Tag: water pollution

Fossil Fuel Dependence Pollutes our Planet and our Bodies

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By Michael Green, CEO of Center for Environmental HealthAs political leaders, entrepreneurs, activists, and scientists from around the world gather at the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco this week, there is no better time to underscore the terrifyingly dangerous impact of fossil fuels on our societies and bodies today.The primary focus of the clean…

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Goldman Environmental Prize Winner Works to Promote Safer Electronics

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Every year the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize is awarded to six extraordinary grassroots environmental heroes from around the globe – recognizing one person from each of the six inhabited continental regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.  While all of this year’s prize recipients have a compelling…

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What’s Inside Your Tech Gadgets? The History and Health Impacts of Rare Earth Metals

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From missiles and aircraft generators to ipods and tv monitors, rare earth metals are used in a vast amount of the products we use everyday.  With the increase in production of tech gadgets comes an increase in global demand for rare earth metals–but that demand comes a cost.  The mining, refining, and manufacturing processes used…

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