Video: Creating Green Jobs

February 18, 2016 by  
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You already know that recycling is important for the amount it saves from going to landfills — scrap recycling diverts 40 million metric tons of useful materials a year — but did you know that job creation is also a huge benefit? Scrap recycling…

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What to Do With Leftover Potato Chips (Video)

October 7, 2011 by  
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Image credit: CHOW We already know what to do with wilted lettuce thanks to CHOW tips. But what about leftover potato chips? It turns out that there are creative culinary uses for those crumbly bits of greasy goodness at the bottom of the bag too. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solarcentury Donates Solar Panels for 50 Schools in Zambia

August 23, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solar Aid Yesterday I posted 5 reasons why going solar is about more than money . Besides the obvious moral imperative of ensuring a clean, stable environment, I noted that solar can provide security and resilience. Nowhere is this more true than in regions with minimal centralized energy infrastructure. We already know that solar can boost school performance in Africa , and even

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Toyota & Ford to Partner on Next Generation Light Truck and SUV Hybrid Drivetrain

August 23, 2011 by  
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Photo: Ford RWD Hybrids Ford and Toyota have announced that they entered an equal partnership to develop a gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain for rear-wheel-drive light trucks and SUVs. While I’m not a big fan of these types of vehicles if they are bought by people who will at most carry some groceries, they are needed by some and there might as well be more fuel-efficient options available…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Another Airline Switches from Paper to iPads, But Are The Savings Worth It?

August 23, 2011 by  
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Photo via mattbuchanan via Flickr CC Following in the footsteps of American Airlines , United Continental has announced it is switching from paper flight manuals and documentation to using iPads. The iPads will replace about 38 pounds of paper in the cockpit and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 3,208 metric tons. But when you stop to think that the savings is equivalent to about two people flying across the country, is … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Farming is the Most Dangerous Industry of All?

June 13, 2011 by  
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From the environmental and health impacts of fertilizer runoff to farming’s contribution to deforestation , we already know that modern farming practices can have some major negative consequences. But there are also some more immediate problems for human health and safety

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Is Importing Recycled Grease for Biodiesel Still Green?

April 27, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble , used under Creative Commons license. We already know that all biofuels are not created equal. Palm oil biodiesel often has staggering carbon emissions , and using chicken fat to make fuel has upset many vegans

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Clever Clean-Grip Sanitizes Shopping Cart Handles. But Is It Really Necessary?

April 27, 2011 by  
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Images courtesy of Yanko Design A couple of years ago, a University of Arizona study found that shopping cart handles were loaded with more bacteria and even fecal matter than public bathrooms. According to ABC News , “Every kid in America teethes on shopping cart handles,” said Dr. Chuck Gerba at the University of Arizona

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Americans Reject Frankenfish

September 20, 2010 by  
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Photo credit jlastras via flickr. If you’ve been following AquaBounty ‘s attempt to get Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its AquAdvantage genetically engineered salmon (the salmon has extra genes from Chinook salmon and an eel-like species called the ocean pout to make it grow much faster than normal) you might already know that FDA has given preliminary approval and is weighing final approval in two day of hearings. What you might not know is that a strong majority of Americans surveyed by the environmen…

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Greenpeace, PETA "Improperly" Put on FBI Terrorist Watch List

September 20, 2010 by  
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Do these people look like terrorists to you? That either group was on such a list in the first place is troublesome in itself. Regardless, The US Justice Department announced today that activists from both PETA and Greenpeace, as well as other groups, had been “improperly” monitored in the years following the September 11th attacks

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