Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:43:03 +0000
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHere are 10 things you can do every day to reduce your energy costs and your use of fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThat oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How long do those damaging effects last?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe Dakota Access Pipeline has met heavy resistance from many along its path from North Dakota to Illinois, including from American Indian tribes.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZDrought has serious social and economic impacts with far-reaching consequences. Learn more about the effects of drought and how they are interrelated.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZReusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZSmog, also known as ground-level ozone, poses serious risks to public health and the environment. Here are important FAQs about smog.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPlastics recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and contributes to the economy. Recycled plastics is heavily used in manufacturing.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill coated more than a thousand miles of pristine coastline and killed hundreds of thousands of birds, fish and animals.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHere are five simple things you can do in 30 minutes or less to help protect the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZEthanol is a relatively low-cost alternative fuel. What are the benefits of ethanol? Are there any drawbacks to using ethanol blends?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZA brief presentation of North Dakota's Bakken Formation and the oil extracted from it, along with information about associated environmental concerns.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThis article explores the safety and potential health risks of several types of cookware, from Teflon to aluminum to stainless steel.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHuman activities are creating excess greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to global warming.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe United Nations Environment Programme is coordinating a worldwide campaign to encourage people and organizations to plant at least a billion trees in a single year. Even that is only a small start on the work that must be done to restore the forests we have lost over the past decade alone. Find out how you can help.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPlastic is confusing to recycle; different types require different processing to be re-used. To sort it all out, learn what plastic numbers are.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZDerived from plants, biofuels are renewable and cleaner than petroleum products, but many environmental experts agree on several drawbacks as well.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAn overview of the alternative fuel ethanol: how it is made, how it is used, and its influence on the economy and the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZReady for a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship? These strategies may seem radical, but they are the most valuable actions you can take.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina, including industrial waste, raw sewage, oil spills, and lasting danger to public health.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPaper recycling has many benefits, from saving energy to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Why recycle paper? Get the details.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhy recycle cell phones? That's easy. Recycling cell phones saves energy and conserves natural resources.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhen you consider the benefits of recycling vs. the cost, is recycling worth the expense? Here's what NYC discovered about the benefits of recycling.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZMost scientists agree that planting trees is a good way to help reduce global warming, but which types of trees are best?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHoneybee colonies are dying or disappearing in record numbers. What is causing the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. and elsewhere?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe Deepwater Horizon spill may be front-page news, but some parts of the story have been overlooked or underreported by the media. Here are 10 things you really need to know about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhat is the true definition of drought? The answer is more complex than most think.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZNewer batteries contain fewer toxic substances than older versions, but they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhat is air pollution? Defining air pollution is not as simple as it seems, because air pollution can take many forms..
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFind out what greenhouse gases are, how they work, and the role they play in warming our atmosphere through global climate change.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZMass whale strandings occur in many parts of the world, and scientists are still searching for the answers that will unlock this mystery.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZRenewable energy is increasingly important as the world faces the threat of global warming. Find out more about the main sources of renewable energy.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZRising air and higher water temperatures worldwide are the drivers of more frequent and severe hurricanes. Scientists all exploring climate change interacts with these destructive storms.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLight-emitting diodes (LED) are more energy-efficient than compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), among many other advantages.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFind out which ingredient in most plastic containers that makes it so hard to recycle them, and how corn plastic could be the eco-friendly answer.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZSmart cars are small and easy to park and maneuver in and out of city traffic, but just how safe and economical are they?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZBottled water companies would have you believe that tap water is unsafe to drink, but most experts say that most tap water is actually safe.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZA good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming and what is being done to address the problem.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThis list describes the worst oil spills in history, judged by the amount of oil released into the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPopulation growth is placing stress on the natural environment, creating scarcity and leading to problems such as deforestation and global warming.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAre plastic bags that bad? Americans throw away over 100 billion plastic bags each year. Learn why you should reduce your use of plastic bags.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZDeforestation is a growing global problem with far-reaching consequences, including some that may not be fully understood until it is too late.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhat happens to your old cell phone after you upgrade to a new model? Do stores really recycle old cell phones, or refurbish them and give them to the poor, or do they just end up in landfills? Learn how you can ensure your old cell phone is recycled and put to good use instead of damaging the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZBurning fallen leaves pollutes and causes health problems for many. Skipping the leaf fire may actually give you a nicer lawn and garden next spring.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZA discussion about the use and safety of plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass as materials for reusable water bottles.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZA simple, quick read summarizing global climate change, including what it is, how it happens, and what the consequences are.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPlastic bags are hard on the environment, and paper bags aren't much better. Learn about better options you can start using right away.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn about how carbon sequestration removes carbon from atmospheric circulation, mitigating global climate change.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn whether air travel or car travel is best for the environment in terms of fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and reducing your carbon footprint.