Environment

Better Wash Those Reusable Bags

We know reusable shopping bags are getting more popular, and if plastic bags are banned we’ll doubtless see more reusable bags in use (along with paper bags, but that’s another issue). The trick with reusable bags, however, is to keep them clean. Using the reusable bags for raw meat, poultry and fish may increase the(…)

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Better Wash Those Reusable Bags

We know reusable shopping bags are getting more popular, and if plastic bags are banned we’ll doubtless see more reusable bags in use (along with paper bags, but that’s another issue). The trick with reusable bags, however, is to keep them clean. Using the reusable bags for raw meat, poultry and fish may increase the(…)

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A Little Sewage for the Queen? Oh My!

How would half a billion tons of raw sewage affect a river? Well, ask around in Great Britain. Last Sunday London received a spot of rain, a little over an inch, and suddenly raw sewage erupted as overflow, dumping feces, condoms, industrial chemicals, and more into the Thames. We’re talking about nearly 500,000 tons of(…)

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Joplin Death Toll Now at 141

The Joplin tornado death toll now stands at 141, after three more seriously injured victims died. The massive tornado that devastated Joplin, rated as an F-5, ranks now as the deadliest single tornado in the United States since 1947. Overall, more than 500 people have been killed by tornadoes this spring.

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China Cleaning Up its Act? Yeah, right.

The New York Times ran an article about China’s efforts to get its act together, environmentally speaking. Will it happen? Hardly. In terms of the environment, China leads the world in blatant and rampant destruction of the environment and it is not likely to stop. No country on earth is currently as destructive as China(…)

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