Tag: pollution

German Company Making Plates out of Leaves that Biodegrade in 28 days

As I look at this innovative product, I flash back to every summer barbecue and holiday party I have been to in my life, and the countless plastic plates that I have used that are still sitting unchanged in a

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When an Entire Political Party Rejects Science, Your Vote Really Does Matter

Every GOP candidate has been a climate denier. They would all like to undue any progress made in our fight against this global environmental emergency. In this election, more than any other….your vote really matters.

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Is Your State Filthy or Clean?

Our friends at Modernize did some hard digging and found out some really interesting statistics and metrics to gauge how each state is doing in regards to renewable energy production and pollution. They then put them into some really beautiful info-graphics to make it a bit more interesting. Where does your home state rank?

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7 Houseplants to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

You can improve the air quality in your home by placing a few of these plants around to filter out toxins

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Does the Coal Industry Need to Die for us to Live?

Coal is filthy and contributing to climate change. It is time to transition to renewable energy.

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The Terrifying Consequences of Fracking

Air pollution, water pollution, cancer, nervous system diseases, flammable tap water, earthquakes….these are just a few consequences of fracking.

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Our Global E-Waste Dilemma is Out of Control

Most of the world’s electronics are ending up in landfills, and it is only getting worse. Exponentially worse.

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Watch: Film Uncovers the Disgusting Consequences of Plastic Pollution

Watch the trailer for the film “Midway” which uncovers the sickening result of plastic pollution. The plastic we carelessly discard finds it’s way to the ocean, and eventually it finds it’s way into the bellies of birds and fish. To see it on film may make you squirm.

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That Plastic You Threw Away…Never Went Away

With help from our friends at www.custommade.com, we outline the human dependency on plastic products, and offer some helpful tips to make more sustainable choices.

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The Most Polluted City on Earth: Linfen, China

The town of Linfen in China is choking on smog from coal production. They are now known as “the most polluted city on earth”.

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Toledo’s Toxic Water Situation Wasn’t A Natural Disaster, And Didn’t Happen Overnight

What the hell happened to Lake Erie to make it look like a giant pool of green sludge? Oh no big deal, just the accumulation of toxic agricultural runoff that has gone unchecked for the last decade. Drink up Toledo residents!

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After Fracking Chemical Spill, Halliburton Is Hiding Information

Halliburton is in charge of an Ohio fracking operation that leaked chemicals into the local water….oh, and they aren’t really sharing what was in the toxic mix that killed 70,000 fish and maybe poisoned the drinking water.

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The Filthy Truth About Clean Coal

We’ve all heard the term “clean coal” tossed around during political debates, but not only is this term an oxymoron, but a farce consistently perpetuated by Republicans.  It sounds nice, but I promise you there is absolutely clean about it.

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19-Year-Old Has Plans To Clean The Entire Pacific Ocean

By now, most people are at least loosely familiar with the Great Pacific Plastic Gyre, which is the accumulation of approximately 100 million tons of plastic garbage that has been discarded into water ways, and found it’s way into a

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Obama Plans World’s Largest Protected Marine Area

Article From The New York TImes – By Coral Davenport WASHINGTON — In an effort to protect diverse habitats of coral reefs, whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles and numerous fish species from commercial fishing and other activities, President Obama announced

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Ecovative’s Mushroom Packaging Is Making Styrofoam Obsolete

A couple of smart engineers find a way to replace styrofoam with a 100% biodegradable moldable packaging made out of mushrooms. Yes….mushrooms.

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Congressman Introduces Legislation to Ban Use of Plastic Microbeads in Cosmetics

There is a dirty little secret in your personal hygiene products.  Did you know that those little exfoliating beads that are in your daily face wash and other personal care products are little pieces of synthetic plastic that slip through

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Fracking Employees Instructed To Ignore Sickened Residents

Written By:  Andrew Breiner The Pennsylvania Department of Health instructed its employees never to talk to residents who complained of negative health effects from fracking, StateImpact Pennsylvania reported Thursday. Two retired employees of the department detailed restrictions on attending meetings,

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Why The Koch Brothers Are Huge A**holes

Who are the Koch Brothers?  You may or may not have heard of them…but it is in everyone’s best interest to know what they are up to. If you don’t know, I’ll give you a quick run down. They are

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