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  • Bee-Toxic Pesticide with Some Banned Uses in Oregon Found in Bees Killed There

    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog
    Beyond Pesticides
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, August 3, 2015) Oregon state investigators found lethal levels of a banned, bee-toxic insecticide in the systems of dead bees discovered last month in downtown Portland. The Oregon Department of Agriculture released results last week of investigations into the June 26 bee deaths near Pettygrove Park, as well as two other nearby bee […] The post Bee-Toxic Pesticide with Some Banned Uses in Oregon Found in Bees Killed There appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Treading Gingerly: The New Normal

    EHS Today
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary. Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary. read more
  • EPA risk assessment finds trichloroethylene (TCE) too toxic for use in dry-cleaners and hobby arts & crafts. Experts say to ban unsafe and unnecessary uses.

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    Jennifer Sass
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Update - July 2015. Good news! EPA issued the following news release: "EPA Reaches Agreement with Manufacturer to Stop Use of TCE in Spray Fixative Products Used on Arts and Crafts/EPA also taking regulatory action to reduce exposure to this chemical". Original story July 2014 follows: Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a highly toxic solvent commonly found in degreasing agents, spot cleaning agents in dry cleaners, and spray fixatives for arts & craft uses. It is linked to heart malformations in exposed fetuses, kidney toxicity including cancer,…
  • Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution - New York Times

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH news - Google News
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:01 am
    New York TimesNative Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of PollutionNew York TimesMs. Alowa's rallying cry helped spur the creation in 1997 of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, which works to clean up of military sites by involving residents like Ms. Waghiyi, the group's environmental health and justice program director. St
  • Marine Debris Illustration: I'm Not A Plastic Bag, A Graphic Novel

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    scienceofillustration
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    In addition to my own illustrations I thought I would write about some of the inventive ways science is communicated through art. I will primarily write about science graphic novels and other book formats but at some point I might highlight other “SciArt” endeavors. For those of you who are unaware of graphic novels, they are basically stories told through illustrations that run longer than your average comic book. Graphic novels explore different facets of life (or fantasy) and can be fictional, autobiographical, historical, scientific, etc… See the Graphic Novel…
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  • Bee-Toxic Pesticide with Some Banned Uses in Oregon Found in Bees Killed There

    Beyond Pesticides
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, August 3, 2015) Oregon state investigators found lethal levels of a banned, bee-toxic insecticide in the systems of dead bees discovered last month in downtown Portland. The Oregon Department of Agriculture released results last week of investigations into the June 26 bee deaths near Pettygrove Park, as well as two other nearby bee […] The post Bee-Toxic Pesticide with Some Banned Uses in Oregon Found in Bees Killed There appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Meeting Records Expose Industry’s Influence in UK’s Neonic Emergency Use Decision

    Beyond Pesticides
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, July 31, 2015) New information has surfaced regarding the role of agrochemical giants Bayer and Syngenta in the United Kingdom (UK)’s recent decision to temporarily allow the use of neonicotinoid seed treatment on oilseed rape crop. A record of the meeting, involving the UK government’s expert committee on pesticides (ECP) and industry representatives, […] The post Meeting Records Expose Industry’s Influence in UK’s Neonic Emergency Use Decision appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • USDA Allows Introduction of 2,4-D-Tolerant GE Cotton in Response to Roundup Resistance

    Beyond Pesticides
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, July 30, 2015) Despite concerns for human and environmental contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) adds 2,4-D-tolerant cotton, a genetically engineered (GE) crop, to the list of unregulated GE crops, joining 2,4-D resistant corn and soybeans. Last week, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) division of USDA released its decision […] The post USDA Allows Introduction of 2,4-D-Tolerant GE Cotton in Response to Roundup Resistance appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Passage of the DARK Act Sheds Light on Next Steps for Opposition

    Beyond Pesticides
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:31 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, July 29 2015) The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, H.R. 1599, often referred to as the “DARK” Act or Denying Americans the Right to Know what is in their food, passed the U.S.  House of Representatives last week by a vote of 275-150. Backed largely by House Republicans, the DARK Act makes […] The post Passage of the DARK Act Sheds Light on Next Steps for Opposition appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
  • Bee-Killing Pesticides Ubiquitous in Pollen Samples During Honey Bee Forage Season

    Beyond Pesticides
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, July 28, 2015) Data published from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals neonicotinoids (neonics), a class of chemicals implicated in the global decline of honey bees and other pollinators, in over 70% of both pollen and honey samples collected throughout the state of Massachusetts during months when bees are most actively foraging. The […] The post Bee-Killing Pesticides Ubiquitous in Pollen Samples During Honey Bee Forage Season appeared first on Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog.
 
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    EHS Today

  • Treading Gingerly: The New Normal

    31 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary. Safety gives us the power to redefine the ordinary. read more
  • Be the Champion of your Manual Material Handling Process

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:20 am
    By Kent Hatcher Sports championships are the result of preparation and training targeting weaknesses and leveraging strengths. You can do the same thing with your manual material handling process. Sports championships are the result of preparation and training targeting weaknesses and leveraging strengths. You can do the same thing with your manual material handling process. read more
  • Seattle Employer Fined $424,850 for 50 Violations

    30 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    Washington's Department of Labor & Industries Issued one of the largest fines in recent history to Seattle Bulk Shipping for willful, serious and failure-to-abate violations. When L&I inspectors found serious hazards at Seattle Bulk Shipping during an injury investigation, they conducted a comprehensive inspection of the marine terminal operator. read more
  • Sandy Says: Construction Zone

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:10 am
    My entire neighborhood has become a construction zone and as the heat rises, tempers are flaring and safety takes a backseat. My entire neighborhood has become a construction zone and as the heat rises, tempers are flaring and safety takes a backseat. read more
  • Are FR Garments Still Effective if Contaminated with Flammable Substances?

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Workrite Flame-resistant (FR) clothing is designed to resist ignition and self-extinguish, but its ability to protect you from injury can be compromised if it comes into contact with flammable substances. read more
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  • EPA risk assessment finds trichloroethylene (TCE) too toxic for use in dry-cleaners and hobby arts & crafts. Experts say to ban unsafe and unnecessary uses.

    Jennifer Sass
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Update - July 2015. Good news! EPA issued the following news release: "EPA Reaches Agreement with Manufacturer to Stop Use of TCE in Spray Fixative Products Used on Arts and Crafts/EPA also taking regulatory action to reduce exposure to this chemical". Original story July 2014 follows: Trichloroethylene (TCE) is a highly toxic solvent commonly found in degreasing agents, spot cleaning agents in dry cleaners, and spray fixatives for arts & craft uses. It is linked to heart malformations in exposed fetuses, kidney toxicity including cancer,…
  • Bees are stressed out! Scientists say climate change is part of the problem.

