By Paula MooreIf your hair is thinning and you can't remember where you left the car keys, last night's fish fillets just might be to blame. According to a new study released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), over a seven-year period, scientists found mercury in every single fish they tested from streams across
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On September 15th, 2009 – the Obama administration proposed new fuel economy benchmarks and the first national standards for greenhouse gas emissions in U.S. history, putting the nation on a path to more efficient fuel use and significant pollution reductions from cars and light trucks over the next two decades. These passenger vehicles account
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By Martin MersereauA new Wisconsin law begs the question: How low will hunting lobbyists go?In an effort to revive a dying sport, states across the country are loosening hunting restrictions and putting loaded weapons into younger and younger hands. The Wisconsin law, which went into effect this month, lowers the state's hunting age from
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Environmental Defense Fund saluted the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council for its final vote to protect what may be Earth's largest deepwater coral ecosystem off the coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. A veritable wonderland of marine life, the 25,000-square-mile area is among the most important in the world for
Read More… Big Win For Huge Coral Reefs Off NC, SC, Georgia, Florida
A major reason why consumers shop for products that are certified organic is to avoid hazardous and unlabeled Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals, and now the most recent, and likely most dangerous hi-tech poison of them all – nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is now a multi-billion dollar Frankenstein monster industry churning out a vast menu
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The District of Columbia Superior Court issued a long-awaited ruling clearing the way for a lawsuit accusing several of the nation's largest retailers
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