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Driving Our Way to Drought

Nothing like some scary climate news on a Monday morning to inspire a carbon conscious week! In yet another reminder of the direct link between our daily activities and climate change, an article published last Thursday by Science magazine demonstrates that human behavior, such as driving and op...

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Putting a Price Tag on Climate Change

For years, scientists have talked about the costs of global warming. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon took those warnings literally. Yesterday, Ban announced in a 52-page report that efforts to address climate change may cost a staggering $20 trillion over the next two decades. According to cove...

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My Beef with Beef

When my twelve year-old self stopped eating meat, the explanation I gave people was quite nuanced and well-reasoned: I liked animals too much to eat them. Hey, it sounded good at the time. But over the years, as I grew increasingly aware of the meat industry and its environmental impact, my choi...

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Cow Burps and Climate Change?

Apparently humans aren't the only species with a carbon footprint! This most recent study is the latest spark in an ongoing discussion on the impact of methane, a greenhouse gas twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide, released into the atmosphere by burping cows. On first read, I thought t...

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New York City Council Passes Plastic Bag Bill

"City Council Passes Bill for Recycling of Plastic Bags" New York Times By Anne Barnard Published: January 10, 2008 The stash under the sink grows inexorably: bags from Duane Reade and D’Agostino, bags from Home Depot and the health food store. Wadded up, stuffed one inside the other, t...

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Takoma Voice: Air Freshener – Betsy Taylor Sees Blue Skies in Our Future

Let’s look ahead and imagine that together with millions of other concerned citizens, we acted heroically in the face of the news on global warming. What will be different?

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C3 Blog Update!

Thanks to all who participated in C3 Phase One! Over the last six months, your expressed commitment to going green and efforts to spread the word about our campaign has resulted in carbon savings of 4,934,224 pounds! While the contest closed at the end of December, we hope that you’ll continue t...

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China to ban “ultra-thin” plastic bags

China bans free plastic bags (CNN) -- China is banning free plastic bags common at shops and supermarkets and ordering customers to be charged for any they use, the government said Wednesday. The rules, which take effect June 1, come as the country tries to tackle a significant source of litter...

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Polycarbonate Bottles Raise Questions

Health Concerns Resurface Over Chemical Used in Hard-Plastic Polycarbonate Water Bottles ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Catching his breath at a fitness club, Matt McHugh took a gulp of water from his trusty, hard-plastic Nalgene bottle and pondered the idea of switching to an alternative made of glass,...

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A Day Without Bags

Heal the Bay is sponsoring A Day Without a Bag on December 20th in the Los Angeles area. More than 6 billion plastic bags are used in LA County each year. Because so few of them are recycled, the vast majority end up clogging precious landfill, littering public places and ultimately polluting ou...

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