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  • 33rd National Pesticide Forum Convenes in Orlando, FL

    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog
    Beyond Pesticides
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 17, 2015) Beyond Pesticides’ 33rd National Pesticide Forum begins tonight at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, bringing together scientists, policy makers, farmworkers, and public health and environmental advocates to interact and strategize on solutions that are protective of health, the environment and workers. The forum provides an opportunity to share […]
  • Pop Quiz! How much do you know about gas detector docking stations?

    EHS Today
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Find out how much you know about gas detector docking stations. Take the quiz and enter to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards! Content Classification:  Marketing read more
  • The Government Pollinator Health Task Force: After a year of waiting, will their report protect bees, or Big Ag?

    Switchboard, from NRDC › Jennifer Sass's Blog
    Jennifer Sass
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The White House Pollinator Task Force, appointed June 2014 by a Memorandum from President Obama to tackle the crisis of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, is set to issue its recommendations sometime next month - about half a year after their promised deadline (December 2014). Even with the delay, that might be a hopeful sign the multi-agency task force, co-chaired by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is working hard to produce a robust program to stem the sharp population declines of…
  • adventures at Picacho Peak

    I learned something today
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Recently I learned that if you take a picture of your husband on top of Picacho Peak, you can get bugs in the picture that, despite being about an eighth of an inch long and not in the same focal plane as your spouse, look like helicopters. To get up there, you take a really steep trail built by the CCC and use cables put up by Boy Scouts to keep you from falling off. It's a fairly popular system, based on the traffic we saw on a Monday morning. Right after we started, a side peak  Spouse (no bugs)Part of the peakMe going down the hardest part (it wasn't as bad as it…
  • Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a ... - Environmental Health News

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH news - Google News
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a Environmental Health NewsOn the 45th Earth Day this week, environmentalists deserve a pat on the back — and an image overhaul. April 18, 2015. By Peter Dykstra Environmental Health News. Now that I've gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don
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  • 33rd National Pesticide Forum Convenes in Orlando, FL

    Beyond Pesticides
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 17, 2015) Beyond Pesticides’ 33rd National Pesticide Forum begins tonight at the Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando, Florida, bringing together scientists, policy makers, farmworkers, and public health and environmental advocates to interact and strategize on solutions that are protective of health, the environment and workers. The forum provides an opportunity to share […]
  • Agricultural Insecticides Exceed Regulatory Limits in Surface Water on Global Scale

    Beyond Pesticides
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 16, 2015) According to a new study, regulatory limits for insecticides are exceeded in over half of contaminated water samples collected from around the world. The study was based on a review of more than 800 studies conducted in 73 countries over the past five decades and is the first to evaluate […]
  • Groups Sue USDA for Failure to Seek Public Comment on Organic Compost Rule

    Beyond Pesticides
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2015)—The Center for Environmental Health, Beyond Pesticides, and the Center for Food Safety (CFS) filed a federal lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program’s (NOP) failure to follow the law in making a substantial rule change to the USDA organic standard. At issue is the contaminated compost […]
  • California Releases New Guidelines for Pesticide Use on Marijuana

    Beyond Pesticides
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2015) Last week California released its first guidelines for the management of pests and use of pesticides on cannabis. Cannabis cultivation in California, particularly in the northern areas of the state, has been associated with rampant use of heavy construction equipment and pesticides to clear land and control pests, resulting in […]
  • Lowe’s Commits to Phasing Out Neonic Pesticides, Moving Towards More Organics

    Beyond Pesticides
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 13, 2015) Last week home and garden retailer Lowe’s announced its commitment to phasing out the sale of products containing neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides within 48 months. The announcement is encouraging for consumers and environmental groups, as it comes after nearly two years of direct action urging the retailer to remove bee-toxic insecticides […]
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  • Pop Quiz! How much do you know about gas detector docking stations?

    17 Apr 2015 | 10:42 am
    Find out how much you know about gas detector docking stations. Take the quiz and enter to win one of two $100 Amazon gift cards! Content Classification:  Marketing read more
  • Recycling Center to be Built on Former Mine Site

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
    The Borough of Ringwood, N.J., will build a recycling center on a former disposal site of Ringwood Mines. The EPA has granted the Borough of Ringwood, N.J., the authority to build a recycling center on the Ringwood Mines Superfund site. Initial cleanup plans called for the O’Connor Disposal Area – the future site of the recycling center – to be excavated, but the Borough was able to prove to the EPA that the construction of the recycling center would not take longer than excavation. read more
  • Chemical Hazards in Our Backyards: Has Much Changed Since West, Texas?

    16 Apr 2015 | 10:43 am
    Many people in the United States live in the shadows of large chemical and processing plants. As the second anniversary of the West, Texas explosion looms, a new report finds that much still needs to be done to protect our communities and first responders from chemical hazards. April 17 marks the second anniversary of the West, Texas fertilizer facility explosion. The disaster killed 15 people – most of them first responders – and injured 200 more. The blast leveled nearby schools and a nursing home. Had it happened during school hours, it could have killed hundreds of children.
  • Mechanical Geniuses

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:03 am
    I have a couple of male friends who seemingly can fix any household problem. One has installed toilets, light fixtures and a hot water tank at my house. In his "real" life, he's the CEO of a company he co-founded. But for years, he owned rental properties and he taught himself to do a lot of home repairs. Another friend, whom many of us refer to as "McGuyver," can fix ANYTHING. EHS OutLoud Blog read more
  • Major Workplace Disasters and Their High Human and Monetary Costs [Infographic]

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:21 am
    From Chernobyl to the Deepwater Horizon spill to plane crashes and building collapses, disasters often take the lives of workers and have devastating economic consequences. As the fifth anniversary of the explosion and blowout of the Deepwater Horizon platform approaches on April 20, we're reminded that many disasters – whether plane crashes, building collapses or nuclear meltdowns – kill and injure workers. Often, warnings that disaster could occur went unheeded, and routine safety inspections and tasks were ignored. In some cases, employee's safety concerns were ignored,…
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    Switchboard, from NRDC › Jennifer Sass's Blog

  • The Government Pollinator Health Task Force: After a year of waiting, will their report protect bees, or Big Ag?

    Jennifer Sass
    8 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The White House Pollinator Task Force, appointed June 2014 by a Memorandum from President Obama to tackle the crisis of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, is set to issue its recommendations sometime next month - about half a year after their promised deadline (December 2014). Even with the delay, that might be a hopeful sign the multi-agency task force, co-chaired by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), is working hard to produce a robust program to stem the sharp population declines of…
  • Methyl Bromide pesticide - long banned for indoor home uses -suspected of severely poisoning a family after vacation home is fumigated

    Jennifer Sass
    6 Apr 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. There is some really troubling news about a family poisoned by a pesticide while on vacation at a luxury resort in the US Virgin Islands. Based on news reports and the investigation by EPA Region 2, a family of four is still hospitalized. These symptoms reportedly occurred after Terminix - an international pest control company - treated the unit below their rental unit in St. John with the pesticide methyl bromide, which is highly toxic to humans and has been banned from most uses. According to news report, "The EPA has launched a…
  • Glyphosate herbicide linked to cancer - IARC World Health Organization assessment

    Jennifer Sass
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:16 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) - the cancer evaluation arm of the World Health Organization - convened a meeting of 17 scientific experts from 11 countries to assess whether certain pesticides, including glyphosate, caused cancer in humans (Meeting 112, March 2015). The outcome of that meeting is that glyphosate "probably" causes cancer in people (IARC Group 2A). This is particularly alarming for a chemical that is used in over 750 herbicide products and applied to fields in the US at over 250 million pounds annually…
  • California moves forward to limit toxic perchlorate contamination - EPA still overdue

    Jennifer Sass
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:05 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. California is taking a big leap forward on the path to making the tap water of its residents safer than ever by setting a new public health goal (PHG) for perchlorate - a toxic water contaminant - of 1 part per billion (ppb), about 1 teaspoon of perchlorate in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. This health-based goal is an important step, but not the final step in regulating the chemical, since the public health goal is not mandatory. Next, the California Water Resources Control Board must set an enforceable standard (known as a Maximum…
  • No, Cancer is Not Mostly Bad Luck - The Role of Environmental Factors

