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Water Pollution from Fracking Confirmed in 4 States

Fracking was a very hot topics this past year, and it is likely to continue to be one into 2014. Celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, who tweets frequently about the dangers of fracking, are giving those ag…

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11 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

The toilet is a part of our daily lives, and thank goodness: it's about to be freezing cold in Colorado and I'm not too keen on the idea of heading outside to do my business in an outhouse in single-d…

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Factory Pig Farm Threatens Environmental Treasure

Imagine the most beautiful place in your state. It's so nice! Now, imagine six thousand hogs pooping all over that place. Not so nice, right? That, in an extremely oversimplified way, is what th…

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7 Steps to Be a Recovering Water Hog

We had a fun show this week. Thanks for some kind of satanic tech vortex we were unable to record the show and get the podcast out (but we do have some good notes, including a fun and easy DIY gift id…

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Bringing Sanitation to Nairobi’s Slums

In slums around the world, the lack of proper sewerage and lavatory facilities means that human waste is often left on the street to contaminate local water supplies. A simple biodegradable bag - deve…

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Lake Titicaca Threatened by Pollution

It's the highest navigable lake in the world and the longest in South America. But it's also one of the most polluted. Lake Titicaca, on the border between Bolivia and Peru, is fighting for its surviv…

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Water Filter Saves Lives, Trees in Cambodia

A simple water filter made from rice husk is helping the poor of rural Cambodia improve their health prospects and stem the deforestation that is destroying the nation's jungles. This week iDE-Hydrolo…

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Great Barrier Reef Under Threat

A UNESCO report says Australia's Great Barrier Reef is under threat from coastal development. Photo Credit: www.Castaways.com.au via Flickr. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "4A3QE3k4v…

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Gulf Reels From Seafood Troubles

Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill ef…

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‘Oily Mary’ Cocktail for Royal Dutch Shell

Friends of the Earth Netherlands has offered "Oily Mary" cocktails, containing polluted water from the Niger Delta, to Shell shareholders who were meeting near The Hague. The stunt was designed to for…

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good suggestions. i save all jars to stock the pantry with the amount of bulk items i'll use and k…

Yes, Katherine, herbal teas are much better than black tea. :-)

Always good to remind us. Thank you. Keeps us on track.

Ahem. I have to say no. I'll stick with lemon water or coconut milk, thanks.

Any recipes for ant lovers?