Chloe Skye

Chloe Skye

Chloe Skye is an Editorial Intern for Earth911.com. She is currently an English and Environmental Studies major at Queens College in New York.


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Researchers from the University of Florida recently found that termites may be used for biofuel. Photo: Flickr/fortes
Feature from Chloe Skye
Do a typical search on “insects” on an environmental website and you’ll mostly get results about green options to keep the buggers away. But there are reasons why we should have a little more compassion for our tiny fellow earth-dwellers ...

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In 2004, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics estimated that women and girls use an average of 12 personal care products a day. Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911.com
Feature from Chloe Skye
The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010, introduced on July 21, has heightened the buzz recently about federal chemical policy reform. The Act would amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act of 1938, which supporters claim includes loopholes in chemical safety ...

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List from Chloe Skye
We’re gearing up for a new season as autumn quickly approaches. You’ve had a full summer of sundresses and sandals, monotonous khakis and button-down shirts, all of which are now suddenly hopelessly drab and out of style. You can’t seem ...

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Inside view from the back patio of the completed 100K home. Photo: Facebook/100K House
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News from Chloe Skye
The East Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pa. has something to be proud about, and this time it’s not the historical appeal of the Liberty Bell. Postgreen, a real estate development company focusing on modern and eco-friendly development in Philadelphia’s urban ...

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Feature from Chloe Skye
The high today is 82 degrees, but there is a cool breeze rustling through the block party-esque atmosphere. Wafting through the air is some reggae and upbeat oldies music. Park Avenue is blocked off from traffic with orange cones: people ...

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According to a Greentech Media estimate from 2009, U.S. solar demand will increase by 50 percent annually through 2012. Photo: Lori Brown, Earth911.com
News from Chloe Skye
What comes to mind when you think of electronic waste? Computers, televisions, cell phones…solar panels? Commonly viewed as one of our most obvious links to clean, renewable power, solar power is becoming rapidly more popular in the U.S. and Europe. ...

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Egg cartons are usually made from corrugated cardboard or polystyrene foam. While they are recyclable, their shape makes them perfect for cool reuse projects. Photo: Flickr/themonnie
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List from Chloe Skye
Fun fact: In 1911, the egg carton was invented by Joseph Coyle in British Columbia in an attempt to solve a dispute between a farmer and a hotel owner who kept blaming one another when the farmer’s eggs often arrived ...

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Economic necessity was a driver for Columbus, Ohio, a 2010 Smarter City for energy, as it put together a plan to increase energy efficiency and reduce city government expenditures over the next 10 years. Photo: Flickr/Shih-Pei Chang
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News from Chloe Skye
Though this year’s struggle for comprehensive energy and climate legislation failed to translate into a nationwide standard for GHG emission reduction, some American cities are – to their credit – taking the initiative on their own. A project of the ...

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Several big-box chain retailers, including Target, are participating in the new Eco Index program to rate the sustainability of their clothing. Photo: Flickr/B_Zedan
News from Chloe Skye
A collaboration between 100 major apparel brands and retailers has resulted in a new software tool called the Eco Index, which measures the carbon footprint of their products. Set to debut in this month at the Outdoor Retailer Expo in ...

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Silica gel is used as a desiccant, an odorless substance that naturally absorbs moisture to keep our purchases from spoiling, molding or degrading due to humidity. Photo: Flickr/Garrattc
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Tips from Chloe Skye
There are lots of ways to reuse to products like plastic bottles, fabric scraps and even old carpet…but did you ever think you could apply this mindset to something so small and seemingly insignificant as silica gel packets? Silica gel ...

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The new financial reform bill includes language specifically relating to the presence of conflict materials in consumer electronics, a situation that major manufacturers are taking seriously. Photo: Flickr/.imelda
News from Chloe Skye
Last week, Obama signed the financial reform bill, which included language on Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) conflict minerals. The Congo Amendment, adopted from the Conflict Minerals Trade Act (H.R. 4128) introduced by Reps. Jim McDermott and Frank Wolf, ...

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The green roof, atop the Morgan mail processing facility, covers 109,000 square feet, or nearly 2.5 acres. Photo: USPS.gov
News from Chloe Skye
Last year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) unveiled its first and New York City’s largest green roof on top of the Morgan mail processing facility in midtown Manhattan, constructed in an effort to save energy and reduce pollution runoff. ...

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