Why Your House Might Be Plotting to Kill You

September 26, 2014 by  
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If you live in a house built before 1978, there’s a good chance it’s secretly plotting to kill you. According to a recent survey , Homes built before this time were commonly coated in lead-based paint that becomes extremely harmful to your health as soon as it’s disturbed in any way – potentially leading to lead poisoning . And while you might think that a call to your local contractor or visit to your local hardware store might help you learn how to do these renovations safely, think again. Read the rest of Why Your House Might Be Plotting to Kill You Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angie’s , Angie’s List , contractor , epa , green renovation , Hardware , homes built before 1978 , house , lead , lead paint , list , paint , painter , poison , rpp

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Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years

August 9, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock It looks like Japan isn’t the only country to suddenly realize that its nuclear plants have radioactive water leaks . A report from Reuters says a nuclear plant in Taiwan may have been leaking irradiated water for three years. The news comes from a new report by the Taiwanese government watchdog called the Control Yuan, which found that the plant, located in the northern coastal area of Shihmen, has been leaking toxic water from storage pools of two reactors. Read the rest of Taiwanese Nuclear Plant May Have Been Leaking Toxic Water for the Past Three Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: contamination , Control Yuan , Electricity , Environment , environmental destruction , first nuclear power plant , nuclear power , nuclear waste , poison , protest , Shihmen , Taiwan , Taiwan Power Co.        

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New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions

July 26, 2013 by  
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Although it’s obvious that something is killing bees in mass quantities, for years scientists have struggled to finger a culprit. A continued mass die-off of honey bees would be disastrous for our food system, so investigations into possible causes have become more urgent. A new study published just days ago claims that a toxic cocktail of pesticides and fungicides has contaminated the pollen that bees collect and bring back to the hive. Bees affected by chemical combination demonstrated a dramatically diminished ability to fight off parasitic invasion, which eventually proves fatal. Read the rest of New Study Suggests Pesticide-Tainted Pollen is Killing Bees By The Millions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , bee die-offs , beehives , bees , food system , fungicides , hives , pesticides , poison , pollen , pollination , pollinators        

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Inhabitat is Hiring New Writers in Los Angeles and New York!

July 26, 2013 by  
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Hey New Yorkers and Angelenos! Are you a talented writer with a passion for green design and the environment? Inhabitat is looking for a few great writers in NYC and Los Angeles to contribute coverage of breaking news, events, and local politics. We’re offering you the chance to share your voice with millions of monthly readers while writing about local issues that are important to you, as well as competitive per-post pay. If you currently live in New York City or Los Angeles and you think you’d be a great new addition to the Inhabitat team, send the following information to editor [at] inhabitat.com with the headline “ New York Inhabitat Writer ” or “ Los Angeles Inhabitat Writer “: 1. A one paragraph bio telling us a bit about yourself, what your interests/specialties are, and why you would make a fantastic writer for Inhabitat. 2. 1-3 published story clips or links to online articles you have written. 3. Three story ideas that you would like to write for Inhabitat. 4. If you’re also a photographer, great! We’d love to check out your Flickr or 2-3 photo samples. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: blogger jobs , green careers , green design writer , inhabitat writers , job opportunities , jobs , la , Los Angeles , los angeles writing jobs , new york writing jobs , New York. , news writer , now hiring , NYC , online writing jobs , sustainable design writer , work , writing gigs        

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Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides

September 7, 2012 by  
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Bird Feeder photo from Shutterstock Today the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company  was sentenced for eleven criminal violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act ( FIFRA ) that it plead guilty to in February. As punishment, the company has agreed to pay a $4 million fine and perform community service. A separate civil agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will cost Scotts more than $6 million in penalties and $2 million for environmental projects to resolve additional civil pesticide violations. Read the rest of Scotts Miracle-Gro Fined $12.5M For Knowingly Selling Bird Seed Tainted With Deadly Pesticides Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: birds , epa , pesticides , poison , scotts miracle-gro

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Modern Coreten Steel Home Cuts Through a Historic Railroad Cottage In The Netherlands

September 7, 2012 by  
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