Category Archives: Environment

8 Things That Should Never End up in Your Trash

Many people have the tendency to just pitch items without a care in the world. That’s crazy! There are plenty of household items that deserve a second look. Here are a 9 things you should reconsider before tossing: 1. Food Food … Continue reading

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Embrace Minimalism: 10 Things You Should Donate Today

One beautiful aspect of minimalism is that you can help yourself while helping others. You can free yourself of overabundance while helping someone else. Sometimes in life, win-win opportunities really do arise. This post is about how to declutter your … Continue reading

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10 Cool Outdoor Gadgets That Actually SAVE You Money

Many of us want to save as much money as we can in every area of our lives. With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that there are plenty of gadgets focused on saving people … Continue reading

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$40 Billion of National Park Assets at Risk Due to Climate Change

An anniversary is usually a cause for celebration. Gifts are exchanged. Happiness is spread. Memories are shared. The U.S. Department of the Interior has a different idea about how it will mark the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for All 4th Grade Students and Their Families

There are opportunities to visit national parks for free a few days each year, but if there is a child in your family going into the fourth grade after summer vacation, you have the opportunity to get into national parks … Continue reading

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We Have Entered a New Period of Extinction

You can probably guess with a good degree of certainty just which creatures were wiped out during the last mass extinction on Earth. That’s right: the dinosaurs. Well, to be more accurate, it was the non-avian dinosaurs that were wiped … Continue reading

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Free Admission to All Canadian National Parks for Canada Day (July 1)

While the US offers free entrance fee days to national parks throughout the year, the free admission days to Canada’s national parks aren’t as frequent. One day where you can visit Canada’s national parks at no cost is on Canada … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Warn Swimmers of Vibrio Vulnificus: A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria

For those planning a summer trip down to Florida, there’s more in the water than sharks to be worried about. There were 32 cases of people infected with Vibrio Vulnificus. This year in Florida, there have been 7 people infected, … Continue reading

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22 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Many sewer blockages have to be removed by hand. This can be an expensive and labor-intensive task that can throw a wrench into your finances. This begs the question: what items should never be flushed down your toilet? The basic … Continue reading

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Free Entrance to All US National Forest for National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, has been designated as a national day for you to get outside. National Get Outdoors Day (referred to as “GO Day”) will be celebrated for the 8th time since being started in 2008. The day hopes … Continue reading

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Large Herbivore Extinction May Create Empty Landscapes

The term “herbivore” is used to describe an organism that feeds on mostly plants, and according to the National Geographic Education portal, herbivores can range in size from “tiny insects…to large, lumbering elephants.” Recently, the larger, mammalian variety has been in … Continue reading

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Two Huge Magma Chambers Sitting Beneath Yellowstone National Park

Apparently, there is more to the Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. As described in Science Magazine, scientists had already known about a volcanic plume that exists under the Park, which “brings molten rock up from deep in the … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Warm Blob May Cause California Drought

At best, this year’s weather has been called “odd.” During the East Coast winter, it seemed to snow massive amounts each week and when it wasn’t snowing, the weather proved bone-chillingly cold. The West Coast has instead been “warm and … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces 75000 Job Solar Initiative for Military Veterans

There’s some good news for veterans wanting good quality jobs when they leave the military. President Obama announced a new initiative to drive growth in solar energy by training 75,000 military veterans for jobs in the clean-energy sector. The initiative … Continue reading

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Limiting Global Warming to 2 Degrees Celsius Is “Utterly Inadequate”

In October of last year, scientists David G. Victor and Charles F. Kennel wrote in an article for the journal Nature that for nearly a decade, international diplomacy has set a goal of “stopping global warming at 2 degrees celsius above … Continue reading

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WHO Report Finds Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer a Probable Cancer Risk

Monsanto Company is an American multinational agricultural corporation headquartered in Missouri. In 1974, the company invented glyphosate, the active ingredient of its herbicide, Roundup. In the mid-1990s, Monsanto introduced genetically engineered crops such as corn and soybeans, which were resistant … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denier Wei-Hock Soon Took Over $1 Million from the Oil Industry

There is an ongoing debate about how humans are affecting the global climate and subsequently, what governments and policy makers should do to stem the effects of climate change. According to Wikipedia, no scientific body disagrees with the view that … Continue reading

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Rising Seas May Claim Parts of New York City According to Climate Change Panel

Over the last century, the temperature of the earth has increased by approximately 1.4 degrees F and is expected to increase another 2 to 11.5 degrees F in the next century. Scientists have shown human activities have driven these changes given … Continue reading

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NASA Warns US Southwest Facing a Long Term MegaDrought

There are those who strongly believe that man-made climate change will destroy the earth — and others who just as strongly deny such claims. Regardless of your own views about this debate, it is clear that places in the United … Continue reading

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New Study Links Under Water Volcano Activity to Climate Change

A new study from scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University has uncovered novel information about seafloor volcanoes, namely that these structures are not the “gentle giants of the planet.” Instead, these seafloor volcanoes can erupt at fairly … Continue reading

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