Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:23:21 +0000
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHere are 10 things you can do every day to reduce your energy costs and your use of fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHere are five simple things you can do in 30 minutes or less to help protect the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThat oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How long do those damaging effects last?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZReusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZSmog, also known as ground-level ozone, poses serious risks to public health and the environment. Here are important FAQs about smog.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThis article explores the safety and potential health risks of several types of cookware, from Teflon to aluminum to stainless steel.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPlastics recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and contributes to the economy. Recycled plastics is heavily used in manufacturing.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHuman activities are creating excess greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAn overview of the alternative fuel ethanol: how it is made, how it is used, and its influence on the economy and the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZEthanol is a relatively low-cost alternative fuel. What are the benefits of ethanol? Are there any drawbacks to using ethanol blends?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZDrought has serious social and economic impacts with far-reaching consequences. Learn more about the effects of drought and how they are interrelated.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZRenewable energy is increasingly important as the world faces the threat of global warming. Find out more about the main sources of renewable energy.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill coated more than a thousand miles of pristine coastline and killed hundreds of thousands of birds, fish and animals.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPlastic is confusing to recycle; different types require different processing to be re-used. To sort it all out, learn what plastic numbers are.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZNewer batteries contain fewer toxic substances than older versions, but they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZReady for a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship? These strategies may seem radical, but they are the most valuable actions you can take.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZMost scientists agree that planting trees is a good way to help reduce global warming, but which types of trees are best?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZKnow the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZDerived from plants, biofuels are renewable and cleaner than petroleum products, but many environmental experts agree on several drawbacks as well.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPaper recycling has many benefits, from saving energy to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Why recycle paper? Get the details.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFind out what greenhouse gases are, how they work, and the role they play in warming our atmosphere through global climate change.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPopulation growth is placing stress on the natural environment, creating scarcity and leading to problems such as deforestation and global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHoneybee colonies are dying or disappearing in record numbers. What is causing the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. and elsewhere?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWind power: what is it, how does it work, and what are the pros and cons?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZMany fuels can provide alternatives that are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZCompact fluorescent light bulbs use less energy, last longer and cost less to use than standard incandescent bulbs--and they are good for the environment. Learn how changing just one light bulb could help change the world for the better.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZMistletoe makes holiday romance democratic by making everyone equally kissable. But there is more to mistletoe than kissing and holiday merriment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAmerica Recycles Day takes place every year on November 15, with events that educate people about the benefits of recycling.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhat is the true definition of drought? The answer is more complex than most think.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina, including industrial waste, raw sewage, oil spills, and lasting danger to public health.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZRising 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZRecycling aluminum saves energy, is good for the environment, and provides funds for many community programs and projects.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhen you consider the benefits of recycling vs. the cost, is recycling worth the expense? Here's what NYC discovered about the benefits of recycling.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFind 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZIf 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?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZA simple, quick read summarizing global climate change, including what it is, how it happens, and what the consequences are.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAre plastic bags that bad? Americans throw away over 100 billion plastic bags each year. Learn why you should reduce your use of plastic bags.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZBurning fallen leaves pollutes and causes health problems for many. Skipping the leaf fire may actually give you a nicer lawn and garden next spring.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn about how carbon sequestration removes carbon from atmospheric circulation, mitigating global climate change.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZIs 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?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFireworks litter the ground, pollute water supplies, and rain down chemicals and heavy metals that contribute to a wide range of health problems.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAir quality during a heat wave not only feels worse, it is worse. Find out how heat waves affect air quality.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZA good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming and what is being done to address the problem.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhat 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZSmart cars are small and easy to park and maneuver in and out of city traffic, but just how safe and economical are they?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe Kyoto Agreement is a historically important international effort aimed at protecting the world's climates from greenhouse gases.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhat is air pollution? Defining air pollution is not as simple as it seems, because air pollution can take many forms..
