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Do I Need to Erase My Cellphone Before Recycling?

Consider how ubiquitous cellphones are today — can you go into public for even a few moments without seeing a dozen of them? — and it becomes clear that recycling phones is increasingly important. And yet, not many people are taking that extra step…

Is Algae the future of fuel?

Remember when fuel was $1.27 per gallon? I believe I was in high school last time gas was that cheap. Speaking of high school, let us now pretend we’re back in biology class. I promise to keep it interesting and there will not be a quiz at the end……

Dell Reconnect Computer Recycling Program Turns 10 Years Old

A half-chocolate, half-vanilla cake from Sweetish Hill Bakery celebrates Dell Reconnect’s 10th anniversary.   Over a barbecue dinner of fried okra, warm potato salad, brisket and chicken, Dell and Goodwill came together in Austin, Texas,……

Rock Me Like a Hurricane

When the temps in Phoenix reach the 105-degree mark, there is an evening ritual many desert dwellers perform– particularly those who have decided to live on the edge where the desert meets the community. This sacrament of the desert is known…

Apple a Day Keeps Climate Change Away

I Love a Good Apple I like a red apple just as much as the next guy, but I’ve always been a fan of green apples and it looks like the biggest apple of all is getting really green. The company that has made access to music on the go an everyday part…..

Androids Saving the Rainforests

The fight against poaching and illegal logging has a new weapon in its arsenal: Androids. Yes, highly technically advanced humanoid robots set on the destruction of those who would exploit the world’s most delicate eco-systems. These cold,…

Shrimp Bioplastic: A Promising Approach to Plastic Recycling

The New York Times reports 300 million tons of plastic are manufactured each year. Only 10 percent of it gets recycled. About seven million tons end up in the sea each year, 24 thousand tons of which get ingested by fish in the North Pacific. With…

The Basics of Recycling Scrap Metal for Money

Written by Virginia Buechel, iScrap App Recycling and reusing items like plastic bottles, hand-me-down clothing and newspapers is important to make part of one’s every day routine to help increase the green movement. One section of the…

Stem Cell Steak

Humanity, may I have your attention, please? We’re growing at an incredible rate; our appetites have swelled accordingly, and thus, so has our indulgence of meat. With projections that the global population will surpass 9 billion by 2050, increased…..

Q&A: How GreenYrLife Is Changing the App Landscape

After checking out GreenYrLife, an addictive new Facebook app that combines entertainment with education about living a green lifestyle, we at Earth911 wanted to know more — after all, we’re all about environmental education with a dose of…