Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:03:23 +0000
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZHere are 10 things you can do every day to reduce your energy costs and your use of fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZOnline 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThat oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How long do those damaging effects last?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZEthanol is a relatively low-cost alternative fuel. What are the benefits of ethanol? Are there any drawbacks to using ethanol blends?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPlastics recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and contributes to the economy. Recycled plastics is heavily used in manufacturing.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZDerived from plants, biofuels are renewable and cleaner than petroleum products, but many environmental experts agree on several drawbacks as well.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZState Wildlife Action Plans provide a unique opportunity for citizens to get involved with establishing priorities for wildlife conservation.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill coated more than a thousand miles of pristine coastline and killed hundreds of thousands of birds, fish and animals.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZSmog, also known as ground-level ozone, poses serious risks to public health and the environment. Here are important FAQs about smog.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZReusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZDownhill skiing and snowboarding allow experiencing the mountains up close, but it also has consequences on the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhy recycle cell phones? That's easy. Recycling cell phones saves energy and conserves natural resources.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZBreast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThis article explores the safety and potential health risks of several types of cookware, from Teflon to aluminum to stainless steel.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZInformation about EarthTalk, a publication of E/The Environmental Magazine.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe sun is a virtually endless source of clean, renewable energy, which should make solar power a logical alternative to finite fossil fuels.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZEthanol is widely available, but what kind of performance can drivers expect from a car running on ethanol or an ethanol/gasoline blend?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAn overview of the alternative fuel ethanol: how it is made, how it is used, and its influence on the economy and the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat is bisphenol A (BPA) exactly, and what do you need to know about it to protect yourself and your family?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPaper recycling has many benefits, from saving energy to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Why recycle paper? Get the details.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZDrought has serious social and economic impacts with far-reaching consequences. Learn more about the effects of drought and how they are interrelated.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhen you consider the benefits of recycling vs. the cost, is recycling worth the expense? Here's what NYC discovered about the benefits of recycling.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAmerican dogs and cats produce 10 million tons of animal waste every year, and most of it ends up in landfills or ends up in the water table. San Francisco and several other cities in the Bay Area have set a goal to end their use of landfills by 2020, so they have started looking at the feasibility of turning pet feces into power instead of pollution.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZCombining chocolate with the right kind of bacteria produces hydrogen, a clean renewable energy that could be used with fuel cells to power vehicles or manufacturing processes, according to researchers at the University of Birmingham in the UK.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZRenewable energy is increasingly important as the world faces the threat of global warming. Find out more about the main sources of renewable energy.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZScientific research indicates that exposure to cell phones and microwave radiation can cause health problems. Learn more about the health effects of cell phones and microwave radiation.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZSweden has set an ambitious goal to eliminate its dependency on oil by 2020. The nation of 9 million people has made a good start at becoming oil-free. Sweden is already less dependent on oil than other nations in the European Union and a world leader in the use of renewable energy.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPlastic is confusing to recycle; different types require different processing to be re-used. To sort it all out, learn what plastic numbers are.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZLitter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZReady for a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship? These strategies may seem radical, but they are the most valuable actions you can take.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZFind 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPopulation growth is placing stress on the natural environment, creating scarcity and leading to problems such as deforestation and global warming.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZHydrogen burns clean and running vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells instead of oil would be a great step forward for the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWorld population reached an all-time high 7 billion in 2011, and the population is still growing rapidly. What effects can we expect from having 7 billion people living on Earth?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZCarbonated soft drinks (aka soda pop) have become a dietary staple for millions of people, but what are the dangers and drawbacks of consuming so much
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThis list describes the worst oil spills in history, judged by the amount of oil released into the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAre plastic bags that bad? Americans throw away over 100 billion plastic bags each year. Learn why you should reduce your use of plastic bags.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAlthough corn-based PLA is a carbon neutral alternative, it has other problems that may limit its use as a replacement for traditional plastics.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWind power: what is it, how does it work, and what are the pros and cons?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZA good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming and what is being done to address the problem.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZChemicals typically used to make plastics soft and flexible have been cited as making toys and other children's products toxic and creating serious health problems for kids. A growing number of governments have banned the chemicals that create toxic toys.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZLearn whether air travel or car travel is best for the environment in terms of fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and reducing your carbon footprint.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZMost scientists agree that planting trees is a good way to help reduce global warming, but which types of trees are best?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZGet an update on deforestation in the Amazon Basin, with a review of the concerns, trends, and efforts to conserve what's left.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat is air pollution? Defining air pollution is not as simple as it seems, because air pollution can take many forms..
