Hillary Clinton Announces 2016 Presidential Bid

Have you heard? Hillary Clinton announced over the weekend that she’s running for president in 2016, ending the long standing rumors and speculations, “Will she or won’t she?” But where does she stand on the environmental issues? Eco Watch looks into her stance on Keystone Pipeline XL and the Climate Change. Read about it here […]

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The New Endocrine-Disrupting Plastic Chemical BPS


Mother Jones reported in 2014 about chemical compounds that manufacturers have been scrambling to use in place of BPA might be just as bad. And now a new paper, published on the peer-reviewed Environmental Health Perspectives, examines the science around two common chemicals used in "BPA-Free" packaging: BPS and BPF. The authors looked at 32 […]

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Florida Health Officials to Test GMO Mosquitoes This Spring


The FDA is considering whether to approve the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys to help stop the spread of dengue fever and other diseases. Mosquito control officials in the region say they hope to get approval to begin releasing the insects in the Keys as soon as this spring. There […]

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Climate Change is Exacerbating California Drought


2014 was the hottest year on record. The rains of November and December raised levels at California’s largest reservoirs, which supply water for both northern and southern California, but basins are still at only half of average. California has entered its fourth year of drought and the weak weather systems we saw in January will […]

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Furniture Retailers Starting to Eliminate Flame Retardants


Image by Chaquetadepollo via Flickr My family room furniture is 14 years old. When we moved to our first house we lived without furniture for a year so we can save money to buy good great quality furniture that lasts. Well, time has come to replace them because the fabric is fraying and the cushions […]

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Earth Day & the Perils of Greenwashing in Fashion & Beauty


April is a happy month for those of us who are nature-lovers and proponents of all that is green and sustainable. We get to revel in our green choices, give ourselves a pat on the back, and then challenge ourselves to learn more and to do even better. With Earth Week (Apr 16th-22nd) and Earth […]

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Save the world from your computer

Wanna save the world while sitting on your bum?  Well, ok, maybe not completely “save”, but if I know the people who follow EcoEtsy, I know they certainly like to be proactive and help make the world a better place. Here’s a site I recently found that can help us do just that. TomNod.com is a […]

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Climate Change Denials Just Don’t Hold Water

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  I watched with great interest the post of the debate between Bill Nye (The Science Guy) and Ken Ham, (Founder of the Creation Museum). I personally can’t understand how people can disbelieve such a vast amount of  peer-reviewed scientific evidence that our climate is in grave danger. While the current scientific prognosis can be […]

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Private Companies Labeling GMOs When Washington Won’t

Independent labeling organizations team up with retailers to certify non-GMO foods.

Ask and you shall receive! While Washington drags its feet on the issue of GMO labeling (and no wonder given the bipartisan incest between Monsanto and the government), Americans are nearly unanimous in support of labeling genetically engineered food.  Hardly any difference exists across political or informational lines;  But far from passing any labeling measures, on […]

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