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPipelines reduce the cost of oil and gas transportation, but they have a spotty safety record.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZIn the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZTropical rainforest plants have produced thousands of lifesaving drugs, yet the potential of rainforest medicinal plants has only barely been tapped.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn the dangers of phthalates and where to find cosmetics that are free of them.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWater covers 70 percent of the Earth's surface, yet billions of people lack access to clean water. Population growth in many water-stressed countries, plus excess water use in developed countries, is shrinking water resources worldwide and raising fears about water scarcity. Learn what you can do to help.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn about road salt, and how its use has damaging environmental effects on water, plants and animals.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZRecycling aluminum saves energy, is good for the environment, and provides funds for many community programs and projects.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZMany fuels can provide alternatives that are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLitter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPlastic lids and bottle caps can jam recycling equipment, contaminate recycled plastics, and endanger workers at recycling centers.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZOnline bill paying is gaining popularity and it's good for the environment. Here's how online bill paying reduces waste while saving you time and money.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFireworks litter the ground, pollute water supplies, and rain down chemicals and heavy metals that contribute to a wide range of health problems.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZPublic water supplies in 42 U.S. states--the tap water millions of Americans drink every day--are contaminated with 141 unregulated chemicals for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has never established safety standards, according to an investigation by the Environmental Working Group.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZGlass recycling is both simple and beneficial. Glass recycling saves energy, conserves natural resources, and is good for the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZDownhill skiing and snowboarding allow experiencing the mountains up close, but it also has consequences on the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZIs it better for the environment to use synthetic or conventional motor oil in your car's engine? Learn the pros and cons of both types of oil.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZIs it better to drive an older, well-maintained car that gets about 25 miles per gallon, or to buy a new car that gets about 35 miles per gallon?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHow scientists identify tsunamis; scientific methods for detecting a tsunami.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAlthough corn-based PLA is a carbon neutral alternative, it has other problems that may limit its use as a replacement for traditional plastics.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhat are tsunamis, some recent examples, and environmental consequences of these natural disasters.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe sun is a virtually endless source of clean, renewable energy, which should make solar power a logical alternative to finite fossil fuels.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe Kyoto Agreement is a historically important international effort aimed at protecting the world's climates from greenhouse gases.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAnswers to an important question when it comes to global climate change: what do we do to cause it?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWind power: what is it, how does it work, and what are the pros and cons?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZMetal recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, contributes to the U.S. economy and bolsters U.S. trade balances.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHydrofracking for natural gas recently opened up a new fossil fuel option. What are the consequences of this resource on global climate change?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAmerica Recycles Day takes place every year on November 15, with events that educate people about the benefits of recycling.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZKnow the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAccording to the American Lung Association, more than half of all Americans live in counties with unsafe levels of smog and particle pollution, which leads to many lung and respiratory illnesses.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZEl Niño conditions create havoc in much of the country. Has the frequency and intensity of El Niño events increased due to global climate change?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZIf recycling is one of the three Rs of environmental preservation--reduce, reuse, and recycle--then why is recycling not mandatory everywhere in the United States and elsewhere? Should recycling be mandatory? What would have to change for recycling to become the law of the land?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWe heard that there is a gigantic floating island of trash far out in the Pacific Ocean. What really is out there, and what environmental impacts does it have?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZAir quality during a heat wave not only feels worse, it is worse. Find out how heat waves affect air quality.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZOnce and for all, understand the real role ozone plays in global warming.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZHydrogen burns clean and running vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells instead of oil would be a great step forward for the environment.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe quality of a large proportion of the nation's rivers is compromised by water pollution. Three types of pollutants account for most of the water pollution problems.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZCigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter, but they are not harmless. Learn more about the environmental issues associated with them.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZTo skiers and snowboarders, global warming means shorter seasons and less snow. How are ski resorts adapting?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZEarth Day is an annual observance intended to raise awareness about a range of environmental issues and to inspire people to take action.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFoods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZChlorine in tap water destroys many disease-causing bacteria that threaten human health, but it may lead to other health problems.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFind out what red tides are, what causes them, and the effects they have on human health, animal populations, and the economy.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZChromium-6 is one form of the metallic element chromium, and a human carcinogen when inhaled. It is sometimes detected in public drinking water.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe majority of garbage that goes into landfills is biodegradable, but most landfills are too tightly packed for biodegradation to occur.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWhat is the true cost of using ethanol, or an ethanol blend, as an alternative fuel in place of gasoline?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWorldwide, about 10,000 people are killed by lightning every year. What makes lightning so dangerous and how does it compare to other weather hazards?
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZLearn how to lessen your exposure to BPA and reduce your potential health risks, including heart disease, diabetes, and child development
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZIf you are building a new home, make it the best it can be by considering environmental, health, and economic factors right at the planning stage.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZFind out what neonicotinoids are, how they work, and the consequences they have on honeybees, wild bees, bumblebees, and birds.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZWant to fight global warming? These 10 simple actions will help you fight global warming by using energy wisely.
2017-02-26T11:43:03ZThe environmental effects of roads go beyond roadkill.