Recycling Tips For Beginners

If you’ve made a decision to reduce your waste by recycling, reusing and composting as much as possible, then congratulations!  Yet for somebody who has no experience with this, starting off with this can be a scary feeling, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.  For...

Stop Wish Cycling Today!

Have you ever tossed an item into the recycling bin that you weren’t sure was actually recyclable?  There’s a term for that: “wish cycling”.  While many items are indeed recyclable, some pieces of trash are actually problematic at recycling facilities, and can damage...

The Dangers of Fracking

In an analysis of over 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by fracking, researchers from the Yale School of Public Health have found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and developmental health problems, and due to insufficient...

10 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

In the 19th century, German immigrants to the US brought the tradition of decorating an evergreen tree around Christmas time with them.  Since then, this tradition has spilled beyond just Germans, and even beyond those who celebrate Christmas.  While they add a...

Analyzing Groundwater

Groundwater is one of the most exploited – and precious – natural resources on Earth. Now, there’s an increasing demand to know how much is left, and how long before it’s tapped out.  For the first time since the 1970s, an international group of...

The Power of Poop

When safely obtained under controlled circumstances through innovative technologies, biogas from human waste serve as a potential fuel source; according to a report from UN University’s Canadian-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health, it could have a...