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This Week’s Top Eco Stories

March 8, 2012

by Lindsay E. Brown

Scientists See Rise in Tornado-Creating Conditions
Scientists believe that the 80-plus tornadoes which wreaked havoc across the United States last Friday are an indicator that man-made climate change has caused tornado season to begin earlier.

How the Grinch Stole the Lorax
Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” topped this past weekend’s box office, taking in $70.2 million. But Lou Dobbs and the Fox Business Network aren’t impressed; they claim that the film is part of a left-wing conspiracy to promote a liberal agenda. Is the Lorax really trying to brainwash America’s children into hating capitalism and hugging trees?

5 Things That Actually Determine the Price of Gasoline
The painful, month-long streak of increasing gas prices seems to have finally subsided. But it’s left many Americans fretting about the instability of prices at the pump, wondering what actually causes the spikes. This article examines the factors which influence gas prices.

Campbell’s to Ditch BPA from Soup Cans
The chemical BPA is a widely known hormone disruptor that mimics estrogen, and it has been blamed for growing public-health problems such as heart disease, early onset puberty, obesity, hyperactivity, diabetes and breast cancer in women. Campbell’s finally announced plans to eliminate bisphenol-A from the lining of its soup cans. Our question for the soup giant: Why wasn’t this done sooner?

Chloe Coscarelli’s Top Ten Vegan Alternatives From Her New Cookbook
Chloe Coscarelli is the award-winning vegan chef whom you may have seen on TV when she earned the top price on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. Since then, she has been bringing mouth-watering, meatless dishes to the mainstream showing families across America that vegan cooking is easy and delicious. In this post, she shares her top 10 vegan ingredients to incorporate into your cooking!

High Price Soured Chevy Volt Sales
GM recently announced it was shutting down its Volt production for five weeks, and many speculate the car’s sticker price of $40,000 is to blame.

Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities
There’s been a huge rise in extensive dental decay in children. This article offers reasons for the increase, (the endless supply of sugary snacks and juices making up kids’ diets these days is one), as well as tips for parents to help their children have healthy teeth.

Ohio GOP Breaks with Republican Presidential Field on Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing
Ohio Republicans disagree with the GOP presidential nominees who believe there’s no need for special taxation and regulation of fracking. Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, is the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside. We recommend you watch the film “Gasland” (available through Netflix) which investigates fracking across the United States.


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Photo Credit – Universal Studios The Lorax

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