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6 simple tips to reduce waste so every day is earth day
Here are six entirely manageable tips and tricks to help you cut waste.
1. BYO (Bring Your Own)
2. The "Three Rs" of the environment isn't just a rule, it's a tier
3. DIY
4. Look for multipurpose, long-lasting, giant-sized items
5. Think local
6. Catalogue your waste footprint
... cutting your waste might not happen overnight, but it's important to make the effort. The planet will thank you for it.

-- Lorraine Chow
EdoWatch | ecowatch.com | 22 apr 2018
ecosystem  environment  gaia  pollution  pollution-plastic  format-article  type-information 
11 hours ago by tometaxu
Suncor oil refinery spews 8.5 tons a year of cyanide gas over low-income north Denver neighborhoods
Environmental attorneys and residents petition EPA and CDPHE to at least require disclosure of the hydrogen cyanide emissions
articles  colorado  pollution  corruption 
12 hours ago by gmisra
The World's Most Polluted Places - TIME
The List

Linfen, China
Tianying, China
Sukinda, India
Vapi, India
La Oroya, Peru
Dzerzhinsk, Russia
Norilsk, Russia
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Sumgayit, Azerbaijan
Kabwe, Zambia
China  toxic  poison  WHO  health  radiation  Chernobyl  Russia  Peru  metal  lead  Pb  cadmium  Cd  copper  Cu  emissions  pollution  smog  environment  industry  manufacturing 
15 hours ago by Tonti
Earth Day 2018: 7 things we’ve learned since the last Earth Day - Vox
Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.
climate  environment  pollution  wildlife 
yesterday by jorgebarba
The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail
Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.
plastic  environment  pollution  design  innovation  FastCompany 
2 days ago by jorgebarba
What does PM 2.5 mean in air pollution, and how is it measured? ~ at Quora
people are particularly concerned about these very small particles because they can penetrate deep into our lungs. Some can even enter our bloodstream. That's not good when those particles are nasty things like lead and cadmium.

-- Thomas Talhelm, Asst. Prof Behavioral Science, U Chicago Booth; Smart Air Founder
Quora | quora.com | feb 2018
air  air-pollution  earth  gaia  pollution  format-q/a  type-discussion 
3 days ago by tometaxu
Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles | Environment | The Guardian
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
plastic  environment  pollution  guardian 
3 days ago by jorgebarba
CRIME: 7.1M gallons of partially treated sewage released into Lake Champlain
Literally. WTF. Those people in Burlington need to get their "sh*t" together. Their priorities are WRONG in so many ways.
news  adirondacks  lakechamplain  newyork  vermont  pollution  conservation  burlington  crime 
4 days ago by adirondacks
Bolton wastewater plant operator arrested
This is crazy. How much money has been spent to figure out where the crap was coming from?!
news  adirondacks  lakegeorge  warrencounty  pollution  crime 
6 days ago by adirondacks

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