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Our Appetite for Animals Is Taking Us Toward Apocalypse 16.5.2009 AlterNet
Cutting your meat-eating habits is one of the most impactful ways you can prevent drastic changes to our climate.
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UK Wind Energy Companies in Open Conflict 16.5.2009 TreeHugger
Image credit: Ecotricity Accuses Rival of Dishonesty There's long been disagreement in the UK about how best to stimulate the renewables marketplace. But those disagreements seem to be spilling out into open hostility. Ecotricity, pioneers of high profile are accusing their competitor, Good Energy, of peddling misleading marketing claims. Read on for all the dirty details. ... ...
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The Ugly Truth Behind Organic Food 15.5.2009 Truthout.com
The organic labeling standards do nothing to denote how farms treat their workers. Is your organic food a humanitarian nightmare? Is it time for a strawberry to make a political statement, again? I'm standing on a farm south of San Francisco that is unremarkable in that it, like all of the other farms in the area, is a golden canvas of brilliant yellow flowers with the occasional patchwork of verdant greens, early signs of this year's season sprouting up. It's a slice of California's multibillion-dollar agricultural region that spreads east through the state's Central Valley, down the coast toward Salinas -- America's salad bowl -- all the way to the Mexican border and north toward Oregon. While still a small minority, a growing number of ...
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Method: Balancing Performance, Looks and Safe Materials 15.5.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method, speaks with GreenBiz Radio about why green products can't skimp on performance, the indepth work needed to clean up cleaners, and why all the new green products from mainstream companies don't worry Method.

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Josie Maran Cosmetics: Green or Greenwash? 15.5.2009 TreeHugger
Photo credit: Josie Maran Cosmetics When it comes to looking green and gorgeous, model Josie Maran is on top of her game. Crowned the Green Glamour Queen in the premier issue of , Maran is the face that launched an eco-empire—and sold a thousand mascara wands. Her eponymous cosmetics line, touted as natural, organic, and free from parabens, phthalates, and most petrochemicals, has won accolades from mainstream femme mags like Allure , Glamour , Vogue , and most recently Elle , where Maran's tinted moisturizer triumphed in ...
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Stephen H. Dinan: The Next Evolution of Green 15.5.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Now is the time to integrate green into our deepest beliefs, most cherished institutions and in every simple choice we make.
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"Omnivore's Dilemma" Author Michael Pollan's New Advice on Buying Food: "Don't Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised" 14.5.2009 Democracy Now!
Michael Pollan is one of the nation's leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industry's co-option of "sustainability" and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food that's advertised. [includes rush transcript]
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"Omnivore's Dilemma" Author Michael Pollan's New Advice on Buying Food: "Don't Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised" 14.5.2009 Democracy Now!
Michael Pollan is one of the nation's leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industry's co-option of "sustainability" and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food that's advertised. [includes rush transcript]
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"Omnivore's Dilemma" Author Michael Pollan's New Advice on Buying Food: "Don't Buy Any Food You've Ever Seen Advertised" 14.5.2009 Democracy Now!
Michael Pollan is one of the nation's leading writers and thinkers in this country on the issue of food. He is author of several books about food, including The Botany of Desire, The Omnivore's Dilemma and his latest, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. In light of what he calls the processed food industry's co-option of "sustainability" and its vast spending on marketing, Pollan advises to be wary of any food that's advertised. [includes rush transcript]
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Don't Know Your Company's Toxic Footprint? Ignorance Will Not Be Bliss 14.5.2009 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The noose continues to tighten around toxic chemicals in products and corporate supply chains. Notwithstanding the protestations of some trade associations about their products' safety, it's becoming increasingly clear that if your company has a high profile chemical in your product or your supply chain, the likelihood of your suffering toxic lockout from the marketplace and having your supply chain disrupted is increasing rapidly, writes Richard Liroff. ...
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The Ugly Truth Behind Organic Food 14.5.2009 AlterNet
The organic labeling standards do nothing to denote how farms treat their workers. Is your organic food a humanitarian nightmare?
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The Ugly Truth Behind Organic Food 14.5.2009 AlterNet
The organic labeling standards do nothing to denote how farms treat their workers. Is your organic food a humanitarian nightmare?
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The Many Benefits of Green Product Design 14.5.2009 Small Business | GreenBiz.com

Rich Liroff, head of the Investor Environmental Health Network, explains how companies that are designing products with health and the environment in mind reap rewards in reputation, customer loyalty and boosts to the bottom line.

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China's Suntech Will Build Solar Panels in U.S. 14.5.2009 TreeHugger
Biggest Solar Manufacturer Could Provide 1,000 US Jobs , China's solar leader and the world's largest producer of photovoltaics by volume, will build a factory in the United States. "We believe in the outstanding long-term prospects of the solar energy market in the United States," , Suntech's CEO (and erstwhile ). "A number of favorable developments have l... ...
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Madeleine M. Kunin: Creating an Environmental Miracle in China 13.5.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
“When I came to Vermont I could see the Milky Way, so many stars, it was so beautiful. I haven’t seen stars since I was...
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Aveda, Cradle to Cradle, and a Paradigm Shift in Cosmetics 13.5.2009 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com

Marc Gunther talks with Dominique Conseil, the president of cosmetics company Aveda, about the first-ever Cradle to Cradle certification for personal care products, how innovations in packaging can shift markets, and why he's found no tensions between the company's environmental and economic goals.

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WWF to Publish Palm Oil Buyer's Scorecard: Will Out Companies Not Meeting Their Sustainable Oil Commitments 12.5.2009 TreeHugger
That palm oil plantation used to be forest... photo: via flickr Saying that only 1% of the supplies available on the market are actually being purchased, has announced that over the next six months it will be assessing the state of sustainable palm oil, whether companies that have committed to purchasing sustainable oil are d... ...
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Eco-Design Continues Unabated: Ergo, Mocean UK 12.5.2009 TreeHugger
When I first started talking with Graham in mid 2004 about his embryonic TreeHugger web concept, I expressed some reservation about how long we could keep the project going. I figured that, at our then rate of 6 posts a day, we’d run out of eco design products in abut 4 months. Boy, was I wrong. And deliriously happy to have been so. Here we are five years on, and just yesterday alone we published a ginormous 43 posts. Admittedly not all eco-design related. But still. The growth in products that consider their environmental and social impact has simply gone ballistic in the past few years. New eco start-ups continue to appear at a phenomenal rate of knots. And here is yet on... ...
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Desert Essence Organics Fragrance-Free Bath and Body Products Are Nothing to Sniff At 12.5.2009 TreeHugger
Photo credit: Desert Essence If no-frills skin- and bodycare is what you thirst for, then new organic line is the oasis you seek for your head, shoulders, knees, and toes, especially if you have chemical sensitivities, allergies, or asthma. Pumped full of get-gorgeous ingredients like antioxidant-rich green tea, Shea butter, and jojoba and sunflower oils, the aroma-impaired quartet—shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion—only smell stripped d... ...
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Will the New Chrysler Be a Green Machine? 12.5.2009 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com

Emerging from bankruptcy, the U.S. automaker -- now jointly owned by a union trust and Italian firm Fiat -- is likely to focus on the kinds of vehicles that the Big Three insisted Americans wouldn't buy.

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