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Zero Emissions Energy, National Wind Solutions Announce Fuel Cell Development
Zero Emissions Energy, part of National Wind Solutions, has announced new work on fuel cells, a natural gas-based clean technology they hope will revolutionize home and business energy supplies.
Is 2,4-D, A Common Lawn Weed Killer, Too Toxic?
A weed killer for grass has been linked to numerous health concerns, and the EPA is being asked to halt the sale of 2,4-D
Toxic Toy Ban Goes Into Effect Today, Sort Of
New ban on phthalates and lead in children's products is to take effect today, but there are important caveats parents should recognize.
Today's Dream Homes: Smaller, More Comfortable, More Energy Efficient and More Affordable
Green building is booming, and the new dream home is smaller, more energy efficient, greener, and more affordable.
Heavy Metal in Our Daily Bread?
Toxic mercury has been found in high fructose corn syrup. Food politics as usual? What does it mean for our health?
Forget Artificial Turf. Forget Pesticides. Organic Playing Fields Work
How one Connecticut town went organic and stopped using chemical pesticides and fertilizers, and got a cheaper, safer set of playing fields and playgrounds in the bargain.
When Green Dry Cleaning Services Mislead Consumers
With concerns rising about toxic dry cleaning solvents like PERC, a green dry cleaning industry has risen, with wet cleaning, carbon dioxide and alternative solvents. Some organic cleaning claims are misleading, however, argue critics.
Secondhand Shops to Be Exempt from Toxic Toy Ban
New ban on phthalates and lead in children's products is to take effect Feb. 10. Secondhand shops will be exempt from certain testing requirements.
Did Carpet Cleaning Kill John Travolta's Son?
As Kelly Preston and John Travolta mourn the death of their son Jett, they point to Kawasaki Disease and toxic carpet cleaning chemicals as possible causes.
Concerned Mother's 2009 Blueprint for Change: Small Steps to Children's Health
One mother outlines a plan of change for 2009 for children's health and safe parenting.
New Energy Star Standards Roll Out for Water Heaters
New Energy Star labels will help consumers choose energy efficient water heaters, including tankless and solar powered water heaters.
Caution: Air Freshener Chemicals May Be Unsafe
The air freshener industry will, for the first time, disclose the ingredients of its products. But are those ingredients safe? That remains to be seen.
63 Potentially Hazardous "Air Purifiers"
Thinking of buying a home air purifier? Consult this list first.
Mother's Conservative Beliefs Challenged When Her Kids Get Sick
One mother, raised conservative, has her beliefs challenged after her children become sick, and she sees so many with allergies, autism, cancer and illness, maybe linked to toxins.
Additive May Boost Air Conditioning Efficiency 25%
The Get Cold synthetic catalyst can boost the energy efficiency of air conditioning, as well as extend the life of hvac equipment.
One Man's Junk Mail Jihad
Mailman Steve Padgett refused to deliver junk mail. That saved paper and effort, and got many thinking about ways they can reduce their own bulk mail.
EPA Starts Inquiry into Toxic Formaldehyde
The EPA is beginning its investigation into the health risks associated with exposure to formaldehyde, which is commonly found in a variety of wood products used in cabinets, furniture and other home building and decorating products.
A Justice League for the World's Largest Forest
A Justice League has formed to protect the Canadian boreal, the world's largest forest.
Toymakers: Hey Washington, Let Us Keep Lead in Toys
Toymakers and retailers are asking for more time to meet the government's new ban on lead in toys and children's products.
NYC Mayor Wants a Plastic Bag Sin Tax
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed a six-cent sin tax on plastic bags to discourage use and raise money during a budget deficit cause by the collapse of Wall Street firms.
Many Household Products No Longer Need Mercury
An EPA analysis finds that many products that now contain mercury don't need to, as alternatives exist without the risk of toxic exposure.
$30 Million Solar Investment Defies Financial Crisis
SolarCity is expanding into as many as 10 new states with its innovative home solar panel leasing program.
Daylight Savings Time: Bad for Energy Use ... and Your Heart?
Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, and with it goes a higher risk of heart attack and higher energy consumption, according to recent research.
3 Steps to Slay Energy Vampires and Save $100
The EPA recommends three steps to kill the energy vampires, or phantom loads, that can add to your energy bill even when you're not using electronics.
