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World Population Hits 7 Billion

Can you believe that the global population reached the 7 billion mark on Monday? When my grandfather was born in 1927, the population had just reached 2 billion. If he lives to be 100, he could see it reach 8 … Continue reading

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The Top 10 U.S. Cities/ Metro Areas for Public Transportation

It’s a well-known fact that public transportation and walking have a lower impact on the environment than driving a car. But what’s the public transportation like where you live? Although many places lack a good public transportation system, some have … Continue reading

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Children Want Parents to Buy Green

Maybe there is hope for the future! According to a recent survey of 1,027 British children, ages 7-14, 82 percent of them rated learning about green issues to be important, placing it ahead of traditional subjects like science, history, and … Continue reading

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Paper and Plastic Ban Proposed in L.A.

Paper or plastic? Shoppers in Los Angeles may soon have neither option. On Tuesday, an L.A. councilman proposed a ban on all single use paper and plastic bags in the city. “With paper bags, you’re still generating litter,” said Councilman … Continue reading

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Only 22% of Consumers Willing To Pay More for Green Products

Only 22 percent of all consumers are willing to pay more for green products, according to a global study by Nielsen analysis firm. The study polled 25,000 people in 51 countries and was released on August 28, 2011. In the … Continue reading

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California Apartment Complexes May Soon Offer Recycling

If you live in an apartment building in California, there’s a good chance that you don’t have access to convenient recycling. If a new law passes, that will soon change. Assembly Bill 818 will require owners of apartment buildings to … Continue reading

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Redwoods for Red Wine?

The California redwoods are some of the oldest and tallest trees in the world. But will they be sacrificed to produce more red wine? Two wineries in Sonoma County are petitioning to clear 2,000 acres of redwoods and Douglas firs … Continue reading

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News Media Mirrors Green Advertising

We see or hear hundreds of advertisements a day. Even if you don’t watch TV (or you fast forward through the commercials), they are in newspapers, online, on the sides of buses. . .  You just can’t avoid them. A … Continue reading

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Carmaggedeon: Bikes Beat Plane in a Race Across LA

If you live in Southern California like we do, you probably heard about Carmaggedeon. (Or Carma-kidding, as it was, since most people heeded advice and stayed home.) One would think that the lack of cars on the road would be … Continue reading

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New Device Uses GPS and Crowdsourcing to Prevent Water-Related Diseases

According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related diseases. A new device hopes to change that by providing real-time information on potential outbreaks of disease-infected water. “The device lets anyone test water … Continue reading

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