A good old can of soup might not be as good for you as you would expect, given the toxic chemicals in the lining of the can itself. Experts say to fresh foods are always the safest way to go.
Questions & Answers About Our Environment
While good old particle board contains formaldehyde that can make you sick, safer alternatives use polyurethane as filler instead. Sealing particle board is another way to minimize exposure to toxic formaldehyde.
Algae blooms and the poisoning of aquatic life are just a few of the problems associated with our overuse of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer on our farms and in our backyards.
The glow of city lights blotting out stars in the night sky has frustrated many a stargazer, but recent studies have shown that “light pollution”—defined as excess or obtrusive light at night—can actually have serious health effects, including a potential breast cancer link.
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.
Outdoor gear and clothing manufacturers are scrambling to find greener alternatives to PFCs to keep their jackets, boots and other gear from “wetting out.”
The average American uses more than 38,000 straws over a lifetime without thinking about the implications of all this plastic going to waste and polluting our oceans.
The Global Climate Action Summit, coming up next September in San Francisco, is the brainchild of California’s 79-year-old outgoing governor Jerry Brown, one of the country’s great crusaders for cutting carbon emissions despite lack of federal interest in solving the climate crisis.