    Jennifer Sass
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:54 am
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C. No, cancer is NOT mostly bad luck. We've set the record straight in Science magazineAshford et al, 6 February 2015) after it published an article and accompanying editorial so full of misstatements that scientists around the world, including myself, felt compelled to correct the record with the facts. (See Science 2 January 2015 study by Drs. Tomasetti and Vogelstein and accompanying "bad luck of cancer" editorial by Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, with subsequent "backlash" editorial here Our letter to the editor of Science not only challenges the…
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    I learned something today

  • adventures at Picacho Peak

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Recently I learned that if you take a picture of your husband on top of Picacho Peak, you can get bugs in the picture that, despite being about an eighth of an inch long and not in the same focal plane as your spouse, look like helicopters. To get up there, you take a really steep trail built by the CCC and use cables put up by Boy Scouts to keep you from falling off. It's a fairly popular system, based on the traffic we saw on a Monday morning. Right after we started, a side peak  Spouse (no bugs)Part of the peakMe going down the hardest part (it wasn't as bad as it…
  • reduced typing skills and medical stuff

    6 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    Today I learned that I don't like switching from Linux to a Mac. Because there are more bored engineers in the family than just me (some of them are legitimately retired), there's a project, and we needed a Mac, and I got it because reasons. I'm sure I can adapt to the fact that the Finder stays open all the time, so you hit the red x when you want to get rid of it, but for any other program, you have to do that (thingy)Q deal.Besides that inconsistency, what's really driving me nuts is all the keyboard shortcuts are a little different in the web browser, so it takes two or three tries to do…
  • all about understanding

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Today I learned that the government has actually, as an experiment, sprayed the populace with something. In 1950 the Army was fiddling around with how someone might deploy a biological weapon, so they sprayed a totally harmless bacteria off the coast of San Francisco for three days. Twenty-six years later, when the records were released, people realized that the perfectly harmless bacteria had killed somebody, and to this day it persists in the area and periodically kills somebody.I had no idea that the chemtrails people had anything beyond paranoia upon which to base their theories.
  • nice bras and funny-looking shoes

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today I think I learned my bra size. I knew my existing bras were the wrong size because there were issues. Then last night I came across this video, which indicated I was a truly unusual size, but in the description had a bunch of suggestions of where to buy things. I mentioned to my spouse that I might want to go to one of them sometime and try on bras.This morning, I was surprised to find myself in the car on the way to the Nordstrom Rack, which is clear across town. It appears that I have been fussing about bras enough to merit an emergency trip across town.I learned that the unusual size…
  • politics and bathroom lighting

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    Those of you who live in Tucson and have a landline are by now well aware that we have an election coming up. Both sides (but as far as I'm aware, not the actual candidates themselves) have at this point essentially accused the other of intending to act like God did during most of the book of Job.With today's telephone technology, you can blacklist phone numbers, so now our exposure to the vitriol predominantly supports the US Postal Service, through which we have learned that no matter what happens at the election, we're probably all going to live painful, short lives in the post-apocalyptic…
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    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH news - Google News

  • Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a ... - Environmental Health News

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Opinion - White, Wealthy, and Whiney: An environmental movement in need of a Environmental Health NewsOn the 45th Earth Day this week, environmentalists deserve a pat on the back — and an image overhaul. April 18, 2015. By Peter Dykstra Environmental Health News. Now that I've gotten your attention with an over-the-top headline, understand that I don
  • UA Hosts Meeting on Environmental Health - UANews (press release)

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:51 pm
    UANews (press release)UA Hosts Meeting on Environmental HealthUANews (press release)When people hear "environmental health," they tend to think about protecting plants and animals, or combating climate change. While these efforts undoubtedly are important, less often considered is how human health is impacted by these aspects of the ...
  • BPA Can Disrupt Sexual Function in Turtles, Could be a Warning for ... - HealthCanal.com

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Science World ReportBPA Can Disrupt Sexual Function in Turtles, Could be a Warning for HealthCanal.comScientists are concerned findings could indicate harmful effects on environmental and human health. “Normally, the painted turtle's sex is determined by the temperature of the environment during their development in the egg—cooler temperatures yield BPA can disrupt sexual function in turtles, could be a warning for Medical XpressBPA May Impact Sexual Function in Turtles and Affect Our EnvironmentScience World ReportBPA Exposure Disrupts Turtle ReproductionNature World Newsall 17 news…
  • Scientists warn of hormone impacts from benzene, xylene, other common solvents. - Environmental Health News

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:20 am
    Environmental Health NewsScientists warn of hormone impacts from benzene, xylene, other common solvents.Environmental Health NewsSusan Nagel, University of Missouri-Columbia(Colborn also co-authored "Our Stolen Future" along with Dianne Dumanoski and Pete Myers, founder of Environmental Health News and chief scientist at Environmental Health Sciences.) They looked at ...Scientists Warn of Hormone Impacts from Common SolventsScientific Americanall 2 news articles »
  • Chartered Institute of Environmental Health - PoliticsHome.com

    14 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Chartered Institute of Environmental HealthPoliticsHome.comThe CIEH is a registered charity which exists to promote better environmental and public health. We are the professional body for environmental health practitioners (EHPs) working in the public and private sectors, with over 10,000 members across
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    Toxicology News

  • Food Safety Scientists Have Ties To Big Tobacco

    15 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Joseph Borzelleca has been evaluating the safety of food additives longer than pretty much anyone else in the business. The 84-year-old toxicologist, who credits his career to Italian parents who taught him to love food, has helped companies bring hundreds of new ingredients to market.
  • How to keep kids safe from poisoning

    15 Apr 2015 | 8:24 am
    In an interview on DZMM's "Magandang Gabi Dok," Dr. Wency Kiat, a toxicologist and pediatrician, said the most common poisons at home are medicines and household chemicals, which include hydrochloric acid, muriatic acid, kitchen cleaners and fabric softeners. "Madalas kasi itinatago sa ilalim ng kitchen sink," he said as he advised parents to store these in places that are out of reach for kids.
  • Children involved in marijuana-related calls to Oregon Poison Center

    14 Apr 2015 | 4:03 pm
    Eleven preschool-aged children were treated at Oregon healthcare facilities for marijuana ingestion in 2014, according to Oregon Poison Center data. The previous year, seven children younger than 5 were treated at a healthcare facility after ingesting cannabis.
  • Fear obscuring science in herbicide debate

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Soon the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will launch its regulatory review of the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup. It's called glyphosate, and the debate over its safety has already begun.
  • Toxicologist pans glyphosate report

    2 Apr 2015 | 6:36 pm
    A panel of experts with the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report March 20 classifying glyphosate, which is the active ingredient in Roundup, as Group 2A: probably carcinogenic to humans. A Canadian toxicologist says the World Health Organization made a critical scientific error in its decision to classify glyphosate as a probable carcinogen.
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  • Research and Markets: ADME-Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro) Market ... - Business Wire (press release)

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:08 am
    Research and Markets: ADME-Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro) Market Business Wire (press release)This report analyzes the worldwide markets for ADME-Toxicology Testing in US$ Million by the following Segments: Toxicology Testing (In-Vivo, & In-Vitro), and ADME Testing. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, ...
  • WATCH LIVE: Day 9 of CPD officer trial - 19 Action News

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    cleveland.comWATCH LIVE: Day 9 of CPD officer trial19 Action NewsToxicologist Dr. Harold Schueler found that both Russell and Williams had cocaine in their systems. She a higher level along with marijuana, he had cocaine with more than one and a half times the legal limit of alcohol. A dangerous mix. Prosecutors Week 2 of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo's trial features testimony cleveland.com (blog)all 48 news articles »
  • Toxicology studies could impede advances in nanotechnology - Genetic Literacy Project

    16 Apr 2015 | 6:09 am
    Toxicology studies could impede advances in nanotechnologyGenetic Literacy ProjectIn 2009, the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland issued a press release detailing an investigation into a link between manmade nanoparticles and Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Vyvyan Howard, a pathologist and toxicologist, and Christian
  • Investigators Awaiting Toxicology Report In Death Of 6-Year-Old Croton Girl - The Daily Voice

    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Investigators Awaiting Toxicology Report In Death Of 6-Year-Old Croton GirlThe Daily VoiceChalfen said investigators are awaiting the final toxicology results which could take from a week to a month. Lacey was found unresponsive by her father, David Carr, Sunday afternoon in her home on Hastings Avenue in Croton, according to Croton Police ...and more »
  • Autopsy results pending toxicology results after man found in Raccoon Lake - WTHITV.com

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Autopsy results pending toxicology results after man found in Raccoon LakeWTHITV.comPARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – An autopsy was scheduled Monday afternoon after a man was found unconscious, floating in the water at Raccoon Lake this weekend. Dr. Kohr performed the autopsy at 3 p.m. at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He reports the ...and more »
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  • We Deal With Mold Damage Restoration In Roswell, NM

    7 Apr 2015 | 5:47 pm
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  • Sweet Tooth Tuesdays: Easter Lamb Cake

    7 Apr 2015 | 1:54 pm
    One of my earliest memories from my childhood is the story of my grandma Louise’s lamb cake. During my early years my parents and I would spend Easter Sunday  with my father’s parents. My grandmother’s crowning glory was a Lamb shaped cake, which was the centerpiece of the dinner table. I hated this cake. It was scary looking and did not resemble my favorite TV friend Lambchop — Grandma couldn’t fool me! My distain also sprouted from the fact that this little lamb was smeared with a thin layer of frosting and then showered with a blanket of shaved coconut. I…
  • SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe-Employee in your Water Damage Business?