Going Green: The Best Way to Ease the Housing Market Crisis
Going green is the best way out of the housing market crisis. Buyers want green building, healthy spaces, lower utility bills and good value.
2007 Toy Gift Guide
Toys that are made locally, sustainable and lead-free.
Oh No! CFLs May Increase Mercury Pollution
A Yale University study finds mercury from compact fluorescent bulbs may be more of a problem than previously thought.
How Many Environmentalists Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?
EPA Energy Star's Change a Light Day marks a time to learn about energy conservation tips, and to change out light bulbs to energy efficient compact fluorescents (CFLs).
21 Companies That Could Lead in Green Building
These 21 businesses will get access to the Department of Energy's experts on energy efficiency, in an effort to boost building energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Wal-Mart's Waste Pile to Decrease by 135 Million Pounds
Wal-Mart will work with the Environmental Defense Fund to eliminate one third of its plastic bag waste in five years.
A New Way to Green Up Your Office
Energy Star @ Work is designed to help you save energy at your office.
The Greenest Roof May Be a White Roof
White roofs and light-colored pavement could be an unexpected and effective solution to global warming, according to a new study.
Are Energy Star Standards Too Weak?
Energy Star standards and testing are failing to accurately label only those products that actually meet high energy efficiency standards, according to a Consumer Reports analysis.
Children May Be at More Risk of Exposure to Common, Suspect Chemical
A new study finds potentially harmful flame retardants at three times the concentration in children's blood as in their parents' blood.
Children's Pendants and Cosmetics Recalled Due to Lead
Bonne Bell cosmetics bags and fairy dust pendants and candles are being recalled because of excessive lead, which poses a danger to children.
Calera Targets Global Warming with Green Cement
Calera Corp and Brent Constantz are innovating beyond Portland Cement with a new line of green cement, which is said to be carbon neutral and sequester carbon dioxide from fossil fuel plants.
Buy An Energy Star Digital TV Converter Box
With the switch from analog to digital TV looming, know that you can get energy star tv converter boxes to save energy and money. Look for an energy efficient dta converter box.
Car Lead Wheel Weights to Be Phased Out in California
Lead wheel weights for vehicles are being phased out, starting in California, after a legal settlement, due to their threat to drinking water.
Bush Signs Ban on Phthalates and Lead in Toys
President Bush signed into law a ban phthalates and lead from toys and children's products under a historic overhaul of the U.S. product safety regulations.
Global Warming To Blame for Worse Allergy Season
Global warming is increasing the amount of ragweed pollen, which is bad news for allergy sufferers.
Many Gardeners at Risk from Toxic Lead in Soil
Organic gardening is great for fresh food and fun, but gardeners may be at risk from toxic lead in the soil. Learn how to reduce the risks.
Junk Mail Produces as Much CO2 as 7 States Combined
Another reason to stop getting junk mail? Clearing forests for junk mail paper releases as much greenhouse gas pollution as several U.S. states, or 9 million cars.
4 Free Software Tools to Save Energy on Home Computing
Microsoft's free Edison software helps users cut home energy consumption from computers. It joins other similar tools for PCs from Google, Snap.com and the EPA. Find links to all four here.
Yes, There Are Green Sex Toys
Check out these green, non-toxic vibrators, an intro to the world of green sex toys.
Senate Passes Ban on Phthalates and Lead in Toys
Both the House and Senate have passed a ban phthalates and lead from toys and children's products under a historic overhaul of the U.S. product safety regulations.
House Passes Ban on Phthalates and Lead in Toys
The House has passed a ban phthalates and lead from toys and children's products under a historic overhaul of the U.S. product safety regulations.
Salt Lake City to Offer Incentives for Green Homes
Salt Lake City's mayor has issued an order to streamline the permit process for developers who agree to build green homes. Qualifying programs include Energy Star for homes and LEED Silver, which indicate energy efficiency and green building.
United Nations to Turn Down Air Conditioning in Historic NYC HQ
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the United Nations headquarters in NYC to turn down the air conditioning in order to save energy and set a good example in the fight against global warming.
Phthalates, Lead to Be Banned in Toys and Children's Products
Congress has agreed to ban phthalates and most lead from toys and children's products under a historic overhaul of the U.S. product safety regulations.
Granite Countertops Are Red Hot Perhaps Literally
Granite countertops can release radiation and radon, and may pose some health risks. Granite also has a big environmental impact.