Innovation is the key to unlocking clean energy

August 14, 2017 by  
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Harness the fact that change is constant to create jobs, bolster our economy and improve our lives.

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Innovation is the key to unlocking clean energy

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Infographic: The World’s Greenest Countries

February 15, 2017 by  
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With ice caps melting at an alarming rate, worldwide coral reefs at risk of dying, and the fact that 2016 was the hottest year ever on record, we are becoming more aware of the role we play in combating global warming and saving the environment….

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The 9 Biggest Recycling Mistakes People Make

November 11, 2016 by  
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There’s no way around it: Recycling can be confusing. Given the fact that policies and procedures differ from municipality to municipality, it can be difficult to know what to trash and what to toss in the blue bin. Junk removal service Junk…

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Most canned foods still contain toxic BPA

April 2, 2016 by  
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Despite the fact that the FDA supports the removal of endocrine-disrupting BPA from cans for over 6 years, a new report reveals that 67% of canned goods still contain the toxic substance. Additionally, many BPA-free goods use a alternatives that are suspected carcinogens. READ MORE >

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PaperKarma App Sets Out to Reduce Junk Mail Waste

February 21, 2012 by  
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If you’ve ever found yourself at your mailbox, baffled by the fact that you’ve received nothing but a pile of junk mail that will only find its way to the trash, there’s an app for that. PaperKarma, a smartphone application released in early…

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How Solar Power is Spreading in Africa and Asia (Video)

October 21, 2011 by  
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Voice of America /via While friends of coal and oil continue to try and scupper the renewable energy revolution that’s underway, the fact is that whole communities in poor, rural areas are getting their first taste of electricity—and they are doing so without ever having to use fossil fuels…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Seven products that should not be a part of your green home

October 10, 2011 by  
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Shivam Singh: Products that should not be a part of your green home Not only these products pose a threat towards the environment but also they are harmful for humans. With every passing day, people are becoming more and more aware of their responsibilities and duties towards the environment. If we want to maintain the balance in nature then we need to administer a number of changes in our lifestyles. For instance, there are a number of products which must not be a part of your home. Some of these products are listed below. 1. Mercury bulbs The mercury and the filament bulbs have been in use for more than a century. However, a large fraction of power which they consume is converted into the heat energy which is thus wasted and only a small fraction is utilized as the useful light energy. Whereas a compact fluorescent lamp popularly known as CFLs uses only a small part of the energy that a regular light bulb uses. Also, regular bulbs contain mercury which is very toxic in nature. Using CFLs not only helps in the efficient use of energy, but also it lowers down your electricity bills. 2. Plastic shopping bags What used to be the best thing about plastic bags has turned out to be their greatest drawback, they became so much popular because of the fact that they are very durable, however, now their durability has become a point of concern. Plastics are not bio-degradable which means that simply throwing them out is not going to get you rid of it. Also, burning them causes a lot of air population because they release toxic and poisonous fumes. Even in developed countries like USA, only 2 percent of the plastic bags get recycled, the rest 98% is dumped into landfills or blown out to sea. The best thing that you can do to help the environment is restrict their usage, in fact, avoiding them completely will be much better. Try using cloth or paper bags in place of them. 3. Chemical fertilizers Although it may appear that chemical fertilizers cause a phenomenal growth in the overall crop production, but this is also a fact that these chemical fertilizers have led to immense damage to our water supply system and are the major factor behind the algal blooms. They don’t decompose completely in the soil and when it rains, they are washed down to the water bodies like streams, rivers and oceans. The balance of our delicate water system gets disturbed causing the death of its inhabitants and degrading the water quality. We will recommend you to prefer organic fertilizers over the chemical ones. For small gardens, you can create compost by your own which will not only be environmental friendly but also very inexpensive in comparison to chemical fertilizers. 4. Antibacterial products Besides interfering with the development of the immune system development, the antibacterial drugs have also contributed towards the emergence of new strains of antibiotic-resistant “super-bugs”. Triclosan is the most common antibacterial additive and its widespread use can be understood by the fact that it is found in more than 100 household products ranging from toothpastes and soaps to undergarments. These chemicals gradually accumulate in the body. You must avoid using products containing anti-bacterial additives. Try to remain clean, not germ free because these less harmful germs contribute towards the development of strong immune system in us. 5. Chemical insecticides and pesticides The chemical insecticides and pesticides are very popular among the gardeners because of the immediate relief which they provide from the pests and insects. However, they are equally harmful even for humans. For instance, the active ingredient in Round-Up which is a very popular weed killer is known to cause reproductive harms and kidney damage. The active ingredient in roach-killer Raid is cypermethrin, this is a skin, eye and respiratory irritant and even shows negative effects on the central nervous system. So, it is much better to use the natural and organic pest and weed control products. Although these organic products will not give you instant results, but believe us, they are equally effective and that too without any side effects. 6. Air fresheners The air fresheners contain chemicals which are extremely toxic and are known to aggravate respiratory ailments like asthma. Chemicals like phthalates are found even in those which have been labeled as natural and pure, these phthalates cause reproductive problems, hormonal abnormalities and birth defects. Instead of using these room fresheners, you can try simmering cloves and cinnamon. Let the fresh air in by leaving few windows open. Consider boiling a pot of water with few drops of your favorite essential oil. 7. Non-Stick cookware The non-stick cookware became an instant success when they were first introduced in the market in the 1960s. The utensils which had been in use before the release of non stick utensils, required to be soaked for hours and then had to be scoured with steel wool in order to clean them. However, there is one serious side effect of these non stick Teflon pans, the PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating which makes these cookwares non stick is known to release toxic gases at high temperatures. These gases have been linked with cancer, reproductive damage, organ failure and other harmful health effects. Therefore, it is recommended to cook foods on medium heat or less while using Teflon utensils. In fact, the safest option is to avoid them completely, and in place of them use the stainless steel, anodized aluminum or cast iron pans.

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The Ginormous Task of Saving Forests from Climate Change & Us (Video)

October 3, 2011 by  
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Photo credit: squeaks2569 via Flickr/CC BY Let Us Count the Ways Humans Are Killing Forests … There’s a lot to discuss in this great New York Times video about the toll human impact has levied on Arizona’s forests: There’s the fact that human-caused climate change is causing an already dry region to become ever more vulnerable to wildfires. There’s the fact that well-intentioned but shortsighted policies intended to prevent forest fires have instead made severe burns more likely. There’s logging, but in the scale of things, t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Poetree: A Funeral Urn That Lets You Plant A Tree From Ashes

October 3, 2011 by  
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Images: Margaux Ruyant Though conventional ‘deathcare’ is hardly green , thanks to the use of embalming chemicals, concrete vaults and non-biodegradable caskets, burials are getting greener each year with various eco-friendly options and smarter approaches . But what about keeping it simple, yet also tying death bac… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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