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Paint Recycling Picks Up Steam

There’s really no way around it. Virtually zero paint retailers offer an option to buy only as much paint as you need. That means, after your room is painted, you’re left with a few pints of paint and nothing to do with it. Luckily, latex paint is….

Duke, UNC to Wear Recycled Uniforms

Nike released its new “platinum” uniform line on Wednesday to be worn by nine of the nation’s top men’s and women’s college basketball teams for one game each later this season, the company announced this week. The…

Green College Football Champions Announced

The University of Alabama may have come away with the BCS Championship title. But some lesser-known schools are giving ‘Bama a run for its money when it comes to waste diversion. The University of California-Davis has been named the diversion…

PHOTOS: Rug Made From 500,000 Cigarettes

Chinese contemporary artist Xu Bing has been fascinated by the tobacco industry for more than 10 years. Bing, who was born in the Zhejiang province in 1955, first began adding cigarette pieces to his Tobacco Project series in 2000. And he just…

Connecticut Passes Food Scrap Bill

Connecticut will soon join the growing list of states and municipalities putting laws on the books to keep food waste out of landfills. Gov. Dannel Malloy recently signed a bill enacting a food scrap composting program for the state. The new law,…

DNA Trail Maps Cougar’s Dead-End Journey Across South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin & Connecticut

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DNA testing of cougar crap left along a 1,055-mile trail has established that a young male Puma walked all the way from South Dakota to New England in search of a mate. The poor cat’…

Mountain Lion Walked 1,800 Miles Before Being Hit by Car

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Last month, a mountain lion was struck and killed by a car in Connecticut — and new details have emerged suggesting the animal had an incredible, record-breaking journey before it met that sad end. Following the accident, scient…