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quest to sell eco-friendly materials and practices
The two-year competition challenges collegiate teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.
The biological and neuroscientific purpose of sleep...
Residents of Ikaria are healthier and live longer than the rest of us...
16 Year old Malala - shot by the Taliban when 14.
The Coolest Nature Video Ever Edited By Roen Horn
Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon.
Time for sanity on climate change, Goodall and Shiva tell Amanpour.
A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents.
ecologically and socially sustainable tourism infrastructure
colonies have been disappearing at alarming rates in many parts of the world due to the accumulated effects of parasitic mites, viral and bacterial diseases, and exposure to pesticides and herbicides
tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals
A Fracking Disaster unleashed by Colorado Floods
why frogs are in trouble and how you can help save them.
A team of scientists and artists investigates the buildup of marine debris washing out of the great gyres, or currents, in the Pacific Ocean.
February 2012 to February 2013
reasons why the United States spends so much more on health care.
The rise of the new global super-rich
Biochemist Richard Denison takes on the problem of untested chemicals in consumer products. For nearly a decade, EDF senior scientist Richard Denison, Ph.D., has worked to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This outdated federal law utterly fails to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. In fact, TCSA doesn’t regulate even the most dangerous chemicals — such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead — despite their undeniable linkage to a whole raft of chronic diseases. To shine a spotlight on this bad law’s shortcomings, Denison has written science and policy reports, testified before Congressional committees and teamed up with citizen advocacy groups to create health-based, reform-minded coalitions like “Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families.” This year his efforts and those of his colleagues bore fruit with the introduction of a bill in Congress aimed at overhauling TSCA for the first time in 35 years. www.edf.org
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