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Contaminated fake fish show danger for real ones Specially designed pseudo-fish constructed by U.S. Geological Survey scientists and suspended in the Potomac absorb chemicals including pesticides, herbicides, and artificial fragrances that contaminate the river, according to a recent Washington Post article. The simulated fish consisted of a plastic-coated... more
WOM Could Unlock $104 Billion In Green Technology Sales Americans’ appetite for environmentally friendly technologies and consumer products is grossly underserved, with a potential $104 billion in sales this year, according to the 2007 National Technology Readiness Survey. A whopping 71 percent of adults are interested in green technology,... more
Toyota Backs Plant-A-Tree Program On Facebook Toyota has partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to create a Facebook application called Tree Planter. Users gift trees to their friends. For every gift sent to a friend, the Arbor Day Foundation plants a tree in one of eleven forests.... more
Support The Tap Project This Weekend It’s a simple but true statement - a single glass of water can make a difference for children around the world. And that’s where the Tap Project comes in. Tap Project is a campaign that celebrates the clean and accessible drinking... more
Top 5 Hemp Beauty Products: Body Shop Foot Protector The Body Shop’s Hemp Foot Protector closes out this week’s top 5. Also in their hemp line but much thicker that the previously mentioned face cream, the Foot Protector is blessed with lots of hemp seed oil with its unusually... more
NCAA Schools Big On Environmental Initiatives With March Madness upon us, Juice Energy has put together a list of what the leading conferences are doing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The ACC is a perennial powerhouse in March, but is also recognized for its environmental initiatives. Duke,... more
Soaring Diesel Prices Spur Interest In Hybrid Trucks New EPA standards and $100-a-barrel oil are creating demand for hybrid big rigs, garbage trucks and dump trucks, even with the 35 percent premium over conventional vehicles, Forbes reports. The appeal: hybrid trucks can deliver fuel savings of 5 percent to... more
Iowa, Food Policy and God's Creatures: An Interview with Documentary Director Aaron Woolf King Corn is a not-so-new documentary film about food and agriculture. It is a sort of a reality documentary that follows Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, two friends from college on the east coast, who take upon themselves a sort... more
Your Car Is Trying To Kill You (Or At The Very Least Make You Sick) The daily commute may be taking more of a toll than people realize. A study by USC researchers and the California Air Resources Board found that up to half of Los Angeles residents’ total exposure to harmful air pollutants occurs... more
Earthworms in the coal mine Ah, the lowly earthworm. As the animal kingdom goes, it doesn't get more humble -- and as far as agriculture goes, it hardly gets more important. Without earthworms to plow up the undersoil and leave important nutrients behind them, our... more

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