    SERVPRO of Northbrook / Wheeling / Glencoe
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    In some businesses they can get away with leaving the bad seed around, but not the Water Damage Business. This is an Emergency Service, it is hot and heavy and is a now, now, now business. There is no time for that one bad employee.  You as the owner are pouring your heart and soul (and money) into generating new business and taking care of your customers to create a future for yourself in a really fast and competitive business.  There is not time for this here. There are really only two types of people you hire: The guy who can make things happen and the guy who can’t. There is not…
  • How to Clean up after a Pipe Bursts

    Kelly Cohen
    7 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    For many homeowners there is no more disheartening realization than when you find a pipe bursts in your home.  It can happen for a variety of reasons, and a pipe burst is the last thing that we want to deal with, particularly after a long day at work.  It is dirty.  It is stressful.  It is simply no fun.  However, with the help of a professional and certified restoration crew, a pipe burst can be managed easily.   Keep Calm And Clean What should I do when I find a pipe burst in my home?  First, take a deep breath.  You already have a mess on your hands, so be calm about it. …
  • We Offer Mold Remediation For Olean ,N.Y. 14760!!

    7 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
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  • Use These 4 Strategies for Teaching Kids About Money

    Harry Spence
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    For many parents, it’s hard to know the right age to start teaching kids about money. Personal finance education can seem like an abstract or beside-the-point concept for very young children, particularly when there are so many other worthwhile things to convey. And once kids reach a certain age, anything you try to say to them is liable to go in one ear and out the other.   Is there a “sweet spot,” a perfect age at which children are both capable of understanding financial concepts and receptive to what family, corporate and government authority figures have to say? Or do you just…
  • Keeping the romance alive for new parents

    Harry Spence
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Having a new baby is a special and wonderful time in a couple’s life. A new baby is adorable and you obviously love them, but they are exhausting and time consuming. They also leave very little time for the new parents to spend time alone together, which makes it difficult to be romantic.   Between spending all day taking care of your new little one and staying up all night to tend to a crying baby, it can be difficult to spend your energy on anything else. However, it’s very important for new parents to keep the romance alive, especially after a new baby arrives. With all the time…
  • Documenting Your Pregnancy Tastefully

    Harry Spence
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Pregnancy can be an amazing and exciting time — especially if it’s your first pregnancy and you have worked so hard to make it happen. By documenting your pregnancy, you can share your experience with your friends and family, and even the little bundle of joy when he or she is old enough. There are several ways that you can document these precious days, some of which are simple and low-tech, and others that are a bit more creative and high-tech. Low-Tech: The Pregnancy Journal A simple written journal can help you keep all of your thoughts clear, and work through any concerns you…
  • How to you boost your confidence in the bedroom

    Harry Spence
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    We all want to enjoy a healthy, fulfilling sex life. However, this is often easier said than done and a big barrier to sexual pleasure is a lack of confidence. If your self-esteem in the bedroom is low, you might find it impossible to enjoy yourself between the sheets. The good news is, by following a few simple tips, you should be able to boost your confidence.   Take advantage of relevant treatments One major stumbling block when it comes to enjoying sex is erectile dysfunction (ED). If you suffer from this problem, you might dread going to bed with your partner rather than look…
  • Caring for Your Baby’s Skin. 4 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Skin Stays Beautiful

    Harry Spence
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:40 pm
    One of the joys of parenthood is the feeling of holding your baby close and enjoying the feel of perfect skin against your own. This feeling rapidly disappears if your child suffers from one of the many baby’s skin ailments they are at risk of, and that is why it is so important to be aware of how to help your baby keep its skin healthy. Your doctor or midwife should give you advice about this soon after leaving the hospital (if not before), but just in case you are still in the dark about the best things to do, and the things to avoid, here are some suggestions that will help you care for…
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    Inter Press Service » Environment

  • Tribunal Ruling Could Dent “Monster Boat” Trawling in West African Waters

    Saikou Jammeh
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:35 am
    Bakau fish market, The Gambia. The plight of Gambian and other West African artisan fishers could soon see a change for the better following an historic ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Photo credit: Ralfszn - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia CommonsBy Saikou JammehBANJUL, The Gambia, Apr 18 2015 (IPS)It was five in the afternoon and Buba Badjie, a boat captain, had just brought his catch to the shore. He had spent twelve hours at sea off Bakau, a major fish landing site in The Gambia.Inside the trays strewn on the floor bed of his wooden boat were bonga…
  • Latin America Slow to Pledge Emissions Cuts

    Emilio Godoy
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:28 am
    Climate change is causing violent storms, prolonged droughts and temperature extremes. In August 2014, at the height of summer, a hailstorm turned the yard white in this house in the south of Mexico City. Credit: Emilio Godoy/IPSBy Emilio GodoyMEXICO CITY, Apr 18 2015 (IPS)Latin America is making heavy weather of setting targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, which all countries must present ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference later this year.Shortfalls in the national mechanisms for funding these voluntary action plans for adapting…
  • Women Farmers Rewrite Their History in Chile’s Patagonia Region

    Marianela Jarroud
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:08 am
    From left to right: Nancy Millar, Blanca Molina and Patricia Mancilla on Molina’s small farm near the town of Valle Simpson in the southern Chilean region of Aysén. The three women belong to the only rural women’s association in the Patagonia wilderness, which has empowered them and helped them gain economic autonomy. Credit: Marianela Jarroud/IPSBy Marianela JarroudVALLE SIMPSON, Chile, Apr 17 2015 (IPS)More than 100 women small farmers from Chile’s southern Patagonia region have joined together in a new association aimed at achieving economic autonomy and empowerment, in an area…
  • Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

    Chalachew Tadesse
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:04 pm
    Lake Turkana, believed to be four million years old, has been called “the Cradle of Mankind”. The Kwegu people living around it are under threat from the massive Gibe III Dam project, one of Africa’s largest hydropower projects. Credit: CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsBy Chalachew TadesseADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 2015 (IPS)A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia’s massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its…
  • Investigation Tears Veil Off World Bank’s “Promise” to Eradicate Poverty

    Kanya DAlmeida
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Nearly 50 percent of the estimated 3.4 million people who were physically or economically displaced by World Bank-funded projects in the last decade were from Africa and Asia. Credit: Abdurrahman Warsameh/IPSBy Kanya D'AlmeidaUNITED NATIONS, Apr 16 2015 (IPS)An expose published Thursday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners has revealed that in the course of a single decade, 3.4 million people were evicted from their homes, torn away from their lands or otherwise displaced by projects funded by the World Bank.Over 50 journalists from 21…
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    Dr Robert Muller - The Zeitgeist is Changing

  • Abbott Gives $4m to Help Climate Contrarian to Set Up in Australia

    Dr Robert Muller
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:16 am
    by Giles Parkinson and Sam Parkinson, Renew Economy: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/abbott-gives-4m-to-help-climate-contrarian-set-up-in-australia-49191Just 18 months after closing down the Climate Commission, and cutting funds to the Climate Change Authority, the Abbott government has given $4 million to fund the establishment of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, a thinktank established by Bjorn Lomborg, a notorious climate contrarian.Lomborg has become well known for his views that downplay the urgency to act on climate science, stop funding for renewables, and increase fossil fuel sales in…
  • Nestle Has Illegally Pumped Californian Water Since the Last Major Drought - and Doesn't Want to Stop

