EWG’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning may change your perceptions of safe, eco-friendly products

April 10, 2016 by  
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If you’re a fan of the purported eco-friendly brands Seventh Generation or Method , the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) newly expanded Guide to Healthy Cleaning may make you think twice about those products. The guide, which rates over 2,500 products on their effects on human health and the environment, gave both brands D’s and F’s on their rating scale. The guide said the products were rated poor due to toxic ingredients that posed moderate to high health concerns. Keep reading for a closer look as to why these household brands scored so low in EWG’s guide. READ MORE>

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Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

August 21, 2015 by  
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More States Begin Banning LEED Rating System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

September 11, 2013 by  
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E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014

September 11, 2013 by  
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Small delivery vans spend countless hours delivering packages all over city centers – however they also deliver harmful emissions into the atmosphere. Well, Nissan is set to offer an alternative when the e-NV200 electric van arrives in 2014. Nissan just announced that it is in the final development phase of its second mass production electric vehicle, the e-NV200 compact van . Read the rest of E-NV200 Zero Emissions Van Will be Nissan’s Second EV When it Arrives in 2014 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric cars , electric motor , lithium ion battery , NISSAN , nissan e-NT400 , Nissan e-NV200 , nissan electric commercial vehicle , nissan electric van. nissan leaf , nissan nv200        

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New Study Shows Black Carbon from Oil Drilling and Household Stoves Melts Arctic Ice

September 11, 2013 by  
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Black carbon concentrations on surface ice in the Arctic are partially responsible for the acceleration of Arctic melt . A new study published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics finds that gas flaring from oil drilling in the Arctic is to blame for at least 42 percent of this black carbon, with rising figures for different times of year. In addition to oil-drilling, the study has found that conventional household stove emissions also play a part in black carbon pollution. Read the rest of New Study Shows Black Carbon from Oil Drilling and Household Stoves Melts Arctic Ice Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Arctic Melt , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal , black carbon , carbon emissions , Climate Change , eco design , environmental degradation , global warming , green design , oil drilling Arctic , Pollution , rising sea levels , sustainable design        

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Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates

August 16, 2013 by  
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Ford has responded to criticism regarding the EPA ratings for its 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrid models by lowering the C-MAX’s combined rating to 43 mpg. When Ford launched the 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrids, Ford claimed that both models had a combined rating of 47 mpg. However, Ford came under fire when publications, including Consumer Reports were unable to achieve the declared fuel efficiency. Read the rest of Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: epa , ford , Ford C-MAX , ford c-max hybrid , ford fusion , ford hybrid , green car , green transportation , hybrid car        

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Ford has responded to criticism regarding the EPA ratings for its 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrid models by lowering the C-MAX’s combined rating to 43 mpg. When Ford launched the 2013 Fusion and C-MAX hybrids, Ford claimed that both models had a combined rating of 47 mpg. However, Ford came under fire when publications, including Consumer Reports were unable to achieve the declared fuel efficiency. Read the rest of Ford Lowers 2013 C-MAX EPA Rating to 43 MPG, Customers Offered Rebates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: epa , ford , Ford C-MAX , ford c-max hybrid , ford fusion , ford hybrid , green car , green transportation , hybrid car        

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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780

November 30, 2012 by  
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Honda has released fuel economy ratings and pricing for the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid , which is slated to arrive in January. The EPA has rated the Accord Plug-in hybrid at 115 MPGe, which is a higher rating than other plug-in hybrid models like the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). Read the rest of 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , green car , green transportation , Honda , Honda Accord , Honda Accord Hybrid , Honda Accord PHEV , Honda hybrid , Honda plug-in hybrid

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Honda has released fuel economy ratings and pricing for the all-new 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid , which is slated to arrive in January. The EPA has rated the Accord Plug-in hybrid at 115 MPGe, which is a higher rating than other plug-in hybrid models like the Ford C-Max Energi (100 MPGe), Chevy Volt (98 MPGe), and Prius Plug-in (95 MPGe). Read the rest of 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid Rated at 115 MPGe and Starts at $39,780 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , green car , green transportation , Honda , Honda Accord , Honda Accord Hybrid , Honda Accord PHEV , Honda hybrid , Honda plug-in hybrid

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20 Cozy Green Knit Gifts to Give This Holiday Season

November 30, 2012 by  
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For those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the holiday season involves cold weather, warm beverages, and cuddly knits to help us stay warm. To help get everyone on your list bundled up and cozy, we’ve put together a green guide of  20 lovely gifts that are both earth and human-friendly. In addition to super soft alpaca glittens  and a range of other hats and gloves that protect heads and hands, we’ve included a knitted yoga ball , comfy cushion covers and even gift cards with knitted detailing . It’s a great year to give the gift of warmth, and our handy guide will get you off to a good start. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Algloves texting gloves , Bella Alpaca glittens , By Nord braided cushion , chain link scarf , chainlink scarf , cozy gifts , crocheted headphones , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco gloves , eco holiday , eco mittens , Eco scarf , eco scarves , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , etsy , green christmas , green gift guide , green gloves , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green knits , green knits gift guide , green mittens , green presents , green textiles , green xmas , gypsy knit socks , gypsy socks , gypsy05 , Gypsyz knit booties , hand knitted greeting card , hand knitted sidney snail , hand knitted yellow chick , indigenous fingerless gloves , knit gifts , knit necklace , knitted watermelon rug , knitted yoga ball , orla kiely stone hat , sustainable knit gifts , tree hot water bottle

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