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Growing The Solar Grid

By Kim Robson We’ve discussed the importance of renewable energy many times here on Green Mom. Installing a solar-powered photovoltaic (PV) system in your home produces zero emissions and can run for decades. As a new generation of young, environmentally-minded Americans come of age, they are seeking ways to outfit …

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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides: Is the U.S. Next?

By Fredrica Syren As everyone who follows my web site knows, I have a love for bees and I believe bees are in danger of extinction. Toxic pesticides in our environment are a major reason they are dying. Some people have asked me why bees are so important. It’s fairly …

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Great White Sharks May Be Next on California’s Endangered Species List

By Asha Kreiling ​The ocean’s most notorious and most feared creature is displaying some vulnerability of its own. Great white sharks are an incredibly fascinating but widely misunderstood species, as they are popularly known only as violent ocean predators and perpetuators of erratic attacks on human victims. Vital to balanced …

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Food Deserts in America

By Asha Kreiling Have you ever seen fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in a convenience store? Oftentimes there’s nothing but a bountiful array of chips, candy and soda; but maybe you’ll find a sparse produce section with some drab, overpriced fruit of mysterious origins. Imagine if this and fast …

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Mental Health Care in America

By Kim Robson In the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, everyone is talking about strengthening the guns laws in this country. And we do need better gun control, certainly. However, better gun control wouldn’t have prevented the deaths in Connecticut, where they already have some of the toughest gun …

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What … if Any … Is the Answer ?

By Fredrica Syren My heart sank when I heard of yet another massacre when innocent people were killed at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday. “How does this keep happening over and over again?” is the question in my head. And, of course, as a mom I’m getting so scared …

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Family Farms: A Disappearing Act

By Fredrica Syren After my daughter Bella spent a week on a family farm, and because my family has been trying to eat most of our foods from farmer’s markets, I have been thinking a lot about local small farms. When I read about them and talked to local farmers, …

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Bill Would Expand Fertility Coverage for Veterans

By Fredrica Syren I know many who have turned to fertility treatment in order to have their dream of a baby come true. For some, however, the expense can be overwhelming and sometimes not even an option. There are some veterans severely injured on duty, their best hope for having …

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