    Dr Robert Muller
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:01 pm
    (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) by Willy Blackmore, Take Part: http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/04/14/arrowhead-spring-water-expired-permitWilly Blackmore is TakePart’s Food editor. full bio In the late 1800s, a couple of enterprising businessmen decided to make a lake in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.  The forest was cleared, dams were built, and eventually the creeks, streams, rainfall, and snowmelt from the surrounding mountains began to fill up Little Bear Valley, creating Lake Arrowhead.Best known as a vacation destination today, the water in…
  • Energy White Paper Latest Wrecking Ball for Climate Framework in Australia

    Dr Robert Muller
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    by Stephen Bygrave, Renew Economy: http://reneweconomy.com.au/2015/energy-white-paper-latest-wrecking-ball-for-climate-framework-in-australia-24633In just over 18 months the Abbott government has swung a wrecking ball into the climate framework in Australia. In the last 18 months, agencies established for the sole purpose of assisting Australia deal with the single greatest threat to our time have been disbanded, attacked, and defunded. In a year and a half, the framework that was established to future-proof the economy has been dismantled, taking down jobs, investment and future trading…
  • Investors Chip In as Renewables Rise Toward Record Level

    Dr Robert Muller
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:02 am
    by Tim Radford, Climate News Network, on Truthdig: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/investors_chip_in_as_renewables_rise_towards_record_level_20150412   Solar facility in California’s Mojave Desert (Jan Maguire via Flickr)This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network. Carbon dioxide levels might be soaring, and governments might be slow to reduce fossil fuel emissions and contain climate change - but the smart money could nevertheless be going into renewable sources such as wind and solar power. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says green…
  • Empowering Community-Led Resilience to Climate Change

    Dr Robert Muller
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:26 pm
    by Alan Carr, Sustainability Adviser at Sustainability West Midlands, Climate London: http://climatelondon.org.uk/articles/empowering-community-led-resilience/One of the key aims of the Climate UK network is to provide responses to climate impacts that reflect local circumstances, local risks and local opportunities.One of the most effective ways of achieving this ambition is to help bring together local people to improve the resilience of their community to severe weather impacts.In times of financial austerity, communities at greatest risk from the elements may not always have the help…
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  • Pitch to Rich to Reduce Household Food Waste

    Vipul Patel
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    My name is Vipul Patel. I have entered the Pitch to Rich 2015 campaign with my idea to reduce Household Food Waste, which is being run by Richard Branson. Greenfudge.org has offered me the opportunity to Pitch my idea to you. So if you think the Pitch/Idea has legs, I would really appreciate your vote […] The post Pitch to Rich to Reduce Household Food Waste appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Smart applications of solar energy

    Irini Chassiotou
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    It sounds like science fiction, but the “smart textiles” will come to market in the next three years in order to supply with energy households and consumers through clothes and accessories and offer autonomy to every kind of electronic device we carry, even in larger devices in the house. The “smart textiles” will incorporate flexible […] The post Smart applications of solar energy appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • UNESCO protected lake Ohrid is facing ecological disaster

    Elena Nikolovska
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    The newest changes and amendments to the general urban plans for the city of Ohrid 2014-2024 are threatening to wipe out an entire ecosystem, and in doing so- cause one of the biggest environmental disasters Macedonia has ever seen. It seems as though the UNESCO protected status could not save the city of Ohrid and […] The post UNESCO protected lake Ohrid is facing ecological disaster appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Toxic paprika found in Hungarian supermarkets

    Krisztina Kupi
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:50 am
    Hungarians have been anxious about the alleged toxicity of some types of paprika sold in big supermarket chains since Greenpeace Hungary published the results of an inspection carried out in March. Eight out of the twelve samples of paprika taken by the environmental organization contained pesticide residues. Spar, the supermarket chain which allegedly sold the […] The post Toxic paprika found in Hungarian supermarkets appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Tidal lagoons – the beautiful future of sustainable power?

    Ewa Lewandowska
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:03 am
    Until recently, tidal lagoons have been treated as a futuristic pipe dream rather than a realistic, large-scale, reliable source of (green) power – why bring up the topic now? The potential of Swansea Bay tidal lagoon in the United Kingdom has resurfaced after the British chancellor, George Osbourne, publicly supported the project in his Budget […] The post Tidal lagoons – the beautiful future of sustainable power? appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
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  • Wind Power – How Electricity is produced by a wind turbine #Infographic

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:14 am
  • Nellie’s All Natural Dryerball Benefits

    20 Mar 2015 | 10:36 am
    The Nellie’s All Natural Dryerballs possess various outer softening nodes that work together in the tumble dryer to mechanically soften fabrics without the harmful chemicals found in fabric softeners and dryer sheets. The nodes are used to physically break down the stiffness created by water drying in fabric, thus softening your laundry without the introduction of toxic chemicals. The dryerballs lift and separate the laundry during the drying process, thus resulting in reduced drying time and fabric creasing. The dryerballs softeners also retain the heat and transfer it to the clothes…
  • SO You Want to Save Water? #Infographic

    16 Feb 2015 | 2:36 pm
  • How to use ENERGY in your home MORE EFFICIENTLY #Infographic

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:22 pm
  • Natural Tinea Versicolor Treatment

    26 Jan 2015 | 9:42 am
    We all have yeast living on our skin. When the yeast grows out of control, a skin disease called tinea versicolor can appear.Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin. It’s also named pityriasis versicolor and is caused by a type of yeast that naturally lives on your skin. When the yeast grows out of control, the skin disease, which appears as a rash, is the result. The infection can happen for any of the following reasons: Oily skin Hot climate Excessive perspiration Weak immune system Because the yeast grows naturally on your skin, tinea versicolor is not contagious. The…
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  • A Deep Breath Of Toxic Flame Retardants

    15 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Breathing. It’s something we do on average between 17,000 and 23,000 times a day. I used to not even think about breathing. But I've been I thinking about this life necessity a lot lately now that I know each breath I take is contaminated with toxic flame retardants from foam items in my home.
  • I Was Right! It IS My Metabolism!

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    ating 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?
  • URGENT: Stop the Rollback of Cadmium Standards in Kids’ Jewelry

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Washington’s kids need your help! The State Senate is poised to rollback Washington’s strong limits on cadmium in kids’ jewelry. If the bill passes, kids will be exposed to MORE of the cancer-causing heavy metal. We can’t let this happen.
  • Jump For Joy and Then Take Action!

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    We're jumping for joy at the recent news that several major furniture retailers announced they were phasing out the use of toxic flame retardants. But even though major companies say they will no longer use toxic flame retardants, what about the ones still using the chemicals? And what about the possibility that even worse chemicals could be used as replacements? That's why we need your help to pass the Toxic-Free Kids and Families Act!
  • Toddlers, Toxic Flame Retardants & Poop - Yes, Poop

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    Just as many parents have long mused, Swedish researchers have confirmed that the sludge toddlers expel into their diapers IS, in fact, full of toxic waste.
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  • Julienne Vegetable Peeler #KerisVeggiePeeler

    9 Apr 2015 | 10:04 pm
    Wish you cooked like a pro, but don’t have a lot of time? Dream of whipping up healthy meals and desserts that look like works of art and taste even better? Want your family to eat healthier, but get push-back when you include too many veggies? A good place to start is by making fruits and vegetables more fun. Plain old cooked carrots are pretty lifeless, but a fancy julienne carrot salad? Now that will interest even your pickiest eaters. You can replace high-calorie kitchen staples with healthier alternatives, too. The Keri’s julienne blade lets you turn zucchini into low-carb…
  • Horny Goat Weed, My Wife’s Secret New Supplement

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:59 pm
    Horny Goat Weed! Just the name tells you most of what you need to know. It’s a weed, though not from Colorado, it makes you horny, and it imparts the stamina of a goat. Since I don’t need any of these attributes, as I already have them in massive, manly amounts, I got this for my wife and have been secretly adding it to her food for a month now. It’s paying off. The background music with plenty of wa-wa pedal is often heard in our house. OK, so I’m totally making that up. It was way more entertaining to read that than it would be to just hear about the great benefits…
  • MeasuPro BPM-80A Blood Pressure Monitor

    6 Apr 2015 | 8:08 pm
    Recently, I was given two different blood pressure monitors from two separate makers for test and review. Since I have both units, I decided to use them “against” one another to test accuracy. I know my average blood pressure and pulse rate at rest, so could use that as a rough baseline. Turns out, both of the test units were great, so it’s really about features rather than accuracy. Today, while I will explain the testing process, I will focus mostly on features in this MeasuPro BPM-80A unit. The greatest feature of this unit is the large screen and smart use. It remembers…
  • Omega-3 Supreme

