82 bags of radioactive waste from Fukushima washed away in Japan floods

September 14, 2015 by  
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Severe rains stemming from Typhoon Etau have caused widespread flooding in Japan , and reports of the damage continue to mount. Most recently, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has announced that floodwaters have swept away at least 82 bags of contaminated waste from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant . What impact that will have on the ocean and nearby wildlife may never be known. Read the rest of 82 bags of radioactive waste from Fukushima washed away in Japan floods

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California’s Stevens Library is the very first net-zero energy library in the US

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P&G Plans to Eliminate Two Controversial Chemicals

September 19, 2013 by  
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Procter & Gamble has announced that it will discontinue the use of two controversial chemicals — diethyl phthalate, most often referred to as phthalates, and triclosan — from all its products by 2014.

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The Power of Plants: Inside the Job of a Compounding Herbalist

September 18, 2013 by  
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Herban Arts’ Sunny Sweet uses plants to create a variety of tinctures, compounds, lotions, syrups and more.

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Subway Switches to Recycled Salad Containers

May 3, 2012 by  
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Subway’s motto is “Eat Fresh,” but now you can keep green while you eat greens. The world’s largest fast food chain, which surpassed McDonald’s in number of total restaurants early last year, has announced that its salad containers will now be made…

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Nebraska Legislature to Consider Rerouting Keystone XL Pipeline

October 25, 2011 by  
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Elvert Barnes / CC BY-SA 2.0 Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has announced that he will call a special legislative session to consider rerouting the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands crude oil 1,700 miles from Canada to the Gulf Coast. Pipeline proponents have s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Welcome to the New TreeHugger!

October 25, 2011 by  
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Mayor Bloomberg Needs To Keep His Word, Let Occupy Wall Street Stay in Liberty Plaza

October 13, 2011 by  
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photo: Mat McDermott I’m writing this as a pre-emptive post, one in which hopefully I’m proven to have overreacted. If you haven’t already heard, New York City major Bloomberg has announced that tomorrow morning Occupy Wall Street protestors camped out in Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) will have to vacate so that the park can be cleaned. Similar tactics have been used in the past to stymie other p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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DEC Rushes Draft Fracking Regulations, Skipping Proper Environmental Review Process

September 30, 2011 by  
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Image: Marcellus Protest via flickr The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that draft regulations for industrial gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale through fracking will be issued at the same time as the environmental impact statement—a d… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Brie and Grilled Pear Crostini

September 30, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch When I’m looking for an excuse to open up a bottle of wine, this is my go-to recipe. It’s quick, simple and very, very yummy. Besides, I need something to pair with my wine, right? Enjoy this appetizer with a Chardonnay or a Champagne. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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