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Too few Americans take advantage of local parks


Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.


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Climate change may mean more smoggy days to come


Climate change could cause many major American cities to experience more days with heavy ozone pollution in the coming decades, a new study predicts.


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Smog’s health effects persist for decades


Air pollution can increase the risk of premature death, even decades later, one of the longest running air pollution studies suggests.


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Electric car charging: The basics you need to know


Each new electric-car driver will have a few things to learn. Check out these tips on how, where, and when to charge up that new plug-in vehicle.


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Why you should be using your dishwasher


The dishwasher has revolutionized cleaning, even though many people still do it by hand. Yet experts all agree on one thing: It’s time to turn to technology, if it’s available to you.


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Poop-powered bus hits British roads


The U.K.’s first poop-powered bus hit the road this week, ferrying fare-paying passengers around parts of south-west England.


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6 ways to repurpose a retired PC


You’ve unboxed your new computer and are a ready to enjoy the faster processor, better display, and shiny new keys – but what do you do with your old computer? Here are six uses for your old computer.


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Conservation with kids


Check out these tips from eco-minded moms on encouraging conservation and reducing waste among the younger set.


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Create a soda bottle rainforest

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Here is a green science project idea that’s sure to put your kid at the head of the class. It’s a rainforest terrarium made from an old soda bottle.


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Recycle those old crayons

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Making something new out of something old is a great way to teach your kids about the power of recycling.


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Farmers market secrets

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Farmers markets are booming this time of year. But before you head off to one there are three insider secrets you’ll want to bring along.


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Beat the heat by keeping your home cool and green

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When the sticky-steamy days of summer heat up, it’s such a relief to crank up the AC, but did you realize that half of all the energy that your home uses is tied to cooling it down?


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8 ways to make your home healthier


Your house’s air quality and the products you use every day can all have an effect on your health and that of your family. Here’s how to make your home a safer and healthier place to live.


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Possible dangers from bacteria in reusable grocery bags


Many consumers are switching over to reusable grocery bags. Unfortunately, there is a down side to using these bags instead of disposable grocery bags.


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Grill the green way this summer

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Summer time and grilling go hand in hand. And keeping things eco-friendly is easier now than ever before. Here are a few green tips to keep in mind this summer.


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What foods should you buy organic?


Karen Cicero asked two staff members at the Environmental Working Group what her organic must-buys should be — and where she can save some money.


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Natural ways to eliminate litter box odor


There are effective ways to rid your home of lingering litter box odors — without having to resort to using any harsh chemicals.


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Car market going electric


According to a recent study, sales of electric cars will skyrocket in the next five years. But in the overall scheme of the global car market, they will still be niche players.


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All natural flu and cold soothers

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Just about everyone seems to be carrying around cough drops and tissues these days. Here are a few homemade remedies that can help you soothe that cough.


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Meet eco-artist Alison Sigethy

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Alison Sigethy is a new breed or artist, often referred to as an eco-artist.


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What’s my carbon footprint?


‘Carbon footprint’ has a simple definition, but for the everyday person, understanding its parts takes some digging.


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What is Earth Day?


For over three decades, Earth Day has been gaining momentum in the environmental movement. Learn more about it here.


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How does composting work?


Composting may seem complicated but Deb Martin, co-author of The Complete Compost Gardening Guide, has some tips on using waste wisely.


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How to make eco-friendly Easter baskets

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Easter baskets are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring, but if you’re not careful, your cute little bunny bin could be anything but a friend to the environment.


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DIY skin care remedies


To keep your skin healthy and radiant, you may be tempted to visit the beauty aisle. But the quickest, most efficient skin care remedies are already in your kitchen.


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Give your office an eco-boost


Whether your take your coffee breaks in your living room or in the corporate kitchen, here are some steps to add eco-awareness to your professional life.


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It’s never been easier to be green


Helping the planet doesn’t have to mean making big changes. These seven no-fuss, nearly instant tweaks to your everyday life will help your family go green the easy way.


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Future fashion: Eco-conscious style


The growing world of planet-friendly clothing will soon have your closet boasting some green along with your old duds. Here’s what you need to know about eco-conscious style.


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3 days to a greener home


A greener household doesn’t happen overnight, but it can happen over three days. Here are three easy green changes to make over 72 hours.


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Getting wise(r) about waste


There are so many small changes that can make a big difference in the amount of waste we create. Green lifestyle expert Sara Snow shares her five best tips for adhering to the adage “Waste not, want not.”


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Stay toasty and save energy this winter


You can’t stop the cold, but you can stop spending so much on your winter energy bill. Try these small changes that will add up to big savings:


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Transform your trash


Jars, paper towel tubes, shoe boxes and detergent bottles are all contenders for a useful second act.


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Everyday chores get greener


Ready to make some eco-friendly changes, but not sure where to begin? Start with the things you do each day: chores!


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