Causes and Prevention of Acid Rain

by Angela Yorke February 4th, 2016
Acid rain is a specter that has not been raised very often in recent years, as discussions about carbon emissions and how to mitigate them have occupied the limelight. Nevertheless, acid rain, formed by the combination of nitric oxide and sulfur dioxide emitted by factories and vehicular exhaust, remains
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Clean Clothes With Less Water

by Lisa Stauber January 28th, 2016

We’ve heard the standard advice of using low flow toilets, not watering during the heat of the day, and using a bucket to wash the car. Here are some easy ways to reduce your water consumption in the laundry room.

Get new appliances. An average top-loading washer uses 40 gallons for a full load; a super capacity machine can use up to

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Grow Your Own Greens

by Lisa Stauber January 21st, 2016

Recently, Be Green Info brought you a story about locavores – consumers committed to eating locally grown food, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from long distance trucking and the overpackaging that accompanies food from far away. Sometimes, though, there isn’t any local produce available, or farmer’s markets are held at inconvenient times and places.

What’s an environmental foodie to do? Forget about buying carbon credits – it’s easy to grow your own salad! Even

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  • Is Ethanol the Answer?

    by Lisa Stauber January 14th, 2016

    Ethanol has been touted as an alternative, renewable energy source. It is created from plant matter, and there is no drilling required. If the United States could convert from imported oil to an ethanol-based biofuel, energy independence would be assured. Or would it?

    Ethanol in America is derived from corn kernels and has been used to fuel cars

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  • Organic Eating Without Busting the Budget

    by Lisa Stauber January 7th, 2016
    Organic foods are hot and trendy. They are the cream of the crop, pampered and babied from the grower to the table. Studies have indicated that organic produce is more nutritious, and this niche market has exploded as consumers try to avoid commercial pesticides and other chemical contaminants in their food.

    There is a down side, however. Organic food is pricey.
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  • Recycle

    by Michele December 31st, 2015
    If you want to do one simple thing to help the planet, you could choose to recycle. With busy lives, people will claim they don't have time. However, with these few simple hints, you should find that recycling takes little to no time.

    • Purchase a bin for each item that you want to recycle.

    • Place the bins in a convenient
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