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A Short History of Toxic Waste

Toxic waste, sometimes called “hazardous waste,” is material that can cause injury and/or death to living creatures.
Toxic waste is often material that has been discarded yet still poses long term risks to the environment and health. Because most hazardous waste material can migrate relatively easily it can contaminate rivers, lakes, and oceans.
The Industrial Revolution was the time when toxic waste started to become a significant issue. Mostly the product of commerce, hazardous waste can also be a byproduct of residential use. Lawn care products, cleaning products, and cosmetics have all done their part to harm the environment over the years.
Toxic material can also be part and parcel of some types of farming. Pesticides and fertilizers …

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5 Simple Ways to Go Green

As a citizen of the globe, we have responsibility to start making changes in our life to protect the environment. This will not only save the green, but also save us some money as well. Below 5 ways show you how.
1. Reusable Water Bottles
Bring your own reusable water bottle. Is a known fact that bottle water in plastic which you bought outside will leech chemicals into water if the plastic get to hot. So it’s better to use your own water bottle. Not only more green, but will also save you money.
2. Environ Bags
Instead of using plastic bags for your shopping, you can save the world by carrying your own reusable bag. Just browse around …

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More Prepared Urges Americans to Prepare for Winter Storms and Cold

With winter just a few weeks away, emergency preparedness specialist More Prepared says it’s time to get ready for frigid temperatures and falling snow. The Farmer’s Almanac predicts heavy snowfall and cold temperatures for the Midwest, and cold to bitterly cold weather from the Mid Atlantic states to New England. Regardless of the forecast, all Americans should prepare themselves for the worst come January and February by taking a few precautionary measures now.
“A winter weather emergency can happen almost anywhere in the United States,” says More Prepared president Mina Arnao. “In cities that don’t normally experience severe winters, even a small amount of snow can cause power outages and bring traffic to a standstill. People …

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Green Travel

Green Travel Tips: 18 Strategies to Save Money While Traveling Green
The terms “green travel” or “ecotourism” evoke a wide variety of images ranging from sleeping in hammocks to purchasing pricey hemp luggage from the newest “hip” shopping center. However, to travel green one does not have to do without luxury or inversely to spend a lot of money. It simply means doing your part to preserve the ecology of the place(s) you visit. In fact, green travel can save you money at the same time. We have provided the following list of 30 ways to save money through green tourism, while at the same time doing your part to “save the planet”.
Packing and Planning
1. Pack …

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Arctic Sea ice extent is third lowest on record

U.S. satellite measurements show Arctic sea ice extent in 2009 – the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by floating ice – was the third lowest since satellite measurements were first made in 1979. The ice area at minimum was an increase from the past two years, but still well below the average for the past 30 years.
Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent around September 12, as shown in the image and video below/above. According to scientists affiliated with the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), sea ice coverage dropped to 5.10 million square kilometers (1.97 million square miles) at its minimum. The ice cover was 970,000 square kilometers (370,000 square miles) greater …

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