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Victory! Strong Microbeads Bills Clears California Assembly!

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the California Assembly passed the world’s strongest microbeads legislation in a 58-11 vote. Microbeads, which can be found in everything from facial scrubs and soap to toothpaste and makeup ,show up on ingredient labels under their material names: polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate or polymethyl methacrylate....

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Can the Tiny House Movement Help Cure our “Stuffocation?”

by Matthew Lewis, Yerdle I’ll admit it: I’m obsessed with tiny houses. I’m delighted by the concept of a whole house – kitchen, bedroom, living room, bathroom – that’s less than a few hundred square feet. The incredible attention to detail, the challenge of designing an efficient and livable space,...

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Our Governments Won’t Lead on Climate Change. So We Will.

People in the Philippines and Australia Come Together for Climate Justice “To anyone who continues to deny the reality that is climate change…. I dare you to go to the islands of the Pacific, the islands of the Caribbean and the islands of the Indian Ocean and see the impacts...

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NYC to Bill de Blasio: Pass. This. Bill.

by Shana DeClercq Made from fossil fuels. Shipped around the world in carbon-emitting boats, trains, and trucks. Used once, sometimes for as few as five minutes. It then often becomes litter – trapped in trees, poisoning wildlife, polluting waterways. It’s the single use plastic bag. And New Yorkers are so...

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