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The latest news, food for thought, recipes you’ll love, great advice on everything from raising kids to nurturing bees, plus videos designed to entertain, educate and enlighten. If you’d like to find out what’s on our mind – or let us know what’s on yours -- this is place to be.

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The Good News About Rising Oil Prices

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There’s no question that the current oil crunch is making it painful for most of us to visit the gas pump. But is there a silver lining in the clouds of this energy storm? Some experts think so.

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Ehrlich on the Environment: Many Links, One Chain

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Responding to a heckler who said his songs all sounded the same, musician Neil Young once famously remarked that, "it’s all one song." In their new book,

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Is it Possible to Make Friends Off a Toilet Paper Choice?

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Your Choice - Old Growth Forest or Recycled Waste?I took the title of this post from a comment on our Facebook page. It’s an interesting question.

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The Most Important Number in the World

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350Three hundred and fifty. 350. That’s the most important number in the world. Learn it and remember it, because it represents the atmospheric line in the sand that we cross at our own peril.

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B Corporation - Wave of the Future for Business

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We at 7th Generation are big supporters of B Corporation - we are a B Corp member and want to encourage other businesses to join in.

Check out the movie.

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Getting into the Business of Sustainability

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Author: the Inkslinger

Product LifecycleIf you own, run, or work for a business (and that’s just about all of us), and you’re even halfway aware (and hopefully that’s at least most of us), you know that sustainability is the game you’ve got to get into.

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FDA Frowns on Mercury Dental Fillings

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Teeth X-RayAfter writing a piece on the hazards of mercury-based dental fillings last month, it was most interesting to encounter a rather unexpected update on the subject this week.

After years of denying there was anything even resembling an issue of concern here, the Food and Drug Administration has had an abrupt change of heart as evidenced by a subtle but telling change to key language on its website.

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A Chemical That Keeps On Keepin’ On

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Cast Iron Frying PanPerfluorooctanoic acid is back in the news. And you may be thinking, perfluoro-what? PFOA, as it’s more commonly known, is a key component of non-stick cookware coatings, stain resistance treatments, greaseproof food packaging and other products. As we reported a few years ago, scientists discovered that it is bad news where human health and the environment are concerned. So the companies that make it invented a substitute. Which, it turns out, is equally bad for human health and the environment, according to scientists.

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