Tag: DIY

  • ‘Significant suffering’: experts call for national plan to save wombats from mange

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    By Ryan Johnson The incoming environment minister has a clear opportunity to tackle this debilitating disease. Wildlife carers and conservationists want it to be a priority Last month Grasso wasn’t doing well. The bare-nosed wombat, dubbed Fatso in Italian, was infected with mange. The devastating skin disease caused by parasitic mites had left his skin […]

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  • Do we have a moral responsibility to recycle our phones?

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    By Christopher Thompson Smartphones have become very cheap, and this is why people can afford to toss out their phones after just a short period of use. Many people would not even be bothered to sell their phones and might just choose to throw them along with their other trash. This e-waste usually ends up […]

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  • World Ocean Day 2019: Ocean plastics problem isn’t going away, but here’s what you can do to help

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    By Ryan Johnson The consequences from the mass production, consumption and discarding of plastics continue to get worse and worse, and the health of the environment – especially the world’s oceans – is deteriorating because of it. The problem with plastics is relatively new but serious, John Hocevar, marine biologist and oceans campaign director for Greenpeace […]

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  • Quick Tips for Summer Succulent Planting

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    Summer is a wonderful time to start a new garden or just start planting succulents! Plants are a wonderful way to bring life to an area that needs a little change! Here are some great tips for planting succulents! Common Succulent Mistakes Placing them in a poorly lit area Watering too much Using standard potting […]

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  • Which Kind of Diamond Is Better for the Environment?

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    By Christopher Thompson Which kind of diamond is better for the environment and the world we live in: a diamond from a traditional mine or one made in a laboratory? Some recent reports suggest the answer may not be so clear. At the very least, these reports provide evidence of tensions between two different sectors […]

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  • Is burning plastic waste a good idea?

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    Many within the trash industry think so. But incineration and other “waste-to-energy” projects may pose dangers to the environment. WHAT IS TO be done with the swelling flood of plastic waste, if we don’t want to see it snagged in tree branches, floating in ocean gyres, or clogging the stomachs of seabirds and whales? Plastic […]

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  • Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

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    Tesla is walking back plans to close most of its showrooms worldwide and announced price hikes for most of its electric vehicles. Tesla announced last month that it would shutter most of its stores to cut costs so it could sell its lower-priced Model 3 for $35,000. The company continues its shift to toward online-only […]

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  • Will the trees thank us for going cashless?

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    Going digital is not as green as it might seem. The big push to go digital – paying with an app, not a note; e-bank statements; the paperless office – resonates with some people concerned about the environment. However, it is increasingly apparent that some of the companies espousing these ideas are motivated more by profit than ecology. So […]

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  • FOS lets you handcraft your own sunglasses from 100% recycled plastic waste

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    barcelona based studio, FOS, is a brand of sunglasses that allow their clients to make their sunglasses themselves. by choosing the color of the plastic waste flakes and their quantity, according to a formula provided by FOS or made by the client, a unique pair of sunglasses is manufactured within an hour. made from 100% recycled […]

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  • Restoring ancient agriculture

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    Basic logic demands agricultural production increase as Earth’s population grows. But the ever-expanding impacts of climate change, exacerbated by that population growth, will inevitably drive agricultural productivity downward. Food shortage solutions are crucial everywhere, though are perhaps most necessary in geographically isolated places such as Hawaii. Only 13 percent of food consumed in the state […]

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