Category: HaulTail

  • Is the Warming Ocean ‘Blob’ Impacting the Humpback Whale Population?

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    Just a few years ago, it looked as if humpback whale populations in the Pacific Ocean were booming. Receding sea ice due to climate change—though bad for polar bears and other wildlife—had lengthened the summer foraging season for hungry whales, and the U.S. government decided that certain populations had recovered enoughto be taken off the […]

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  • Recycle Batteries, Antifreeze, Motor Oil, and Paint for Free

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    Fort Collins residents and businesses can now recycle batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and paint free of charge. The city’s Timberline Recycling Center, 1903 S. Timberline Road, will take the items at its hard-to-recycle materials yard. That facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The city is offsetting the previous fee with […]

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  • U.S. States Finalize Plan to Reduce Water Usage on the Colorado River

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    Seven Western U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River for water supplies have reached a consensus on a landmark plan to voluntarily reduce water usage, the Associated Press reported. The new strategy is part of an effort to safeguard the river, which serves 40 million people and irrigates 7,812 square miles of farmland, in […]

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  • Opinion: Ensuring Quality of Diesel Exhaust Fluid Can Help Keep Trucks Running Smoothly

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    Fleet managers and truck drivers both need to understand that the quality of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) going into their vehicles is as important as the quality of the engine oils or fuels used in their vehicles. DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water and must be handled […]

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  • California Seeing a Butterfly Boom After 7 Years of Drought

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    California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks […]

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  • Plastic Pollution in Oceans Causing Reproductive Problems for Ocean Wildlife

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    Plastic pollution is becoming a major problem for ocean wildlife. Organisms that ingest plastics are subject to hormone disruption and issues with reproduction that affect their overall health, a new study finds. Wildlife around the world is exposed to plastic pollutants called endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Not much is known about how these chemicals affect marine […]

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  • Kellogg Uses Rejected Cornflakes to Make Beer to Help Cut Food Waste

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    Instead of letting misfit cereal go to waste, Kellogg’s is turning their rejected cereal flakes into beer. The food company’s new “Throw Away IPA” is being brewed with 70% wheat and 30% corn flakes that were too small, big, or undercooked to make it onto supermarket shelves from their UK manufacturing locations. Additionally, 10 pence […]

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  • Stop Crushing Cans Before You Recycle

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    Ever feel the need to crush things before you recycle them? Well, it’s often the right instinct, as it conserves space and is more efficient for pick-up by recyclers. Plastic bottles, for instance, are generally best crushed (and left with caps on) when thrown in the recycling bin. Aluminum cans, however, are a rare exception, […]

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  • China Ban Causes Recycling Crisis in Massachusetts

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    The EPA estimates Americans recycle about 90 million tons of material a year. But these days the stuff we recycle has to be purer than Ivory soap. That’s because China, the world’s largest importer of recycled materials, instituted strict new standards on the quality of the products they’ll buy, and the impact is being felt near […]

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  • Get Paid to Recycle Your Used Razors

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    Rather than tossing your used razors in the trash and having them contribute to excessive landfill waste, Gillette is paying for them to be recycled – and they’re encouraging people to get their communities to do it as well. Consumers can now recycle their razors and all of their disposable packaging by shipping the used […]

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