Artificial Trans Fat Might Be On Its Way Out

November 13, 2013 in Food

Eating foods loaded with trans fat is terrible for you. Eating trans fat increases low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the bad kind, and decreases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the good kind.
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PB+J Has a Simple Solution To Combat Severe Acute Malnutrition

November 3, 2013 in Health

Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is a huge problem in the developing world. In fact, it is the number one killer of children under five years of age. Almost 20 children
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An Eco-friendly T-Shirt Line That Actually Looks Good

May 2, 2013 in Recycling

Many people who try to live an eco-friendly life struggle to find clothes that actually look good and are made from greener materials. Enter a young entrepreneur from the Bay
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Major Businesses Sign a Climate Declaration

May 2, 2013 in CSR

Last month, 33 major U.S. companies signed a Climate Declaration which urges the Congress to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, limiting carbon emissions and boosting efficiency.
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Nike Urged To Stop Buying Cotton Produced by Slave Labor in Uzbekistan

April 17, 2013 in CSR

In January, I wrote about slave labor used in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton and the third largest exporter, so chances are great some
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The Slave Labor Behind Uzbekistan Cotton

January 17, 2013 in CSR

Chances are great that at least some of the cotton in the clothes you wear is from Uzbekistan. A Central Asian country, Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton,
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Activists Urge New York Governor To Uphold Fracking Ban

January 12, 2013 in Environment

The state of New York has had a moratorium on the controversial method of gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing or fracking for two years. In a few months, New York
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Half of the World’s Food Is Wasted

January 11, 2013 in Food

Up to half of the food produced globally ends up being wasted, according to a new report by the London-based Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Currently, the world produces about four
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Georgia Utility To Phase Out Old Coal Plants

January 7, 2013 in Renewable energy

Georgia Power, the largest utility in Georgia, announced plans to phase out 15 old coal and oil burning plants. Retiring old coal plants is a trend. Reuters recently reported that
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The Dangers of Oil Drilling In the Arctic Ocean

January 6, 2013 in Environment

The Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society are demanding that Obama stop all current and future approvals for offshore oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean. The environmental groups
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