Tuesday, September 18 2018

Life

Over 70 Million Vehicles On The Road With Open Recalls

Washington D.C. Sept. 18, 2018 - 70 million vehicles on the road with open recalls poses a significant highway safety danger.  “While these open...

What consumers should do to get fair claims payments in the wake of Hurricane...

Washington, D.C. September 18, 2018 - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) today warned consumers to prepare to file claims for damage resulting from...

Nevada mom wins America State Parks photo contest – image features Sand Harbor

Lake Tahoe, Nev. September 17, 2018 - The Nevada Division of State Parks, within the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, is excited...

Will You Still Eat Raw Fish After Watching This Video?

September 11, 2018 - Have you ever noticed that warning about raw or undercooked seafood at the bottom of restaurant menus? Ever wondered why...

Fax machines and coffee pots – the surprising ways you could be hacked

Shutterstock Keith Martin, Royal Holloway September 6, 2018 - Hopefully you protect your computers from cyber attacks. You might have anti-virus software on your phone, tablet,...

Leave No Trace: Campfire Alternatives (VIDEO)

September 3, 2018 - Ever find yourself in a place where fires are impractical or not allowed? Check out our campfire alternatives to light...

Why plastic bottles are recycled into clothes (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2018 — Exercise clothes and trendy handbags made from recycled plastic are all the rage and help consumers feel as if...

Pew Research Center: A new way to categorize Americans by religion

WASHINGTON, D.C. Aug. 29, 2018 – Most U.S. adults identify with a particular religious denomination or group. They describe themselves as Catholic, Baptist, Methodist,...

At-Risk MPG Standards Could Cost Future Labor Day Travelers

WASHINGTON, DC, Aug. 28, 2018 - Today’s fuel efficiency standards are saving more than 35 million Americans money at the pump this Labor Day...

California State Parks Encourages Visitors to End Summer Safely this Labor Day Weekend

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 27, 2018 - Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts it is another opportunity...

Sierra Magazine Announces 2018 Ranking of America’s “Cool Schools”

OAKLAND, CA, Aug. 27, 2018 - Today, Sierra magazine, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, released its twelfth annual “Cool Schools” ranking of...

Don’t lose sleep over it: Even if you don’t get enough shut-eye, most fixes...

Millions of Americans are sleep-deprived, but stressing over it won’t help. Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock.com Brandon Peters-Mathews, Stanford University August 27, 2018 - The serious consequences of sleep deprivation...

Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak Out (VIDEO)

Aug. 27, 2017 - Grizzly Times has released a new film: Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak Out Watch the video at: Gunning Down Grizzlies: Scientists Speak...

How drug expiration dates work (video)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23, 2018 — We've all seen the expiration dates on prescription and over-the-counter medications. What's less obvious to us as consumers is...

Trade: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Video)

Aug. 19, 2018 - Donald Trump is waging a trade war that hurts a lot of American workers. Maybe he would understand that if...

10th Anniversary of Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Washington, D.C. Aug. 14, 2018 — Consumer Federation of America (CFA), Kids In Danger (KID), Consumers Union (CU), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),...

Greenpeace partners with Emma Thompson to release animated film about dwindling orangutan population (VIDEO)

Aug. 14, 2018 - Greenpeace has partnered with actor Emma Thompson to release “Rang-tan”, an animated short film about a little girl and her...

Lab results show many school supplies safe, but some contain asbestos, lead and other...

Aug. 9, 2018 - Many parents and teachers shopping for their students’ 2018-19 school supplies look for a “non-toxic” label on the products, but...

Spider-Man in a thong? Indian artist redraws comic covers to call out sexism

NEW DELHI, August 7, 2018 - Fancy seeing Spider-Man in a thong? Or Superman in a skimpy leotard? These images are part of a...

Why Americans Go (and Don’t Go) to Religious Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 1, 2018) – In recent years, the percentage of U.S. adults who say they regularly attend religious services has been declining,...