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Thursday, March 21, 2019

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Easy Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

(StatePoint) Earth Month, celebrated in April, is a great time to take a look at your daily habits and consider how you can give your lifestyle a green makeover.

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Friday 02/22/2019
What's in a wipe? The truth about flushable products
Updated: March 21, 2019 - 2:40 am

(BPT) - Just because something will physically go down the toilet does not mean it should be flushed. It seems like a simple idea, but the troubles with America’s wastewater infrastructure remain in the headlines because too many people flush items down their toilets that weren’t meant to be flushed. This is having real impacts on the environment and our local wastewater treatment systems when clogs happen as a result of non-flushable products. To help alleviate the issues, here are some tips on how to know what to flush and what to just throw away.

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Thursday 12/20/2018
Myths And Facts About Recycling Cartons
Updated: December 22, 2018 - 2:51 am

(NAPSI)—Recycling is one of the easiest ways the average person can help the environment. Not only does recycling prevent items from ending up in landfills, it reduces the amount of raw materials used to make new products. Here are some myths and facts about recycling commonly used food and beverage cartons:

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Monday 12/10/2018
5 Water-Saving New Year’s Resolutions
Posted: December 10, 2018

(StatePoint) It’s that time of year to start setting New Year’s resolutions: work out more; get a new job; save money. While these are admirable goals, have you considered how your resolutions might make a bigger impact?  

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Monday 11/26/2018
The Best Gifts Do Great Things
Updated: November 28, 2018 - 2:39 am

(NAPSI)—Some of the best gifts around deliver great features and functionality but use less energy, which means they save money on energy bills and help protect the environment.

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Monday 11/05/2018
Plastic Pollution: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) Plastics are an increasingly widespread pollutant, according to environmental experts, harming ecosystems and wildlife as well as endangering human health. One of the largest worldwide industries driving this crisis -- the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector which offers such things as soft drinks, toiletries, foods and other consumables -- is not taking significant action to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of single-use plastics, suggests a new report.

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Tuesday 10/30/2018
8 Questions to Ask Before Going Solar at Home
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) With a growing number of homeowners looking to save money on power bills and help the environment, rooftops across America are taking on a new look, as more homes are dotted with solar panels. But it’s important to ask the right questions before installing them on your home.

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Wednesday 10/10/2018
Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(NAPSI)—While schools continue to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, the blueprint for educators is shifting as teachers notice the value of hands-on science education. Many schools are bringing science to their own backyards—literally—by developing gardens and pollinator plots, where students can learn about agriculture’s hardest-working insects: pollinators.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Invasive Pests Go Postal: How To Keep Them Out Of The Mail
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re not careful, an innocent trip to the post office could have a devastating impact on U.S. agriculture, economy and natural resources. That’s because invasive pests can easily hide in fruits and vegetables and on plants, then quickly spread to new areas when sent through the mail.

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Thursday 08/16/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

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Thursday 08/09/2018
Why Puerto Rico plays a vital role in agriculture
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 4:37 am

(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

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Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: November 08, 2018 - 3:56 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

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Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:35 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

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