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Climate change pros and cons can persuade closed minds, study finds

People are more receptive to climate change issues when they are presented with both the pros and cons of the matter, found a study from Ohio State University. “Climate change is such a polarizing issue that has received so much attention, so it is very difficult to influence people to change their opinion,” said the study’s co-author and assistant professor of communications at the Ohio State University...

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A healthy home or office for a healthy life: Things to consider when moving

When finding a new home or sourcing space for an office, there are usually several issues to contend with: Is there adequate parking? Is it close to public transport? What are the local schools like? How long will it take for a pizza to be delivered? There’s something else that needs to be considered, (but often isn’t) and that’s the issue of the previous tenant, whether in a residential dwelling or a commercial...

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10 Recycling Misconceptions

In the U.S., recycling has been steadily increasing in popularity for decades, and with good reason! Despite the fact that it's become more widespread, there are still many misconceptions about it, and there is much more that we can do as individuals. Ten of the most common recycling misconceptions include: One Person Can't Make a Difference: If everyone thought this way, it would be true. In reality,...

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The Status of Ecological Sustainability in the Philippines

Sustainability is an issue that every country is facing right now. Many are developing their plans to fight the effects of global warming and climate change using various methods. One of the nations trying to address this global problem is the Philippines. Every year, typhoons are getting stronger and more devastating for said country. Its people will be greatly affected by flooding and widespread...

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When Recycling Isn't Enough: Be An Eco-Guerilla

When weekly household recycling isn't enough, how can you do more on the eco battlefront? Perhaps you've recycled household goods, re-used household oils and made your own laundry detergent. And yet there is so much more that can be done. What are the next steps for ardent eco-warriors? The positive effect of recycling in America is comparable to eliminating the carbon footprint of 36 millions cars...

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How to go green and save money

More and more people today have become conscious of how their actions can affect the planet. As such, many people are choosing to live green lifestyles. Not only can going green help our environment, but it can help you save loads of cash as well. If this sounds great to you, the following tips can help you go green and save money at the same time. Consider alternative modes of transportation. Help reduce the...

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Noise pollution: Something to shout about

As the citizens of Great Britain have grown increasingly aware of their environmental and social responsibilities, so too have businesses been encouraged to follow suit. As a consequence of this, commercial leaders are now far more aware of their individual carbon footprint and the impact that various types of pollution have on the well-being of the natural environment and its inhabitants. One of the...

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More trees for the cities

Many people face the long standing issue of where they would prefer to live—in the country (rural areas), or in the city (urban areas). Considering the notable increase in the population of urban areas, we can presume that most people now prefer to live in cities. Although it may not be a question of preference, but just of necessity. There are more readily available opportunities in cities in terms of employment,...

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Grocery home delivery services save on fuel costs, vehicle emissions

Staying in and having your groceries delivered to your home is the greener alternative to driving to the store, finds a study from the University of Washington. Using a grocery delivery service can cut carbon dioxide emissions by at least half, found university engineers. “A lot of times, people thing they have to inconvenience themselves to be greener, and that actually isn’t the case here,” said Anne...

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Recycling on His Cycle: Ten Year Old Vanis Buckholz

Any time we find someone who sets an example for ecological awareness and sustainability, we like to acknowledge them. Typically these environmental super heroes are a little older, perhaps a politician, activist or members of the scientific community. It is not often that we find someone making waves and creating inspiration the way that Vanis Buckholz has. What makes him more exceptional is that he...

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