Tuesday, October 13, 2015
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Will Hawaii Be the First State to Go 100% Renewable Energy?

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Renewable Energy There’s plenty of wind on Maui, where these turbines are providing power to the state which plans to go all-renewable by 2040. Islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, especially rising sea levels. So maybe it’s no surprise that Hawaii is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the U.S. to be ... Read More »

Organic Farms vs. Fracking

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Organic Farms Nearby oil and gas drilling is one of many threats to organic farms and their crop integrity. Currently, 11 percent (2,140 of 19,515 total) of all U.S. organic farms share a watershed with active oil and gas drilling. Additionally, this percentage could rise up to 31 percent if unconventional oil and gas drilling continues to grow. Organic farms represent something pure for citizens around ... Read More »

5 Ways Vertical Farms Are Changing the Way We Grow Food

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Vertical Farms The Vertical Harvest farm is a three-story hydroponic greenhouse on a 30 foot by 150 foot plot of land in Jackson, Wyoming. The company is capable of producing more than 37,000 pounds of greens, 4,400 pounds of herbs and 44,000 pounds of tomatoes. No soil? No problem. From Japan to Jackson, Wyoming, plucking fresh lettuce is as easy as looking up. Vertical ... Read More »

Millennials Drive Sustainable Food Practices at Fast-Casual Restaurants

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Sustainable Food Millennial diners are moving away from traditional fast food towards healthier, more sustainable fast casual options. Earlier this year McDonald’s announced that its CEO Don Thompson was stepping down after one of the iconic burger chain’s worst years on record. The very next day, Shake Shack, a scrappy young burger cart turned global restaurant chain with something of a ... Read More »

Beer You Should Drink If You Care About the Climate


Beer It’s good to know that conscientious breweries are taking action for the planet. Two dozen breweries announced that they’ve signed the Climate Declaration, “a business call to action that urges policymakers to seize the economic opportunity of tackling climate change.” The 24 signatories come from all across the U.S. (plus Ireland) and range from microbreweries to major international brands. The Climate Declaration, which ... Read More »

Clever Video Encourages Americans to Join Renewable Energy Revolution

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Renewable Energy Nuclear energy is a dirty and dangerous distraction from real solutions like wind and solar. Nuclear energy doesn’t produce the same climate change-driving carbon emissions as burning fossil fuels. That’s led to it being touted as a “clean energy” solution. But when a tsunami, triggered by a major earthquake, hit the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan four years ... Read More »

6 Common Food Additives Used in the U.S. That Are Banned in Other Countries

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Food Addtives Many food additives approved for use in the U.S. are banned in other countries. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the use of food additives like preservatives, colors, sweeteners, fat replacers, emulsifiers and other ingredients added to food to maintain or improve safety, freshness, nutritional value, taste, texture and appearance. Food additives can be direct (those added ... Read More »

North West Waste Consultants Ltd. (Recycling)


Recycling WhosGreenOnline.com would like to welcome North West Waste Consultants Ltd. to our Family of Green, Environmental friendly Companies and Services around the World. North West Waste Consultants was set up in 2009 by Warren Aspinall, with the view to help local and national companies reduce their landfill and general waste costs, ensuring higher rebates are paid for recyclables and ... Read More »

5 Environmental Documentaries Worth the Watch

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Environmental Documentaries Although the effects of climate change and various other environmental issues have so obviously been looming over us for years, many still do not understand the very real and harmful implications of it. To combat this, a proliferation of documentaries have been made in recent years to showcase these consequences. With visual evidence, perhaps we will be able to take this threat a ... Read More »

Drought Spurs California to Build Largest Desalination Plant in the West

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Desalination Plant When the Carlsbad Desalination Project is completed this fall, it will be the largest desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. Hobson discussed desalination as a solution to the drought with David Jassby, assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of California, Riverside and Sandy Kerl of the San Diego County Water Authority. There are currently 13 desalination projects under ... Read More »

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