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Health Effects of Air Pollution

Health Effects of Air Pollution and Solutions You can live a few weeks without food and a couple of days without water, but you’ll only make it a matter of minutes without air. Our air quality is declining all over the world due to increased particulate pollution from industry, transport, and energy usage— and some…

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Plastic Pollution Facts and Solutions

The Persistent Problem of Plastic Pollution The invention of plastic was a transformative breakthrough when it first invented. Plastics are convenient, lightweight, and durable. They can be molded into any shape and can be mass produced cheaply and quickly. However those same qualities that make plastic ubiquitous today—also have long-term repercussions for the environment.[1] How…

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Tips for Cardboard Recycling this Holiday Season

Tips for Cardboard Recycling this Holiday Season The holiday shopping season is here—alongside a barrage of cardboard packages arriving at the door. Between ordering gifts for the holidays and treating yourself to some sweet seasonal online discounts, many households are bound to receive an awful lot of packages around this time of year. Anxiously awaiting…

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8 Climate Change Facts and Myths

8 Climate Change Facts and Myths Climate change is the greatest threat humankind faces today. We’ve already seen significant glacial melting, rising sea levels, raging wildfires, the migration of dangerous parasites and disease vectors like mosquitos and ticks, and—most notably—extreme and devastating weather events. All signs show that the problem is only going to get…

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What Are Carbon Offsets?

What Are Carbon Offsets? Practically everything we do, buy, and eat consumes energy and produces carbon emissions in some form or another. There are the obvious culprits: fossil fuels used driving to go shopping, flights near and far, and switching on the lights. The products we purchase also come with their own individual carbon footprints…

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Wind Energy: Pros and Cons

What Is Wind Energy? Wind energy is a renewable energy that harnesses energy generated by wind through the use of wind turbines that convert it into it into electricity. Wind technically comes from the sun as a byproduct of differences in temperature. Wind is generated from the uneven heating of the atmosphere, mountains, valleys, and…

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Winter Energy Saving Tips

13 Winter Energy Saving Tips Your heating and cooling system is the biggest energy hog in your home, accounting for almost half your total energy costs.[1] The money you spend on utilities rises dramatically in the summer and winter months when temperature control sees the highest use. Winter can be especially problematic, as heating costs…