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Songbirds Dying from DDT in Michigan yards; Superfund Site Blamed

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American Robin (wikimedia.org)

Jim Hall was mowing the town’s baseball diamond when he felt a little bump underneath him. “And there it was, a dead robin,” he said...




  • Gregg Segal exposes American Consumerism in his 7 Days of Garbage photo project

    Photographer Gregg Segal: The King of Garbage Exposure

    Californian photographer Gregg Segal thinks you use too much stuff. Or rather, he thinks we all do, and our hyper consumerism is leading to a rubbish... Read more

  • Parabens and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) are present in most shampoos and may cause serious health hazards. Find out why.

    Top 5 SLS-Free Organic Shampoos For Healthy Looking Hair

    SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) is Bad for Your hair— Here is Why  While we often worry about what goes in our cosmetics and skincare, we... Read more

  • Woman harvesting spinach. A lemon cucumber. Dry beans. Sugar snap peas. Pumpkin. Boy standing in a pole bean field. All images through Wikimedia commons.

    7 Organic Garden Crops to Plant Now, It’s Not Too Late

    Maybe you were too busy this spring to give your garden much love. Or maybe your plants have died since, leaving room for new life... Read more

  • Basil (Sweet Basil) is one of the most common herbs grown in gardens. (Todd Heft/bigblogofgardening.com)

    My Favorite Garden Herbs and How To Grow Them

    Before our modern synthetic scents were created, herbs were an important aspect of everyday living.  They were used for many functions including dyes, medicines, room... Read more

  • Water-lily (Nymphaea sp), Nymphaeaceae, Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

    Garden Pond Plants: Which are Best?

    With garden temperatures reaching their annual peak, providing you have kept good care of your filtration system and water quality, your garden pond should now... Read more

  • Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island, Brain Coral And Fan Coral. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Coral Reefs Key for Saving Millions of Humans

    Coral reefs form one of the most delicate and valuable ecosystems along the coastlines of the world. Even though they cover less than 1% of... Read more

  • No patch of land too small or unappealing. (Dave Morris, CC BY)

    Look Out Behind the Bus Stop, Here Come Guerrilla Gardeners Digging Up an Urban Revolution

    Lurking beneath the authorities’ radar is a vast, international underground movement that stretches from Africa and Europe to the Americas: guerrilla gardening, the un-permitted colonisation... Read more

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    Love Cycling? Love Wearing Skirts? You Can Do Both With This Simple Trick!

    Penny In Yo Pants from Johanna Holtan on Vimeo. The Penny In Yo’Pants ladies have come up with a simple solution that will help you... Read more

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    You Can Grow These Six Vegetables in Your Home

    By  J. D. Heyes, contributing writer to Natural News For many who love warmth and the outdoors, summer can, by far, be their favorite season. With... Read more

  • Green drivers swiftly pass a traffic light. *Shutterstock

    Fast and Furious Road Etiquette for Green Drivers

    Many fuel-saving tips advise driving slowly, but you should actually often drive fast to save fuel and minimize the impact on the environment.  Driving slowly works... Read more

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    Tick Talk: Enjoy Summer Outings and Prevent Lyme Infection

    Lyme disease – named after the village it was first diagnosed in- takes about 300,000 new victims annually in the United States alone. The epidemic... Read more

  • (Photo by: Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia.org)

    Herbicides Not Needed for Thistles in the Garden

    I’ve become an unwilling expert on thistle. Living where I do in Pennsylvania, we’re besieged by the plant in spring, and when not controlled, causes... Read more

  • This picture taken 23 May, 2007, shows an Indian pedestrians walking past a generator running outside a collonade of shops in Connaught Place, New Delhi. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)

    Build Smart From the Start: Making the Business Case for Energy-Saving Construction in India

    India is suffering from severe power outages this month. Power plants are running out coal and citizens are protesting in the street as their livelihoods... Read more

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make your own yummy chocolate nut spread. The fabulous 5: chocolate, nuts, cacao, honey, oil. (Shutterstock*)

    Make Your Own Nutella-Like Spread in 10 Minutes

    It’s quick and easy to make your own chocolatey nut spread, and it’s ideal for parents looking to make a treat for their kids while... Read more

  • Vintage Patriotic Decor via The Golden Sycamore on Hometalk.

    Fourth of July DIY Extravaganza: 10 Tips That Won’t Cost the Earth

    Decorating your home for special occasions need not cost the earth. Here are some easy to follow craft tips for all the family to enjoy... Read more

  • An Iraqi man repairs a fan at his shop in Baghdad, May 1, 2006. (Sabah Arar/AFP/Getty Images)

    Beat the Heat the Smart Way

    Installing the AC has always been a summer ritual in my house. It is the day I admit that I am weak and need some... Read more


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