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green tractor in the field
While you may not think of our farmers as polluters, agricultural pollution is far more common than you may realize. Ideally, farming practices work in tandem with their surrounding environments. That means that crops are managed in such a way that the soil is not overused, then livestock provides a method of waste disposal, which provides nutrients back to the...
architecture barnyards as incredible tiny homes to live in
Are you tired of living with a lot of clutter? Are you ready to live a simpler life? Then a tiny home might be the solution for you. As the minimalist movement gains popularity and people want to get back to basics, incredible tiny homes have gained a following. Not only that: There are some excellent tiny homes on the market, decked...
baseline over time
Bald eagles removed from the endangered species list, record salmon run in the Columbia River, crab population rebound in the Gulf of Alaska; these are a few of the headlines that give people the impression that some species have recovered or the oceans and land are once again recovered. But in all these cases and many more the current population...
how can resource conservation benefit the environment
Meta: If you are wondering how can resource conservation benefit the environment, take a look at the useful ways you can reduce your reliance on natural resources.    If we want a healthy environment, we need to take steps to conserve resources. Even though there is a day set aside to celebrate World Nature Conservation, we should take small steps to...
Popocatepetl, Mexico (Russ Bowling/Flickr)
Volcanic activity is a regular and harsh reminder that the planet we live on features an ever-changing geology. Located along the edges of tectonic plates, volcanoes are fissures that allow the boiling magma, ash, and gases from beneath the earth’s surface to explode violently in response to shifts in the tectonic plates. Types of Volcanoes There are numerous forms that volcanoes...
Pollution Planet Featured Image
When people think of pollution, they commonly picture garbage. While trash is certainly part of the problem, it's not the only kind of pollution our planet suffers from. Emissions and marine pollution damage the planet and marine wildlife, all while having a negative impact on our health. We're not only using up our resources at a record rate, but we're...
growing carrots
Growing carrots can be a rewarding and life-enriching experience. There's nothing like tasting the crisp, sweet crunch of a fresh organically grown carrot.
Nest Thermostat Review - Front of unit
Best Nest Thermostat Review:Did you know that your home’s HVAC system accounts for 40% of your total energy use at home? That means leaving the heating on all day – even when you’re not home – costs you dearly. But what are you supposed to do? Go home to a cold house after work or worse, let your pipes freeze...
While everyone has probably heard the term “nuclear energy” and likely made jokes about nuclear energy pros and cons involving extra fingers, glowing skin, or Homer Simpson, knowing what nuclear energy actually is and what it does is far less common. As far as human participation goes, nuclear energy has been around since the beginning of World War II,...
solar panel
Solar panels turn sunlight into electricity. New technologies are making solar panels more efficient and more affordable than ever before. You now can easily find portable solar panels for home use, or portable solar panels for camping that allow you to generate electricity during an RV or a camping trip.What is a Portable Solar Panel?A solar panel is an assembly...