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Beware: This Toxic Chemical May Be Lurking In Your Household Products

Posted by on January 25, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Beware: This Toxic Chemical May Be Lurking In Your Household Products

If you think that the FDA keeps us safe, think again. Many dangerous chemicals are sold in common household products. Read about triclosan be safe.

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Canadian Schools Promote ‘Litterless Lunches’ To Reduce Waste And Increase Health

Posted by on January 24, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Canadian Schools Promote ‘Litterless Lunches’ To Reduce Waste And Increase Health

When Canadian schools began to track how much waste their students were producing just by bringing disposable items to school (such as napkins, lunch bags, and all packaging surrounding processed food items), they found that EACH CHILD was adding 67 pounds to the landfill each school year. The schools sought to change this and decided to open up a dialogue with parents and students about employing waste-free practices when packing lunches at home.

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Build This Do-It-Yourself Wind Turbine for Just $30 and Generate Some Clean, Free Energy

Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Build This Do-It-Yourself Wind Turbine for Just $30 and Generate Some Clean, Free Energy

Do you like DIY projects? Try making this simple wind turbine for $30 – and you’ll generate some free, sustainable electricity.

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It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever (Marking 3 Consecutive Years of Record Heat)

Posted by on January 22, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
It’s Official: 2016 Was the Hottest Year Ever (Marking 3 Consecutive Years of Record Heat)

While there may be lots of different opinions as to why the globe is warming up, there is certainly no question that it is. Read this!

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Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Posted by on January 21, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Washington State Sues Monsanto over PCB Pollution

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a lawsuit against Monsanto over toxic PCB chemicals polluting “every waterway in the state.” It marks the first time a state has ever sued the biotech giant.

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Australian Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Metric Tons Of Veggies Using Seawater And Sun

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
Australian Desert Farm Grows 17,000 Metric Tons Of Veggies Using Seawater And Sun

Crops are grown at Australia’s Sundance Farm in a hydroponic greenhouse lined with water-drenched cardboard, which means there is no need for soil, fossil fuels, groundwater, or pesticides.

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WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

Posted by on January 17, 2017 in Environment with 1 Comment
WTF?! Coal-Loving Wyoming Introduces New Bill That FINES Folks for Using Renewable Energy!

You’re NOT going to believe this – Wyoming senators have proposed a new bill that will FINE for using renewable energy! Read this!

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New Small Wind Generators Mimic Nature’s Most Efficient Bird, But Can They Produce Enough Power?

Posted by on January 15, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
New Small Wind Generators Mimic Nature’s Most Efficient Bird, But Can They Produce Enough Power?

If your interested in sustainable energy, take a look at this cool new wind turbine from Tyler Wind.

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All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

Posted by on January 13, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
All Electric Trains In Netherlands Now Run On 100% Wind Power

According to Dutch electric company Eneco, which signed a 10-year deal with Dutch railway company NS two years ago, 600,000 passengers are now “the first in the world” to travel by wind energy. On an average day, 5,500 trains are operated by NS, which is one of the largest railway companies in the Netherlands.

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Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Gangsta Gardener Ron Finley Asks the World For Assistance To Save His Garden

The Gangsta Garden has evolved into more than a symbol of healthy change for urban communities including an educational site, a propagation station for more edible landscapes and the formal headquarters for The Ron Finley Project (RFP). Currently, RFP is fighting for their headquarters. The only solution they have been offered is to purchase the property, otherwise… they face eviction. RFP needs to raise $500,000 to #savethegangstagarden. This is not a call for handouts, it is a call to support an idea whose time is long overdue.

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25 Notorious Enviromental Bloopers of the Last 8 Years (According to Eco-Watch)

Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
25 Notorious Enviromental Bloopers of the Last 8 Years (According to Eco-Watch)

How do you think the Obama Administration fared on environmental causes? Read this to get a look at some of the missteps.

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Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Portland has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.

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Forest Ranger Explains That Trees Have Social Networks And Complex Relationships

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Forest Ranger Explains That Trees Have Social Networks And Complex Relationships

Forest ranger Peter Wohlleben recently published a book titled “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World” that has made German forests popular again. In the book, he explains how trees have their own network, fondly called the “Wood Wide Web,” that keep the trees in a forest interconnected and cause the trees to react to situations in inexplicable ways.

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Video Of Tiger Being Whipped Shows Why Animals Shouldn’t Be In Circuses [Watch]

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Video Of Tiger Being Whipped Shows Why Animals Shouldn’t Be In Circuses [Watch]

Though trainers will have you believe that their big cats are only trained through positive-reinforcement, it’s clear that their training actually consists of fear-based training. Even when the tigers aren’t being whipped or beaten, they often bear scars caused by fighting from being in such close quarters behind-the-scenes. They are never allowed to have enrichment nor are they allowed to swim or roam freely in an open space, all of which are important parts of a tiger’s life.

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The REAL Cost of Oil: 8 Worst Pipeline Spills of the Last Decade

Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
The REAL Cost of Oil: 8 Worst Pipeline Spills of the Last Decade

One of the reasons that we humans tend to repeat mistakes is that after they’re over, we tend to forget. Here’s a little reminder of what our obsession with oil is doing to our environment.

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