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What You Need to Know About the Dakota Access...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

The Dakota Access Pipeline has met heavy resistance from many along its path from North Dakota to Illinois, including from American Indian tribes.



Plant a Billion Trees: People Fight Global...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

The 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.



How Are Tsunamis Detected?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

How scientists identify tsunamis; scientific methods for detecting a tsunami.



You Reuse Water Bottles? Examine Your Options

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

A discussion about the use and safety of plastics, stainless steel, aluminum, and glass as materials for reusable water bottles.



What Is a Tsunami?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

What are tsunamis, some recent examples, and environmental consequences of these natural disasters.



Why Recycle Glass?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Glass recycling is both simple and beneficial. Glass recycling saves energy, conserves natural resources, and is good for the environment.



Will Solar Power Soon Become Cost-Effective for...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

The sun is a virtually endless source of clean, renewable energy, which should make solar power a logical alternative to finite fossil fuels.



Are Backyard Barbecues Bad for Your Health?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Grilling over charcoal releases soot and other pollutants into the air and creates carcinogens in the smoke from the grill and the food itself.



What Does Ozone Have to Do With Global Warming?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Once and for all, understand the real role ozone plays in global warming.



Helpful or Harmful? The Truth About Ozone

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

In the upper atmosphere, ozone protects life on Earth. At ground level, ozone is a threat to human health, plants, and marine life.



Exposure to Phthalates Causes Health Risks

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Learn the dangers of phthalates and where to find cosmetics that are free of them.



How Do Humans Contribute to Global Warming?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Answers to an important question when it comes to global climate change: what do we do to cause it?



Why Recycle Plastics?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Plastics recycling conserves natural resources, saves energy, and contributes to the economy. Recycled plastics is heavily used in manufacturing.



How Does the Kyoto Protocol Fight Climate Change?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Will the Bush Administration's decision to withdraw the United States from the Kyoto Protocol weaken international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, or put the world on a better course? Page 2.



How Much Does It Cost to Use Ethanol?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

What is the true cost of using ethanol, or an ethanol blend, as an alternative fuel in place of gasoline?



Is Flying or Driving Better for the Environment?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Learn whether air travel or car travel is best for the environment in terms of fuel efficiency, cost effectiveness and reducing your carbon footprint.



What are the Health Risks Associated with...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Chromium-6 is a human carcinogen when inhaled, and there is growing concern about the possible health effects of chromium-6 in drinking water.



What You Can Do to Combat Global Warming

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Want to fight global warming? These 10 simple actions will help you fight global warming by using energy wisely.



Sustainable Down and Other Eco-Conscious...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Down, wool, and recycled synthetic fill can all be sustainably used to make warm winter clothes. Have you heard about milkweed as a green alternative?



Tap Water in 42 States Contaminated by Chemicals

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Public 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.



The 3 Most Common Ways Our Rivers Are Polluted

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

The 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.



Do the Benefits of Recycling Outweigh the Costs?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

When you consider the benefits of recycling vs. the cost, is recycling worth the expense? Here's what NYC discovered about the benefits of recycling.



NOx and the Environment

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Find out what nitrogen dioxides (NOx) are, why they are a serious environmental concern, and what role they play in the Volkswagen diesel engine scandal.



What Is Chromium-6?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Chromium-6 is one form of the metallic element chromium, and a human carcinogen when inhaled. It is sometimes detected in public drinking water.



Why Online Bill Paying is Good for the...

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Online 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.



What Is Air Pollution?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

What is air pollution? Defining air pollution is not as simple as it seems, because air pollution can take many forms..



Let's Talk About Our Litter Problem

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Litter is more than an eyesore on city streets and along highways. Litter pollutes waterways and leaches toxic chemicals into soil and groundwater.



Are Cigarette Butts Biodegradable?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Cigarette butts are one of the most common forms of litter, but they are not harmless. Learn more about the environmental issues associated with them.



How Does Global Warming Affect Wildlife?

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Most researchers agree that even small temperature changes can further threaten already struggling species. Learn how global warming affects wildlife.



Greenhouse Gas Reduction Pro Tips

2017-02-24T11:03:22Z

Know the top sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and choose among these effective ways to cut your contribution to global warming.