Category Archives: Environment

Computer Recycling Guidance

What are the environmental concerns? Computers and electronics are an integral part of our daily lives. We use them for communication, data storage, keeping up with the daily news, and many other activities in our lives. We have reached the point where we can't live without them. But electronics have become a waste disposal problem…
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6 Green Habits which could save our planet

For Yourself Appreciate the Earth and all its beings. Go for a walk in nature.  Click here to visit a National Park Meditate in Nature For a deep immersion into nature, go on aWilderness Solo For the Planet Conscious Consuming – Before you make a purchase, do a quick check to yourself. Do I really…
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Give away used electronics to recycling company instead of throwing them in the trash

Proper disposal of batteries, electronics, and hazardous waste When batteries, thermostats, electronics, oil, and other potentially hazardous wastes are improperly disposed of, they can harm public health and the environment. Batteries and e-waste—such as computers, printers, and cell phones—contain toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and cadmium. When they are thrown away in the…
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Recycle and cut your waste disposal fee

Due to California's shortage of long-term landfill space, many local governments are predicting a 20% to 100% increase in disposal costs over the next few years. By reducing waste, businesses can avoid millions of dollars in disposal costs and reduce corresponding greenhouse gas emissions. No-Cost Steps to Recycle & Cut Waste Reduce Office Waste Develop…
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Green Biotech Products and Services

Where to Look for Environmentally Friendly Investments Do you want to invest in green technologies but need some ideas for where to find them? Tax incentives, carbon taxes and rising fossil fuel costs are motivating increased growth and development of 'green' products and services, many of which are the result of innovative discoveries in biotechnology…
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E-Waste Decoded And How To Save Money Recycling

When walking into the Apple store for an upgrade, do you ever wonder what happens to all the electronics people discard after purchasing the latest models? That old phone or Mac Book is yesterday’s news. Some of us have stockpiled our cellars and attics with electronics since the 1980s, including Commodore 64s in old milk…
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Effects of Water Pollution

Water pollution has been documented as a contributor to a wide range of health problems and disorders in humans. It has also been shown to have drastically negative impacts on wild animals and the environment as a whole. There are quite a few different effects of water pollution that are of significant importance to humans.…
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The Great Green Cat Toy: Eco-Friendly Feline Fun

Pet owners go through a lot of different products, whether they are bags of food, leashes, collars or toys. This is why it is best to look for sustainable or recyclable brands or products the next time you go shopping for your furry friends. One exceptional, eco-friendly toy for cats is The Great Green Cat…
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Negative Environmental Impacts of Hybrid Vehicles

If you're in the market for a new car, you've probably wondered whether hybrid cars are worth the investment. While there are a number of benefits to purchasing a hybrid car, you should also be aware of some of the potential negative environmental impacts of hybrid vehicles. When you're fully educated on the pros and…
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Train Your Staff

This week, meteorologist Laura Betker visited with a number of KARE 11 employees who described how much they had learned about recycling over the last 10 weeks of the Great Green Challenge. Watch the video here. News anchor Julie Nelson said having a recycling bin right at her desk was critical because she may not…
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Where are all the clean, infinite-range nuclear-powered cars, ships, and planes?

This morning I found myself pondering a particularly interesting question: Where are all the nuclear-powered cars, ships, and planes? Nuclear power is cleaner than fossil fuel power, it generates more power than fossil power (i.e. it goes faster) while weighing significantly less, and you can go years without ever having to refuel a nuclear vehicle. Imagine if…
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The Human and Environmental Effects of E-Waste

Roughly 40 million metric tons of electronic waste (e-waste) are produced globally each year, and about 13 percent of that weight is recycled mostly in developing countries. About 9 million tons of this waste—discarded televisions, computers, cellphones, and other electronics—are produced by the European Union, according to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). And UNEP…
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Impacts of Environmental Degradation

We do not have to look far to see the impacts of environmental degradation on our Earth. What Is Environmental Degradation? Environmental degradation is a result of socio-economical, technological and institutional activities. Degradation occurs when Earth's natural resources are depleted. These resources which are affected include: Water Air Soil The degradation also impacts our: Wildlife…
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How Styrofoam is Bad for the Environment

Although many people have heard Styrofoam does detrimental things to the planet, very few people actually understand how Styrofoam harms the environment. Learning about the impact Styrofoam has on the planet will help you find ways to help minimize the damage caused by this material. Problems with Styrofoam Styrofoam has become such an accepted everyday…
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30 Top Environmental Concerns

From water pollution to global warming, environmental issues affect every person, animal, community, and nation on the planet. As increasing evidence supports the devastating effect humans have on the environment, more people are taking steps to protect the environment and educate others about environmental problems by looking at the top 30 environmental concerns. Top 5…
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How Do Humans Affect the Environment?

It's interesting to note that modern humans have been around for a very long time and lived for much of it without causing much irreparable damage to the environment. However, over exploitation and pollution have started affecting the environment negatively over the last few centuries. Population Explosion An increase in population makes excessive demands on…
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