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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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Fukushima Radiation Finally Below “Cancer-Causing Levels”

Fukushima Radiation Finally Below “Cancer-Causing Levels”

Residents of Japan may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced that radiation levels in most of the country are “below cancer-causing

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Study Suggests That Sunscreen Could Cause Skin Cancer

Study Suggests That Sunscreen Could Cause Skin Cancer

Sunscreen photo from Shutterstock Our doctors tell us to slather on sunscreen to prevent skin cancer - but what can we do if our sunblock of choice actually increases the risk of cancer? A team of

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In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

Axel Yberg builds functional art from reclaimed plumbing fittings and his latest work is this extraordinary heart-shaped wine rack commissioned for cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy. Called In Vino

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Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are

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Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Hydraulic fracking is getting a pretty bad reputation for its potential to pollute water, cause cancer, and trigger earthquakes -- need we go on? But a new study from Cornell reports that the natural gas

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New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

If you've been to the dentist's office recently, chances are good that your dentist asked to take X-rays of your teeth. Dental radiographs have become very common because they show hidden cavities and

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Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

We've known for decades that exposure to certain hormone-disrupting chemicals are dangerous to humans and other creatures, and that they can cause cancer, infertility, obesity and other diseases. But some

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

Livestock production is one of the leading contributors to climate change -- some studies have shown that it produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars -- but have you considered the affect that red

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Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, the

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has

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‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,

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Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australians Ditching Sunscreen and Risking Skin Cancer to Avoid Nanoparticles

Australia reportedly has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, so why are many Aussies opting to ditch their sunscreen? According to a recent study, 17 percent of the respondents

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new

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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

The modular wall system provides habitat for multiple types of plants including English Ivy, Boston Ferns and dieffenbachia, which are all fed water and nutrients through a hydroponic system. The key to

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Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Addicts of today aren’t turning to cigarettes or alcohol -- instead, they turn to Twitter. A new study by Wilhelm Hoffman of Chicago University’s Booth Business School has found that checking email

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood, promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about

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Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

Monsanto Being Sued for Poisoning West Virginia Town with Agent Orange Chemicals

If you don't know who Monsanto is, just ask your stomach - chances are you've consumed quite a lot of their genetically modified produce in your life. The giant agricultural company has long been derided

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Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

Wave of Public Criticism Causes China to Cave on Pollution Control Problems

In response to a practical protest by Chinese citizens worried about levels of air pollution, China's government has announced a plan to measure and limit the amount of small particle pollution in the

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The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

The World’s Smallest Train is Made from DNA

A recent breakthrough in DNA nanotechnology has brought to life the world's smallest autonomously functioning DNA motor - a teeny tiny train of molecules that has been programmed to navigate a network of

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US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

US Department of Energy Decreases Estimate of East Coast Natural Gas Reserves by 66%

The US Department of Energy took a chunk out of the natural gas industry's high hopes for the future yesterday by slashing the amount of gas estimated to be held in the Marcellus Shale -- a huge swath of

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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick

As part of his “Toxic America” series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have

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Cornell Researchers Find That Lycopene and Grape Seed Extract Could Make Smoking Less Harmful

Cornell Researchers Find That Lycopene and Grape Seed Extract Could Make Smoking Less Harmful

If you know someone whose New Year's resolution is to quit smoking, a new finding may deter them from doing so. A recent study conducted by Cornell University found that lycopene and grape seed extract

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Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

Chevron Files Suit Against Ecuadorian Court for $18 Billion Oil Pollution Case

The fight between the native people of northern Ecuador and the oil giant Chevron over the Lago Agrio oil field has taken an unexpected turn as Chevron just filed suit against the ruling judge and

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Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Teenager Wins Siemens Award for Her Cancer Cell-Killing Nanotech Research

Angela Zhang is a real life Doogie Howser - while other high school kids were busy texting and updating their Facebook pages, Zhang has been hard at work doing research to fight cancer. And her

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Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

Calcium-Based Adhesive Applied to London Roads to Prevent Air Pollution

London mayor Boris Johnson may say some ridiculous things, but he is genuinely concerned about the environment. While his previous clean-air initiatives promoted practical ideas like cycling and public

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TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

TOMS Debuts Limited-Edition “Movember” Shoes to Bring Attention to Men’s Cancer

Movember is a magical month when formerly clean-shaven men grow facial hair for 30 days to bring attention to and raise funds for cancers that affect men, specifically prostate cancer.  TOMS’s Movember

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

Epson Makes the World’s First BPA-Free Recycled Thermal Receipt Paper

The printer giant Epson apparently already solved a conundrum we brought to your attention just a few short days ago. Epson now boasts the world's first Bisephenol-A (BPA) free thermal receipt paper made

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