environmental implications

EU Illegal Logging Proposals Called Toothless

Article: EU Illegal Logging Proposals Called Toothless

BRUSSELS, Belgium, October 20, 2008 (ENS) – Globally, forests are disappearing at a rate of about 13 million hectares (50,190 square miles) a year. In view of this continuing loss, the European Commission Friday unveiled two initiatives aimed at forest protection. The proposed regulation would oblige traders to seek guarantees that the timber and timber…

Green for Dummies: Cleaning Green

Article: Green for Dummies: Cleaning Green

Cleaning products are everywhere in our homes and offices: on dishes, countertops, furniture, clothes, floors, windows, and floating through the air. In our war on dirt and germs we may often actually be making things worse. Most of the conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are petroleum-based and have dubious health and environmental…

Green Cleaning

Article: Green Cleaning

With spring in full bloom, along with green gardening [www.sundance.tv], it’s time for many of us to do a little spring cleaning. As with just about anything that you do at home, there are lots of strategies and ideas for cleaning up without “dirtying” your home (and the planet) with toxic chemicals and substances. Before…