    Jennifer Sass
    9 Jul 2015 | 9:19 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Both wild bees and honeybees are being pummeled by stressors that can act alone or together to pack a powerful and even deadly punch. Now a study in the journal Science by an international team of fourteen scientific experts has analyzed the historical and current geographical range of bumble bees and confirmed a steep decline due to climate change.(Kerr et al 2015) The southern edge of their range has moved northwards, away from the equator, and upwards to cooler, higher elevations. This has resulted in an overall intercontinental 'range…
  • Highly hazardous pesticide, chlorpyrifos, doesn't look so bad when I wear my "EPA-Dow AgroSciences" rosy colored safety goggles

    Jennifer Sass
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its revised human health risk assessment (RHHRA) of the pesticide chlorpyrifos for public comment, it threw children's health under the Agrochemical bus. Unfortunately, it is routine for EPA to rely heavily, and often exclusively, on industry-supplied data on both the toxicity and exposure of pesticides. By law, the pesticide manufacturer, called the 'registrant', must supply any data that EPA requires of it. This legal authority - which should be a good thing - has wound up with the…
  • Good news! CPSC proposes to ban hazardous phthalate chemicals in toys and child care products

    Jennifer Sass
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed banning some of the most toxic phthalates (pronounced ˈtha-lāt) from toys and child care products, and NRDC submitted comments supporting CPSC's proposal, but also asking them to go further. Phthalates are a family of chemicals used mostly as plasticizers to make plastics flexible and soft. They are in a large number of consumer products including toys like rubber ducks, shower curtains, and food packaging. Phthalates are also used to carry chemical fragrances in products such as…
  • Neonicotinoid Pesticides Still Bad for Bees - two studies in Nature journal add to the evidence

    Jennifer Sass
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. Two scientific articles published in the prestigious journal Nature add to the growing mountain of scientific evidence linking neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) with bee declines (see for example review article by Pisa et al 2015). The study by Kessler et al (2015) published this week in Nature journal, set up a feeding experiment that showed that bees preferentially eat sugar-water spiked with field-realistic levels of neonic pesticides, even though they can't taste it. Instead, the bees seem to prefer it because of its nicotine-like effect…
 
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  • Native Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of Pollution - New York Times

    3 Aug 2015 | 2:01 am
    New York TimesNative Alaskans Study and Clean Up a Legacy of PollutionNew York TimesMs. Alowa's rallying cry helped spur the creation in 1997 of Alaska Community Action on Toxics, which works to clean up of military sites by involving residents like Ms. Waghiyi, the group's environmental health and justice program director. St
  • Solutions: West Coast wastewater plant chooses trees over technology - Environmental Health News

    30 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Solutions: West Coast wastewater plant chooses trees over technologyEnvironmental Health News“Traditional environmental practices, litigation, advocacy, got us a long way, but not too much further,” said Joe Whitworth, president of The Freshwater Trust, which spearheaded the Medford project. “We thought, what else is out there, what can we do
  • IU Offers new environmental health program - Indiana Daily Student

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:34 pm
    IU Offers new environmental health programIndiana Daily StudentIU has some exciting news for those hoping to work in the public health sector. The University announced a new undergraduate environmental health program offering students a bachelor of science degree in public health. The program's first two courses, ...
  • Pest control hit as environmental health services reach 'tipping point' - Local Government Chronicle

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:19 am
    24dash (press release)Pest control hit as environmental health services reach 'tipping point'Local Government ChronicleAlmost half (47%) of the 139 environmental health service managers that responded to the CIEH's workforce survey said their resources were only just adequate to provide a basic statutory service. The most common service to be stopped by councils over CIEH warns environmental health services at 'tipping point'24dash (press release)all 4 news articles »
  • Rob Kanter: Amphibian survey can indicate environmental health - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:26 am
    Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteRob Kanter: Amphibian survey can indicate environmental healthChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteAmphibians also serve as indicators of environmental health and water quality, since they tolerate varying degrees of degradation in their habitat. Some highly tolerant species, western chorus frogs, for example, can breed in ditches along roadsides
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  • Marine Debris Illustration: I'm Not A Plastic Bag, A Graphic Novel

    scienceofillustration
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:03 pm
    In addition to my own illustrations I thought I would write about some of the inventive ways science is communicated through art. I will primarily write about science graphic novels and other book formats but at some point I might highlight other “SciArt” endeavors. For those of you who are unaware of graphic novels, they are basically stories told through illustrations that run longer than your average comic book. Graphic novels explore different facets of life (or fantasy) and can be fictional, autobiographical, historical, scientific, etc… See the Graphic Novel…
  • Just Another Day at Work

    MigratingStorck
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:04 pm
    5:30 am I wake up and roll out of my hammock. I put some water on the stove to boil for my coffee. Drink some coffee, make some oatmeal, feed my cat and chickens, lock the house, and hit the path out of site. 1 hour 12 minutes later and 1500 vertical ft I make it up to my road. Time to wait for the chiva, a caged in pick up truck, that takes me to town. Today’s a little different tho, when the chiva comes it’s filled with a women’s soccer team. Doesn’t look like your average soccer team, they all have brightly colored dresses on and hair brushed hanging all the way…
  • Barley Harvest

    Holly
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:29 pm
  • Shouldn't Cleaning Products REMOVE Pollutants Instead of ADDING Them?

    Seriously "Sensitive" to Pollution
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:13 am
    Here’s yet another scientific report about how dangerous chemicals and VOCs are being released
  • Webinar archive for Do You Want a Receipt With That? BPA and BPS in Thermal Receipt Papers

    Laura B.
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:35 pm
    If you missed today’s webinar on BPA and BPS in thermal receipt paper, you can watch the recor
 
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    Toxicology News

  • Auckland Council Accused of Putting Public at Risk

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    A complete ban on the spraying of glyphosate, also known as Roundup, on all public land in Auckland is called for after a New Zealand toxicologist confirms heightened risks of the chemical. Leaked documents show Auckland Council trivialising the serious health risk.
  • Hormesis hypothesis may be acknowledged by US regulatory action

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    AMHERST, Mass. - When environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst heard recently that the U.S. National Regulatory Commission has opened a new docket on proposed rule changes and standards for radiation protection, he felt it as "a vindication of my 30-year career, in many ways."
  • FVSU receives $400,000 grant for toxicology research

    16 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    This summer, she was able to try her hand at toxicology through lab experiments with her mentor, assistant professor of Biology, Celia Dodd. "Doing the research here that I've been doing this summer, I actually have more interest in toxicology now," South said.
  • Pie-smeared 'holy grail of comedy' found, New York Times reports

    13 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Pie-fight fans, rejoice. A long-missing reel from the movie containing the greatest pie fight in cinematic history -- a short with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy -- has been found, The New York Times reports .
  • Toxicologist speaks at Science Cafe

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    The July edition of the Science Cafe will feature a conversation with Isaac Pessah, a professor of toxicology at UC Davis, on "Too Hot to Handle: How Genes and Environment Cause Rare Muscle Disease and Malignant Fever." The cafe takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in downtown Davis.
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  • Toxicology tests still pending for driver in fatal Tompkinsville crash - SILive.com

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    SILive.comToxicology tests still pending for driver in fatal Tompkinsville crashSILive.comSTATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Authorities are still awaiting the toxicology results of the driver involved in a fatal Tompkinsville crash last month, according to a spokesman for the district attorney's office. Oriamor Benson, 25, was originally arrested and
  • Leaked toxicology report showed Jermaine Carby had drugs in system when shot - Globalnews.ca

