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Trendy Transit

As trains and buses grow more popular, cities are expanding their fleets and adding more routes.

Dirty Dollars

Four out of five items in dollar stores contain at least one hazardous chemical, a study’s found.

Tool Pool

In a new development in the sharing economy, Maine farmers have started a “lending library” of pricey but periodically invaluable farm tools and machines.


Eight restaurants in Maplewood, Missouri, have voluntarily adopted strict sustainability and green business practices.

Raised Right

We can honor our mother—and respectfully bow to future generations—by giving flowers that are homegrown or purchased pesticide-free.

Sustainable Shopping Tips

Although American food buying has improved, compared to other countries we still buy the most processed food as well as fewer fruits and vegetables.

Forward Leap

Pine resin and alfalfa seeds are components of a Swedish chemical product that could enable lithium-ion batteries to be recharged for a millennium.

Greenwashing Conundrum

Plastic bags are being marketed as “biodegradable” or “oxodegradable” on scant evidence, says the Federal Trade Commission.

Water Cartons

To lower the high eco-costs of plastic water bottles, a Michigan company is boxing water in milk-type cartons.

Bamboo Bamboozle

Most so-called bamboo clothing is rayon, manufactured with harsh chemicals and unworthy of the “green” label.
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