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E - THE ENVIRONMENTAL MAGAZINE THIS WEEK
  March 9, 2014
 
  WHAT WE’RE FOLLOWING  
Battle of the Bulbs
Compact Fluorescents In The Spotlight With Ban on Incandescents In Effect
   
 

As of Jan. 1, 2014, 40- and 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are no longer manufactured in the U.S. as part of efficiency standards signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2007. Previously, the government regulations phased out 70- and 100-watt bulbs over the last…

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Shoppers Choose Local
   
 

Forget the aisles stocked with organics. If local foods are not available, 30% of consumers will purchase groceries elsewhere, reports a new study released this month by global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney.

According to the study, named “Buying into the Local…

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  FEATURED BLOGS  
Sustaining DC, Restraining Cars
How Washington, DC is vying to be one of nation’s greenest cities and teach other urban areas a lesson in sustainable development and planning
   
 

Cities may be the new environmental hubs. Chicago and New York have been vying for the title of greenest city in America, and for 2013 Washington, DC has joined them, with a new plan, Sustainable DC. The idea, according to Mayor Vincent Gray, is to “make the District of…

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A Greener Blue Lagoon
   
 

As the sea plane banks to the right and I look down through the open window, sunlight glints off one of the largest solar arrays I’ve ever seen, and the next thing I know we are splashing down in the turquoise waters of Fiji’s fabled Blue Lagoon. The pilot cuts the…

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The Price of Red Lips
Metals and Other Toxins Are Found in Most Lipsticks
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As a child I intently watched my mother put on bright red lipstick every morning before work. Even when she didn’t use a mirror, her lipstick always looked flawless. Recently, my mother asked me about the ingredients in her favorite red lipstick. Throughout my toxicology…

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  IN OUR CURRENT ISSUE  
Eco Laundry Tips
Tips to Save Energy, Water and Money
   
 

Not only is laundry a necessary chore, but it’s a huge drain on both water and electricity. The average household does almost 400 loads of laundry each year, requiring 13,500 gallons of water using traditional machines. And the dryer is the second largest energy-consuming…

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What’s Wrong with Hair Dye?
Most Dyes Contain a Chemical that Can Cause Dangerous Reactions
   
 

Salons and home color kits make it easy to say goodbye to grey hairs and roots, but sudden serious allergic reactions to hair dye are on the rise—even among those who have been using the same hair coloring product for years

“You can develop an allergy to a product at…

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  EARTHTALK Q&A  
Global Warming and Our Health
   
 

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening? 

– Jim Merrill, Provo, UT

Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways…

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