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Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 01:24 pm

Manufacturers are introducing biodegradable substitutes

Untitled Document Dairy products such as yogurt always seem to come in packages that aren’t easily recycled. Aren’t there more eco-friendly containers these companies...
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007 01:54 am

What does it mean for a building to be certified?

Untitled Document What does it mean for a building to be “LEED-certified?” Does that mean it is a green building? LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and ...
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007 08:05 pm

The pros and cons of marine aquaculture

Untitled Document What are the pros and cons of marine aquaculture, of raising ocean fish instead of catching them in the wild? Marine aquaculture has grown in popularity in response ...
Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 02:20 am

Classroom dissection depletes populations of some threatened animals

Untitled Document Are the animals used in classroom dissection taken from the wild? If so, wouldn’t this be endangering their populations? Are there other environmental iss...
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007 01:57 am

Plenty of places to find fashionable clothing made from organic brands

Untitled Document Where can I find fashionable clothing brands that use organic materials? Increased environmental concerns worldwide have not escaped the notice of the f...
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007 07:02 am

Find safe alternatives to conventional paints

Untitled Document I’m moving into a freshly painted apartment and am curious as to whether it makes any sense to repaint the walls with nontoxic paint in the hope of coveri...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006 01:00 am

Hemp is renewable, easy-to-grow, and inexplicably illegal

A number of products, including paper and clothing — even food and beer —are made from hemp. What is it about hemp that makes it so versatile — and why is it illegal to grow in the U...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2006 09:04 pm

Where to find environmentally friendly, socially responsible gifts

Where can one find green-friendly gifts for friends and family this holiday season? Reconciling one’s green values with the urge to shop has never been easy. Most environmental groups today dec...
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006 11:09 pm

Stop emitting so much gas

What can one person do to help curb global warming? Most of our own direct contributions to global warming pertain to the modes of travel we choose. For starters, air travel burns more fossil fuels p...
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 09:42 am

Getting it done professionally is better for the environment

What is the most environmentally friendly way to wash a car: doing it yourself or going to the local car wash? Few people realize that washing our cars in our driveways is one of the most environment...

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