    6 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    If you’re familiar with this blog then, by now, you’re familiar with the fact that in our household, Omega-3s are considered one of the most important things we take regularly. These supplements are so important that, gasp, even regular medical doctors recommend them. I’m always on the lookout for more and better options for getting my daily dose. As you readers know, I’ve tried a lot of them. Well, this one is easy to recommend because it’s one of the better ones. One of my prime criteria for an Omega-3 supplement is that it be easy to take and one of the best…
  • Non-stick BBQ Grill Mats from CK

    6 Apr 2015 | 3:28 pm
    BBQ is my thing in the summer. I love cooking and I love using the grill whenever possible. Especially when the weather is good enough that I can stand out there and enjoy it while I’m doing so. When I was offered these BBQ mats for cooking review, I snapped them up. There are things that just can’t be cooked on a barbecue.. unless you have something like these mats. :) First, I know what many of you are going to say: using “plastic” grill or oven mats is a bad idea for blah blah blah reason. That’s nice. There are some things that need to be basketed or put on a…
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  • Researchers to share findings on gold mining

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:48 am
    The benefits notwithstanding, ASGM had been associated with numerous social, health and environmental concerns, and as part of efforts to minimise the negative impacts of the activities, a project was started in 2012 to conduct an Integrated Assessment of water sustainability, infrastructural inequity and health in small-scale gold mining communities across Ghana. The project, which was funded with a grant from the University of Michigan Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, brought together researchers from the United States of America and Ghana, to ensure a successful take off and…
  • Zimbabwe: Mozambique and Zimbabwe Discuss River Pollution

    17 Apr 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Revue and Pungoe rivers are being heavily polluted by mercury and other toxic substances used by the gold miners. There are two major dams on the Revue, at Chicamba and Mavuzi, and pollution by heavy metals raises questions about their future.The rivers are also vital to drinking water supplies for Chimoio, Beira and other major urban centres in Manica and Sofala provinces. Mercury pollution is a serious threat to human health. The pollution can also have damaging effects on irrigation, agriculture and fish farminghttp://allafrica.com/stories/201504170273.html  
  • World Bank money funds 'trail of misery,' says Huffington Post

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:58 am
    Humans rights activists claim a Kenyan forest conservation project using World Bank money provides cover to an effort to chase villagers out of their ancestral homes. World Bank funds allegedly have been used in mass evictions in Ethiopia, and to finance a Peruvian gold mine emitting pollutants that locals say are killing their sheep. People affected by the project also have suffered violence and intimidation, according to the article. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102593492
  • Weak mining regulations damaging state's water, economy

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:56 am
    Mining also contaminates our water and fisheries with highly toxic mercury. In March, Barrick and Newmont paid $600,000 in penalties for disposal of highly toxic mercury and lead to avoid treatment. Newmont's Twin Creeks Mine was the ninth largest source of mercury air emissions in the U.S, emitting 850 pounds of mercury in 2012. In 2013, the EPA called on Nevada to list an additional 19 streams, lakes, and rivers, to the methyl mercury fish warning list.The Nevada Department of Wildlife predicts the expansion of just one gold mine, Barrick's Bald Mountain, could decimate nearly one-quarter…
  • Position on Tailing Dam Maintained

    15 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    In a joint statement the MMERE and MECMDM said the arsenic and cyanide levels in the water column are constant but remain above Australian and New Zealand Environment Conservation Council (ANZECC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) drinking water guidelines.“What are more dangerous are the levels of arsenic and cyanide in the tailing sediments which are extremely higher than the ANZECC and WHO guidelines in the order of 30 and 30,000 times higher for cyanide and arsenic respectively,” the statement said.http://www.solomontimes.com/news/position-on-tailing-dam-maintained/8377
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  • Best Littmann Stethoscope

    5 Apr 2015 | 9:13 pm
    To some readers, this title might sound like an oxymoron. It is believed that the 3MLittmann stethoscopes are indeed the best there is. To look for the best Littmann stethoscope is a little difficult. However, we will do it here.About Stethoscopes in GeneralThe simplest way to describe a stethoscope is that it is an instrument that is used by medical practitioners to assess the physical condition of the patient as related to the heartbeat and the lung functioning. This is done by placing a chest piece directly on the body of the patient and through a tube, the sounds are transmitted to the…
  • World water day; developing world needs water not celebrations

    Sajid Ali
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    More than half of the world’s population is just celebrating the world water day like other events celebration for having fun with friends and to meet new people and friends at congregations heedlessly of the fact that the water they use for daily bath is actually the volume of water offered for drinking to someone for the period of entire month with no choice at developing world. Being a common we have no problem in availing water at any time of day when we prerequisite to water our plants, to take shower or to wash our car but on other hand the same water became available to people after…
  • Young Entrepreneurs Scheme Singapore

    9 Mar 2015 | 3:44 am
    Singapore may be a small country, but it certainly doesn’t lack for entrepreneurs. Thanks in part to startup-friendly legislation and in part to its gutsy, worldly populace, the nation is home to tons of interesting tech startups, including some which serve the local community and others that offer services branching out across southeast Asia and the world.Young Entrepreneurs Scheme Singapore , Increasingly Singapore is moving towards a focus on  youth entrepreneurship and innovation. There also has been much more funding and support provided for young people. For them work on their…
  • Littman Master Cardiology stethoscope: One of the best stethoscopes for doctors

    6 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    A high-performing stethoscope must be able to build great contact with patient’s skin and there has to be absolutely no leakage between the ears and diaphragms. Rubber earpieces and soft gel stethoscopes ensure great coupling and in this respect all the stethoscope pass the performance test except those generic ones. A good stethoscope must be quality tested to find if there is any internal air leakage. Allheart Cardiology Stethoscope did not pass the test for it was leaking internally. For the doctors who take immense pride in their craftsmanship have every reason to use best equipment.
  • “Chemical-Free” Cleaning Methods – Could They Be as Big a Hit Domestically As They Are Commercially?

    3 Mar 2015 | 10:20 pm
    The methods adopted by commercial cleaning companies nowadays are often based around greener alternatives to chemical products in order to protect the environment and minimise the threat posed by potentially harmful cleaning substances.Split stream water technology from pressure washers is a common example of a green commercial cleaning method that’s sweeping the nation at this moment in time, so will it ever catch on as far as domestic cleaning is concerned and replace the something conventional like bleach?It’s not uncommon for those employing housekeepers at rented properties to fret…
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    Small Footprint Family

  • Growing a Snap Pea Bounty {with Two Recipes}

    Dawn Gifford
    4 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Peas are pretty easy to grow. Just give them cool, spring weather, composted soil that drains well, and some climbing support. If you’re short on space, peas can be grown in containers, along walls, or trained up corn and sunflower stalks. History and Culture Peas are one of the world’s oldest crops. Wild peas were foraged centuries before they were domesticated as the trellis climbers we know today. Peas were one of the first plants to be selectively bred by farmers, and were the key crop that Gregor Mendel used in the 1800s to figure out how plant genetics and hybridization…
  • Why Vaccine Mandates Threaten Everything This Country Stands For

    Dawn Gifford
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Right now we are in the midst of a national feud about whether the government should mandate vaccinations for both adults and children. The main issue appears on the surface to be about whether vaccinations are safe, or whether in some cases they are harmful. But there is a deeper issue that is much more important: Who should make medical decisions for you and your children? The government? Or you as individuals and parents? The precedent we are setting should chill you to your bones. Here’s why… This is Not About Vaccination at All Which of the following actions is more…
  • 8 Hidden Sources of Toxins in Your Home

    Dawn Gifford
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:47 pm
    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air we breathe inside our homes and offices can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. This is because contained areas enable pollutants to build up more than open spaces do. But unlike secondhand smoke, radon gas and molds which are airborne toxins we cannot readily control, most indoor air pollution comes from products we willingly bring into our home. Here are eight sources of indoor air pollution that might surprise you. 1. Candles As lovely as they can be, most candles will pollute your home with harmful gases and…
  • 10 Things You Should Not Put In Your Compost Pile

    Dawn Gifford
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Composting is one of the most powerful things you can do for a sustainable planet—even if you don’t have a garden. We simply cannot continue to take nutrients from the soil to grow food, year after year, and not put them back in equal or greater measure, and expect the soil to continue to provide for us. There are at least 100 things in your home that you can compost, which will greatly reduce the amount of trash you put out every week to go to the landfill. But even though technically you can compost anything that was once living, some things are better left out of the compost pile…
  • Uncommonly Good Coconut Chicken Curry from an Uncommonly Wonderful Cookbook

