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What if We All Became Vegetarians? (Infographic)

We don't need to all dive head-first into a raw vegan diet. However, posing this question helps us determine the mathematical impact red meat, poultry and cheese--yes, even cheese--have on our planet.…

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Are You Ready for Cricket Flour Cookies?

Ever have a hard time finding an affordable, healthy, and environmentally sustainable source of pure protein for you and your family? Soy is a mixed bag, beef and fish can be unsustainable and expensi…

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What You Should Know About Methane (CO2′s Evil Stepsister)

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the greenhouse gas that gets tossed around in most climate change conversations. But methane (CH4) is making its way into the mainstream spotlight. Methane is released in…

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7 Places Poo Will Power the Future (Slideshow)

By Tracy Staedter, Discovery Channel Everybody poops. But why should it just stop there? Feces -- human or other -- contains methane, hydrogen and nitrogen that can be converted into energy. And wh…

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The True Impact of Hamburgers (Video)

By Brian Merchant, TreeHugger On average, Americans eat three burgers a week. That may sound surprising in statistic form, but it squares pretty evenly with our nation's fast food infatuation…

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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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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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Energy Could be Made from Human Waste

A $100,000 grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been made for turning human excrement and urine into methane gas, heat and electricity. Similar technology already exists, but the Cal…

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Holy Cow! Bovine Gas Used to Power Milk Trucks

In one of my previous lives, when I was working as a small-town newspaper reporter in my early 20s, I lived in Tulare County--where the cows outnumber the people. Whenever I'd be driving home after a …

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Climate Change: It’s What’s for Dinner

We all know that driving a gas-guzzling SUV contributes to climate change, but did you know that what you put on your plate could too? Here’s how your food choices affect climate change and what you, …

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Yep! I think I've said this before...A Great Auntie of mine said a glass of ginger wine every night…

Doesn't say whether the ginger was fresh or dried. One gram of fresh ginger isn't much.

To me this like taking your car to a mechanic's helper instead of to a real mechanic. No for me.

I strongly agree with reducing our battery imprint. Reducing energy use is always a good thing. …