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Thursday 07/13/2017
The Reality Of Recycled Paper
Updated: July 14, 2017 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Some people believe that because paper is made from wood fiber, using paper must be bad for trees. However, research shows using wood-based products like office paper actually helps keep American forests healthy.

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Monday 07/10/2017
3 things to consider when choosing chocolate
Updated: July 18, 2017 - 3:32 am

(BPT) - Few things are better in life than unwrapping and biting into a piece of silky smooth chocolate. With so many options in the candy aisle, it’s important to know not only where your favorite treat originates, but how it impacts the environment and the farmers who grow cocoa.

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Thursday 06/22/2017
Pollinators: More Than Just Bees
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Bees are synonymous with pollination—and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics—fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen—make them efficient foragers. Additionally, they are conditioned to collect ample pollen to take back to their brood, a behavior that has helped reinforce their reputation as "busy bees."

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Environmental Considerations Driving Major Evolution In Agriculture
Updated: June 23, 2017 - 3:34 am

(NAPSI)—Farmers have been called the original conservationists because they have a rich history of tending to the delicate balance between soil and water that sustains life for all. Their love of the land drives what may well be the next major evolution in agriculture.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Forget Politics! Together We Can Save Our Climate!
Updated: June 14, 2017 - 3:35 pm

(NewsUSA) - One day before President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement, Climeworks, an innovative Swiss startup, launched the world's first commercial carbon capture plant in Hinwil, Switzerland.

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Wednesday 05/31/2017
4 tips for a happy, energy-efficient home
Updated: June 01, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - Managing the household budget can be difficult. There are bills to pay, obligations to meet and if you’re fortunate enough to have all of your needs covered, you probably have a few wants you’d like to satisfy as well. All of this to say your money is a precious commodity and spending it on the things you love and the things that will make a difference in your life, and the world, is much more satisfying.

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Monday 05/01/2017
Electric Shock Drowning -- The Hidden Danger to Swimmers And Boaters
Updated: May 01, 2017 - 3:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Before you spend your day at the lake or beach, know that the water may have hidden dangers. Faulty wiring or damaged electrical cords used in docks and boats can cause nearby water to become energized. When a swimmer comes in contact with electrical current, it can cause a loss of muscle control, rapid or irregular heartbeat or even electric shock drowning (ESD).

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Monday 04/24/2017
Roots run deep for American growers
Updated: May 02, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.

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Tuesday 04/18/2017
What to Know about Your Tuna Sandwich
Updated: April 18, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.

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Thursday 04/13/2017
4 New Technologies to Help You Protect and Appreciate Nature
Updated: April 13, 2017 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) The possibilities of new technology to improve the world are seemingly boundless. And these days, the state-of-the-art can help you protect and appreciate nature in your daily life.

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Monday 04/03/2017
4 tips for living green when the weather is warm
Updated: April 05, 2017 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - As the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities have on the planet? With just a few habit changes, you can limit your environmental impact by reducing waste and energy use in the spring and summer months. And as you change those habits, don’t forget to recycle everything you can, especially batteries.

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Monday 03/27/2017
Assess Your Environmental Impact
Updated: March 28, 2017 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Earth Day or any other day, it can be a good time to ask just how “earth minded” your household is. Many of our daily activities such as driving a car, using electricity, or disposing of waste can cause greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn create a carbon footprint. The question is, what does that footprint look like for you?

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Monday 10/03/2016
Why Switching to LED Bulbs Makes a Difference
Updated: October 03, 2016 - 3:31 am

(StatePoint) It may seem like a small detail, but the way you light your home can have a big impact on the environment and your energy bills. Indeed, widespread use of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has the greatest potential impact on energy savings in the United States, according to government findings.

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Saturday 09/24/2016
Is Your Clothes Dryer Energy Efficient?
Updated: October 08, 2016 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) If you are looking to be more energy efficient at home, you are in good company. Consumers nationwide are looking for new ways to reduce their energy use in their single-family homes, condominiums and apartments because using less energy helps save money and builds a more sustainable planet.

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