Published: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:23:53 +0000
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHere are 10 things you can do every day to reduce your energy costs and your use of fossil fuels, which contribute to global warming.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHere are five simple things you can do in 30 minutes or less to help protect the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZRising 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThat oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How long do those damaging effects last?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZReusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPlastics recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and contributes to the economy. Recycled plastics is heavily used in manufacturing.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZDrought has serious social and economic impacts with far-reaching consequences. Learn more about the effects of drought and how they are interrelated.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHuman activities are creating excess greenhouse gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and lead to global warming.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAn overview of the alternative fuel ethanol: how it is made, how it is used, and its influence on the economy and the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPlastic is confusing to recycle; different types require different processing to be re-used. To sort it all out, learn what plastic numbers are.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPaper recycling has many benefits, from saving energy to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Why recycle paper? Get the details.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThis article explores the safety and potential health risks of several types of cookware, from Teflon to aluminum to stainless steel.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZReady for a deeper commitment to environmental stewardship? These strategies may seem radical, but they are the most valuable actions you can take.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHoneybee colonies are dying or disappearing in record numbers. What is causing the dramatic decline in honeybee populations in the U.S. and elsewhere?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZEthanol is a relatively low-cost alternative fuel. What are the pros and cons of using ethanol or an ethanol blend in place of unblended gasoline?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZSmog, also known as ground-level ozone, poses serious risks to public health and the environment. Here are important FAQs about smog.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill coated more than a thousand miles of pristine coastline and killed hundreds of thousands of birds, fish and animals.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPopulation growth is placing stress on the natural environment, creating scarcity and leading to problems such as deforestation and global warming.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZNewer batteries contain fewer toxic substances than older versions, but they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZLearn about the environmental impacts of Hurricane Katrina, including industrial waste, raw sewage, oil spills, and lasting danger to public health.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAmerica Recycles Day takes place every year on November 15, proclaimed by the president and celebrated in communities nationwide with events that educate people about the benefits of recycling and of purchasing products made from recycled materials.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAmericans throw away almost 100 billion plastic bags every year. Learn why you should help the environment by reducing your use of plastic bags.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhat is the true definition of drought? The answer is more complex than most think.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHow do red tides and other harmful algae blooms affect human health?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZFireworks litter the ground, pollute water supplies, and rain down chemicals and heavy metals that contribute to a wide range of health problems.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMany fuels can provide alternatives that are better for the environment and often better for the economy than fossil fuels.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZCompact 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMost scientists agree that planting trees is a good way to help reduce global warming, but which types of trees are best?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZRecycling aluminum saves energy, is good for the environment, and provides funds for many community programs and projects.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe Kyoto Agreement is a historically important international effort aimed at protecting the world's climates from greenhouse gases.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZRenewable energy is increasingly important as the world faces the threat of global warming. Find out more about the main sources of renewable energy.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZFind 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZBottled water companies would have you believe that tap water is unsafe to drink, but most experts say that most tap water is actually safe.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWater 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZDerived from plants, biofuels are renewable and cleaner than petroleum products, but many environmental experts agree on several drawbacks as well.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZLitter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZIs 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?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZYears after the first reports of honeybees disappearing, honeybees are still threatened. What's the latest info on honeybees disappearing, and how does organic farming affect honeybees disappearing?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZLearn whether air travel or car travel is best for the environment in terms of fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and reducing your carbon footprint.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZBurning fallen leaves pollutes and causes health problems for many. Skipping the leaf fire may actually give you a nicer lawn and garden next spring.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhat 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhen you consider the benefits of recycling vs. the cost, is recycling worth the expense? Here's what NYC discovered about the benefits of recycling.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWind power: what is wind power, how does wind power work and what are the pros and cons of wind power?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZLearn about how carbon sequestration removes carbon from atmospheric circulation, mitigating global climate change.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZA good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming and what is being done to address the problem.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPlastic bags are hard on the environment, and paper bags aren't much better. Learn about better options you can start using right away.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZIf 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?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThis list describes the worst oil spills in history, judged by the amount of oil released into the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZFind out what greenhouse gases are, how they work, and the role they play in warming our atmosphere through global climate change.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhat is air pollution? Defining air pollution is not as simple as it seems, because air pollution can take many forms..
