There is a moment when everything changes. Something familiar crosses a boundary and suddenly behaves in new ways. Take water for example. In middle school science class, you probably learned about saturation points when adding salt to a liquid. Or you… Continue reading →
People lie about their health related behaviors. It’s a problem that has long bedeviled health research on issues ranging from diet to exercise to smoking. And it’s not just that we have faulty memories. Many of us stretch the truth to make ourselves seem more virtuous in the eyes of the person in the white coat. That makes drawing conclusions about behaviors that affect health from self-reported records tricky. Continue reading →
As of Dec. 26, Earth911 has collected treecycling information for more than 85 percent of the U.S. population for the nation’s largest Treecycling Directory. Considering the U.S. EPA estimates 20 percent of our municipal solid waste is already organic, it’s worth the time to properly dispose of your tree. So, as you get ready to [...] Continue reading →
Image credit: Food Info From Yahoo to Virgin, big business is waking up to the threat of peak oil. So much so, that Virgin bross Richard Branson believes we should be mobilizing for peak oil as if for war. But what about the little guy? It’s often ass… Continue reading →
One of the most common questions we receive at Earth911 is: “Is Product X recyclable?” If only this could be answered with a “yes” or “no.”
It’s a question asked by consumers, members of the media, manufacturers/retailers and even recyclers on a quest to divert as much waste as possible from landfills.
But the truth is – [...] Continue reading →