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Energy companies on the Top 100 Sustainable Global Companies Index? Fossil Fuels and the meaning of “sustainable”.

  There are 10 energy companies on the 2014 Corporate Knights Capital / The Global 100 Index, a listing of their top 100 “sustainable” companies in the world. This raises questions about the implied meaning of  “sustainable”, and about the confusing and misleading results of this kind of “sustainability” index.  The methodology is frankly bizarre, if you’re expecting an explanation of…

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Toxic fumes from your ABS or PLA desktop 3D printer making you sick?

With desktop 3D printing, anyone can create designs, make them in plastic, sell them online, throw failed prints in the trash, pollute the air, and expose themselves and everyone around them to all kinds of hazardous chemicals — in the privacy of their own homes. Welcome to the new industrial revolution. If you own or have use of a desktop…

Our paper white birch tree.

Making it green

The maker movement puts the tools and skills for innovation into the hands of anyone with an idea. From artisans and tinkerers to engineers and 10-year olds, people are designing, inventing, 3D printing, sculpting, building, welding, sewing, crafting, and making things. In their apartments and dorms, garages and studios, schools and libraries, shared spaces and science labs, the DIY community…

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Welcome to Leafy Green Planet, an illustrated blog about sustainable living.

  Looking for a trusted resource for information on eco-friendly products? You’ve come to the right place. This blog features content about environmental issues such as plastic pollution, chemicals of concern, deforestation and climate change. You’ll be able to find resources for products that are safe for children, pets, adults, and the planet. We’ll look at products through a “sustainability…

List of 244 Carcinogenic Pigments

The following information was generated from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), a database of the National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET system (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov) on March 17, 2014. Search link: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. Enter “carcinogenic pigments” in the search bar. Query: Records containing any of the words carcinogenic pigments Words were searched exactly as entered. The following 2 records contain all of the query…

List of 124 Carcinogenic Plasticizers

The following information was generated from the Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), a database of the National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET system (http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov) on March 17, 2014. Search link: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov. Enter “carcinogenic plasticizers” in the search bar. Query: Records containing any of the words carcinogenic plasticizer Words were searched exactly as entered. 1,3-BUTANEDIOL 107-88-0 1,4-BUTANEDIOL 110-63-4 1,4-DIETHYLBENZENE 105-05-5 1,6-HEXANEDIOL 629-11-8…