July 24, 2013
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Space station research exposing the salty truth of supercritical water transitions

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

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May 29, 2013
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People lie about their health related behaviors: Truth in barcodes

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

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May 29, 2013
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Biking can be cool… unless you’re a teen girl

Research from PhD candidate at Portland State University uncovers an anecdotal truth. It ain’t cool to walk or bike if you are an adolescent girl. Now to find out why. Continue reading

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February 7, 2013
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DNA Fingerprinting Used to Fight Illegal Logging

A new tool to help fight illegal logging could, over time, become a primary weapon used by conservationists. Origin papers can be forged, but DNA tells the truth. Continue reading

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December 27, 2010
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5-Step Guide to Treecycling

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

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August 9, 2010
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How Will Small Businesses Survive Peak Oil?

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

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July 12, 2010
by Reduce
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Is It Really Recyclable?

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

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