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Are Ebooks More Environmentally Friendly Than Old-Fashioned Print?

Are Ebooks More Environmentally Friendly Than Old-Fashioned Print?

Thatcher Michelsen December 31, 2013 0

Ebooks are becoming increasingly more ubiquitous as customers buy e-reading devices such as the iPad and Kindle

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Community Gardens Should Be Priorities, Not Casualties

Community Gardens Should Be Priorities, Not Casualties

Thatcher Michelsen December 31, 2013 0

Two recent stories about community gardens in New York City signal an alarming trend, where commercial land development is prioritized over community and public health needs

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Three Easy Green New Year’s Resolutions

Three Easy Green New Year’s Resolutions

Thatcher Michelsen December 30, 2013 0

Making New Year's resolutions is sometimes a futile task

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Will Hemp Go Mainstream After Legalization In California?

Will Hemp Go Mainstream After Legalization In California?

Thatcher Michelsen December 27, 2013 0

Unfortunately, many people associate hemp with marijuana, given that the two plants are very similar and the former contains trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive element in the drug

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Pesticide Ban Begins Soon In Europe

Pesticide Ban Begins Soon In Europe

Thatcher Michelsen December 24, 2013 0

A new ban on pesticides in Europe is aimed at slowing the decline of honey bee populations there

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Lead May Be Present In Places You Least Expect It

Lead May Be Present In Places You Least Expect It

Thatcher Michelsen December 23, 2013 0

There are still consumer goods that could contain lead, and shoppers should be vigilant about the origin of the products that they purchase

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The Lead Exposure And Crime Connection

The Lead Exposure And Crime Connection

Thatcher Michelsen December 23, 2013 0

Is there another explanation for the drop in crime in Los Angeles during William Bratton's tenure besides his particular policing tactics

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With Sriracha Shut Down, Public Health Outweighs Foodie Concerns

With Sriracha Shut Down, Public Health Outweighs Foodie Concerns

Thatcher Michelsen December 20, 2013 0

You may have noticed that fans of Sriracha, specifically the kind that is manufactured by Huy Fong Foods, have been pretty depressed lately

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Anti-bacterial Soaps Being Scrutinized By FDA

Anti-bacterial Soaps Being Scrutinized By FDA

Thatcher Michelsen December 17, 2013 0

Hygiene product manufacturers will now have to prove that products sold with anti-bacterial labeling will actually prevent the spread of bacteria and illness to customers

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Europe’s Declaration Of Aspartame’s Safety Unlikely To Alleviate Concerns

Europe’s Declaration Of Aspartame’s Safety Unlikely To Alleviate Concerns

Thatcher Michelsen December 16, 2013 0

The European Food Safety Authority issued a ruling on December 11 declaring aspartame, the artificial sweetener used to make Diet Coke and other zero-calorie products, is safe for consumption

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