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Safer Products from Sunscreens to Eye Shadow

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August 22, 2012

The Environmental Working Group… (EWG) is an environmental non-profit focused on protecting public health and the environment.  The organization concentrates on preventing health problems in children, babies, and infants in the womb attributed to a wide array of toxic contaminants.  While the non-profit is active in many different campaign areas,  

Categories: environmental health, environmental investing, green investing, risk

Debunking “Clean” Natural Gas

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August 17, 2012

I was riding my bicycle to work the other day and a city bus went blasting past me. As it did so, I couldn’t help but see the words “Powered by CLEAN BURNING natural gas!” emblazoned on its rear end. Natural gas is a fossil fuel, it isn’t clean burning,…  

Categories: global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas, risk

Stop the Frack Attack

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August 10, 2012

Across the United States, the development of natural gas via hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling currently occurs in 32 states.  As the development of shale gas has increased, so has the number of community groups united in an effort to end hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in their communities.  Last week, more…  

Categories: environmental justice, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, natural gas

Global Warming by the Numbers

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July 26, 2012

Bill McKibben believes that we’re losing the fight against global warming.  In his recent article in Rolling Stone (Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math… in the August, 2, 2012 issue), McKibben writes “we're losing the fight, badly and quickly – losing it because, most of all, we remain in denial  

Categories: climate change, environmental investing, fossil fuel-free investing, fossil fuels, fossil-free investing, global warming, green investing, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable investing

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