The Laws on Plastic Bags: To Ban or Tax?

August 4, 2017 by  
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When it comes to single-use plastic bags, the disposal issue is becoming less about whether they are recycled and more about what some cities are doing to reduce their existence in the first place. If you live in a city near a body of water, it’s…

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Can You Recycle Pizza Boxes?

August 6, 2015 by  
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Knead To Know: Pizza Box Recycling by Kimberly Button recently got me wondering more about whether to recycle pizza boxes.  Of course the boxes themselves are recyclable. But as we uncover in this episode of Earth911TV, there is more than meets the…

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Which is Worse? Washing Laundry or Spraying Corexit 9500 Dispersant on Oil Spills?

May 30, 2010 by  
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Image: Flickr, Deepwater Horizon Response A lot of the questions surrounding the response to the gulf oil spill address the chemicals being sprayed onto the gulf and pumped out underwater to disperse the spilled oil. These dispersants are intended to break the oil up into smaller bits, which can sink into the water and get eaten up by microbes there. Along with questions about whether “out of sight, out of mind” is really better, there are serious concerns raised about depositing huge quantities of dispersant chemicals ..

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Hair Raising Campaign to Clean Up Gulf Oil Gusher

May 30, 2010 by  
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Volunteers produced a lot of boom at Felix’ Fish Camp, Mobile Alabama, to absorb oil. Photos courtesy of Matters of Trust Since the Top Kill method has failed, cleaning up the continuously leaking oil in the Gulf of Mexico is clearly a nonstop effort until the gusher is somehow capped.

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BREAKING: Top Kill Fails, BP Still Searching For Answers to Stop the Flow

May 29, 2010 by  
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photo via flickr The New York Times is reporting that BP’s latest attempt to stop the massive oil spill , the so called “Top Kill,” has failed.

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The Uncertain Future of Good Coffee

January 28, 2010 by  
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The industry that has been providing us with high quality coffee may seem to be doing well today, but it actually faces a combination of issues that may well render our lattes and capachinos a very expensive indulgence in the future.  We will probably stop worrying about whether it is “Fair Trade” or “Organic” and worry about whether we can get it at all. “Arabica” Coffee – the Good Stuff Any coffee aficionado will tell you that ‘ arabica ‘ coffee ( Caffea arabica ) is far better than the lowly ‘robusta’ coffee ( Caffea canephor a) that made up the Folgers-style “cup of Joe” that I grew up drinking

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Yes Virginia, the Glaciers are Melting

January 27, 2010 by  
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Perito Moreno glacier in Patagonia The World Glacier Monitoring Service has jumped into the controversy about whether the glaciers are melting. And their answer is an emphatic yes.

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