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All You Need is Less: The Eco-Friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity

March 7, 2015

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All You Need is Less: The Eco-Friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity by Madeleine Somerville —  Did you know that wool dryer balls work like magic to keep your laundry fluffy, without coating your clothes in animal fat that store-bought dryer sheets leave behind? They are simple to make and a fun […]

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Earth Day can inspire positive, cost-saving actions

November 10, 2014

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Earth Day can inspire positive, cost-saving actions by J. Fulkerson —  Earth Day is on April 22, and whether or not you celebrate Earth Day, it serves as an important reminder about the condition of our planet, and also about the steps we can take to make a positive difference in the environment. As the […]

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Climate change may be shrinking avocados

April 23, 2014

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Climate change may be shrinking avocados by Mary Budinger —  The food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill is keeping a close eye on its ability to continue serving guacamole dip due to increasing avocado prices as climate change affects availability. The company uses 97,000 pounds of avocados per day. “Food prices for a number of our key […]

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The trouble with tiny coffee cups

April 20, 2014

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The trouble with tiny coffee cups by Mary Budinger —  Love those convenient single-serve cups of coffee or tea made with the new style of individual brewing machines, first launched by Keurig®? Well, think again. Turns out we threw away so many of those convenient single-serve packages last year that, if assembled like a daisy […]

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Breathing clean through green

March 4, 2014

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The most effective plants with some of the highest purification abilities include gerbera daisies, peace lilies, chrysanthemums, bamboo and English ivy.

  by Dr. Shawna Eischens —  The Phoenix area tends to rank high on the list of polluted cities, but is staying indoors the best medicine? Not necessarily. Then how can you breathe in the cleanest air possible? Building materials, furniture and electronic equipment are known to emit various volatile organic compound toxicants that have […]

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Electrosmog and sleep disturbances

February 24, 2014

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  by Paul Harding —  “Electrosmog — a silent epidemic,” an excellent article in the Dec/Jan 2014 issue of AZNetNews, explained in depth why electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are causing serious health issues. The article also pointed out that once the smart meter is removed and the original safer electromechanical analog meter is re-installed, health issues […]

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Electrosmog — a silent epidemic

February 20, 2014

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by Ada Porat —  Electricity has completely changed the way we live and work. It has permeated every area of our lives. Today, we are engulfed in Wi-Fi, microwaves, radio waves, dirty electricity and other frequencies that congest the airwaves, causing what is known as electrosmog. The proliferation of electrosmog is an imminent threat to […]

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Climate change denial funders hide donations

February 18, 2014

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  by Mary Budinger —  Most donations behind the climate change denial effort in the United States are “dark money,” or concealed funding, finds the first peer-reviewed, comprehensive analysis ever conducted on the sources of funding behind the campaign. A new study by Drexel University environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, Ph.D., found that the largest […]

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Use catnip oil to repel mosquitoes

February 17, 2014

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edited by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents. The finding was reported in August 2001 at the national meeting of the […]

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Water for health

February 17, 2014

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  by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Next to oxygen, water is the most essential substance for human life. It is also complex, often containing hundreds of dissolved minerals and chemicals. Most water is “structured” or clustered in complex ways. It is indeed an amazing substance whose extreme value often goes unrecognized.   Drinking water principles […]

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Is your home making you sick?

February 17, 2014

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  by Sherry Anshara —  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), depression affects one in 10 adults in America. Psychology Today reports that people who experience long-term depression may develop illnesses earlier in life and in more serious forms. When people are depressed, they bring that negative energy into their homes. The low […]

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Ways to save water

February 12, 2014

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  The Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona is filled with lush trees, shrubs and wildflowers, even though our annual rainfall is often less than 10 inches. This is because the desert and its plants use water wisely. Those of us who live here must learn to use water wisely, too. The […]

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How many harmful chemicals are sitting on your bathroom shelves?

January 18, 2014

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by Linda Leibl —  I am always amazed at the number of people I meet who are unaware that much of our food is toxic — full of antibiotics, hormones, artificial preservatives, pesticides, fillers, additives and dyes. While you might already be cognizant of this, what you may not know is that the same holds […]

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