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Rather Than Polluting Icy Roadsides With Salt, Scientists Use Recycled Biowaste From Fruit

The U.S. spends $5 billion a year to repair damages to road infrastructure from winter snow and ice control operations and the use of traditional de-icers. Every year, roughly 27 million tons of sodium chloride, commonly known as road salt, is used on U.S. roadways for winter maintenance. The chlorides do not degrade in the […]

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Make your next Christmas tree out of books

A Christmas tree made from the National Union Catalog, built at the Gleeson Library, the University of San Francisco. (Photo: Shawncalhoun [CC BY-SA 3.0]/Wikimedia Commons) My friend Gwen posted a photo yesterday on her social page. The photo was of…

Reusable plastic bags are worse than the single-use bags they were meant to replace

Reusable bags, sometimes called “bags for life,” are all the rage these days for environmentally-conscious consumers looking to cut down on their plastic waste. In certain grocery stores, these bags are even required unless you want to fork over a…