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    Are 3D Printers Safe to Use?

    Are 3d printers safe to use? High-tech gizmos could revolutionize manufacturing, but let’s work out the health & environmental kinks first…

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    Michael Bloomberg to the Rescue on Environment

    Thanks to charitable giving & leadership of cities on climate change, Michael Bloomberg may go down in history as one of the great environmentalists…

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    Climate Refuge: Where Will You Go?

    If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some of the world’s most populous areas could become uninhabitable. Rising sea levels will flood out coastal areas, while increasing drought will make survival in already arid areas difficult at best. While we may have at least a few decades of runway to prepare ourselves for the worst, advance planners might want to think carefully about where to put down roots now. Where will be your climate refuge?

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    Endocrine Disruptors: Why So Bad?

    We can reduce the amount of endocrine disruptors we ingest by buying organic produce, avoiding processed foods & drinking filtered water…

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    Want Better Sleep? Consider A Green Mattress

    Who would have thought that the comfy mattress you’ve been sleeping on for years contains dozens of potentially harmful substances and materials. Luckily for green-minded consumers, though, there’s never been a better time to find a truly “green” mattress.

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    Social Media Activism: The Planet’s Best Defense?

    Environmentalists are using social media in many ways to raise awareness about and generate support for the issues they care about.

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    How will Antarctic melting affect coastlines?

    Dear EarthTalk: To what extent is Antarctica really melting and what impact might it have on coastlines around the world? — Andrea Hutchinson, Cary, NC   The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting […]