Replacing Boxes With Bags, Office Depot Tries to Save 20,000 Trees

August 3, 2011 by  
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Image: Screenshot via Office Depot Office Depot says it expects to save 3.5 million pounds of wood-based resources by offering to deliver orders in paper bags instead of boxes—which will also eliminate the use of those plastic ‘air-pillows’ that you can almost never repurpose once you’ve opened your package. The program, GreenerOffice Delivery Service , uses bags made with 40% post-consumer recycled content. Those come wrapped in what Office Depot calls a reusable plastic tote, mad… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For July

August 3, 2011 by  
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photo: NASA ICE / CC BY New data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center shows that the average Arctic sea ice extent in July set a new monthly record low–even though the rate of ice loss slowed “substantially” in the last two weeks of the month. Average sea ice extent for July 2011 was 3.0… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Cancer-Fighting "Home For Hope" May Actually Cause Cancer

August 3, 2011 by  
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Images credit Home for Hope The James Cancer Hospital at the University of Ohio and a local builder, Virginia Homes, have built what they claim “may be the first “cancer-fighting” house.” They note in a press release: Between eating right, exercising and avoiding things like tobacco and too much alcohol – it’s no secret that how you live can impact your risk of getting cancer. But what about where you live? How much of a role does your home play in your risk of cancer? So lets look at where… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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