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    Globalnews.caLeaked toxicology report showed Jermaine Carby had drugs in system when shotGlobalnews.caWATCH ABOVE: Family and supporters of the 33-year-old shot by Peel Regional Police say officers could have done more to avoid killing him. They claim the leaked documents are meant to distract from the Black Lives Matter message. Mark Carcasole ...Jermaine Carby on meth and ecstasy when cop shot himToronto SunMan shot, killed by Peel Regional Police had cocktail of drugs in his systemNewstalk 1010all 5 news articles »
  • Authorities awaiting toxicology, autopsy results in dead baby case - Newnan Times-Herald

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Newnan Times-HeraldAuthorities awaiting toxicology, autopsy results in dead baby caseNewnan Times-HeraldCoweta County authorities are now waiting for toxicology and autopsy results to be completed into Saturday's death of 2-month-old Makaelyn Leighann Lashomb, who was found lifeless on a bed beneath her mother. There have been no arrests at this time, ...
  • Experts Say Sandra Bland's Toxicology Report Raises Questions - New York Times

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    New York TimesExperts Say Sandra Bland's Toxicology Report Raises QuestionsNew York TimesAn initial toxicology report for Sandra Bland, the woman who died in jail in Waller County, Tex., on July 13, showed that she had marijuana in her system after her death, but the document does not offer an accurate reading of just how much was Experts: Sandra Bland's toxicology report raises possibility she used Fox NewsToxicology report shows Sandra Bland may have smoked pot while in custodyWGN-TVBland's toxicology raises questions about weed influence and bail systemMyFox HoustonDaily…
  • AG: Toxicology tests pending in probe of baby's death - Seacoastonline.com

    27 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    AG: Toxicology tests pending in probe of baby's deathSeacoastonline.comHe said the case remains open because the attorney general's office is waiting for toxicology results. Asked if there's any reason to believe the baby ingested something toxic, Ward said, "I'm not going to comment on that." He said the identities of and more »
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  • How To Clean Lipstick and Is This Lipstick Moldy or Sweating?

    notcreative
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    What are those dots on your lipstick?  If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’ve pr
  • Large Apartment Complex Mold Remediation Cleanup - Foley, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach,

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    2 Aug 2015 | 12:33 am
    (251) 653-9333 &…http://bit.ly/1N1rRH3
  • Dangers of a Leaky Roof

    jsimmons917
    1 Aug 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Sometimes homeowners ignore ceiling leaks because they seem small or non-invasive. Often leaks start slow and can even go unnoticed for months. By the time the ceiling stain finally catches their attention, damages below the roof surface can be fairly extensive. Consider the many layers the water has to go through before creating the stain on your ceiling: tile, felt underlayment, plywood, attic insulation and drywall. Here are some risks you might face for delaying roof maintenance and repairs. Mold Proliferation A leaking roof can cause mold and mildew to proliferate; this can lead to…
  • Form Allergy-- The best ways to Get The Aid You Need

    punyportrait1847
    1 Aug 2015 | 10:48 am
    Form Allergy– Ways to Get The Assistance You Need A mold allergy can be misdiagnosed as being an allergy to a fragrance or a food. The most common allergy to mold materializes itself as asthma, however individuals who do have an allergy to mold or mildew can likewise have watery eyes, sneezing, stuffy nose, a cough or a skin rash. If an individual already has asthma, moderate exposure to mold can induce an attack, where as an individual without asthma might not even be bothered by it. Percentages of mold, such as that on a shower curtain, are not serious and will not trigger a mold…
  • Mystery Dots Killed With Kilz

    thewallpaperlady
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    Digital Image This powder room was originally painted a very dark brown. The new homeowner had her painters cover it with a good quality sealer and stain blocker, oil-based KILZ Original. This makes a good wallpaper primer, too. So I didn’t need to do any prep, but could just start hanging wallpaper. But when I looked at the walls, I noticed some light dots all over one area. It looked to me like possibly something bleeding through – as if oil or mold or something had gotten onto the wall. This is a problem, because these substances can bleed through wallpaper and stain the…
 
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  • Opinion: Peace and Friendship Remain at Core of South Africa’s Foreign Policy

    Maite Nkoana-Mashabane
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:42 am
    “We stand for cooperation and partnership – rather than competition – in our relations with Africa and the world” – Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and chair of the African Union Peace and Security Council: Credit: Courtesy of Maite Nkoana-MashabaneBy Maite Nkoana-MashabanePRETORIA, Aug 3 2015 (IPS)The Freedom Charter, which turned 60 this year, envisaged that a free and democratic South Africa would be guided in its relations with the rest of the African continent and the world by a desire to seek “peace and…
  • Zimbabwe’s Climate Change Ambitions May be Too Tall

    Ignatius Banda
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    These Zimbabwean farmers with their harvested sorghum are at the mercy of climate change, while the government struggles with meagre financing and tall ambitions to take adequate action. Credit: UNDP-ALMBy Ignatius BandaBULAWAYO, Zimbabwe , Aug 2 2015 (IPS)With the U.N. Climate Change conference later this year in Paris fast approaching, Zimbabwe’s climate change commitments face the slow progress on an issue that continues to stalk other developing countries – climate finance.As it prepares for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties…
  • Nigeria to Balance GHG Emission Cuts with Development Peculiarities

    Ini Ekott
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:13 am
    Flooding in Nigerian villages is just one of the effects of climate change that the country will have to address in drawing up its “intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) for the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris in December: Credit: Courtesy of NDWPD, 2011By Ini EkottLAGOS, Aug 2 2015 (IPS)Nigeria seems in no haste to unveil its climate pledge with just four months to go before the U.N. Climate Conference scheduled for December in Paris.However, unlike Gabon, Morocco, Ethiopia and Kenya – the only African nations yet to submit their commitments – Nigeria has just…
  • ‘Permaculture the African Way’ in Cameroon’s Only Eco-Village

    Mbom Sixtus
    2 Aug 2015 | 1:16 am
    Scene from Ndanifor Permaculture Eco-village in Bafut in Cameroon’s Northwest Region, the country’s first and only eco-village which is based on the principle that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of farming. Credit: Mbom Sixtus/IPSBy Mbom SixtusYAOUNDE, Aug 2 2015 (IPS)Marking a shift away from the growing trend of abandoning sustainable life styles and drifting from traditional customs and routines, Joshua Konkankoh is a Cameroonian farmer with a vision – that the answer to food insecurity lies in sustainable and organic methods of…
  • Opinion: The Sad Historical Consequences of the Greek Bailout

    Roberto Savio
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:59 am
    In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, writes that what lies behind the recent convoluted negotiations over Greek debt is nothing other than a dramatic demonstration that Europe is no longer about solidarity, which was the original European dream, but all about fiscal and monetary considerations.By Roberto SavioSAN SALVADOR, Aug 1 2015 (IPS)In recommendations to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the end of July, the German Council of Economic Experts outlined how a weak member country could leave…
 
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    Dr Robert Muller - The Zeitgeist is Changing

  • Direct Action is a Damp Squib: Will Not Touch Australia’s Top 20 Polluters

    Dr Robert Muller
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:03 am
    by Sophie Vorrath, Renew Economy: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/direct-action-a-damp-squib-will-not-touch-australias-top-20-polluters-88093Just as US President Barack Obama moves ahead with even tougher cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants across the country, a new report out of Australia has highlighted just how ineffectual the Abbott government’s key climate policy - Direct Action - will be in cutting industrial emissions. The report, released by energy market analysts RepuTex on Monday, suggests that just 30 of Australia’s 150 largest emitting companies will be required…
  • Still No Consensus for Bjorn Lomborg, the Climate Change Refugee

    Dr Robert Muller
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:09 pm
    Lomborg (AAP/Alan Porritt)by David Holmes, Monash University, The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/still-no-consensus-for-bjorn-lomborg-the-climate-change-refugee-45423With much-cited forecasts that the year 2050 will see 200 million climate change refugees around the world, climate inactivist Bjorn Lomborg may qualify as Australia’s first climate asylum seeker.Yet it is not scorching temperatures or sea level rise he is seeking refuge from, but the political heat he attracts worldwide for his contrarian views on climate.The second rejection of a Bjorn-again “Consensus Centre”…
  • Sustainable Oil From Algae: The Technology is Ready, But What About the Politics?

