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Do Chemicals Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Breast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself.



What Have We Learned About Honeybees Disappeari...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Years after the first reports of honeybees disappearing, honeybees are still threatened. What's the latest info on honeybees disappearing, and how does organic farming affect honeybees disappearing?



Sugar Produces Bitter Results for the Environment

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Sugar is in products we consume every day, yet we rarely give a second thought to how it is produced and what toll it may take on the environment.



How to Stop Getting Junk Mail and Save the...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Junk mail is more than an annoyance, it clogs landfills as well as your mailbox. Learn how you can reduce the amount of junk mail you receive by 90%.



How to Protect Yourself from Cellphone Radiation

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Learn how to lower your exposure and protect yourself from cell phone radiation.



What Does Climate Change Mitigation Mean?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Find out what mitigation means in the context of climate change, how it differs from adaptation, and see examples relevant to different industries.



Is Population Growth Creating Serious...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Population growth is placing stress on the natural environment, creating scarcity and leading to problems such as deforestation and global warming.



How Does Recycling Metal Help the Economy and...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Metal recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, contributes to the U.S. economy and bolsters U.S. trade balances.



Health Risks Associated With Chromium-6

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Chromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.



What Are the Health Effects of Airport Noise...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Airport noise and pollution increase risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and other illness.



What Is Carbon Sequestration?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Learn about how carbon sequestration removes carbon from atmospheric circulation, mitigating global climate change.



Water Now More Valuable Than Oil?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

The most valuable commodity in the world today is not oil, but water. Find out why many of the world’s leading investors are making big bets on water.



Let's Talk About Our Litter Problem

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Litter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.



Global Warming, Monsoons, El Nino: What's Coming?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Global warming will disrupt large scale phenomena like El Nino, monsoons, and tropical cyclones. How will this affect the climate as we experience it?



Why Are Rising Sea Levels a Threat?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Global warming is causing rising sea levels--what is predicted for rising sea levels and how will that affect us?



Is Ocean Desalination the Answer to World's...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

As ocean desalination plants are being built, environmentalists are expressing concerns about the long-term environmental effects of desalination.



Brazil Pledges to Cut Amazon Deforestation by...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Brazil has unveiled a plan to slow deforestation in the Amazon rainforest by more than 70 percent by 2018, which will significantly reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, protect wildlife habitat, and preserve valuable medicinal plants.



How Does Global Warming Affect Wildlife?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Most researchers agree that even small temperature changes can further threaten already struggling species. Learn how global warming affects wildlife.



How Does Road Salt Affect Our Environment?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Learn about road salt, and how its use has damaging environmental effects on water, plants and animals.



Can Organic Farming End World Hunger?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

All farming was organic for thousands of years, but then mankind discovered chemical pesticides and fertilizers and began to believe they were the secret to high crop yields and high profits. New research confirms organic farming is still best for farmers and consumers--and may be the only way to end world hunger without harming the planet.



How Are Tsunamis Detected?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

How scientists identify tsunamis; scientific methods for detecting a tsunami.



Global Population Hits 7 Billion

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

World population reached an all-time high 7 billion in 2011, and the population is still growing rapidly. What effects can we expect from having 7 billion people living on Earth?



Are Cell Phones and Microwave Radiation Really...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Scientific research indicates that exposure to cell phones and microwave radiation can cause health problems. Learn more about the health effects of cell phones and microwave radiation.



Helpful or Harmful? The Truth About Ozone

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

In the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.



More Than Half of U.S. Population Lives in...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

According to the American Lung Association, more than half of all Americans live in counties with unsafe levels of smog and particle pollution, which leads to many lung and respiratory illnesses.



Cell Phone Recycling Guide

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Recycling used cell phones is good for the environment and can help bridge the digital divide in developing countries or raise money for charity. Learn how, why and where to recycle your used cell phones.



Can BPA Harm You?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

What is bisphenol A (BPA) exactly, and what do you need to know about it to protect yourself and your family?



Zero Waste Starts with Responsible Design

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Zero Waste encourages manufacturers to consider environmental impact of a product from design through delivery and eventual retirement. Learn more about Zero Waste and the effort to adopt it in American manufacturing.



Which Is More Eco-Friendly? Car Wash or Washing...

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Is it better to break out the bucket and sponge at home or drive through a commercial car wash? Learn the pros and cons for both options.



Are Cigarette Butts Biodegradable?

2016-12-03T11:04:48Z

Cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter, but they are not harmless. Learn more about the environmental issues associated with them.