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZDeforestation is a growing global problem with far-reaching consequences, including some that may not be fully understood until it is too late.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAir quality during a heat wave not only feels worse, it is worse. Find out how heat waves affect air quality, and what you can do to protect yourself from poor air quality and heat waves.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHow scientists identify tsunamis; scientific methods for detecting a tsunami.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZSmart cars are small and easy to park and maneuver in and out of city traffic, but just how safe and economical are they?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAccording 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAlthough corn-based PLA is a carbon neutral alternative, it has other problems that may limit its use as a replacement for traditional plastics.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZA simple, quick read summarizing global climate change, including what it is, how it happens, and what the consequences are.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPublic 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZFoods grown locally make a lot of sense for those who want more control over what they put into their bodies.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZFind out the causes of red tides, the role of humans, the effects of global climate change, and the mysterious role played by far-flung dust.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMelting 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZChromium-6 is one form of the metallic element chromium, and a human carcinogen when inhaled. It is sometimes detected in public drinking water.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZChlorine in tap water destroys many disease-causing bacteria that threaten human health, but it may lead to other health problems.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZUsing 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?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZDownhill skiing and snowboarding allow experiencing the mountains up close, but it also has consequences on the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWant to fight global warming? These 10 simple actions will help you fight global warming by using energy wisely.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZPlastic lids and bottle caps can jam recycling equipment, contaminate recycled plastics, and endanger workers at recycling centers.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWe 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?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZEl Niño conditions create havoc in much of the country. Has the frequency and intensity of El Niño events increased due to global climate change?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZIs 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZGrilling over charcoal releases soot and other pollutants into the air and creates carcinogens in the smoke from the grill and the food itself.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZChromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMetal recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, contributes to the U.S. economy and bolsters U.S. trade balances.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAll 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZIn the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhat are tsunamis, some recent examples, and environmental consequences of these natural disasters.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZHydrogen burns clean and running vehicles with hydrogen fuel cells instead of oil would be a great step forward for the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZLearn about road salt, and how its use has damaging environmental effects on water, plants and animals.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZGlass recycling is both simple and beneficial. Glass recycling saves energy, conserves natural resources, and is good for the environment.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe majority of garbage that goes into landfills is biodegradable, but most landfills are too tightly packed for biodegradation to occur.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZCarbon taxes frequently make the news as environmentalists and governments try to slow global warming. Learn what a carbon tax is and how it works.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZTo improve the health of schoolchildren, cafeteria food has become the target in programs designed to improve school lunches, making them healthier.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZA simple discussion of the raw materials and processes used to produce ethanol.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWhy solar water heaters are good for the environment, and how solar water heaters can save consumers money.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe environmental effects of roads go beyond roadkill.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZCalifornia's ongoing drought is in its fourth year; what are the environmental consequences?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe sun is a virtually endless source of clean, renewable energy, which should make solar power a logical alternative to finite fossil fuels.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZBreast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZRecycling used cell phones is good for the environment and can help bridge the digital divide in developing countries or raise money for charity. Learn how, why and where to recycle your used cell phones.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe most valuable commodity in the world today is not oil, but water. Find out why many of the world’s leading investors are making big bets on water.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZWorld 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?
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMass whale strandings occur in many parts of the world, and scientists are still searching for the answers that will unlock this mystery.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZUse online calculators to measure your carbon footprint and discover how you can reduce your carbon footprint with simple, everyday lifestyle changes.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZTraditional carpet cleaning solution contains chemicals that can damage health and the environment. Learn where to find healthier professional and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning options.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZSugar 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.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZAn experiment with low-cost, solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) lamps that is lighting up the lives of a handful of families in rural India could become a beacon of hope for millions of poor people worldwide who currently rely on kerosene lamps and other lighting solutions that are toxic--and frequently lethal--when used indoors.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZMost researchers agree that even small temperature changes can further threaten already struggling species. Learn how global warming affects wildlife.
2016-10-20T11:23:53ZThe 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.