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5 of the Best Ways to Recharge Batteries

Batteries' small size belies the impact their portable power has on the planet. Americans purchase two to three billion dry-cell batteries every year to power radios, toys, watches, laptop computers, …

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10 Ways You Can Burn Less Coal Today

You may not realize it, but you're probably burning coal - a lot of it it. Even if you don't have a coal burning furnace at home, you're consuming coal when you turn on your lights, power up your comp…

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Yes, You Can Recycle Your Car. Here’s How.

Cars are among the most recycled products in America. In fact, about 85 percent of a car's parts can be recovered, including the tires, metal body and frame, glass, upholstery, and various plastic par…

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How to Turn Into a Tree When You Die

Want to give back to the earth when you pass? Here's an amazing new option sidestepping traditional cremation and burial -- both of which take their toll on our environment. A funerary urn made from b…

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Feed Your Garden with Your Disposable Plastic Trash

While recycling your disposable plastic trash is always a good idea, you may soon be able to compost it with your organic waste. A team of Engineering and Research Council scientists led by Dr. Charlo…

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Car Parts Made of Coconuts?

About 1.1 billion cars are on the world's roads, according to a recent estimate. Each of these cars uses some form of oil-based plastic for everything from dashboards to door handles. Processing and m…

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The Crisis in Clean Drinking Water

According to the World Health Organization, the shortage of sanitary drinking water is one of the leading causes of disease and death in the world today. Children are especially hard hit by the lack o…

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4 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to UN-dam a River

There was a time - especially in the 19th and 20th centuries - when nothing seemed to make more sense to community planners than to dam up their local rivers. Because rivers flow constantly, they seem…

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5 Best Reusable Water Bottles

Reusable water bottles are the bomb when it comes to reducing throwaway plastic and saving water. It's estimated that as much as two gallons of water might be wasted for every gallon that's bottled in…

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10 Ways To Reduce (Or Reverse) Your Car’s Carbon Skidmark

Cars are one of the great mixed bags of our time. They are at once wonders of engineering and a threat to life on Earth. They create convenience and comfort and also snarled traffic and sprawling subu…

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Please keep pets inside on Hallowe'en night as well as the night preceding as that one is "Devil's N…

This is a great story and yet another reason why nursing homes should allow pets to accompany their …

Bert S. how sweet that you're raising bunnies! I agree that the decision for Whole foods to sell rab…