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZBottled water companies would have you believe that tap water is unsafe to drink, but most experts say that most tap water is actually safe.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe Dakota Access Pipeline has met heavy resistance from many along its path from North Dakota to Illinois, including from American Indian tribes.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWater 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFoods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPublic 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn about road salt, and how its use has damaging environmental effects on water, plants and animals.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLitter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAccording 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn whether air travel or car travel is best for the environment in terms of fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and reducing your carbon footprint.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAlthough corn-based PLA is a carbon neutral alternative, it has other problems that may limit its use as a replacement for traditional plastics.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZChlorine in tap water destroys many disease-causing bacteria that threaten human health, but it may lead to other health problems.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPlastic bags are hard on the environment, and paper bags aren't much better. Learn about better options you can start using right away.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe environmental effects of roads go beyond roadkill.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThis list describes the worst oil spills in history, judged by the amount of oil released into the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe majority of garbage that goes into landfills is biodegradable, but most landfills are too tightly packed for biodegradation to occur.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZEl Niño conditions create havoc in much of the country. Has the frequency and intensity of El Niño events increased due to global climate change?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHydrogen burns clean and running vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells instead of oil would be a great step forward for the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZDeforestation is a growing global problem with far-reaching consequences, including some that may not be fully understood until it is too late.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWant to fight global warming? These 10 simple actions will help you fight global warming by using energy wisely.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZIs 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.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLocavore is a term that is widely used to describe people who are committed to eating locally grown food for reasons ranging from better nutrition to supporting local farms and businesses to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But where did the word come from and how did it become part of our everyday language?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe Dust Bowl of the 1930s is considered by most experts to be the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZPlastic lids and bottle caps can jam recycling equipment, contaminate recycled plastics, and endanger workers at recycling centers.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZDo volcano eruptions cause more greenhouse gasses than human activity? Learn the truth about how volcanoes contribute to global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZUsing 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?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZUse online calculators to measure your carbon footprint and discover how you can reduce your carbon footprint with simple, everyday lifestyle changes.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLocavore is the name given to people who take part in the growing local food movement. But what is a locavore exactly?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZDownhill skiing and snowboarding allow experiencing the mountains up close, but it also has consequences on the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZCalifornia's ongoing drought is in its fourth year; what are the environmental consequences?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZCarbon taxes frequently make the news as environmentalists and governments try to slow global warming. Learn what a carbon tax is and how it works.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhy solar water heaters are good for the environment, and how solar water heaters can save consumers money.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZSugar is in products we consume every day, yet we rarely give a second thought to how it is produced and what toll it may take on the environment.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZIn the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAll farming was organic for thousands of years, but then mankind discovered chemical pesticides and fertilizers and began to believe they were the secret to high crop yields and high profits. New research confirms organic farming is still best for farmers and consumers--and may be the only way to end world hunger without harming the planet.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn about the potential health and environmental consequences of both choices, and a better alternative.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFind out what red tides are, what causes them, and the effects they have on human health, animal populations, and the economy.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZThe sun is a virtually endless source of clean, renewable energy, which should make solar power a logical alternative to finite fossil fuels.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHydraulic fracturing is more commonly called fracking or hydrofracking. The term has been popularized due to controversies surrounding its use.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZOnce and for all, understand the real role ozone plays in global warming.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZMetal recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, contributes to the U.S. economy and bolsters U.S. trade balances.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZFind out what mitigation means in the context of climate change, how it differs from adaptation, and see examples relevant to different industries.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZAs ocean desalination plants are being built, environmentalists are expressing concerns about the long-term environmental effects of desalination.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWe 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?
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZWhat are tsunamis, some recent examples, and environmental consequences of these natural disasters.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZMelting glaciers caused by global warming will lead to an increasing number of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions, according to geologists who have been studying the likely effects of global warming on the surface of the Earth.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZHow scientists identify tsunamis; scientific methods for detecting a tsunami.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZA simple discussion of the raw materials and processes used to produce ethanol.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZLearn the dangers of phthalates and where to find cosmetics that are free of them.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZBreast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself.
2017-01-16T11:23:21ZTo skiers and snowboarders, global warming means shorter seasons and less snow. How are ski resorts adapting?