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    Capturing waste emissions impacts climate change
    Lurking beneath the roads, streets and highways that pave the way for carbon super consuming vehicles of all types, is an alarming unregulated tank of emissions. Lost in the grid of emissions calculations and policies on technology regulations is...
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    Federal workers on spending binge with government purchase cards
    Federal employees are running amok with government credit cards, making thousands of personal purchases at the public’s expense.The ongoing spending spree— ranging from fitness centers and hair salons to movie theaters and Starbucks ...
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    Surfactants cause little environmental harm, according to new report
    Science Daily reported yesterday on a massive report out of Aarhus University about the potential impact of commonly used surfactants on the environment. The report concluded that these commonly used chemicals pose little or no risk to the...
  • Michelle Obama's school lunch mandate fails
    Michelle Obama's attempt to force kids to eat healthy fails abysmally
    Most Americans remember Michelle Obama broadcasting her supposed victory for all American schoolchildren when schools embraced her plan to eradicate obesity among youngsters once and for all. In a nutshell, schools had two choices: Participate in...
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    Toxic burn pits: A story of wounded soldiers & environmental disaster
    Something that is not really common knowledge is how important it is for the military to be able to quickly and safely dispose of hazardous waste and toxic chemicals - especially during a time of war. The preferred method of disposal is to utilize...
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    Boston's New Trash and Recycling Pickup Schedule
    Starting on July 1, Boston will have different trash and recycling pickup days and will be serviced by a new collection company. Mayor Walsh announced the new program last week, saying“I’m concerned for the environment and we have to...
  • Garbage, trash and consumption
    D.C. Council takes step towards goal of zero waste
    The D.C. Council is moving forward on two bills to cut waste. Imagine a city in which 80 percent of all waste never ends up in landfills or incinerators. That’s the zero-waste goal the bills seek to achieve.The D.C. Council took the first...
  • NYC Toilet Replacement
    New York City launches $23 million toilet replacement program
    A brand-new $23 million toilet replacement program will replace ineffective toilets in chosen residential properties across the five boroughs, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced on Friday.The program plans to...
  • Excess Money
    Gullible Millennials
    The Baby Boomers want to thank the Millennial Generation, and all generations that follow them, for going along with the progressive indoctrination that they have been given all these years. While the Millennial's are now facing drastic...
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    Government overpays benefits claims by $100 billion every year
    In austere times, American taxpayers can rightly be outraged by the level of waste, fraud and abuse they have to underwrite each year.One of the biggest offenders: collectively, it is the country’s welfare system. And while most people agree...
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    Coffee, tea or...United Airlines gets rid of Styrofoam cups
    It may be the most cliched line in the airline industry but when a United Airlines flight attendant asks you whether it's, "coffee or tea?" they'll soon be handing it to you in a recyclable cup as the airline announced that they...
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    Sustainability 109: follow nature's way with waste
    Waste management has got to be one of the least glamorous of all sustainability topics. Perhaps that’s because we too often perceive waste management as just having to dispose of waste. But we’d be better attuned to a sustainable...
  • US healthcare system is ailing reports new UCLA study
    US healthcare system is ailing reports new UCLA study
    Beyond all the ongoing Obamacare rhetoric, the US healthcare system has major problems. A new study by UCLA and McGill University reported that the US healthcare system ranks 22nd out of 27 high income nations; in addition, it found that women...
  • Reducing waste in an office
    Reducing waste in an office
    Protecting the environment is important to my civil engineering consulting firm, but so is saving money. That’s why we decided to start a number of initiatives to save money by reducing the amount of waste our business creates. Here are ten...
  • Bloated Federal Government
    Response to a comment about "In Washington the beat goes on"
    Today, the day after Thanksgiving, I decided to write a reply to a comment I received on one of the Internet sites which carries my articles. While I may occasionally mention specific replies in follow-up articles I write, this particular comment...