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11 Brilliant Kitchen Hacks to Reduce Waste

Americans waste hundreds of pounds of food per household each year. A whopping 30-40% of the US food supply ends up in landfills each year! Why are we wasting so much food? A lot of it has to do with …

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Worms of Your Own

Matt Miller, The Nature Conservancy I lifted the coffee filter and found a raging party going on. A worm party, to be exact. Thousands of red worms crowded together in a wriggling mass as they enjo…

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Are Garbage Disposals Eco-Friendly?

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy You're standing at the kitchen sink cleaning the dinner dishes when eco-confusion strikes: what's the greenest way to dispose of your meat scraps and other non…

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Rethinking Latin America’s Largest Landfill

Jardim Gramacho, located outside Rio, is Latin America's largest landfill. Its here that groundbreaking new techniques are turning all that trash into electricity. Science News by NewsLook v…

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Turning Methane into Clean Energy

Future360 travels to Portsmouth, New Hampshire to uncover a remarkable new technology. FlexEnergy converts harmful greenhouse gases, like methane, into clean continuous energy. …

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Plastic Bag Documentary Premiers On PBS During Earth Week

Earth Week starts April 17, 2011, and to get you in the spirit, PBS will air the national television premiere  of the award-winning film Bag It, a touching and often funny documentary about how we use…

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Landfill to Become Solar Power Plant

In Georgia, the Hickory Ridge landfill is going to be converted into one of the largest solar power plants in the state. The landfill will be covered with an unusually tough liner, and solar panels wi…

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Are Most Electronics Designed For The Dump?

This eight-minute animated video, produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leonard, explains  the concept of "planned obsolescence"—products designed to be replaced as quickly as possible—…

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“Disposable” Coffee Cups? I Think Not!

Have you ever gone into a Starbucks or some other national coffee chain and sat down to have a cup of coffee? If you are like most people, you stood in line at the counter, ordered your non-fat milk …

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Plastic Bags: Stop Being Part of the Problem (+ video)

By now you've hopefully read my previous piece on the problems with plastic bags and are ready to kick the habit. Thankfully your first step is going to be an easy one: Just say no. Now I know tha…

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I think they are cute. People seem to always want to kill them thinking they are rats. Dumb.

Thanks for the information. I've always found them distracting.

Interesting article! Pollution is just making the environment more and more hazardous for all of us.…