well as online shop, my
Industry associations state their desire to "ensure that existing FDA regulatory oversight is enhanced." Advocate groups for safer cosmetics have started a full push to get the public support for cosmetic safety reform. So
A top mining company in China, the Zijin Mining Group, allowed a toxic waste water to spill into the Ting river, polluting the major water way, killing nearly 1,900 tons of fish, and threatening the fishing
Let me start out by saying there are a lot of good people in the chemicals industry and in the cosmetics industry. But, as Annie Leonard points out in her newest eye-opener The Story of Cosmetics: the "system is
Spice up your life with these herbs, roots, and plants that benefit your health as much as they do your taste buds: From keeping your heart healthy and your arteries clear to reducing pain and warding off cancer, these everyday flavors
Dishwashing detergent is among the household cleaning products containing ingredients that could form a cancer-causing contaminant in treated wastewater. Photo by rubberglovelover via Flickr.
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The New Yorker has published a quite thorough piece on the issue of Bisphenol A, the agent that the article's author, Jerome Groopman, says "may be among the world's most vilified chemicals." Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a nearly ubiquitous chemical used
The original Ask Pablo article answering this question was very popular and the Environmental Working Group has just published its 2010 Sunscreen Guide. Since summer is right around the corner, this topic is more