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  • NPS seeks public thoughts on air pollution in national parks
    NPS seeks public thoughts on air pollution in national parks
    The National Park Service (NPS) is opening a new public comment period on its plan to survey visitors about how well they can see in national parks. NPS is following up on a pilot study it did two years ago to see how people perceive the effects...
  • Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Bacterium discovered that destroys major pollutants
    Many of the world’s most deadly pollutants like dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) owe their long life to the halogens in the chemicals. Professor David Leys and colleagues from the Institute of Biotechnology at the University of...
  • Stream in Western Maryland affected by acid mine drainage
    TOXMAP: what toxic chemicals are being released by you?
    Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) is an EPA annual, data report where you can view information about what toxic chemicals are released into the environment by certain industries and federal facilities that may be located in areas where you live....
  • Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    Celebrate Florida's Pollution Prevention Week
    This week, Monday, September 15, through Sunday September 21, 2014 is Florida's Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) "Pollution Prevention Week." Celebrated the third full week of September every year Florida's...
  • Recycle
    How Not Recycling is Affecting Your Life
    We know how important it is for us to have “stuff”, and now we know how much waste our “stuff” makes.So lets talk about how not recycling is affecting your life.1. Overflowing Landfills: By not recycling items especially...
  • Clear skies in Beijing
    Is Beijing the world’s most polluted city?
    No! It does get the most coverage and, yes, the polluted is bad on many days but Beijing did not make the list of the top ten polluted cities in the world and it is not even the most polluted city in China. According to the World Health...
  • Warning sign at Love Canal, N.Y.
    The California version of Love Canal
    Every time people hear or read of some horrendous occurrence, such as massive, deadly contaminants spilled into our waterways, or released into the air, killing animals, birds, sometimes even humans, we shudder. We may, if lucky enough not to live...
  • Jian River turns red as blood
    Chinese river mysteriously runs blood red
    At 5 a.m. local time Thursday morning, all was normal in the Zhejiang province of China but within the hour the usually clear waters of the river suddenly turned blood red and a strange, foul odor accompanied this bizarre occurrence.The Wenzhou...
  • Water main break
    Living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed: did you brush your teeth this morning?
    Did you brush your teeth this morning? How about take a shower? Did you enjoy your morning cup of coffee?How much of your morning routine involves water? So many of us take advantage of the fact that we have access to cheap, clean water within our...
  • Microbeads disrupting ecological balance
    Microbeads Be Gone! Land of Lincoln First to Ban Synthetic Beads in Skin Care
    Others states are still considering legislation, but Governor Pat Quinn have made it happen! Last month Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation banning the manufacture and sale of personal care products containing synthetic microbeads. “Banning...
  • Air Quality Index Logo
    Air Pollution Action Day in Chicago for July 21
    The EPA has issued an ozone “Orange” air quality warning for Chicago for today, Monday, July 21. The air quality index is predicted to be in the 101-150 range, indicating the air quality conditions are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups...
  • Blissoma Backyard Bliss repels bugs naturally without citronella
    Tips to look and feel great in the summer heat & humidity
    Summer is a lovely time. It also presents some unique seasonal beauty challenges. Today this Examiner shared some tips for being safe in the sun, fending off aging pollution, skipping the frizz and looking and smelling fresh on Fox 2 News and KPLR...
  • Minnesota waters
    Minnesota citizens urged to act quickly to stop gutting of Clean Water rules
    Our nation’s No. 1 polluter of water is agriculture, specifically, petro-chemical “Big Ag” farmers -- but now large-scale farmers are worried that new EPA rules are going to make them clean up their act. Not surprisingly, Big Ag...
  • Phoenix Rising
    Phoenix Rising
    As the world spins closer to an apocalyptic event where the rule of law is anarchy one can not help wondering would life on the other side be that much different in the outcome? Questions need to be asked if mankind has any hope of staving off a...
  • Broccoli sprouts
    Broccoli sprout drink enhances detoxification of air pollutants
    There are deepening concerns about the effects of increased air pollution on our health. On the brighter side a clinical trial in China showed that broccoli sprout beverage enhances detoxification of pollutants in the air reported John Hopkins...