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There are a variety of apps for environmental stewardship that help you make smarter choices as a consumer and citizen

EarthTalk: Mobile Apps for Environmental Stewardship

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment? – Mitchell Brown, Troy, MI Not surprisingly, there are thousands of “green” apps out there that make it…

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Water efficiency is the focus with the EPA WaterSense Fix-a-Leak Week

EPA WaterSense Fix-A-Leak Week Raises Awareness, Promotes Water Efficiency

Ample freshwater supplies are critical to American households, businesses, institutions and industry, as well as ecosystems, but they’re increasingly under stress. Fortunately, Americans can do a lot to improve the situation by taking a few simple, inexpensive steps. Aiming to raise awareness and boost water conservation and water efficiency, the EPA WaterSense partnership program is sponsoring and hosting events around the country as part of Fix-A-Leak week.

sustainability starts in our own back yard and spreads across the globe!

Impacting Our Environment with Sustainable Landscaping

By Olive Mcgee “If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” — Lyndon B. Johnson These wise words had little impact on…

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An Uptick in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions as Utilities Use More Coal

Natural gas prices coming off their lows prompted utilities to burn more coal, which in turn led to the first increase in U.S. carbon emissions in three years. Longer term, US greenhouse gas emissions are 10% or more below 2005 levels, a downward trend the U.S. Energy Information Administration forecasts will continue.

e-waste

First Map of World E-Waste Highlights Staggering Extent of Growing Problem

Amid surging demand for smartphones, tablets and other CE devices, worldwide volumes of electronic,, or e-waste are expected to a surge 33% higher by 2017. Producing the world’s first world e-waste map as well as a domestic and transboundary study of e-waste, the Solving the E-Waste Problem Initiative also has some recommendations to address what’s quickly grown to an urgent environmental and health problem in regions around the world.

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Ocean Acidity Rising 10x Faster Than At Any Time in the Past 55 Million Years

Ocean acidification continues to rise at a rate “unprecedented in Earth’s history,” a direct result of past and current increases in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions, posing significant threats to the health and integrity of marine ecosystems and the diverse range of products and services they provide the world over, according to a report produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme,…

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Energy and climate scientists call for a coal moratorium, saying unabated coal is the road to climate catastrophe

Energy, Climate Scientists Call for a Moratorium on Coal-Fired Power Plants

An international group of 27 prominent energy and climate scientists are calling for a moratorium on construction of new coal-fired power plants, a policy they say has become a global imperative if “climate catastrophe” is to be avoided this century. Their call comes amid renewed efforts by coal and power utility lobbies “to portray ‘high efficiency low emissions coal combustion’…

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