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Living Green

Commercial cleaning vs. environmental standards

With many companies making the turn towards becoming more eco-friendly, one way they can cut back on the size of their ecological footprint is by hiring cleaning services which use environmentally friendly products and modern technology to clean with a higher level of efficiency. Old, cheap cleaning products use far more harmful chemicals that can get caught up in water runoff and lead to serious envi...

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Where the voluntourism industry makes a positive impact

From energy and manufacturing to travel and renewables, many industries are closely scrutinized by green activists. The impact on the environment of these industries is widely discussed. But what about the ethical and eco impact of other, smaller scale industries? What of the popular international conservation volunteering industry? How does it impact on the environment, and why should you care?...

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10 compelling reasons to opt for a hybrid electric vehicle

With charging stations for electric vehicles popping up much more frequently as initiatives to switch to greener forms of energy, the market for hybrid electric vehicles is also growing. They're also more attractive options for consumers who are concerned about the amount of mileage that full electric vehicles can cover before needed to recharge. Today's hybrid electric vehicles provide a "best...

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How Energy Companies Are Supporting Green Behavior

More than half of the energy that flows through the U.S. is ultimately wasted. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory found that the United States is just 39 percent energy-efficient. Some experts believe these figures are actually far more optimistic than the reality, arguing that true energy efficiency in the American economy is closer to 14 percent. The good news is that going green is much more than...

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UCLA scientist projects climate change in LA with supercomputer

LOS ANGELES — World-renowned climate scientist Alex Hall shared alarming data on the future of weather conditions in LA and other cities at the University of California, Los Angeles on May 31, 2013. The UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences professor, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) member and 2007 Nobel Prize Laureate shared some results from research he’s recently conducted with his UCLA...

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Shale Gas: Can it harm the development of new renewable technologies?

There are few global issues as contentious as mining. Mankind is still dependant on fossil fuels, and while there have been amazing leaps in the development of clean, renewable energies; we are still taking resources out of the ground in order to power our way of life. Countries that traditionally don’t have large reserves of traditional natural gases are forced to rely on other nations for a steady supply of the resource, so it’s logical...

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Improving mind and body wellness through gardening

Modern life sure brings a lot of changes to everyone's day-to-day activities. People with nine-to-five jobs are not unfamiliar to the stress and pressure work can bring. Add to that a poor diet and lack of exercise, you are headed to a very short life indeed. Watching television or sitting in front of the computer does not help alleviate the stress either. How about tend a garden instead? Many think that starting...

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Why your career should go green: Exciting career prospects for budding environmentalists

If you are passionate about the environment, there are plenty of ways that you can find jobs that reflect this passion. With environmental awareness expanding across the globe and across creeds, this is no longer an exclusive field. Even without specialized degrees or training, you can make use of your own skills and apply them to green jobs. I know I don’t have to define ‘green’ for you, as ‘green’...

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Natural alternatives for cleaning supplies

One of the more unpleasant aspects of cleaning house is coming into contact with abrasive cleansers or inhaling fumes from powerful chemicals. Not only are natural substances kinder to the environment, but they also are also gentler on your wallet. Many of the eco-friendly substitutes can be easily found at any store—and for a lot less than mass market household cleaners. Another benefit of using natural...

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Go Green without Sacrificing Lifestyle

DMCI Homes, one of the leading Philippine real estate developers, focuses on the advancement of urban-styled residences with resort-like amenities that highlight the cross between modern city lifestyle and green living. It’s part of the D.M. Consunji construction company, one of the pioneers in the application of advanced building technologies in the country. Established in 1954, the company built its reputation...

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