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Feature from Emerald Horizon
During the government shutdown, new websites were created to tell us Uncle Sam couldn’t afford the manpower to run their old websites. Stupid is as stupid does. In the state of Arkansas, you can allegedly beat your wife, but no ...

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Feature from Justin Gammill
Throughout the energy conversation we’ve been having with the Nuclear and Coal articles, several readers have commented about the inclusion of solar energy. Solar energy is sold to us as the end-all-be-all solution to our energy needs, and I find ...

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List from Wendy Angel
You probably know that animal shelters are a great place to rescue a cute and cuddly new pet for your family. What you may not know is that they can also be a good place to ‘upcycle’ some of your ...

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Sponsored Post from The American Cleaning Institute
Sponsored Post from: The American Cleaning Institute “Graywater” is a term bandied about by those in sustainability circles and a topic we’ve touch on frequently at Earth911, but many still have questions about exactly what graywater recycling is and if ...

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Our Generation’s Snake Oil, What about my Hazmat Suit?
Feature from Justin Gammill
In the early 19th century across the wild Western expanses of our growing nation, a common character in established towns was the “Traveling Doctor”, who in most cases was as much a medical practitioner as a ditch digger is a ...

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I’ll blame the car again … why not? It’s easier.
Feature from Steve Nicholas
Why does motoring always get slammed for the whole smog problem, when it’s only accountable for 30% of it? Poor Henry Ford is rolling over in his grave because of this. Were you aware autos are only responsible for about ...

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Feature from Justin Gammill
After the brutal winter we have had, I personally have been looking forward to spring with the kind of childish enthusiasm that is usually reserved for Christmas morning, the arrival of a pizza delivery man, or even payday. I live ...

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Feature from Kathryn Sukalich
Over the past five years, eco-friendly Little Free Libraries have popped up all over the world to provide people with free books and promote literacy.

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With its WiFi-connected smart controller and corresponding mobile app, the Rachio sprinkler system promises to save homeowners water and money. Photo: Rachio
Quick Bit from Mary Mazzoni
Put your scheduled sprinkler system on steroids with this water-saving gadget from Denver startup Rachio.

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Feature from Maria Carter
Students and faculty at Algonquin College in Ottowa, Ontario, have created a line of natural, sustainable animal-fat soap made from cooking-class byproducts.

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Furniture, Kickstarter
Quick Bit from Kathryn Sukalich
The Floyd Leg allows people to make tables from almost any flat surface, which prevents the discarding of furniture when moving from place to place.

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List from Amanda Wills
Composting is easier than you think, and you’d be surprised what you can toss into the bin. If you’re still unfamiliar with the concept, check out our favorite how-to guide on starting a compost in the summer. Once you’re up ...

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from Mary Mazzoni
Pallets, those ubiquotous platforms used to ship everything from food to construction materials, are one of the most common waste products in American industry. About 40 percent of all hardwood harvested in the U.S. is used for pallets, and about ...

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List from Mary Mazzoni
Hey, thrift store addicts! Do you have a stockpile of vintage Mason jars just waiting to be repurposed? For your crafting pleasure, we raided a few of our favorite DIY blogs and uncovered some of the most fun, functional and ...

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List from Amanda Wills
1. Hair Nope, you didn’t read that wrong. Human hair is compostable and recyclable. Hair from your hairbrush or fur from your pet are full of useful nitrogen that can be thrown in the compost pile. Donating your hair could help clean ...

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List from Alexis Petru
You have your own shopping bags and your reusable water bottle, but here’s 10 things you didn’t know you could also buy reusable – to reduce your household’s waste and conserve natural resources.

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Tips from Mary Mazzoni
We’ve heard it a million times: “I want to garden, but the soil in my area isn’t that great.” While seemingly infertile soil can be a huge roadblock to successful gardening, consider the story of Ken Singh, owner and operator ...

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List from Mary Mazzoni
When it comes to compostables, most of us think of the usual suspects – fruit and vegetable scraps, yard trimmings and paper. But that’s only the start of what you can toss in your bin. Last year we gave you ...

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List from Mary Mazzoni
Antoine Fritsch and Vivien Durisotti, the creative minds behind the innovative design agency Fritsch-Durisotti, were always inspired by natural materials. But their love affair with Mother Nature was at an all-time high last week, when the Parisian design duo unveiled ...

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Tips from Alexis Petru
According to the U.S. EPA, the average American home leaks more than 10,000 gallons of water per year – enough water to wash 280 loads of laundry, take more than 600 showers or meet the average family’s water needs for ...

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