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Eco Friendly March 9, 2020 posted by

Forward Osmosis – this wastewater treatment may lead to new breakthroughs

Wastewater can’t be used for much of anything. In fact, it’s pretty much not able to be used for anything at all, unless it’s been treated. Forward osmosis may provide a cost effective way to clean water in the future to bring more options for wastewater that isn’t consumable.


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Forward Osmosis – this wastewater treatment may lead to new breakthroughs
Eco Friendly March 9, 2020 posted by

Trees Aren’t Doing So Hot – climate change is effecting untouched forests

Trees are really important in the climate crisis. The carbon sinks that tropical forests provide, specifically, have been seen as a sort of savior during climate change. The trees absorb the carbon and actually do great with the extra carbon dioxide in the air. But unfortunately they’re not doing so great with the other issues with climate change and may be putting more carbon into the air as they die.


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Trees Aren’t Doing So Hot – climate change is effecting untouched forests
Eco Friendly March 5, 2020 posted by

Plastic That Breaks Down In The Ocean Can Happen – but there’s a catch

Making plastic that degrade in the ocean isn’t impossible, it’s VERY doable in a number of different ways in fact! But it turns out that implementing such things in a cost effective manner is a bit beyond us at this time so lets not ignore immediate benefits of the Three R’s, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.


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Plastic That Breaks Down In The Ocean Can Happen – but there’s a catch
Eco Friendly March 4, 2020 posted by

Water and Cattle – beef production uses major water but not how you think

If you care about the environment you have likely lowered if not all together ended eating beef. It’s been well publicized that beef production is at the root of many environmental issues but one that is often overlooked is the water shortages it causes. Watering crops for cattle consumption is really sucking US rivers dry.


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Water and Cattle – beef production uses major water but not how you think
Eco Friendly March 4, 2020 posted by

Cooking Oil to 3D Printing – new research develops a way to recycle oil

If you cook you’ve probably got a jar of used oil sitting somewhere near your stove. Hopefully you’re not dumping it down the drain. Most people put it out with the trash but what if you could recycle it? Researchers from the University of Toronto have devised a way to turn used oil from McDonald’s into 3D printing resin that is biodegradable.


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Cooking Oil to 3D Printing – new research develops a way to recycle oil
Eco Friendly March 3, 2020 posted by

Man Made Emissions – ice cores show that we’ve been releasing them for some time

Climate change is a naturally occurring event. Many of the gasses we categorize as emissions are released naturally through a number of events and this has been the case since the beginning of time. The climate crisis however is something completely man made and ice tells us how long we’ve been spitting out emissions.


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Man Made Emissions – ice cores show that we’ve been releasing them for some time
Eco Friendly March 2, 2020 posted by

Air Pollution is Making Us Sick – the troubling reality of smog

Environmental discussions can be extremely polarizing but one thing that nearly everyone can agree on is that air pollution is a problem that should be taken seriously. In fact, it’s more of a problem than previously thought. A new study revealed that air pollution may shorten life expectancy of almost three years globally.


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Air Pollution is Making Us Sick – the troubling reality of smog
Eco Friendly March 2, 2020 posted by

Return of the Ospreys – the reduction of pesticides brings this bird back from the brink

It’s hard to really notice how much difference our efforts make towards a cleaner and more sustainable planet. This is especially true if they happen over a long time. It’s easy to forget what things were like when they were “bad”. Still, there are little reminders how of how much the work of environmentalism is making things better, like in this lovely tale of sighting an osprey.


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Return of the Ospreys – the reduction of pesticides brings this bird back from the brink
Eco Friendly March 2, 2020 posted by

Losing Biodiversity Is A Huge Problem – without it, climate change will be more devastating

Even if you’re not too outdoors-y, you’ve probably heard of Roundup, the popular herbicide. It’s used by many farmers to protect their crops from weeds but spraying the chemical releases glyphosate over more than just the fields, it’s get everywhere and effects everything, especially in the water. This is causing loss of biodiviersity which may mean less chance for many species survival as the climate changes.


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Losing Biodiversity Is A Huge Problem – without it, climate change will be more devastating
Eco Friendly February 28, 2020 posted by

Sustainable and Harmonious – a solid plan for the future

Sustainable living is an important factor when thinking about the climate crisis and how to move against it. It does not make sense to start using a metal straw for occasional drinks that need it when you are still bringing home a ton of plastic from the grocery store. Sonam Wangchuk gives a more opened ended perspective in this fabulous interview.


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Sustainable and Harmonious – a solid plan for the future
Eco Friendly February 28, 2020 posted by

Manufacturers To Be Charged for Their Packaging – money to support recycling

Recycling in the US is often times a nice idea in theory but in practice, is more trouble than some counties are finding it’s worth which has led to many places ending their recycling pick up. To keep this from happening, some think that the onus for the bill should be on the producers of the plastic.


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Manufacturers To Be Charged for Their Packaging – money to support recycling