    Dawn Gifford
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    When I arrived in Seoul, South Korea almost 18 years ago, on my very first trip abroad—a teaching and traveling tour—I was shocked to discover that food was growing everywhere. Squashes in pots climbed the side of gas pumps, peppers and cabbages grew in the downtown public landscaping beds, bitter melons scrambled up trellises in front of stores, shiso and other herbs bloomed on rooftops—almost anywhere one could squeeze in a container of soil, you’d find food growing. It was a gardener’s paradise! I later learned that one of the reasons for this, aside from a desire for…
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    Social Rebirth

  • A More Intelligent Economic Model

    Challenged Species
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Politicians and the business community at large would have us believe that the problems in our economy are a result of poor business confidence and that the resolution to our socio-economic issues would be resolved by boosting confidence in the consumer. Confidence…. What are we actually talking about when we discuss consumer confidence? Shopping Mall by Charlie Brewer CC BY-SA 2.0 Shopping, strong consumer confidence indicates to corporations that people will head out and spend their hard earned cash on goods and services in a repetitious fashion, empowering growth and securing job…
  • Poison in the Plastic Soup

    Challenged Species
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    Seventy-one percent of the surface of our home planet, Earth, is covered by water. This water creates our global ocean systems and is essential for life as we know it to thrive. More than a billion people, predominantly from developing nations, rely on seafood as a primary source of animal protein and more than fifty percent of the human population rely on fish for fifteen percent of animal protein. Ocean Gyres The global ocean system is made up of five oceans; the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and the Southern (Antarctic) and thirteen Seas; Mediterranean, Caribbean, South China, Bering,…
  • Understanding Population Limits

    Challenged Species
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Plastic Beach by Ravi Khemka CC BY 2.0 “If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity – and will leave a ravaged world.” Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry W. Kendall   The idea that we are reaching a population crisis, that is as a species humans are overpopulating the planet, is becoming an increasingly held opinion. So how do we know that our global population is putting a strain on the biosphere? Biocapacity Biocapacity quantifies nature’s capacity to produce renewable resources, provide areas for…
  • Technology Won’t Save Us From Ourselves

    Challenged Species
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Human technology today is outstanding, mind-boggling almost beyond comprehension; we have advanced so quickly in such a short space of time that most of us are unaware of our true capabilities. Public Domain While we have automated assembly lines which make the production line of Henry Ford look like child’s play, very few of us are aware of the additive manufacturing evolution which is about to make production lines, automated or not, completely redundant. Even glass, something we are surrounded by every day, is no longer simply a translucent barrier between us and the natural elements but…
  • Labour Pains of Social Change

    Challenged Species
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:43 am
    A piece of Stencil Art. Author Dfrg.msc Creative Commons 3.0 The problem we are faced with is traditional thinking, the mindset of the way forward being growth and jobs. I can understand it, we have been raised in this social environment all our lives, of course, however there are many signs of failure and they are all pointing at the same cause. We have massive unemployment to be sure, yet we also have the much less discussed issue of under-employment. We have climate change marching ever closer, the continual loss of global biodiversity and the impending depletion of our all important oil…
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  • 25 snippets of wisdom for a better life

    Joanna Runciman
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    I love birthdays. They are the day to celebrate each other; the unique individuals we are. Soon my father is turning 70 years old and I’m turning 40. I’m celebrating at a party, in London, and my family will all be there with my baby niece (who’s only weeks old) and my grandmother in her […] The post 25 snippets of wisdom for a better life appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • DIY non-toxic household cleaner

    Joanna Runciman
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Non-toxic cleaning is simple, we don’t need the vast array of products on supermarket shelves. I like multi-use products like baking soda which acts as an abrasive and a deodoriser or castille soap which can be dish soap or hand wash!   For a clean home, using baking soda and castille soap is inexpensive and […] The post DIY non-toxic household cleaner appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • DIY non-toxic facial exfoliator

    Joanna Runciman
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Many exfoliators contain microbeads – plastic essentially.[1] Look for polyethylene or polypropylene on a skin care label, if it is there put the item back on the shelf. Microbeads are unnecessary, and bad news not only for our water supply but the environment in general. Fortunately it’s easy to make your own DIY non-toxic facial […] The post DIY non-toxic facial exfoliator appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Improve your home in 15 minutes

    Joanna Runciman
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Learn why daily de-cluttering and simplifying is essential and how you can do it with a busy home and lifestyle. Here are five ways to improve your home in 15 minutes.   Make your bed. This may seem an odd thing to do but it is a good habit to get into. Why? A tidy […] The post Improve your home in 15 minutes appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 12 ways to use less water

    Joanna Runciman
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:43 am
    California has less than a year’s worth of water according to recent reports, which considering the United States is the largest daily domestic user of water in the world it will likely come as a rude shock. According to Environment Canada figures from 2004 the United States uses a staggering 382 litres per person per […] The post 12 ways to use less water appeared first on Actual Organics.
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  • Five New Environmentally-Friendly Technologies for Your Home

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:59 am
    Internet of Things Contributed by Maria Ramos Sustainability through green, environmentally-friendly products is easier to achieve than ever before because of innovative new products for your home. Expansive home security and home entertainment systems can be connected with a variety of other smart products such as speakers, light bulbs, or more complicated climate control systems. Many of these are cheaper than traditional alternatives, and all are part of the “Internet of Things” (or IoT) aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing overall environmental impact. Here are five…
  • Apps to Improve Home Energy Efficiency

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:04 am
    Contributed by Stuart Amm I confess to dismay at how quickly computers, smart phones, and similar gadgets become obsolete and contribute to the growing mountain of electronic waste. I have never gotten in the cell phone habit, but I received this infographic that shows how smart phones can help you achieve more energy efficiency while they’re still new, spiffy, and usable. Here are seven that are either free or very cheap. In one way or another, they all help to measure and control energy usage, which gives you more energy efficiency and therefore lower electricity bills. Do you…
  • Composting and kitchen compost bin: a review article

    2 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    My compost bucket Last week I published a guest post about composting mostly yard waste. The author did mention food scraps, and since gardening season is nearly upon us, I would like to follow up on collecting food scraps for the compost pile. Surely no one wants to take scraps there every day. So collect compostable material in a compost bin in the kitchen until you have accumulated enough to take out and the weather is pleasant enough. Besides kitchen compost buckets, this post also reviews options for compost bins, in case you do not already have an established system. I have had the…
  • Green waste: what’s usable for compost and what’s not

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Contributed by Derek Lotts. Green waste is grass, leaves, branches of ornamental plants and other similar garden waste generated in gardens. It is also what’s left over from your cooking, such as peelings, or uneaten food left on plates. In other words, it’s organic waste. It’s compostable, or at least, most of it is. (In forming a compost pile, however, organic waste is divided into “green” and “brown.” These terms will be defined later.) If you sort and separate your rubbish, you would see that organic waste makes up more than one-third of total…
  • Why American Cars Aren’t Running On American Oil

    12 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    American oil companies, using modern hydraulic fracturing techniques, have reversed a trend that started in the 1970s. American oil production has stopped declining and has begun to rise. In 2013, it reached its highest level since 1989. If we produce more, then we should import less, right? Not yet, anyway. Crude oil is not a single substance. Some is black as tar. Some is clear. Some is sour (that is, it contains a lot of sulfur). Some is sweet, with less sulfur. Some is light and floats on water. Some is heavy and sinks in water. The oil that comes from shale via fracking is light and…
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  • 30 Interesting Facts About Oil Spill

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:49 pm
    Oil Spill Oil spill is a form of pollution. An oil spill happens when crude oil or refined oil products are released into the water or on land. Huge tankers or trucks can be a major cause of oil spill when transporting large volume of oil from one place to another. Deliberate dumping of oil on the ground, motor oil leakage or other oil products into the environment can be other sources of oil spills and can lead to soil pollution which can give rise to underground water contamination. An oil spill isn’t a simple matter, nor is it uncommon. The damage caused by oil spill can be large and…
  • Various Ocean Animals

    8 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Ocean Animals Oceans cover nearly three fourth of the earth’s surface and supply roughly 97% of the earth’s water supply. They are by far the largest animal habitat on earth. Different species of plants and animals can be found in the oceans. Oceans are so huge and deep, that it is impossible for even scientists to explore them. Plants inside the oceans provide food, home and protection for ocean animals. Fish and other animal species can be found at all depths of ocean, from the surface to the bottom or sea floor.The world’s oceans are home to many different animals –…
  • Top 15 Endangered Plant Species

