October 2011

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Global Briefs

Appliance Awareness

Greenpeace has compiled their third annual survey of the “greenest” home electronics products from 18 companies in seven categories.

No Nukes

Germany is committed to shutting down all 17 of its nuclear reactors by 2022.

Surprise Packages

Recycled cardboard holds hidden danger when used to package or transport food.

Reef Requiem

Home to more than 4,000 species of fish, the world's coral reefs are dying.

Millions Against Monsanto

Rallies and marches across the country will protest against genetically engineered foods.

GPS Biking

This cutting-edge GPS app shows the areas one can reach from any point in a city at any given time.

Preventing Extinction

How long does it take a species to disappear forever? The answer may surprise you.

Water Wiz

The principles outlined in a 7-year-old’s science fair project have helped save Reno, Nevada tens of thousands of gallons of water.

Inappropriate Eats

Fish nibbling around the Great Pacific Garbage Patch may be ingesting chemicals, with serious implications for the food chain.
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Health Briefs

Antibiotics not an Answer for Asthmatic Kids

Rethinking Asthma Treatments for Children

Household Chemicals May Pose Risk for Breast Cancer

Be Careful When You Clean

PFCs Linked to Early Menopause

The Effects on Women's Hormones

Garlic is Kind to Cartilage

A Secret to Longevity

Benefits of a Positive Attitude

Safflower Oil

Good for the Heart

The Science Behind an Apple a Day

Good Advice

Cautionary News about Calcium

Dangers Linked to the Supplements
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Green Kids Clubs

Goals that range from benchmarking environmental progress to fundraising for local eco-causes let kids have fun and feel empowered to make a difference.

Honest Relationships

Living truthfully is an avenue to self-healing. Learn how to practice honesty in a safe and productive way.
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Fit Body

Aligning for Fitness

Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are discovering how chiropractic care, which supports healthy structure and functioning of the skeletal and muscular systems, goes beyond rehabilitation benefits to also enhance performance.
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Conscious Eating

Household Water Watch

Many communities skirt the line of what’s safe when it comes to drinking water. Follow these tips to stay abreast of the status of your tap water.

Liquid Nutrition

You don’t need to drink as much as you might think. Here’s the truth about what’s sufficient, plus five other myths about water.
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Green Living

Water, Water Everywhere...

Despite water’s seeming abundance, we are rapidly overshooting Earth’s natural replenishment cycles. Thus, a vanguard of citizens, communities, farmers and corporations are thinking about water, and its management, in new ways.

How to Green a Business

Sustainable business practices can go hand-in-hand with making more money, through cost savings, increased sales or both.
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Individual Integrity

Climate and environmental concerns are scientific, technological and economic issues, to be sure. But they are also fundamentally moral issues that call us to action.
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Wise Words

Loving a Sustainable Life

Actress Daryl Hannah is shedding light on environmental issues and working hard to help improve the way people treat our planet.
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Healthy Kids

Green Kids Clubs

Highlighting Hope for the Future
Goals that range from benchmarking environmental progress to fundraising for local eco-causes let kids have fun and feel empowered to make a difference.
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Natural Pet

Urinary Health

Dogs and cats sometimes suffer from diseases and disorders similar to those that can trouble their owners. Watch for these warning signals and follow these preventive steps.