    Dr Robert Muller
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    Worlds largest algae farm (Steve Back (used with permission) by Bojan Tamburic, University of Technology, Sydney and Arunima Malik, University of Sydney, The Conversation: http://theconversation.com/sustainable-oil-from-algae-the-technology-is-ready-but-what-about-the-politics-44969Ultimately, all of the oil we use to power our modern lives comes from living creatures such as algae - albeit ones that lived 3.5 billion years ago, before gradually morphing into fossil fuel.But when we talk about algae biofuel, we mean the green, renewable and sustainable version, rather than traditional fossil…
  • Shorten Slams Coalition ‘Flat Earthers’ as Incumbents Bite Back

    Dr Robert Muller
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:49 pm
    by Giles Parkinson, Renew Economy: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/shorten-slams-coalition-flat-earthers-as-incumbents-bite-back-96312Labor leader Bill Shorten appears to have rediscovered his and the party’s climate change mojo - promising an emissions trading scheme, a 50% renewable energy target, and slamming Tony Abbott’s society of “flat Earthers”. Shorten, in his speech to the Labor national conference in Melbourne, described the attacks on wind energy by Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey as “grotesque”.He said he wanted more solar panels on Australian rooftops - homes,…
  • Study - When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal: New Research Debunks Myth of Climate-Friendly Fracking Revolution

    Dr Robert Muller
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:28 pm
    People's Climate March, New York (UM Women/cc/flickr) by Lauren McCauley, staff writer, Common Dreams: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/07/22/study-when-human-consumption-slows-planet-earth-can-heal  Despite the oft-repeated claim that the recent decline in U.S. carbon emissions was due to the so-called 'fracking boom,' new research published Tuesday shows that it was the dramatic fall in consumption during the Great Recession that deserves credit for this drop.As nations grapple with the best strategy for decreasing carbon emissions ahead of the upcoming United Nations…
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  • Water Pollution In Danube – Tisa – Danube Canal, Bečej – Bogojevo Section.

    Jovan Vujnovic
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:03 am
    Danube – Tisa – Danube canal is one of the largest complex systems built in Europe after the Second World War. It covers the northern part of Serbia – the territory of Vojvodina, with the total area of about 12,700 km2. The total length of the dug main canals is 960 km, including new and […] The post Water Pollution In Danube – Tisa – Danube Canal, Bečej – Bogojevo Section. appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Dare We Let Kiribati and Tuvalu Atolls Sink

    Richard Farrell
    20 Jun 2015 | 8:15 am
    Those of us of living in mainland societies with sufficient resources to maintain adequate sea walls, have the luxury of worrying less about ocean levels rising than the inhabitants of Kiribati and Tuvalu. Both Pacific Ocean atoll nations are under threat of inundation. Shannon Sims wrote a proposal titled Let ‘Em Sink. At first, the […] The post Dare We Let Kiribati and Tuvalu Atolls Sink appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Spratly Islands Under Threat

    Richard Farrell
    13 Jun 2015 | 11:01 am
    Mainland China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines gather around the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea like hyenas and vultures hoping to tear their prey apart. Their motive is obvious. The combined land mass may be only 3.9 square kilometres / 1.5 square miles in an ocean 425,000 square kilometres / 164,000 square […] The post Spratly Islands Under Threat appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Urbanization boom causes serious health problems for rising population in Skopje

    Elena Nikolovska
    6 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    The Macedonian capital has always been the center of historical events and a true reflection of Macedonian culture and tradition. However in recent years, the once charming city of Skopje have become one big dusty construction site swallowing old buildings and very old trees and now threatening people’s health and livelihood. 2014 was the year […] The post Urbanization boom causes serious health problems for rising population in Skopje appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • World Environment Day 2015: Be an active member

    Irini Chassiotou
    5 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    Today the whole world celebrates the World Environment Day (WED) 2015. It is a United Nations Environment Program, which aims to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The theme of this year’s event is sustainable lifestyles and Italy is the host country. World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June […] The post World Environment Day 2015: Be an active member appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
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  • I Was Right! It IS My Metabolism!

    ivy
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise is what most experts will tell you are the best ways to keep a trim figure and prevent type 2 diabetes. But what if that’s not all? What if certain toxic chemicals found in our homes could be contributing to obesity and insulin resistance because they affect the body’s ability to process sugar and fats?
  • Finding Safer Art Supplies For You and Your Kids

    ivy
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    A recent report that some crayons contain cancer-causing asbestos is a good reminder that not all art supplies are healthy choices for kids. But by following a few simple tips and choosing art supplies carefully, it’s easy to keep your kids’ artistic endeavors healthy and fun!
  • We're Not Done On Toxic Flame Retardants

    ivy
    22 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Unfortunately, the 2015 Legislature adjourned without passing the ban on toxic flame retardants in residential furniture and kids' products. Powerful opposition came from the chemical industry and the Washington Retail Association, the trade association for big retailers such as Fred Meyer, Costco, Target, and Walmart. But we're not done yet!
  • Find Your Inner Detective And Help Us With Our Latest Project

    ivy
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    We're looking for a few good shoppers to help us gather information on products being sold at a local large retailer. Can you help?
  • Lego To Let Go Of Toxic Chemicals

    ivy
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Lego has announced it will begin looking for a more sustainable materials to replace the plastic in its iconic toy blocks. Here's how the powerful combination of disclosure laws and consumer demand can move mountains, even ones made of tiny grey blocks.
 
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  • Azio Hue Wireless Keyboard/Mouse Combo

    Aaron
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:32 pm
    I got through a fair number of keyboards. Usually two a year. Since I write for a living, I spend a lot of time with my keyboards and they get a lot of use and abuse. Lately, I’ve been using my tablet as much as I’m using my desktop and wanted to get a good keyboard for it – preferably full-sized and something that will fit in my carry-on when I go on trips. Azio offered me this Hue Wireless Keyboard/Mouse combination and I decided to try it. These are some bright, fun keyboards and mice and would be fun to try when traveling. So I ordered a bright blue one. I got it just in…
  • Thanks to #Tiecoon I Have No Excuse

    Aaron
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:03 pm
    I used to claim that I didn’t own a tie as an excuse not to wear one or dress up for things. It was also a convenient way to get out of certain things I didn’t want to do. Now, I have no excuse. I was sent a tie for review and it actually fits. Tiecoon.com specializes in ties for the big and tall with extra-long neckties that will fit any tall guy like me. Up to now, I’ve always just avoided having a tie because they always come down to my belly button and look clownish. Tiecoon has several ties to choose from in a variety of colors and all for much cheaper than you’d…
  • Prenatal Multivitamins With Extra Iron

