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Picking on Cloth Diapers Misses the Point About Cotton

Cloth diapers made from conventional cotton may not be a great environmental choice, but what we really should be talking about is the cotton, not the diapers. In a recent Washington Post piece, Ke…

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7 Ways to Shrink the Size of Your Water Footprint

You've probably heard about your carbon footprint. That's the amount of carbon dioxide you generate when you use fossil fuels, like coal, oil, gasoline, and natural gas. Your carbon footprint matters …

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The Quickest, Easiest Way to Save Water

By Jon Fisher, The Nature Conservancy I admit it: I'm kind of obsessed with saving water. Not only have I done everything possible at home (low-flow toilets, showerhead, washer/dryer, dishwasher, e…

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What is Virtual Water and Why Should I Be Worried?

How much water did you have with your lunch today? Most of you might say something like a glass, or bottle, which amounts to somewhere between 8 and 12 ounces on average. But that would hardly account…

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