India Outlaws All Animal Testing for Cosmetics and Their Ingredients

June 29, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock In a bold and historic move, India has become the first South Asian nation to ban all animal testing for cosmetics . On Friday the Drug Controller General announced the ban, adding that the use of modern, non-animal tests for cosmetics and their ingredients will now be mandatory. Similar laws are already in place in the European Union and Israel, and the much needed change in India’s law comes after extensive campaigning by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals , Humane Society International , and multinational retailers such as LUSH and The Body Shop . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal cruelty , animal testing , animal testing ban , cosmetic testing , cosmetics , Humane Society International , humane treatment , India , LUSH , PETA , the body shop        

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California Passes First State Cap-and-Trade Program in US

October 21, 2011 by  
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Russell Neches / CC BY 2.0 California has become the first state in the US to adopt a state-administered cap-and-trade program, LA Times reports. Yesterday, the California Air Resources Board voted unanimously for the carbon pricing scheme. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fracking Wastewater Disposal Plan Could Send Contaminants Over Niagara Falls

October 21, 2011 by  
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Rinaldo Wurglitsch / CC BY 2.0 The contentious debate over hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York State just took a turn towards the weird. As Care2 reports, natural gas companies and the Niagara Falls Water Board have agreed to a plan for fracking wastewater disposal … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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High-Yield Wormwood Could Lead to Cheap Antimalarials

January 18, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Hljod.Huskona /Flickr Around the world, fighting malaria has become a race to treat afflicted patients before the disease, caused by a microorganism that lives blood, can become resistant to the regimens. Currently, the most effective treatment is based on Artemisia annua , commonly known as sweet wormwood, which has been naturalized in countries where malaria is endemic. The problem is that Artemisia annua tends to be a low-yield plant, making it an unprofitable crop for farmers and a sc..

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Mission Viejo Tests New BigBelly Solar Powered Trash Compactors

December 24, 2009 by  
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Mission Viejo , California has become the latest in a string of cities to try out a new sustainable street-scale solar powered trash compactor called the BigBelly Solar Compactor .  In partnership with its waste hauler Waste Management , the city hopes to cut trash pickups from street containers by up to 80%, which in turn would help cut greenhouse gas emissions , reduce fuel use, and shave some costs off the city’s waste hauling budget. The city is starting with two BigBelly solar compactors at its Civic Center, and it anticipates a successful trial.  Solar technology and battery storage technology are rapidly approaching the point where solar equipment can operate without the need for direct sunlight every day, so look for more urban street fixtures to go solar in the near future

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