pollution

The Startup Using Crows to Clean Up Cigarette Litter

Just how big of a problem is cigarette litter? The …

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How to Keep Plastics Out of the Ocean

You’re probably already aware that millions of tons of plastic …

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The State of Recycling in India: Slow Improvements

In 2009, we wrote a series of articles called “Trash …

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Carpet Recycling in California Hits a Snag

When you think of recycling, the first image that probably …

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Hurricane Cleanup: What Happens to All That Debris?

Two weeks after Hurricane Harvey devastated greater Houston with record-breaking …

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Your Currency for Change: How to Focus Environmental Giving

By Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet Currency is something we normally think of in narrow terms: the bills or coins we fish out of wallets and pockets to pay for our morning cuppa. But we can also think of it in broader terms: the influence…

7 Strategies to Keep In Mind When Building a Green Home

While there are plenty of ways you can make your existing home more energy efficient, you can make the biggest environmental impact if you keep the earth in mind from the very beginning of the process. If you’re planning to build a home from…

Why You Should Ditch Balloons if You Love the Environment

After writing an article on traditions that are terrible for the environment, I received overwhelming feedback that balloon releases should have been included on the list. Never one to disappoint, I decided to do some research on the topic and what……

6 Ways Online Education Prevents Planetary Pollution

Most people consciously manage their impact on the environment to the best of their ability. But did you know that choosing to earn your degree online can help keep the earth clean at the same time? Unlike the convenience of cars, the convenience…

A Guide to Eco-Living in a Concrete Jungle

It’s easy to mistake cities as hubs for mass pollution. Big cities are home to millions of residents and have thousands of cars on the road, which can produce huge amounts of waste compared to their rural neighbors. But take a closer look and…