Wash Your Car With Earth-Friendly Results

October 10, 2019 by  
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Researchers find dangerous amounts of lead in fidget spinners

May 31, 2017 by  
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Fidget spinners are having a moment – practically everywhere you go someone has one twirling on a fingertip or tucked into a pocket. But environmental activist Tamara Rubin recently tested a variety of spinners for  lead  and mercury, and the results will shock you. Rubin, an independent lead poisoning prevention advocate, first tested three fidget spinners sent to her by a friend with an XRF instrument. Two were lead-free, but one had very high levels of lead and some mercury . She then disassembled a fidget spinner with LED lights and found both lead and mercury. She found 19,000 parts per million (ppm) of lead and 1,000 ppm of mercury. Related: Oakland has an even worse lead problem than Flint, Michigan These numbers are sobering because scientists consider under 90 ppm of lead to be the safe threshold in children’s toys, according to Rubin. But the paint on the LED light spinner contained 334 ppm of lead and 155 ppm of mercury in one test. The unpainted metal base contained 1,562 ppm of mercury and 2,452 ppm of lead. Rubin later tested six more fidget spinners and found a $31 from Yomaxer that contained 42,800 ppm of lead. She noted ordinary consumers won’t have access to an XRF instrument, which can cost around $50,000. She recommends avoiding fidget spinners available for purchase and instead making your own , such as a fidget spinner out of LEGOs . In an email about her results, Rubin said she’s very concerned about the high levels of lead discovered in random testing as the toys are so popular. So far she’s tested 11 fidget spinners in total and found two with exceedingly dangerous levels of lead. You can read more about Rubin’s testing methods here . Via Tamara Rubin ( 1 , 2 ) Images via Pixabay ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 )

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4 ways to help clean tech hit a home run

December 21, 2016 by  
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The Bill Gates-led Breakthrough Energy Ventures has promised to invest $1 billion in technology solutions for clean energy. These four strategies can make that money get the results we need for a sustainable future.

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Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

January 28, 2016 by  
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A group of scientists in China announced the results of a controversial experiment this week: they claim that by using genetic engineering, they’ve bred macaque monkeys with an autism-like disorder. While they intend to use the animals to test treatments and potential cures, some scientists are skeptical that the results will have anything useful to teach us about autism in people. Read the rest of Chinese researchers are intentionally breeding “autistic” monkeys

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Rustic stone farmhouse and stable hides a beautiful contemporary home in Spain

January 28, 2016 by  
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Readers Have Spoken: Here Are The Best Green Kids Stories of 2013!

January 5, 2014 by  
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The votes have been tallied and the results are in: Inhabitots has chosen the best green kids stories of 2013 ! The last year saw many exciting developments in cutting edge sustainable design for kids and ever evolving philosophies and news developments in the green parenting realm. Every day, Inhabitots looks for the stories about what really matters to eco-friendly families: the risk of chemical exposure from low quality toys and baby accessories , the best designers of organic and fair-trade clothing for tots, and how to infuse a love of the environment into your young children from the start. So, without further adieu, here are the winners of Inhabitots’ 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards! READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best green kids stories , best kids design stories , green kids , green parenting , green playgrounds , Inhabitots , readers’ choice awards        

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ICYMI: How Kohl’s, Legrand and others cash in on Better Buildings

May 28, 2013 by  
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In the past week, we've seen the results of the first year of the Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge, the latest and greatest in distributed cloud technology, the dark side of Greek yogurt and much more.

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Boston becomes latest city to order building energy benchmarking

May 13, 2013 by  
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Large commercial and residential buildings must report annual energy and water use, but aren't required to act on the results.

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VERGE and the Built Environment

October 21, 2012 by  
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In this hour-long webcast, we’ll reveal the results of a new report, written by longtime green building and LEED pioneer Robert Watson and published by GreenBiz Group, examining the key trends at the intersection of buildings, energy, IT, and transportation. It is being published in the run-up to GreenBiz’s VERGE SF conference, November 12-13, which will be looking at these and other trends and technologies.

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3 ways IT can support greener behaviors

March 20, 2012 by  
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Sure, behavioral change can yield impressive progress in sustainability initiatives. But pair that with the right technology and the results can be tremendous.

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