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New Scientific Study Finds Coral Reefs Under Attack From Chemical in Sunscreen

A new study published today in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence.A new study published in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence.

Oxybenzone is found in over 3,500 sunscreen products worldwide, and pollutes coral reefs from swimmers wearing sunscreens and through wastewater discharges from municipal sewage outfalls and from coastal septic systems.

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New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals Program

New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals ProgramAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced preliminary Farm to School Census data for school year 2013-2014 that indicate strong farm to school programs can increase the number of students purchasing school breakfast and lunch, improve consumption of healthier foods at school, and reduce plate waste. Census data also indicate that schools purchased nearly $600 million worth of food locally in school year 2013-2014, a 55 percent increase over school year 2011-2012 when the first Farm to School Census was conducted, creating new marketing opportunities for farmers and ranchers in their communities.

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Survey: Most Homeowners Believe Reusing Water is Safe, Beneficial

Whirlpool Corporation reveals results of a new study on water conservation

Water conservation is a high priority for the vast majority of homeowners, and 77 percent of them believe it is safe and beneficial to reuse water within the home, according to a survey released today by Whirlpool Corporation.

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Protect Greater Sage-Grouse From Mining, Urge Conservation Groups

 

More than 80 bird- and habitat-conservation organizations have signed a comment letter supporting a proposed 10-million acre mineral withdrawal to protect Greater Sage-Grouse habitat from hardrock mining. More than 80 bird- and habitat-conservation organizations have signed a comment letter supporting a proposed 10-million acre mineral withdrawal to protect Greater Sage-Grouse habitat from hardrock mining. The letter also urges the Bureau of Land Management to go further and protect all priority sagebrush habitat, as scientists have recommended.

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Rollors Transforms Family Time into Instant Memories

 

The hippest backyard sensation to sweep the nation is growing its fan base with a new expansion pack.

Rollors, the fun family game that originally hit lawns and beaches everywhere in 2010, is making it even easier for the whole extended family to play with the launch of its expansion pack. 

A game of both skill and chance, Rollors has a little something for every age and personality. By pairing the bowling motions of bocce with the goal system of horseshoes, they’ve created a whole new game with its own flair and unique set of challenges.

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Broward County Invited to Take Steps during Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Annual Event

April 30 Take Steps Fort Lauderdale raises awareness, funds for more than 1.6 million affected by digestive diseases

South Floridians are invited to lace up those shoes and join hundreds of supporters during the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Walk. The annualwalk for a cure is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases, mainly Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and begins April 30, 2106 at 3:00 p.m. in the Huizenga Plaza.

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Momentum Grows to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals in Consumer Products

Lumber Liquidators is the first major home-improvement retailer to require that flooring it sells be free of contaminated plastics. Credit: Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia CommonsLumber Liquidators First Major Retailer to Drop Contaminated Vinyl

It's a big week for big-box stores and large retailers, as North Carolinians gear up for Black Friday shopping. Health advocates say news that a major retailer is committing to sell vinyl flooring made without toxic substances is an early holiday gift to consumers.

Lumber Liquidators is adopting new standards that will require suppliers to end all use of contaminated plastics and limit lead in flooring. Mike Schade, director of Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families, said he hopes it will push other home-improvement stores to get on board.

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Dole Packaged Foods joins Tops Family Markets and Captain Planet Foundation to celebrate Project Learning Garden at Nardin Academy Elementary School

Dole Packaged Foods VP, Sales Larry White and local Buffalo dignitaries at the Nardin Academy Captain Planet Foundation Learning Garden inauguration sponsored by Dole and Tops MarketsCongressman Brian Higgins of the 26th District joined executives from Tops Friendly Markets, Dole Packaged Foods, Captain Planet Foundation and Nardin Academy Elementary School to inaugurate a special Learning Garden for the school. Together, these three organizations joined forces to offer Nardin students the opportunity to interact with the environment through a learning garden, while expanding their palates and learning about food origins.

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The Southeast Green 2015 Holiday Shopping Guide

What's a holiday without a little gift giving? Here at Southeast Green we have our favorites, and were sending them to you this year. As you know we are all about transparency at Southeast Green, so yes we will get a little Christmas love if you make a purchase. More importantly, the Earth will get love with these gifts.

To start off, Beth has specifically chosen these two great gift bags from Sally B Skin Yummies. Many of you know that toxin free skincare is very important to Beth. So she picked these two gift bags out with that in mind. Thanks to Sally B Skin Yummies for also providing these great discounts on the bags.

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