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Showing posts from October, 2010

The Great Chemical Unknown

Experts guesstimate that about 50,000 chemicals are used in U.S. consumer products and industrial processes. Why the uncertainty? The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act does not require chemicals to be registered or proven safe before use. Because the Environmental Protection Agency must show, after the fact, that a substance is dangerous, it has managed to require testing of only about 300 substances that have been in circulation for decades. It has restricted applications of five.

How the World Feels About Green Brands

Corporate environmental consciousness has become an issue of increasing concern in our society, influencing not only public perception of a company, but also consumers' buying habits. Here we take stock of how this trend is developing around the world, and which popular brands are at the forefront.

Arctic Report Card 2010

Arctic Report Card: Update for 2010 - Tracking recent environmental changes, with 17 essays on different aspects of the environment, by a team of 69 international authors, based on 176 scientific references, and supported by the international Arctic Councl. See for details.

Alviso's Medicinal All-Salt

Alviso's Medicinal All-Salt is a unique low-dosage cocktail of our most commonly used drugs, all brought together in one simple salty remedy, naturally. Our process harvests two popular commodities, sea salt and recycled pharmaceuticals from water treatment plants, to produce one fine medicinal product: Alviso's Medicinal All-Salt. A salt for every condition, hand harvested and sun dried for purity.

True Size of Africa

What Americans Really Think About Climate Change

The ever-controversial topic has become increasingly politicized in recent years, with thousands of different theories and statistics circulating at any given moment. It is in this polarized environment that Americans form their opinions of climate change, and its importance as a legitimate threat to the future of life on our planet. Here we look at how these views have shifted over the last decade, and where Americans stand today on the issue of climate change.

How to Cut Carbon Emissions

Whippersnapping climate campaign 10:10 teams up with legendary comic screenwriter Richard Curtis - you know, Blackadder, Four Weddings, Notting Hill, co-founded Comic Relief - and Age of Stupid director Franny Armstrong to proudly present their explosive new mini-movie "No Pressure". The film stars X-Files' Gillian Anderson, together with Spurs players past and present - including Peter Crouch, Ledley King and David Ginola - with music donated by Radiohead. Shot on 35mm by a 40-strong professional film crew led by director Dougal Wilson, "No Pressure" celebrates everybody who is actively tackling climate change... by blowing up those are aren't.

Past and projected future overweight rates in selected OECD countries