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The Facts on Food Waste

The Facts on Food Waste According to the National Resources Defense Council, America loses up to 40 percent of its food from farm to fork to landfill. This means that Americans are overbuying and underusing food. Food waste comes at a cost. When almost 97 percent of food waste generated in the United States (33 million tons annually) ends up ...

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Top Solar Power Trends in America in 2017

Top Solar Power Trends in America in 2017 Last year, the United States saw solar panel installations dramatically increase. With many benefits, including being better for the environment, solar paneling has recently surged in popularity as 4.1GW of solar photovoltaic cells were installed in the country. This surge also can be attributed to the recent price drop in solar panel ...

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EPA/TCEQ Environmental Regulations Stakeholder Meeting

EPA/TCEQ Environmental Regulations Stakeholder Meeting President Trump’s regulations rollback agenda has apparently made its way to Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently announced an EPA-hosted webinar stakeholder meeting scheduled for April 20. The meeting was hosted by the EPA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and intended to allow concerned parties from industry and small business ...

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Climate change clues revealed by ice sheet collapse

The rapid decline of ancient ice sheets could help scientists predict the impact of modern-day climate and sea-level change, according to research by the universities of Stirling in Scotland and Tromsø in Norway. Ice sheets are massive land-based reservoirs of frozen water. For the first time, scientists have reconstructed in detail the evolution of the last ice sheet that covered ...

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Global warming making oceans more toxic, breaking climate change research shows

Climate change is predicted to cause a series of maladies for world oceans including heating up, acidification, and the loss of oxygen. A newly published study published online in the April 24 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences entitled, “Ocean warming since 1982 has expanded the niche of toxic algal blooms in the North Atlantic and ...

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Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter

Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study. Services are vulnerable to disruptions from both hot and cold weather, with the speed of ambulance response beginning to suffer when the mean daily air temperature drops below 2°C or rises above 20°C. This is thanks, ...

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Huge toxic plume spreading through the Middle East

A fire at a sulfur mine and processing facility near Mosul, Iraq is emitting tremendous quantities of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere for the sixth day in a row. If this fire was a volcano, it would already be among the largest eruptions of 2016. NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites first detected the heat signature of the fire at Al-Mishraq facility ...

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Major tailings dam failure in China’s Henan Province

Major tailings dam failure in China’s Henan Province

Two villages in China’s Henan Province were covered in red mud containing toxic heavy metals after a waste pond dam collapsed on August 8, 2016, releasing 2 million cubic meters of aluminum production byproducts.  The toxic waste pond was located in Dahegou Village, home to around 300 people in Henan’s Luoyang. According to local newspaper reports, the dam wall suddenly broke and ...

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Treasure Coast algal bloom prompts state of emergency, Florida

Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency in Florida’s Martin and St. Lucie counties following the presence of algal blooms in local waterways. The executive order was signed Wednesday, June 29, 2016. It allows state and local governmental agencies to take swift action to mitigate the spread of algal blooms in the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries by redirecting ...

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ULUXUS Launches ULUXUS Link LED Retrofit System for T12 & T8 fixtures

OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The lighting experts at ULUXUS (http://uluxus.com/) have taken to Kickstarter for the launch of their newest solution, the ULUXUS Link LED Retrofit System. The very first solid solution for T12 & T8 fixtures. The ULUXUS Link will work instantly regardless of any ballast type & condition. The campaign begins on May 1 and ...

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