    Aaron
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:45 pm
    If you’re pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or if you might be pregnant, you should be taking prenatal vitamins. Like these. These vitamins are in a small pill that’s easily swallowed, and you only need one a day to get a complete suite of vitamins and minerals including some extras like Iron, which most women are deficient in; especially during pregnancy. I got these to review and gave them to a friend who is pregnant. She likes them because they’re one-a-day, not like the others she bought that required she take two daily. They’re also the same size in…
  • Maximum Power All-Natural Testosterone Boosting Supplement

    Aaron
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:13 pm
    I don’t really need more testosterone, but can always use more energy. This helps with that, I think. Here’s what the company says about it: Maximum Power is an all-natural testosterone booster dietary supplement for men that’s specifically designed to boost testosterone levels, increase energy, promote fat loss and lean muscle growth, and improve athletic performance to peak condition. Our unique formula is scientifically developed in a ratio for optimal absorption so your body can experience the many benefits quickly and efficiently and to help maintain an optimal…
  • Extra Large, Packable Picnic Blanket

    Aaron
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    “Hey, Boo Boo. How’s about we take a picanick blanket?” I was offered this folding, traveling picnic blanket for review and grabbed at it since my family spends a lot of time outside. The blanket is large (60-inches by 80-inches) and has a waterproof side and a flannel-like soft side (it’s cotton fleece). It’s lightweight and folds into itself to about the size of a purse (10 inches square, 3-4 inches thick). Once folded, it includes a carrying handle and velcro that keeps it that way and makes it easy to tote around. My wife loves this thing and brings it…
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  • 4 Energy Saving Lighting Types That Can Save You A Fortune

    kamran
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    According to the Energy Saving Trust, lighting makes up 18% of your household’s electricity bill. Old fashioned light bulbs are being phased out and replaced by energy efficient alternatives designed to reduce the average UK home’s energy bill. Traditional bulbs are also known as tungsten filament lights and are extremely inefficient since they were created over a century ago. Indeed, only 5% of the electricity used by these bulbs gets converted into visible light. Additionally, these bulbs have a relatively short life span in comparison to their energy efficient counterparts; 4 of which…
  • How To Reduce Air Pollution?

    kamran
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:35 pm
    It is said that human can live two weeks without food, two days without water and only two minutes without clean air. Even breathing contaminated air also can make you sick. That is so small interval we can live without, that is why it is believed that air pollution is very hazardous amongst water, noise and soil. What is air pollution and its effects? Air pollution means mixing of particles, biological molecules or harmful materials into air causing health effects to human, Animals and trees. Air pollution is increasing exponentially in recent years because of increase in level of lifestyle.
  • 5 Ways to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Your Building

    kamran
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:05 am
    If your building is consuming more energy than it provides, it’s probably time to reconsider your energy efficiency strategy. You won’t get any guidance from a competitive market that focuses on numerous property characteristics, including energy efficiency. Commercial tenants in particular are seeking a building with a healthy, sustainable and brighter environment. Energy efficiency in buildings is becoming a major player in the success of a lease, so we thought we’d share a few ways for property owners to take full advantage of what’s on offer and become substantial promoters of…
  • Awareness – 5 plants to hurt you and 5 plants to help you in the wilderness

    kamran
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    Knowing your good plants and your bad plants can be a great tool for surviving in the wilderness, or just for maximising the usefulness of your garden. It might be hard to believe but the UK forestland has an abundance of edible plants and leaves and plants that can help you through a tight scrape. However there are also plants that are slightly less helpful, so it is important that you know the difference. Pig Nut – Good So called because pigs love to dig them up and eat them. They can be found growing among bluebells but are far more useful to wandering campers than the bluebell. The…
  • Avoid nasty surprises – Check your oil tank regularly to avoid long term damage

    kamran
    7 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
    When relying on an oil tank for your main source of central heating, it is crucial that you check the oil tank regularly for leaks, corrosion and other signs of delay. Once an oil tank has started to deteriorate, you will need to make repairs as soon as possible before some serious damage is done. Although oil tank exteriors are built to withstand almost anything, there are a number of issues you need to look for in order to ensure that your oil tank remains in good condition for many years to come. We’ll take a look at some of the more common occurrences that can be recognised by sight,…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

    Dawn Gifford
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    This sun dried tomato pesto recipe is vegan, Paleo and GAPS friendly, and a great way to preserve the tomato harvest. If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Toxic Tampons and Poisonous Pads

    Dawn Gifford
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    In the news this week was the tragic story of fashion model, Lauren Wasser, who lost her leg—and almost lost her life—to Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) caused by her tampon. The topic of safe feminine hygiene products is rarely discussed, but it’s a vitally important issue for about a third of the world’s population. And while […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse

    Dawn Gifford
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:27 am
    This raw vegan chocolate mousse is not only delicious, but also nutritious. It's also Paleo and GAPS friendly. You'll like it better than the dairy version! If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • How to Make Sun Dried Tomatoes

    Dawn Gifford
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:48 am
    Sun-dried tomatoes are one of my favorite foods. I love their concentrated, sweet tomato-ness in just about everything, and will even eat them straight when soaked in olive oil. But at the store, they are a pricey delicacy that either come in tiny, quickly-used jars or in bags that always look over-dry and often a […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
  • GIVEAWAY: 3 THRIVE Solar Flashlights

    Dawn Gifford
    26 May 2015 | 11:45 pm
    I’m very excited to partner with THRIVE Solar to help support earthquake relief in Nepal, as well as offer you a chance to win one of three solar flashlights in this giveaway. THRIVE Solar flashlights not only run on solar power, but they are manufactured in solar-powered factories, where they create living wage jobs for many […] If you like this post, you'll find even more at Small Footprint Family
 
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    Social Rebirth

  • Money to Resource Based Economics: Step By Step

    Challenged Species
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Transition away from monetary economics to a resource based economy will be a multi-step process. It will require a significant shift in the way we think about our planet and the interconnected relationships we as a species have with it, life in general and each other. This can be facilitated, in part, by expanding our understandings of the natural world and the information planetary and human sciences have to share with us. As an example the study of genetics is leading to an understanding that behaviour is not hard wired, the environment we are raised in and experience through life has a…
  • Offended by Others’ Suffering?

