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How bad is formaldehyde? Do eco-friendly cabinets really resolve the problem?

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Fri, 2008/10/03 - 8:20pm

Formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, is likely in the new cabinets you may be considering.  What can you do to make sure you don't purchase this known carcinogen when you purchase your new kitchen or bathroom cabinets.   There are many alternatives sources of eco-friendly/green cabinets, and this article gives a run down of the suppliers!!  Great quick read.

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How To Get Your Green Voice Heard!

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Thu, 2008/10/02 - 9:17pm

Ever wanted to be on the radio to tell your green story, as a blogger, business, non-prof, thought leader? Green Talk Radio had me on, it was a great experience.

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How do People Remember Their Reusable Bags?

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Thu, 2008/10/02 - 7:22pm

We surveyed 100 people on Mechanical Turk to find out how they remember their reusable bags.  The results are enlightening, it's simple to remember your bag with the right method.

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Happy Sarah Palin Debate Day!!! (VIDEO)

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Thu, 2008/10/02 - 7:07pm

Thank you Talking Points Memo! Ben Craw handed us this piece of Sarah Palin perfection. Enjoy!

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California Senator Boxer: EPA Chief Lied to Congress About Carbon

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Thu, 2008/10/02 - 6:02pm

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lied to Congress about his rejection of a request from California intended curb global warming emissions, according to United States Senator from California Barbara Boxer

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Clinton Praises Obama in Florida While Biden Gets Ignored (VIDEO)

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 11:25pm

Bill Clinton took to the stump for Obama in Florida today, in his first trip on behalf of the Democratic nominee. After being both criticized and mocked in recent days for his tepid enthusiasm for Obama, Clinton finally seems to get the lead out.

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Coconuts: Not Just for Mermaids Anymore

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 7:37pm

Making what would otherwise be burnt or thrown away into beautiful tiles is Kirei, which means clean/beautiful in Japanese.

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The 16 Best Recycled Halloween Costumes of the Web [PICS]

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 4:45pm

Check out this list of the best recycled Halloween costumes from the Web. Get ideas for cheap Halloween costumes by recycling and reusing common household materials. The Daily Green shows how.

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Guide To Winter Cycling

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 11:15am

With the rain setting in and the temperature dropping, cycling at this time of year can seem like a chore. 

New Consumer has put together a guide to help you get ready for the onslaught of bad weather, which will help to make your journey far more pleasant.

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Tiny WiFi-enabled Low Power Computer

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 9:53am

A tiny PC using only 4 to 6 Watts has hit the market, with a built in wireless networking feature and able to run Windows XP. It can be powered from a solar panel (via a battery ideally) and is only slightly larger than a set of keys.

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Incentive Schemes For Cycling To Work Or College

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Wed, 2008/10/01 - 2:27am

Ripon College in Wisconsin offers freshmen a brand-new Trek 820 mountain bike plus accessories (including a hyper expensive lock) for free if they won’t bring their car to college.

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Q Drum: Water Transportation Made Easier

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Tue, 2008/09/30 - 1:47pm

The Q Drum eases the task of fetching water for peoples in developing nations. Climate change has required a countless number of people all around the world to travel greater distances to retrieve water for everyday use. The Q Drum allows a child to pull the full capacity of 50 liters of water over flat terrain with comparative ease.

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Volvo's Hybrid Bus: Cleaner, Quiter and more Cost Effective

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Tue, 2008/09/30 - 1:44pm

This is the first commercially viable hybrid bus that should see the market place by 2010. It reduces particle and nitrous oxide emissions by 40-50%, carries more passengers, and runs quieter than its fully diesel counterpart.

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Up Close and Personal with Green Cars

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Mon, 2008/09/29 - 10:30pm

Last Friday, Triple Pundit was invited to attend a unique event in the green car field. Consumer Reports brought together major automakers, entrepreneurial companies, and other electric vehicle innovators to display their latest clean technology vehicles to both print and online journalists.

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminates California’s Endangered Fish

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Mon, 2008/09/29 - 9:46pm

Just how green California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is is definitely up for debate. For example, when he signed California’s way overdue budget, he lined-out $3.1 million in funding from the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to restore salmon, steelhead and other endangered and threatened species.

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Ecuador is the 1st Nation in the World To Give Nature Rights Via Its Constitution

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Mon, 2008/09/29 - 7:29pm

Exit polls indicate that a majority of Ecuadorians have voted yes to a new constitution. The constitution is the first in the world’s history to grant nature legal rights, and also to allow individuals to sue on nature’s behalf in courts. It is a major victory for Ecuador’s President, Rafael Correa.

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EPA's New Google Earth-Based Mash-UP of Renewable Energy Resources on Contaminated Lands

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Mon, 2008/09/29 - 4:14pm

According to the EPA, many lands tracked by the agency, such as large Superfund sites, and mining sites offer thousands of acres of land, and may be situated in areas where the presence of wind and solar structures are less likely to be met with aesthetic, and therefore political, opposition.

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Are we out of time? an interview with author Bill Roth

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Mon, 2008/09/29 - 3:01am

Eco-Libris blog interviews Bill Roth, the author of the new book "On Empty (Out of Time)", which readers have described as "America's final "wake-up call"" and "A must read if you want freedom from high pump prices!"

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Should You Fill Your Car Tires with Nitrogen?

Hugg: user-submitted green news - Sun, 2008/09/28 - 5:32pm

Proponents of nitrogen say the element is a smart choice for the environment primarily because it leaks from tires at a slower rate than air, so tires stay inflated longer at full capacity, which helps a vehicle attain maximum fuel efficiency, i.e. better gas mileage.

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