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Back to School Special

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Author: the Inkslinger

Back to School SuppliesIt came late the other night, borne by hammering rain and tearing winds, announced by the white glare of skyfire and its riotous clamor. As it did, Vermont's sweet precious summer began its slow and inexorable fade.

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BPA and the FDA

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Author: the Inkslinger

Baby Bottle BPACall it a case of two steps forward, one step back.

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Inspired Protagonist's Summertime Blues

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Author: Inspired Protagonist

SunetBegun in fits and starts, my vacation has not been a very effective escape from work. It pains me to count the days I have left. As July slipped into August, I increasingly distanced myself from most calls and emails.

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Where the Truth Runs Like Water

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Devra DavisYou can count the real heroes of what I call the "global detox movement" on maybe a hand and half. Because there just aren't a lot of scientific minds that have chosen to become activist as well.

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Bovine Growth Hormone Withers Away

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Author: the Inkslinger

Cows"This is the way the world ends," wrote T.S. Eliot in his poem, the Hollow Men. "Not with a bang but a whimper." So it is with our own unsustainable world as well. There's no magic switch to hit. No watershed event on the way.

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The Seventh Generation Index

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Author: the Inkslinger

Environment PencilA Look At Leading Environmental Indicators

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Guest Blog Post: An Environmental Statement for Universities

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Hofstra UniversityHello my name is Michael LeFemina. I am a student at Hofstra University. I'm trying to to overcome the inertia of a university that hasn't really engaged discussions about environmentalism.

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The Economist Sponsors Debate on Food Prices

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Author: SarahT

Economist DebateHere’s an online debate we encourage you to participate in. The Economist is asking people to vote on the proposition, "There is an upside for humanity in the rise of food prices." Do you agree or disagree?

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Are Phthalates Phinally Phinished?

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Author: the Inkslinger

Rubber DuckThey just might be. And believe me when I say that's a sentence I never thought I'd write.

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The Kids Are Alright

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OutlawReading the morning mail, we find that Seventh Generation has just been named one of the Top 10 favorite green brands of the 21-29 age bracket by the San Francisco-based marketing group Outlaw

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