    Stu Luminos
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:46 pm
    When promoting sustainability, I find the person angle to be much more powerful than the environmental. People can associate more with a suffering person or animal than a dry desert or felled forest. Hi Stuart, Thank you for taking part in our Sustainability discussion board. I personally also agree with your statement on presenting a powerful message on the environment. This is the same strategy the humane society uses to raise awareness on animal cruelty. However, some members have stated this image was offensive and has since been removed. This is often the case with moving images as it…
  • A Dysfunctional System Creates Dysfunctional People

    Challenged Species
    7 Jul 2015 | 4:48 am
    It has become an almost mainstream view that it is us, the ninety-nine percent, vs. them, the one percent. While on the surface that would very much appear to be the case, if we should be bothered to take a closer look at the situation, it becomes evident that the reality is not so black and white. Clearly we have an international banking cartel bent on controlling our political system, large global corporations buying their way into the political arena, pulling the strings of our so called elected representatives, treating us like little more than cattle with rapidly diminishing, low paying,…
  • Power – It’s All About Resources

    Stu Luminos
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:37 am
    What is governance? Is it the influence of the public on governing policies or the influence of state on public affairs? It could be argued that in a democracy it is the former, and in a dictatorship it is the latter. In essence though, they are two sides of the same coin. Both infer a separation between the people and the government. It seems that the hierarchy which separates the majority from a governing elite has always existed in human society, in some form or another. From tribal leaders to superpower governments, stratification of power seems to be an inevitability in human social…
  • Global Cooling is a Myth, Warming is Real, Here is Why

    Social Rebirth
    6 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    Geoff Pohanka runs a website that purports to contain “facts” which show the climate is cooling. Is it possible that he may have found factual information that proves the climate is not warming. Geoff provides a very lengthy list of links to support his claim. Here we will look at the links he has provided. He starts us off with a link to a page titled “This is Your President’s Science Advisor” which appears to be little more than an attack on John Holdren based on an article published in The Windsor Star on August 11th 1975. In the article John Holdren discusses the benefits of…
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  • Best colouring in pages for adults

    Joanna Runciman
    24 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Colouring in for adults is hugely popular, four of the top twenty books on Amazon are adult colouring books, well this week at least!   There’s a reason for this, colouring in is a therapeutic way to spend a few moments without distractions.  Colouring is a satisfying way to take time out, you start you […] The post Best colouring in pages for adults appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Ways to reduce your water use today

    Joanna Runciman
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Significant water restrictions are under way here in British Columbia (and many places around the world for that matter) a time perhaps many thought would not come, as a phrase I hear a regularly is: “oh it’s B.C. we have loads of water.” The province has requested we, voluntarily, reduce water use by 20 per […] The post Ways to reduce your water use today appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • The true cost of consuming fast fashion

    Joanna Runciman
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Fast fashion is defined as cheap clothes where catwalk designs move into stores at the fastest possible rate in order to respond to the latest fashion trends.   The true cost of consuming fast fashion   Photo credit: TrueCostMovie.com With the speed at which fashion changes it gives rise to a near-obsessive desire to shop […] The post The true cost of consuming fast fashion appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • What is the best natural deodorant

    Joanna Runciman
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:31 am
    What is the best natural deodorant ?   “What natural deodorant do you wear?” is a question I am regularly asked – I guess there are worse questions.     Deodorants are simply products which mask the potential odour of sweat, in the case of natural deodorants that is usually pure essential oils and baking […] The post What is the best natural deodorant appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 7 ways to quit comparing your life

    Joanna Runciman
    2 Jun 2015 | 8:39 am
    It seems to be a common toxic trait: we want what we don’t have. The refrain, “I’ll be happy once I get X, Y or Z” is often heard, but will it really bring us lasting happiness? Not in my experience.   Here are 7 ways to quit comparing your life.     What works […] The post 7 ways to quit comparing your life appeared first on Actual Organics.
 
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  • Making DIY home cleaners

    dmguion
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:43 am
    Some common ingredients for DIY home cleaners Some people judge the effectiveness of their cleaning products by the way the room smells when they’re finished. Are you one of them? A chemical smell does not mean a clean room. It means unhealthy indoor air—especially if the chemical is chlorine bleach. That’s one reason more and more people are starting to make their own cleaners from non-toxic ingredients. Here are some more: DIY home cleaners cost less, they work just as well as expensive commercial cleaners that are good for only one cleaning job, they take up less cabinet space, and…
  • 6 New Municipal Recycling Initiatives

    dmguion
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:21 am
    Bales of recycled plastic ready for reprocessing When you go to look something up, you never know quite what you’ll find. If you don’t find what you’re looking for right away, you might find fascinating information you hadn’t even thought of. I looked for statistics on recycling participation. I found recent news stories of several towns that have started, or are considering, new recycling programs. Municipalities with good programs seek to make them better. Municipalities with mediocre programs or none at all seek to start something viable. According to the EPA, 65% of normal trash…
  • A Bottle’s Journey

    dmguion
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:04 am
    Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclables once they’re hauled away from the curb? Plastic, metal, paper and glass must be sorted and subsorted. Many recyclable materials can never be remade into whatever they were before. They must be put to some other, and likely lower use. Many but not all. Once glass bottles have been separated from other materials, they become raw material for making new glass bottles. The following infographic illustrates the process. Provided by Advanced Technical Concepts The post A Bottle’s Journey appeared first on Sustaining Our World.
  • Mushrooms or Plastic? Replacing Polystyrene Foam

    dmguion
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:47 am
    EcoCradle wine shipper What do you get when you buy something like a TV that comes in a large box? Besides the product you want, you get trash. The bulk of that trash is a polystyrene foam, made from oil, that is mostly air and otherwise the most toxic and difficult to recycle of plastics. And very bulky. It lasts about forever, too. I reported a couple of years ago about a company called Ecovative that grows packaging (and insulation, and automobile parts, and surfboards, and basically any other application of polystyrene foam) from mushrooms. After you have taken your product out of the…
  • 18 Ways to Reduce Wastepaper at Home

    dmguion
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:52 am
    Minnesota’s giant paper ball, which set a Guinness record. Do you remember the promise of the paperless society? Hah! We’re awash in paper. Not only paper for reading and writing, either. Making paper first means cutting down trees and all the energy and transportation that requires. Then it requires a lot of water and a lot of chemicals, making lots of wastewater that has to go somewhere. One of the easiest ways you can make a difference to the environment is to use less paper. You know the 3 Rs of recycling: reduce, reuse, and recycle. And that’s the order of importance. Here are some…
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  • 51 Fantastic Facts About Water

    Rinkesh
    2 Aug 2015 | 7:32 am
    51 Fantastic Facts About Water You may know that water is the one resource we can’t do without, but there is a whole lot more to water than you may suspect. Most of us have no problem getting access to safe drinking water at any point of the day as fresh water flows out of our taps which can be used for drinking, washing clothes or watering the garden. Shockingly, in many parts of the world people have to travel several miles to get a bucket of water to quench their thirst. This not only takes huge amount of time but also takes a toll on their body as they have to port water on their…
  • What is Fracking? Its Process and How Does it Work?

    Rinkesh
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:53 am
    What is Fracking? We need fossil fuels in order to live a normal life. Powering our cars, heating our homes and lighting our streets throughout the night are only a few ways in which we use power that we derive from natural gas, petroleum and coal – the main fossil fuels. We have been gathering these fossil fuels for many years, but we are always trying to find better, more efficient ways of getting as much out of the fossil fuels that naturally exist in and around the world. Fracking is one method that we are currently using in order to gain access to natural gas and oil (petroleum)…
  • Pros and Cons of Fracking

    Rinkesh
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:14 pm
    Pros and Cons of Fracking Fracking (the term coming from a shortening of ‘hydraulic fracturing’) is one of the more recent methods of natural gas and oil extraction. It involves drilling down deep into the Earth’s crust where there are deposits of shale gas and oil that the more usual methods of extraction have not usually been able to reach and injecting high pressured water into the rocks that contain the gas or oil. This water, mixed with sand and a special cocktail of chemicals, the ingredients of which fracking companies have not yet released to the public, causes the rocks to…
  • What is Ocean Acidification?

