Throwing out gum isn't much better for the environment than swallowing it is for your stomach. That's because conventional gum doesn't biodegrade. At all. And Americans chew around 100 million pounds of the stuff every year.
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Dear Pablo: Does installing commercial rooftop solar PV (with the dark-colored PV cells) negate the effect of painting that same roof white to alleviate the "heat island" effect in
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It's gotten harder and harder over the years to avoid excess packaging when shopping for everyday items, but plans are in the works for a store in Austin (also the home of Whole Foods) that will specialize in local and organic
Good news, according to the New York Times: excess packaging, plastic in particular, is on the decline. Apparently more because of high oil prices than any environmental concern, but we'll take it. The Times has examples of
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It's very near central dogma of the contemporary environmental movement that providing people with more information about their energy usage, consumption of consumer goods, their food choices, their lifestyle
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