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1. Agency Urges Radon Testing On All NJ Homes North Of Trenton
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the first home safety standard for radioactive radon gas, recommending that homeowners take action to reduce the ...
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2. Biodiversity and What You Buy
USA
Our everyday choices about what to buy and where to shop have a major effect on the environment. When combined with billions of consumer choices ...
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3. Biodiversity and Your Energy Use
USA
We rarely think about energy use in environmental terms. Yet the way we use energy resources has a profound effect on the quality of the ...
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4. Despite What You May Suspect, The Danger From Radon Is Real
The federal EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) announced in mid September 1988 that 1/3 of all U.S. homes may contain dangerous levels of radon, a ...
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5. Dioxin and Precaution
Two years ago, in 1997, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) formally concluded that dioxin causes cancer in humans. IARC is a division ...
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6. Do Garbage Incinerators Produce Air Pollution Harmful To Humans (Part 2)
Does burning municipal garbage produce air pollution that might harm humans? We know that "mass burn" or "trash to steam" plants produce dioxin. Part of ...
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7. Drilling To The Ends Of The Earth: The Case Against New Fossil Fuel Exploration
USA
The quest for oil has defined the twentieth century. Many still view oil as black gold, a resource to be exploited as economically and expediently ...
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8. Environmental Regs
It is possible to imagine that developing countries could adopt a different, less costly approach to reducing industrial pollution than that implemented by developed countries ...
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9. Excrement Happens -- Part 1
Recently we came upon a history of the management of human excreta -- urine and feces -- starting back in the mists of time and ...
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10. Excrement Happens -- Part 2
We are retelling the history of the management of human excrement as originally narrated by Abby A. Rockefeller. ...
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11. Grass Roots Environmental Groups Grapple With Real Issues Of Power, Says Dr. Commoner
The traditional environmental movement has failed to halt the destruction of the environment. Over the past 15 years, air pollution has been reduced modestly but ...
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12. Green Living Center: Fabrics
USA
In addition to the chemicals used in the manufacturing of textiles, the pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and herbicides used in growing cotton also adversely affect public ...
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13. Green Living Center: Landscaping and Gardening Your Home--The Basics
USA
Healthy landscaping and gardening starts with healthy soil. The quality of the soil directly affects the health of the plant and animal life it supports. ...
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14. Green Living Center: Radon
USA
Radon gas is released during the natural breakdown of radium in soil, rock and groundwater. In certain areas of the country, this gas enters into ...
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15. Hazardous Materials Policy
Leading scientific societies say that the future promises irreversible environmental degradation and continued poverty for much of the world unless we control human population and ...
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16. Phytoremediation: A Green Solution to Pollution
Plants may be the raw material of the future for everything from fibers to fuels, but in the meantime they're busy mending the mistakes of ...
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17. Studying A Town To Death
Lompoc, California is a small city of 42,000 people that lies within a valley along California's central coast, about 100 miles above Los Angeles. Lompoc ...
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18. The Waning Days of Risk Assessment
Risk assessment is a decision-making technique that first came into use during the presidency of Jimmy Carter, who was trained as a nuclear engineer. At ...
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19. Waste Reduction Or Reduction In Our Use Of Toxics
Everyone now knows that everything must go somewhere (including all the raw materials we mine from the ground and send to our factories) . We ...
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20. What We Must Do -- 4: A License To Pollute
Our series, What We Must Do, is describing the root causes of the toxics problem in America. The waste haulers serve as frontline soldiers, disposing ...
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