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZLearn about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina, including industrial waste, raw sewage, oil spills, and lasting danger to public health.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat does it really mean when a product says
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZA proposed crude oil pipeline slated to run between Albany, New York and Linden, New Jersey is raising environmental concerns.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZHuman activities are creating excess greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to global warming.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe majority of garbage that goes into landfills is biodegradable, but most landfills are too tightly packed for biodegradation to occur.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPlastic bags are hard on the environment, and paper bags aren't much better. Learn about better options you can start using right away.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZIn the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZMany fuels can provide alternatives that are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZFind out what greenhouse gases are, how they work, and the role they play in warming our atmosphere through global climate change.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZDeforestation is a growing global problem with far-reaching consequences, including some that may not be fully understood until it is too late.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZFoods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat is the true cost of using ethanol, or an ethanol blend, as an alternative fuel in place of gasoline?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThere are more than 5,000 farmers markets in the United States, but how can you locate the farmers markets in your area? Use these five easy tips to find your local farmers markets.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZTo skiers and snowboarders, global warming means shorter seasons and less snow. How are ski resorts adapting?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZHydrofracking for natural gas recently opened up a new fossil fuel option. What are the consequences of this resource on global climate change?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZBottled water companies would have you believe that tap water is unsafe to drink, but most experts say that most tap water is actually safe.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZBurning fallen leaves pollutes and causes health problems for many. Skipping the leaf fire may actually give you a nicer lawn and garden next spring.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZMost Americans believe global warming is a serious threat, to themselves and to future generations, and the majority support government mandates to help develop renewable energy and reduce global warming, according to a TIME magazine/ABC News/Stanford University poll.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZNewer batteries contain fewer toxic substances than older versions, but they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZGlass recycling is both simple and beneficial. Glass recycling saves energy, conserves natural resources, and is good for the environment.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat is the true definition of drought? The answer is more complex than most think.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZPlastic lids and bottle caps can jam recycling equipment, contaminate recycled plastics, and endanger workers at recycling centers.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZMetal recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, contributes to the U.S. economy and bolsters U.S. trade balances.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat are tsunamis, some recent examples, and environmental consequences of these natural disasters.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZLearn about how carbon sequestration removes carbon from atmospheric circulation, mitigating global climate change.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAnswers to an important question when it comes to global climate change: what do we do to cause it?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe Dakota Access Pipeline has met heavy resistance from many along its path from North Dakota to Illinois, including from American Indian tribes.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZGrilling over charcoal releases soot and other pollutants into the air and creates carcinogens in the smoke from the grill and the food itself.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWhat 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZUsing public transportation instead of driving alone in your car is good for the planet and good for your budget. So why don't more Americans use it?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZFarmers markets offer consumers a direct link to the farmers and other producers who grow, raise and process their food.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe Dust Bowl of the 1930s is considered by most experts to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZHoneybee colonies are dying or disappearing in record numbers. What is causing the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. and elsewhere?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZCigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter, but they are not harmless. Learn more about the environmental issues associated with them.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZThe Kyoto Agreement is a historically important international effort aimed at protecting the world's climates from greenhouse gases.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZSmart cars are small and easy to park and maneuver in and out of city traffic, but just how safe and economical are they?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZDown, wool, and recycled synthetic fill can all be sustainably used to make warm winter clothes. Have you heard about milkweed as a green alternative?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZEnvironmental topics are often gloomy and disheartening. Are there any encouraging environmental news? Here are a few.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZLearn the dangers of phthalates and where to find cosmetics that are free of them.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZA discussion about the use and safety of plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass as materials for reusable water bottles.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZFind out what neonicotinoids are, how they work, and the consequences they have on honeybees, wild bees, bumblebees, and birds.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZRecycling aluminum saves energy, is good for the environment, and provides funds for many community programs and projects.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZA simple, quick read summarizing global climate change, including what it is, how it happens, and what the consequences are.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZIs 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.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZAirport noise and pollution increase risk for coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and other illness.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZA simple discussion of the raw materials and processes used to produce ethanol.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWorldwide, about 10,000 people are killed by lightning every year. What makes lightning so dangerous and how does it compare to other weather hazards?
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZCross-border pollution is a serious environmental problem that often frustrates national solutions. As pollution from one nation contaminates the air and water of another, it creates a dilemma for both and leaves local communities with few real options.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZWant to fight global warming? These 10 simple actions will help you fight global warming by using energy wisely.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZChlorine in tap water destroys many disease-causing bacteria that threaten human health, but it may lead to other health problems.
2017-03-13T12:03:23ZChromium-6 is one form of the metallic element chromium, and a human carcinogen when inhaled. It is sometimes detected in public drinking water.