The Green Wrap-up 30.March, 2013

Exxon pipeline breaks spilling 84,000 gallons of Canadian crude oil near Arkansas lake [VIDEOS] Unfortunately, we now have another example of the large scale disasters oil pipelines create. On Friday, the ExxonMobil Pegasus pipeline, which brings Canadian crude oil from Illinois to Texas, ruptured, leaking at least 80,000 gallons of oil into the Central Arkansas … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 29.March, 2013

Doubling Down on Our Faustian Bargain Humanity is doubling down on its Faustian climate bargain by pumping up fossil fuel particulate and nitrogen pollution. The more the Faustian debt grows, the more unmanageable the eventual consequences will be. Obama’s National Wildlife Conservation Strategy is Vague at Best The Obama Administration’s new strategy to help protect … [Read more…]

6 Ways to Conserve Water and Energy in Your Home

At home, the average American family uses more than 350 gallons of water a day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Being water-conscious and limiting consumption plays an integral role in reducing pollution and saving energy and the world. Not only does water conservation protect our freshwater resources, it can also save money on utility … [Read more…]

Keep Your Pet Safe This Easter Season!

If you have pets at home, you may need to be vigilant about some threats to their health related to your upcoming Easter festivities. Keep Fido and Fluffy safe with some of these facts in mind:   Toxic Easter flowers: Colorful tulips can spruce up your home for spring, and are common Easter gifts. Tulips … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 25.March, 2013

Infographic Shows The Growing Concern of E-Waste With scores of new smartphones and tablets release every quarter, tons of electronic devices are thrown away – and they often wind up filling our landfills and polluting the environment. Electronic waste is a growing concern – over 2.4 million tons of waste was generated by gadgets in … [Read more…]

Easter Pets Make Poor Gifts for Children

If you’re a parent, you may be looking for cute, cuddly things to arrange in a big basket for your child this Easter season. Pet stores and “backyard breeders” will try to convince you that bunnies, chicks and baby ducks make a great Easter gift for a child. While it may seem like something fuzzy … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 24.March, 2013

DOE still has $16.6 billion left in ATVM loan program The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is questioning why Department of Energy (DOE) loan funds are not paying out as planned. The participation hurdle is high, and there’s about $16.6 billion in green vehicle loan appropriations going unused, the GAO found. DIY Recipe: How to … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 23.March, 2013

Earth Hour 2013: Does it really save energy? Earth Hour has been criticized for accomplishing little in the way of saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, but those critiques tend to miss the bigger picture. Earth Hour is intended to raise awareness about climate change. Metair shows off new plug-in car, and battery, in South … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 19.March, 2013

5 Environmentally Friendly Carpet Cleaning Techniques No matter how well you try to keep a carpet clean, you cannot keep it from getting dirty. Cleaning your rugs should not be a big deal, and really it isn’t, until you consider all the chemicals used in carpet cleaning solutions. A small step for plant waste-based fuels … [Read more…]

The Green Wrap-up 18.March, 2013

Climate change could mean seven times as many Katrinas Batten down the hatches, East Coasters: A new study argues that for every 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) of global warming, the U.S. Atlantic seaboard could see up to seven times as many Katrina-sized hurricanes. Chevy Volt, Cadillac ELR could get downsized three-cylinder range extender … [Read more…]