    Rinkesh
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:58 pm
    What is Ocean Acidification? If you pay attention to the climate talks, you have probably heard concern expressed over the rising rates of ocean acidification. In a nutshell, this means that the pH levels within the ocean are becoming more acidic. This has happened before in the Earth’s history but it didn’t affect mankind as they weren’t in existence. Now, ocean acidification holds the potential for impacting the human race in a great way. According to Wikipedia, Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of…
  • 151 Inspiring Environmental Quotes

    Rinkesh
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:28 am
    151 Inspiring Environmental Quotes This post contains 151 environmental quotes from great conservationists, naturalists and environmental activists like Al Gore, John Muir, John James Audubon, Gaylord Nelson and many more. These quotes have been taken from various sources on the internet. If you have any of your favorite environmental quote that we missed and you would like it to be included here, please send it to us through our contact us page. Lets nurture the nature, so that we can have a better future. ~Anonymous Environment A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is…
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  • How You Can Avoid Common RCRA Violations

    Jordan Rodewald
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    Avoiding Common RCRA Violations Many common RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act) violations come down to simple lapses in judgment or a general lack of education of the law itself. From simply failing to clearly mark labels to making improper hazardous waste determinations, these common violations can be detrimental to business and often carry hefty consequences. Fortunately, […] The post How You Can Avoid Common RCRA Violations appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With

    Jordan Rodewald
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:25 pm
    4 Items That Are Perfect for Repurposed Metal Projects The next time you have metals to dispose of, think twice about simply recycling them and, of course, don’t even think about throwing them in the trash. You might be surprised at how you can repurpose them. Recently, repurposing items—metal in particular—has become a major trend. From […] The post Repurposed Metal: 4 Perfect Items to Get Creative With appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means

    Jordan Rodewald
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Clarifying “Waters of the United States“ Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule under the Clean Water Act that further defines the scope of the “waters of the United States.” Under the rule, there are three categories of waters for which the reach of federal jurisdiction, for […] The post What the Latest “Waters of the United States” Rule Means appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Pesticides

    Jordan Rodewald
    16 Jun 2015 | 2:57 pm
    The Popularity of Pesticides With summer comes the unpleasant accompaniment of the insects that, at times, can create misery in our lives. From farmers to homeowners, many people turn to pesticides to control whatever inconvenience they may be experiencing—and there are a wide range of uses. In fact, in 2007—according to an EPA published report—the […] The post Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Pesticides appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • The Surprising Negative Impacts of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats

    Jordan Rodewald
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Why It’s Vital to Properly Dispose of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats Walk into the kitchen of any restaurant and you’ll find plenty of vegetable oils on the premises. In fact, most of us are aware they go a long way in ensuring the foods we enjoy are appeasing to our taste buds. However, if […] The post The Surprising Negative Impacts of Vegetable Oils and Animal Fats appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
 
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  • Smarter Carpet Cleaning

    Kristi Williams
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    When you think of professional carpet cleaning, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s a big, noisy, bulky machine with hoses sprouting in every direction being pushed up and down the hall. Or maybe its hours upon hours of drying time and doing your very best impersonation of a spider: hugging the wall while “tip-toeing” to the front door in your bare feet. Perhaps you don’t think of the actual cleaning process but the cost of the cleaning process. And if you happen to live in drought-affected California, you don’t even want think about it because of the all hot water needed to get your…
  • 6 Tips for When You Get Sick While Traveling

    Kristi Williams
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
    You protect yourself, wash your hands, use sanitizer, take vitamins and do all the right things but sometimes germs still find you. On a recent vacation to Anchorage, Alaska, I had the misfortune of getting sick on the day I was scheduled to fly home. At first I thought I was just really tired from all the non-stop activities and sightseeing, but as the day went on, I started feeling worse. Scratchy throat, stuffy head, runny nose, coughing….it was coming whether I wanted it or not. While I didn’t pack any cold medication I did have plenty of Band-Aids®! Hmmm, not really helpful for my…
  • Healthy Vet – Healthy Pet

    Kristi Williams
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:18 am
    Pet parents want the absolute best for their little fur babies.  In 2014 the American Pet Products Association’s annual report on pet industry spending reported that Americans spent $58 billion in 2014 on their pets. From food to vet care to toys and grooming, it’s pretty obvious that our pets are treated as family members, if not better! After food, keeping pets healthy is the number two area of money spent. Vet visits raked in $15 billion!  Protecting our pets from illness and germs is important to us and the cleanliness of the vet office plays a big part in fighting viruses.
  • Coverall of Long Island Grows into New Digs

    Coverall
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:19 am
    Coverall of Long Island is one of 36 Regional Support Centers in the Coverall System dedicated to supporting local Coverall Franchised Business Owners and their businesses. Each Support Center is also home to a team of Coverall employees who serve as business consultants for the Coverall franchisees in their local market. And, the Long Island Support Center is growing. More people in the area are making the decision to become Franchised Business Owners in the Long Island area, and that growing group of entrepreneurs relies on local support from the Coverall brand. As the number of franchisees…
  • Job Fair Opportunities for Veterans – June 24 and 25, 2015

    Coverall
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:16 am
    For all Veterans in the Houston area June 24 and the Atlanta area June 25, you can learn how you can be your own boss in the commercial cleaning industry. Coverall will be an exhibitor at each of these RecruitMilitary Veteran Job Fair locations and we want to meet you! Event #1 What: RecruitMilitary Houston All Veterans Job Fair When: June 24 Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm Where: Houston Info: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/houston-all-veterans-job-fair-june-24-2015/exhibitor_registrations#venue Event #2 What: RecruitMilitary Atlanta All Veterans Job Fair When: June 25 Time: 11:00 am –…
 
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  • 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking

    Brian
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:19 pm
    Facts You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking Nicotine, the main drug in a cigarette or tobacco, is the reason for smoking addiction. After long time smoking, your brain will adapt to nicotine and long for a cigarette. When are boring, in blue mood or tired, your brain may give out a message: you need a cigarette. This happens again and again. Many things can trigger your cravings for a cigarette, the smell of a cigarette, an ashtray next to… Continue Reading ›› The post 10 Messages You Need to Know About Quitting Smoking appeared first on AirBetter.org.
  • Five Air Purification Technologies

    Brian
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:09 pm
    Five Modern Methods of Air Purification For most families, keeping the high-quality indoor air is of great importance for their well-beings. The best way to maintain the clean and pure indoor air is to circulate the air through natural ways, such as, opening the doors or windows. However, most modern houses are sealed tightly, making it hard for the natural breezes to blow through them. So purifying the air naturally seems to be unavailable for most homes. Fortunately, modern technologies… Continue Reading ›› The post Five Air Purification Technologies appeared first on…
  • Treatment and Control of Asthma

    Brian
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Asthma Treatment and Control Methods Asthma is a type of chronic disease. The frustrating fact is that it is incurable, but there still have many methods, such as using useful tools or taking medications, to help treat or control asthma. In addition, some practical benchmarks can also be used to estimate your progress of treatment. 1. Helpful tools: The Peak Flow Meter This little device is simple and easy to handle in hands. When you blow air into it, the… Continue Reading ›› The post Treatment and Control of Asthma appeared first on AirBetter.org.
  • Germ Guardian Air Purifier Reviews: AC4825, AC5000E and More…

