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  • America Recycles Day: Keep America clean by going green
    America Recycles Day: Let's talk trash and keep America beautiful
    According to a Treehugger report published onNov. 15, a very special day of the year is here and Americans are ready to celebrate! Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day(ARD), an annual event that promotes the positive impact recyclinghas on...
  • Actress Amy Smart does green composting
    Actress Amy Smart does green composting
    Watch the video where actress Amy Smart is asked by TMZ what her latest green efforts are at home and she answers composting. This is creating a place for organic materials like kitchen scraps and yard waste to decompose into that dark nutrient...
  • Economy sized Rechargeables help reduce waste
    Rechargeable batteries help keep America beautiful
    There are some simple things which can be done to help green the environment.By now, everyone has heard about the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle campaign supported by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other organizations. But few people are...
  • Tuesday: Public forum on the effects of radioactive fracking waste
    Tuesday: Public forum on the effects of radioactive fracking waste
    Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling method of extracting natural gas from shale rock, is being aggressively utilized in Ohio and surrounding states. Shale rock is naturally radioactive, containing radium 226 which has been directly...
  • Tuesday: Public forum on radioactive fracking waste in Columbus landfills
    Tuesday: Public forum on radioactive fracking waste in Columbus landfills
    Hydraulic fracturing, the controversial drilling method of extracting natural gas from shale rock, is being aggressively utilized in Ohio and surrounding states.Shale rock is naturally radioactive, containing radium 226 which has been directly...
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    Travis County prescription drug take-back day
    On Saturday, October 26, the Travis County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the DEA, will be sponsoring a prescription drug take back day. The event will take place from 2 pm to 10 pm at the Travis County Community Center, 8656 Highway 71...
  • Bins
    Reducing trash in landfills can help save our planet
    There are many breathtaking sights in our planet but landfills are not one of them. Landfills are places where piles and piles of garbage accumulate. Not only are landfills unattractive, they are also toxic. They cause ground and water pollution....
  • A. V. Norrell School
    Richmond schools are still putting students second
    The Richmond School Board went against public opinion onceagain, by not putting the best interests of the students first. This time it's preschoolers. About 260 3-4 year olds couldwill suffer the consequences of the actions taken.The East End...
  • Garbage
    Report: Americans waste 40% of food, wastage soars 50% since 1970s
    Americans are wasteful when it comes to food, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, a non-profit environmental group. It released a report that highlights the high level of food that goes into the trash.Chow.com, a food blog,...
  • Plastic eating fungus discovered in by students
    Plastic eating fungus discovered in by students
    Students in the Yale Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory course for undergraduates have discovered a species of fungus that eats polyurethane, a plastic that is used in thousands of products including such items as bedding, foam used in...
  • Plastic eating fungus discovered by students
    Plastic eating fungus discovered by students
    Students in the Yale Rainforest Expedition and Laboratory course for undergraduates have discovered a species of fungus that eats polyurethane, a plastic that is used in thousands of products including items such as bedding, foam used in...
  • Filling the landfill
    Reduce your waste and the landfill load
    Did you know that 1,300 tons of trash is buried at the Salt Lake City landfill every day? Here in Salt Lake we currently have a recycling rate of 19%. What does that mean to your house? For every 100 pounds of stuff that can be recycled every...
  • E-waste
    E-waste: what is it?
    We all have it. Most of us don’t know what to do with it. E-waste can be anything associated with electrical or electronic equipment and it can also include:plasticsauto partscar batteriescell phonescomputers and office equipmentfloppy...
  • Recycle, Reuse, Reduce!
    Recycling helps the environment – Part I
    What comes to mind when you hear or see the word “recycle”?Do you think of the box of papers you toss onto the street corner for your roadside recycle truck to pick up?Does a picture of a pile of trash and plastic bottles come to mind ...
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    Bottled water: Good or not so good?
    There’s been a lot of controversy about bottled water lately. What was once thought to be a convenient, healthy choice has recently come under scrutiny. Is bottled water really that good for us? It’s certainly not good for our planet...