Tag: environment

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Major Flooding In The Midwest Leaves 2 Dead, 2 Missing

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    In parts of the Midwest, flood waters are starting to abate. But elsewhere, they’re still rising. In Iowa and Nebraska, hundreds of homes are flooded. There are lakes where fields and roads should be. Local police departments are sending out motorboats instead of squad cars. Hornick, Iowa, resident Dale Ronfeldt’s basement is flooded with 4 […]

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  • Putting Away Plastic: The Rise of Zero Waste Grocery Stores

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    Around the globe, there is a drive to reduce plastic waste. The movement has picked up in many cities with hotels, restaurants and shops cutting down on the use of single-use items like plastic straws and bags. Most of this waste are used in packaging and many, frankly are unnecessary. From packing avocados and oranges […]

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  • In Australia Winter May soon become Extinct due to Global Warming

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    By 2050 Winter in Australia will disappear according to a new study Do you like it hot? Well just move to Australia and your children might experience in their lifetime unprecedented heat. Visual design and climate change academics have teamed up to help Australians see how winter will disappear and a ‘new summer’ will emerge by […]

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  • Clean Energy Fuels Goes All In on Renewable Natural Gas

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    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it would convert all its natural gas fuel to its renewable product, Redeem, by 2025 as it positions itself to offer the cleanest available fuel alternative to diesel through a broad distribution network. The plan comes as regulatory agencies are considering how to toughen emissions regulations for nitrogen oxide, which […]

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  • No tsunami threat after 5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Big Island

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    A 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook parts of the Big Island early Wednesday, but officials said there’s no tsunami threat to the state. The quake struck the southern flank of the island near the Kilauea volcano just before 1 a.m. The tremor was not strong enough to trigger a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. […]

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