    Brian
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Main Features of Air Purifiers from Germ Guardian GermGuardian is a consumer products company that develops and sells superior home environment products for mass retail. GermGuardian Air Purifiers, backed by Guardian technologies, focus on creating a better home environment for customers. Germ Guardian Air Purifiers, ideal to use in rooms sizing 100 to 800 square feet, utilize innovative, safe and natural technologies to clean and refresh the air. And, at the core of Guardian technology, the naturally occurring ultraviolet (UV-C)… Continue Reading ›› The post Germ Guardian…
  • Holmes Air Purifier Reviews & Comparisons 2015

    Brian
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Guides to Choose A Holmes Air Purifier As one of the leading makers of electric goods, Holmes has gained rich experiences in producing excellent and dependable products through over 30 years’ attempts. We will talk about Holmes air purifier reviews in this post. Air purifier might be a relatively new sector, but this also means that great potentials are waiting for Holmes. And Holmes air purifiers have taken up some market share in portable and console air purifiers field once… Continue Reading ›› The post Holmes Air Purifier Reviews & Comparisons 2015 appeared first…
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  • Double-Glazing Windows: A Truly Green Retrofit

    Lillian Connors
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:12 am
    Last updated:2nd August, 2015, 1:50 PM The fact that anyone should be aware of today is that the earth is facing an imminent energetic crisis, as well as that at the moment, things are looking pretty grim. In order for us to overcome this problem everyone must do their part so the only responsible thing to do now would be to stop for a moment and ask yourself: “What can I do to make things better.” For those who are willing to try and make a difference the number of options is almost limitless. There are many things that can help you save energy like switching to LED bulbs or simply…
  • How Wind Turbines Work

    Caroline Gilbert
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:19 am
    Last updated:26th July, 2015, 11:19 AM How Wind Turbines Work. If you’ve taken a road trip through California or Texas, you’ve almost certainly seen wind turbines. Wind turbines are large, magnificent tools that help power our world – but are also mysterious as well. They sometimes look like something from another planet – like if the movie The Matrix was starting on our planet Earth. Good news, though, they aren’t – wind turbines are amazing tools to generate electricity, and are magnificently designed as well. The Save On Energy team created the below…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Tankless Water Heaters For Maximum Energy Efficiency

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:17 am
    Last updated:23rd July, 2015, 12:28 PM  #TOP10 – The 10 Best Tankless Water Heaters For Maximum Energy Efficiency. Whatever you do today at home should be somehow related to energy efficiency. From the lights, to household appliances and water heaters, it is all about saving energy to help the environment. As we know, there are already energy-saving light bulbs, most of the modern appliances have the Energy Star rating and now it is time to install more productive water heaters. If you have been using an ordinary electric water heater and you see it is counting its last days, think…
  • Good News: Demand for Solar Power Steadily Increasing

    Audrey Clark
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Last updated:21st July, 2015, 3:54 PM Overall, there seems to be consensus among the global community that we should collectively reduce dependence on fossil fuels for the sake of the environment. As society looks to renewable sources of energy to solve the problem, it is becoming increasingly apparent that solar could offer a promising solution. In recent years, this energy sector has expanded dramatically, making sustainable energy more accessible, while also strengthening economies through job creation. Technological Advancement In the United States, the increase in solar energy production…
  • On-Demand Water Heaters: Energy Efficiency at Its Best

    Lillian Connors
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    Last updated:23rd July, 2015, 12:24 PM Whatever you do today at home should be somehow related to energy efficiency. From the lights, to household appliances and water heaters, it is all about saving energy to help the environment. As we know, there are already energy-saving light bulbs, most of the modern appliances have the Energy Star rating and now it is time to install more productive water heaters. If you have been using an ordinary electric water heater and you see it is counting its last days, think about a tankless heater. Water Standby – More Energy Waste The first thing that is…
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    Travel Well Magazine

  • Harnessing the Power of Poo: Renewable Energy from Bio Waste

    Alexa Nota
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:50 am
    Converting bio waste like sewage and expired food into fuel is a dirty job producing powerful clean results: renewable energy, potable water, reduced landfill waste and more. The post Harnessing the Power of Poo: Renewable Energy from Bio Waste appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty Course with Project AWARE

    Travel Well
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:16 am
    This post is a contribution from Project AWARE Foundation written by Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, Program Specialist. Project AWARE mobilizes scuba divers to protect the ocean planet one dive at a time. Its Dive Against Debris Specialty Course educates divers on how to remove and log marine debris to prevent its detrimental effects on marine life and advocate for policy and prevention around the world. Hannah takes us through her experience in the course. The post Taking the Dive Against Debris Specialty Course with Project AWARE appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Running Your First 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon

    Alexa Nota
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    To help you cross the finish line in any new distance up to a marathon, Travel Well has developed the ultimate running guide just for you, covering everything from selecting your event and how to stay motivated through those tough training days. With the proper resources, guidance and encouragement, running your first race goes from something overwhelming and impossible to a check mark on your to-do list. The post The Ultimate Guide to Running Your First 5k, 10k, Half or Full Marathon appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • Gear Guide: How to Choose the Right Running Hydration System, Socks, and Headwear

    Alexa Nota
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    When investing in running gear, a few key accessory pieces can eliminate the need for unnecessary purchases--or worse, injuries--down the road: socks, headwear and hydration systems. The post Gear Guide: How to Choose the Right Running Hydration System, Socks, and Headwear appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
  • How to Grill Your Favorite Vegetables [Infographic]

    Travel Well
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    With a little prep and a hot grill rack, asparagus, artichokes, peppers, mushrooms and many other veggies become tender, crispy, and delicious dishes that stand on their own or become the perfect sides to your barbecue. Bookmark this infographic full of easy veggie-grilling tips from Fix.com and Ghergich & Co. for your next summer dinner or backyard cookout. The post How to Grill Your Favorite Vegetables [Infographic] appeared first on Travel Well Magazine.
 
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    Green Video

  • Environmentally Friendly Swamp Coolers

    Bro
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    One of the most economical and environmentally friendly ways to stay cool in summer is to use a vent free portable swamp cooler instead of air conditioning. This ecologically sound alternative uses so little energy in comparison that it’s a wonder more people in the right circumstances haven’t made the change yet! Yet there are The post Environmentally Friendly Swamp Coolers appeared first on Green Video.
  • Workout While You Dance

    Bro
    1 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    For those that find exercise a chore, dancing is a great way to stay fit while enjoying your workout. Here’s some ideas on using Latino rhythms and beats in the music to turn your working out time into fun time! It may come as no great surprise to learn that there are tons of great The post Workout While You Dance appeared first on Green Video.
  • Lose Weight in Your Sleep

    Bro
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:03 am
    Some people will look at you and think you’re raving mad of you tell them that you can lose weight in your sleep. But that’s exactly what you can do and here I’m going to tell you how you really can sleep and get slim! First of all, you have to do things while you’re The post Lose Weight in Your Sleep appeared first on Green Video.
  • Making Healthy Popcorn: A Low Fat Snack

    Bro
    8 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Sometimes when life gets a little stressful, you just need to sit down and have a snack. But most snacks are unhealthy, but popcorn can actually be a great low fat alternative. That’s as long as you don’t load it up with butter or worse, sweet stuff like honey or other candies. But when you The post Making Healthy Popcorn: A Low Fat Snack appeared first on Green Video.
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