Posted on August 22, 2010 by Envirothink
Abe's Market offers a wide variety of natural and organic products from smaller, top quality retailers
Families looking for quality affordable, natural and organic products have plenty of options these days. But it’s often challenging to find the great products offered by smaller companies.
Abe’s Market – an online marketplace for natural and organic products – provides an easy and affordable way to find what you’re looking for.
Filed under: Organic products | Tagged: Abe's Market, eco-friendly, Etsy, gluten-free, GMO, green, hemp, kosher, natural, organic, plastic | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 20, 2010 by Envirothink
New Jersey-based TerraCycle has gained a well-earned reputation for turning garbage into great new products. On Saturday, August 21st, National Geographic will feature this amazingly innovative company in their new series, Garbage Moguls.
The show will air three segments in which it follows the team of this innovative “repurposing” industry leader – “the coolest little start-up in American” (Inc. Magazine) – through their zany creative process to create products made completely out of trash.
Filed under: Announcement | Tagged: garbage, innovative, National Geographic, pet products, plastic, TerraCycle, Tom Szaky, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 19, 2010 by Envirothink
Those innocent white receipts are really hazardous to your health
Almost every time you purchase something, the cashier hands you a little white receipt. I generally keep them to help when I do my taxes and, if you’re like me, there’s a small stack of them waiting for my attention.
But maybe hanging onto them isn’t such a good idea, regardless of what the IRS says (okay, have tread carefully here). There have been a number of stories lately – in print, online and on the airwaves – about the growing concern of the effects of BPA (bisphenol-a), an estrogen-mimicking chemical linked to all kinds of medical issues.
Filed under: Wake-up Call | Tagged: BPA, environmental, EPA, green, IRS, receipts | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 18, 2010 by Envirothink
The United Nations’ World Health Organization estimates there are approximately 278 million people worldwide suffering from moderate to profound hearing loss. Telephone communications and internet-based phone calls are particularly problematic.
Developers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT in Oldenburg, Germany are working on a digital solution.
Filed under: Exciting New Technologies Revealed | Tagged: hearing aids, hearing loss, hearing-impaired, internet, World Health Organization | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 15, 2010 by Envirothink
No one wants to have a bad hair day
Around 65,000 beauty salons throughout the U.S garner almost $17.5 billion in annual sales. Hair care products play an important part, consisting of from 5 to 15 percent of that number.
“Nobody wants to have a bad hair day,” said Boris Oak, founder and CEO of EVOLVh Inc., a family owned, San Francisco Bay area company that produces top quality, organic hair products.
Filed under: Organic products | Tagged: botanicals, EVOLVh, hair care, health, natural, organics | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 13, 2010 by Envirothink
The biblical site of the Garden of Eden is being steadily restored despite buried landmines and surrounding dangers
If you’ve ever wondered if one person can make a difference, this story from today’s Mother Nature Network should set that question to rest.
An Iraqi citizen has been working to restore what some have thought to be the site of the original Garden of Eden.
An area is southern Iraq that had once flourished with marshland and wildlife had been deliberately destroyed by Saddam Hussein . The people of that area – the Maʻdān - had backed a Shiite rebellion against the Iraqi leader, who retaliated by murdering, burning homes and draining and poisoning the water. He also filled the surrounding land with mines.
One man had a dream of restoring this biblical oasis and set about to do so.
To read more about this inspiring story, go to http://3.ly/FBXs.
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Posted on August 11, 2010 by Envirothink
Solar highways could replace asphalt roads in our future
Roads and highways have been covered with asphalt since President Dwight Eisenhower opened the federal highways in the 1950’s.
Today, that black liquid’s getting expensive – close to $1,000 a ton – and being petroleum-based, chances are the price will keep going up.
Inventor Scott Brusaw is working towards an innovative, more environmentally friendly possibility – the Solar Highway.
Filed under: Exciting New Deveopments | Tagged: environmentally-friendly, innovative solar highway, petroleum, solar panels, US Department of Transportation | 1 Comment »