Family, Kids & Health Stuff
- Agrichemicals in surface water and birth defects in the United States - Some interesting stats and findings... worth noting if you're thinking of getting pregnant.
- 5 Kid-Friendly DIY Projects for Father's Day - (Inhabitots) Fun ideas for crafty kids...lovin' the terrarium!
- Pesticide exposure linked to smaller birth size - (Mother Nature Network) "New study links prenatal pesticide exposure to lower birth weight for babies."
- Activists protest Hershey in Times Square, calling on chocolate giant to stop using child labor - (NYDailyNews.com)
- Test Tube Burgers - (The Discerning Brute) Hmmm... freaky or humane??
- Exploding melons sow new China food fears - (Mother Nature Network) "Nearly 120 acres of watermelon crops have exploded this month after some growers doused them with growth accelerator."
- FDA finally admits chicken meat contains cancer-causing arsenic - (NaturalNews.com) Just great...
- EWG's 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce - (Environmental Working Group) Check out their new "Dirty Dozen" and "Clean 15"...keep this list when grocery shopping!!
- POOP BURGER: Japanese Researcher Creates Artificial Meat From Human Feces - (Inhabitat) Seriously??? Ewwwwww!!!!!!!
- 'Farmageddon': Factory farms vs. local food - (Mother Nature Network) "A new documentary aims to expose the food policies that stack the cards against local, sustainable farmers."
- Organic Egg Scorecard - (The Cornucopia Institute) Apparently not all organic eggs are equal...check this out.
- Make Your Own Dog Food - (Greenwala) For all you green doggy lovers out there...
Beauty & Fashion Stuff
- World's First 3D-Printed Bikini Makes Debut - (Ecouterre) Interesting...
- Solar-Powered Bikini Soaks Up the Rays, Powers Your iPod - (Ecouterre) Powers your iPod?!!!
- Saharan Refugees Recycle Plastic Bottles Into Amazing "Gold" Jewelry - (Ecouterre) These are beautiful!
Tech & Science Stuff
- Two Mile-Long Solar Tunnel Unveiled for Paris-Amsterdam High Speed Rail Line - (Inhabitat) Super cool... wonder if we'll ever get one here in the US.
Arts, Entertainment & Travel Stuff
- Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Ron Artest Into Doing Fake Animal PSA - (Greenwala) OK...this is hilarious!!
- Abandoned German Nuclear Plant Transformed Into Wunderland Kalkar Amusement Park! - (Inhabitat) Fun!!
- Blue Holes to Infinity Falls: 13 Natural Swimming Pools - (WebEcoist) Beautiful... think it's vacation time!
- China to step up fight against plastic addiction - (AFP) "Bookstores and pharmacies nationwide will soon be forbidden to give out free plastic bags, joining the ranks of supermarkets that have had to charge for shopping bags since June 1, 2008..." Since the ban in 2008, China has used at least 24 billion fewer plastic bags every year.
Other Random Cool Stuff
- The Greenest Public Swimming Pool in the World - (GirlieGirl Army) It's solar heated, non-chlorinated saline water... you can swim in it without goggles - cool!
- Barbie's Rainforest Packaging (cartoon) - "You’d think a toy company like Mattel would have the foresight to realize they’d eventually be called out on this..."