    30 Mar 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Endangered Plant SpeciesEndangered plant species can be found all over the world. No matter where they are located, they all share one common factor that is thought to have put them onto the endangered list. None of these plants, flowers or trees is thought to have any commodity value to the human race. They may have in an early era, but their lack of usefulness has not encouraged efforts to promote conservation. In many areas, the effects of climate change, deforestation and land development have also played a role in the demise of these species.The Endangered Species Act(ESA) was enacted by…
  • Top 25 Coral Reef Facts

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Top 25 Coral Reef FactsCoral reefs are some of the most beautiful places on Earth to visit. Even just watching an underwater documentary film about them will show you how lively and beautiful they are. Coral reefs are more than beautiful, they are fascinating ecosystems, and important to all of life on Earth. It almost isn’t fair to call a coral reef a “biome” or “ecosystem,” it may be more important to their survival to begin to see them for what they are – living communities.25 Interesting Facts About Coral ReefsHere are the top 25 coral reef facts you should know.Fact 1:…
  • Pros and Cons of Nuclear Energy

    6 Mar 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons As of today, nuclear energy is considered as one of the most environmentally friendly source of energy as it produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions during the production of electricity as compared to traditional sources like coal power plants. Nuclear fission is the process that is used in nuclear reactors to produce high amount of energy using element called uranium. It is the energy that is stored in the nucleus of an atom.While being environmentally friendly is the big plus of nuclear energy, disposal of radioactive waste and protecting people and environment…
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  • EPCRA: Emergency Planning and the Right-to-Know

    Jessica Hope
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:34 pm
    Presage to the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA) Bhopal, India, December 3rd, 1984. An accidental release of 45 tons of methyl isocyanate (MIC), an extremely toxic chemical, at an Indian subsidiary of the American corporation, Union Carbide—a pesticide plant—kills over 2,000 people and injures more than 500,000. By the next morning, it was widely […] The post EPCRA: Emergency Planning and the Right-to-Know appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • FIFRA Primer: Pesticide Regulation and Compliance

    Jessica Hope
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:48 am
    Before FIFRA: History of Pesticides in the U.S. Pesticides have borne a long, and at times, controversial history in the United States. “First generation” pesticides were highly toxic compounds, such as cyanide and hydrogen cyanide, which were soon abandoned due to their toxicity and inadequacy. The “second generation” of pesticides were synthetic, or manmade, chemicals—including […] The post FIFRA Primer: Pesticide Regulation and Compliance appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • Lab Pack Disposal 104: Should Your University Opt-In To Subpart K?

    Jessica Hope
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:08 pm
    What is Subpart K?   It’s hard to believe that before 2008, there was no federal standard in place for the disposal of hazardous chemicals in academic labs. This did however change on December 1st of that year, with the addition of Subpart K to the Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA), the EPA’s plenary […] The post Lab Pack Disposal 104: Should Your University Opt-In To Subpart K? appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • What To Expect From a Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection

    Jessica Hope
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:05 pm
    Handling a State Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection   EPA, DEP, or DEQ?  If you’re a generator of hazardous waste, you probably know your Resource Recovery and Conservation Act (RCRA) regulation. More often than not, you’re familiar with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) laws on your specific waste streams, your generator status, and […] The post What To Expect From a Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) Inspection appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
  • From Sewage to Faucet: Wastewater Recycling and Treatment

    Jessica Hope
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Wastewater Recycling Primer “Wastewater,” though it may conjure an unappetizing image, can certainly be recycled into clean, fresh water. Recycled water is that which is brought in from municipal sewer systems, agricultural applications, and industrial processes. Once treated, however, wastewater may be even more clean than water from your faucet. Freshwater has always been an […] The post From Sewage to Faucet: Wastewater Recycling and Treatment appeared first on Hazardous Waste Experts | Hazardous Waste Disposal.
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  • New Japanese beer claims to have anti-aging properties

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:21 pm
    When Spanish explorer Ponce de León went looking for the Fountain of Youth, he probably didn't expect it to contain 5 percent alcohol, let alone that it would eventually be found in Japan.   
  • More than half of America never gets on a bike

    17 Apr 2015 | 2:05 pm
    There are many planners and urbanists in North America who believe that bikes should be considered part of our transportation systems, just like transit or cars. They are convinced that with proper infrastructure and encouragement, our North American cities could be more like European cities, where a significant proportion of the population uses the bike as daily transport to work. (In Copenhagen, it’s 55 percent of the population!)  
  • High-tech car theft with a $17 device

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:37 pm
    After pouring himself a cup of coffee, Nick Bilton, a tech reporter at The New York Times, saw an unusual sight outside his window, where his 2013 Toyota Prius was parked:
  • AIA Housing Awards honors two gorgeous homes to grow old in

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Earlier this week, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) unveiled its top 10 jury-selected picks for the 2015 Housing Awards, the highly anticipated annual award program that, via stunning architectural photography, really excels at prompting folks to take one glance around their own homes and declare what a dump!  
  • Cryosleep: It's not just science fiction anymore

    17 Apr 2015 | 1:05 pm
    If you’re a sci-fi movie aficionado, you may have heard of cryosleep. Heck, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you know last year’s blockbuster "Interstellar" gives it a starring role. As it turns out, it’s not just the stuff of fantasy anymore. At the end of last year, NASA, together with the Atlanta-based SpaceWorks Enterprises, unveiled plans to dramatically change the way we do space travel through the use of cryosleep.  
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  • What’s for dinner? Germs and restaurants

    Natalia Rex
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:50 am
    Would you like a side of germs with your order? Kaivac Cleaning Systems™ shared results of a multi-year study showing how germy restaurants can be, and in places you may not expect. Condiment containers – salt, pepper, hot sauce, and ketchup containers for example, don’t get wiped very often, if at all. Imagine all the people handling these containers, which is why it’s on top of the list. Salad Bar – Looks can be deceiving. Although the sneeze guard on your salad bar may make you feel like you’re eating fresh, you may not be. Tongs to pick up your fresh veggies may not be cleaned…
  • 4 Important Facts About Janitorial Prices

    Natalia Rex
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:19 am
    Businesses are all different. Even if it they offer the same service or product, that doesn’t mean they’re the same.  This is why it’s important, when shopping for cleaning services and price quotes, the price you pay reflects your unique needs. For example, one office may get lots of customer, employee and visitor traffic in the building each day while another office has little traffic or daily dirt but has a lot of marble flooring that requires extra care. In addition to the size of your facility, the age of your building, type of work you do, floor types, office layout and special…
  • Complete Spring Cleaning Checklist for your Office

    Natalia Rex
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    Do you see any flowers blooming yet? Is the snow melting? Chances are by now, or soon, depending on where you live, you are seeing first signs of spring. We couldn’t be happier that spring – and spring cleaning – are here. But spring cleaning isn’t only for your home or apartment, so here’s a complete spring cleaning checklist for your office. Check out the areas below. They’re in all workplaces: offices, medical clinics, daycares, retail stores and others. When you go through the checklist, ask yourself - when was the last time you or your cleaning service took care of these…
  • 3 Chances in March for Franchise Expos

    Natalia Rex
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
    If you’re in the Cincinnati, Philadelphia, or Richmond area, here are three great opportunities to learn about being your own boss in the commercial cleaning industry: http://www.franchiseshowinfo.com/ and http://www.civilianjobs.com/ Offers to sell Coverall franchises made by prospectus only. See the Franchise Disclosure Document for details. Event #1 What: The Franchise & Own Your Own Business Show When: March 21-22 Where: Philadelphia Meet Coverall: Booth #211 Info: http://www.franchiseshowinfo.com/philadelphia/visitor/free-admission Event #2 What: The Franchise & Own Your Own…
  • The cost of Healthcare-Associated Infections

    Natalia Rex
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs), also called nosocomial infections or Hospital-Acquired Infections, are as bad as they sound – infections that a patient gets while receiving care in a healthcare setting (hospital, clinic, ambulance, etc.). Pneumonia, surgical-site infections, and gastrointestinal illnesses are among the most common HAIs. The CDC estimates that 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one HAI during their stay. That’s almost 2 million infected people and 99,000 deaths annually. In addition to medical outcomes, HAIs have a financial impact on the healthcare system…
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  • Reviews of Eva-dry Dehumidifier 2014 – 2015

