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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
Eco Friendly February 26, 2020 posted by

Shrubs Against Climate Change – this simple plant may be the key to revitalizing an area

We talk about planting trees a lot to help in the climate crisis but those aren’t the only green life that can help. In South Africa there’s an unlikely hero in the fight against climate change. The spekboom, a type of succulent shrub that shows promise in turning things around for the area.


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Shrubs Against Climate Change – this simple plant may be the key to revitalizing an area
Eco Friendly February 26, 2020 posted by

Australia Fires Worst On Record – more to come with the climate crisis

The wildfire in Australia was very, very bad. More than a fifth of the forests in the country were burned. The fires started after a very long period of drought that was caused by the climate crisis. The bad news is that with the crisis ongoing, there will be more incidents like this in the future.


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Australia Fires Worst On Record – more to come with the climate crisis
Eco Friendly February 26, 2020 posted by

Birds and the Climate Crisis – as the Earth warms, birds are going through some changes

The climate crisis is really hard on birds. Our feathered friends are going through a lot of, not so great, changes as the climate changes giving us a real life example of how this is effecting the world at large. Changes in migration patterns, size, and just disappearance is painting a bleak picture for the future.


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Birds and the Climate Crisis – as the Earth warms, birds are going through some changes
Eco Friendly February 24, 2020 posted by

Water From Fog – fog catching provides a solid water source for drought prone areas

Everyone needs water. This is a resource that will be scarcer the more the climate crisis builds. Dry areas will be hit hard but innovation in this area is bringing a new water source to the forefront: Fog. Fog catchers are supplying dry areas with water that can be used for agriculture and even drinking with netting.


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Water From Fog – fog catching provides a solid water source for drought prone areas
Eco Friendly February 24, 2020 posted by

Climate Change Slideshow – check out these photos

Climate change and the climate crisis are pretty abstract terms to most people. We still have seasons that come and go. Still cold in the winter, hot in summer. If you don’t live somewhere that is seeing the early effects of the issue it’s easy to believe that these problems are made up or blown out of proportion. Check out this slideshow to see how the planet is really changing.


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