"You’ve used Google’s Street View to navigate unfamiliar cities. Now, you can use it to explore a river."
"The energy giant raised the cash it needed to survive by slashing royalties it paid property owners to drill on their land."
"Brewers around the country boast that their 'pure' local water is the key to their beers' unique flavor. Coors credits the trout streams of the Rockies. Olympia Beer's slogan is, 'It's the water.' Cold Spring Brewing Co., in Minnesota, is named for a nearby natural spring."
"LOS ANGELES — California is lining up to become the largest state to ban the sale of cosmetic products, such as facial scrubs, containing tiny plastic beads that find their way into waterways and the ocean."
"SEATTLE -- Makers of children’s products report that they are using toxic chemicals in children’s toys, clothing, safety products and bedding. The reports were filed with the State of Washington in 2013 under the state’s new disclosure law, the Children’s Safe Products Act, the country’s only such law."
"Remember those ballot initiatives in California and Washington that aimed to get food companies to label products containing genetically modified ingredients?"
"The price of a Russell Wilson game jersey found on one website is about $20. A Broncos infant onesie on the same site sells for around $5. Too good to be true? Probably."
"The Tide manufacturer aims to cut phosphates from all its laundry soaps within two years, a move that could benefit the environment - especially in developing countries."
"Consumers can now see whether their personal care products contain toxic chemicals, using an online database made available Friday by the California Department of Public Health."
"When the time comes for a glittering soiree or a beach visit that demands flip-flops, nail salons are where women turn for pampering and polish. But under the luxurious veneer, salons aren't always healthy places to be."