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:05 pm
    Small Dehumidifiers’ Brand: Eva-dry Just look at the name you will know Eva Dry is a company that concentrates itself in the dehumidifier industry, and it is definitely one of the best brand. This post is for Eva-dry dehumidifier review info. The terms reusable, compact and environment-friendly have been always used  with dehumidifiers of Eva Dry. These mini-dehumidifiers are constructed using patented technology. Eva Dry is actually the leader of the small dehumidifiers industry right now. Eva Dry dehumidifiers have… Continue Reading ›› The post Reviews of Eva-dry…
  • Guides to Choose A Best Room Dehumidifier

    15 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
     Room Dehumidifier Reviews, Consumer Reports 2014-2015 Why do we need room dehumidifiers? If you have experienced the heavy moisture climate, you must know how awful it is. Proper moisture in the air can be a good factor to maintain comfortable environment, but too much moisture can cause the other way around. Generally, high amount of moisture in the air is more likely to create favorable condition for bacteria and molds to grow and cause discomforts, loss of sleep and excessive… Continue Reading ›› The post Guides to Choose A Best Room Dehumidifier appeared first on…
  • Asthma Diagnosing

    14 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Diagnosing Method for Asthma There are several essential components to diagnose asthma, including medical histories, physical exams, breathing tests or others. The primary care physician usually arranges a few tests, and then determines what levels the patients have been. Generally, asthma can be clinically classified as four levels based on the frequency of asthma, forced expiratory volume (FEV) in a second and peak expiratory flow rate: intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent and severe persistent. If you have asthma, be prepared… Continue Reading ›› The post…
  • Danby Dehumidifier Reviews, Comparisons, Consumer Reports

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Guides of Danby Dehumidifiers 2014 -2015 About Danby Company Traced back to 1947, Danby was first founded as a family owned small business. Now, after over 50 years of development, it has grown into a well-reputated company, which devoted itself into producing small yet compact electric appliances. This post is about reviews of Danby dehumidifiers. Danby has presented the market with a bunch of dehumidifier products, their capacity ranges from 25 to 70 pints, and offers a room coverage up… Continue Reading ›› The post Danby Dehumidifier Reviews, Comparisons, Consumer Reports…
  • Crawl Space Dehumidifier Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2015

    13 Apr 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Crawl Space Dehumidifier Reviews 2014 – 2015 Why Do We Need A Crawl Space Dehumidifier? If you have a crawl space in your home, you are very likely to be familiar with excessive moisture and high humidity level: humid, dark, no human interference, a perfect breeding ground for molds and mildews. Then You may need a special designed Crawl Space Dehumidifier to solve your problem. Here is a guide to help you choose your best dehumidifier for crawl space. Excessive… Continue Reading ›› The post Crawl Space Dehumidifier Reviews, Ratings, Consumer Reports 2015 appeared…
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  • Warm Up Your Home By Insulating A Floor

    Diana Smith
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Last updated:15th April, 2015, 4:33 PMIf you were spending chilly days struggling with draughts and coldness inside your house but you were at the same time facing with large heating bills every month, than you need to consider floor insulation. Along with thin walls and gaps around windows, perforations within floor area are the most common causes of heat losses in the house. Beside long-term money savings, proper floor insulation provides constant warmth of floor surfaces enabling you and your family to keep your feet warm. With the possibility to insulate existing floor or new installed…
  • An Insight into Earth-Friendly Spring Cleaning

    Lillian Connors
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Last updated:14th April, 2015, 8:47 PMIt’s that time of year again: flowers are budding, trees are putting on their green cladding and your home utterly needs a thorough cleaning. Whether you like springtime or not, this is the best season to systematically go through your wardrobe, shelves and pantry, throw away useless clutter and clean your house methodically. Although you’ll probably end up with tons of litter, dirt and heavy chemicals on your hands if you use traditional cleaning liquids and space cleansing rites, your painstaking spring cleaning routine can become somewhat greener…
  • #TOP10 – The 10 Best Electricity Saving Boxes For Maximum Energy Saving

    Assmaa Almaairgy
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:47 am
    Last updated:9th April, 2015, 7:47 PM#TOP10 – The 10 Best Electricity Saving Boxes For Maximum Energy Saving 1- See larger image Belkin Conserve Socket F7C009 Energy-Saving Outlet (Electronics) Belkin Conserve Socket - Energy Saving Outlet (F7C009q).Makes your home safer by automatically shutting off space heaters, curling irons, coffee makers.Can be used throughout home for multiple devices including fans, cell phone chargers, lights, kitchen appliances, electric toothbrushes. List Price: $9.99 USD New From: $9.99 USD In Stock Used from: $6.00 USD In Stock 2- See larger image Belkin…
  • Organic cleaning – Cleaning Your Home The Natural Way

    Diana Smith
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:07 am
    Last updated:7th April, 2015, 6:55 PMThe biggest issue with today’s cleaning agents and products is that most of them are polluting out environment and poisoning our homes as well, which means that you should switch over to something that is organic and has less impact on your environment. Furthermore, your basic home supplies are enough to be used as cleaning agents, but you have to be careful what you combine with what; but in most cases, the simplest of solutions will be the best to clean your home, and they are absolutely safe for use. The Magic Of Baking Soda You might have already…
  • 5 Cool Cable Spool Stools

    Jessy Troy
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:35 am
    Last updated:5th April, 2015, 5:35 PMCable spools are one of the more versatile items that can be used for upcycling. Because of their various sizes and materials, they are also sturdy enough for different types of furniture, and I have seen a ton of examples of reusing them for everything from tables to headboards. Especially the larger wood ones that can have more weight applied without breaking. But a new type of project I have seen a lot of in the last year or so is the spool stool. Some are more elaborate than others, and occasionally you will find one that really didn’t work like…
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  • Problem With Hazardous Waste Disposal Doesn't Have To Be Hard. Read These 7 Tips

    Shera Cane
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:31 am
    Image courtesy of: skh-careers-oilandgas.wikispaces.com/Environmental+ProtectionThe idea of handling hazardous waste disposal can be very unnerving, sometimes overwhelming. What if I get sick? How hazardous is it going to be? What will happen to me if I touch it? Guess what, tackling these types of wastes don’t have to be so hard. One of the reasons is that you have been handling them probably all your life! For many, a hazardous material is nuclear or radioactive. Yes, these are hazardous, but so is every commercially made shampoo, soap, or lotion in the market. The same thing…
  • Super Easy Ways to Do Your Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Shera Cane
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:38 pm
    If you think that you have to be a trash expert to be really good in disposing your household hazardous wastes, then this tip will definitely convince you otherwise.1. Educate yourself. All the other tips in here will be worthless if, in the beginning, you don’t know the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Nevertheless, just to give you some idea, a hazardous waste is one that is considered corrosive, reactive, ignitable, or toxic. To further help you out, ask these questions:Is it flammable?Does it change to another form when exposed to, say, air or other substances or…
  • How to Make Hazardous Waste Disposal Fun and Educational for the Kids

    Shera Cane
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Learning the proper ways of life begins at home, including how to effectively manage hazardous wastes. The good news is educating them doesn’t have to be preachy and boring. Here are some great tips to infuse fun in teaching:1. Pack an “environmental friendly lunch.” Skip the plastic! Buy totes or wrap them in brown bags instead. To make it even more fun, work on the designs for the bag together or scribble on the brown bag.2. Reward them for every good job. Motivate your kids to do good at all times by rewarding them for their efforts. Now, parents, this doesn’t have to mean you…
  • Are You Doing the Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal?

    Shera Cane
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Although all types of wastes should be disposed properly, special attention should be given to hazardous wastes. These pollutants can create a harmful ripple effect once they found their way to our main water supply, grounds, and even to other commodities such as food. Sometimes the health effects are quick, sometimes long like a decade. Either way, they can endanger your or your loved one’s life. But are you disposing hazardous wastes correctly? If you don’t, here are some tips you need to implement as soon as possible:1. Learn to recognize what’s truly hazardous in your…
  • Beware of the Human Health Risks of Hazardous Wastes

    Shera Cane
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    With the amount of wastes we produce every day, some of them can end up in our land, water, air, among others. What we have to know is how much of these waste is hazardous and what kinds of health risks they present. For example:WaterThere are many ways water can be contaminated by hazardous wastes. One, some industrial facilities located near bodies of water such as seas and rivers may experience a leak, and chemicals can find their way into these waters. Pollution in the soil can also lead to water contamination as pollutants find their way into the ground source. If there are leaks to…
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