March 20, 2013
by Recycling
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10 Things in Your Backyard You Can Reuse or Recycle

Although backyards may not accumulate as much stuff as garages, many people do acquire plenty of items for the yard like furniture, gardening supplies and other materials.

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October 2, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Cleaning the urban environment with "sustainable backyards"

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Chicago has a great new program to help residents join the city in reducing stormwater pollution cleaning the air, cooling “heat islands,” and improvin… Continue reading

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May 2, 2012
by Reduce
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How to Choose the Right Composting System for You

The EPA estimates that 27 percent of the American waste stream is organic material that can be composted. We all want to help cut that number down to size, but to a beginner, composting can seem downright intimidating. Potential composters are faced with a myriad of challenges, from limited space to lack of free time. [...] Continue reading

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February 23, 2012
by Simon Mui
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Canada’s Pro-Oil Lobbying Efforts: On the Wrong Side of History

Simon Mui, Scientist, Clean Vehicles and Fuels, San Francisco
The European Union failed to achieve a decisive vote today on its Fuels Quality Directive and will need to revisit the issue in June of this yea… Continue reading

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December 3, 2010
by Amy Mall
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One company commits to a cleaner oil and gas waste management system

NRDC is very concerned about the management of toxic waste generated by oil and gas exploration and production. In September, we petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to issue new rules for managing this waste, because the old r… Continue reading

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November 18, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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US homes are right-sizing and greening

The median size of a new single-family home in the US was around 2300 square feet in 2007, and crept up to around 2500 by 2008.  But today the median home size has dropped to 2100 square feet, writes Cindy Perlman in USA Today. 
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