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How to recycle your Christmas lights

It doesn’t feel right to put Christmas lights in a trash can. Maybe they’ve stopped working, or maybe you’re replacing incandescent lights with safer, more energy-efficient LEDs. In any case, after brightening so many holiday seasons over the years, it…

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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Maldives applies for crime of ecocide to be added to International Criminal Court jurisdiction

The Maldives has applied to the International Criminal Court at The Hague for the crime of ecocide to be added to it’s jurisdiction. This comes as negotiators meet at the UN Climate Conference in Madrid Spain at COP25. Read more…

Pope Scolds Nations For ‘Weak’ Response To ‘Climate Emergency’

Pope Francis upbraided political leaders for their half-hearted response to the climate crisis Wednesday, suggesting their weak resolve in cutting emissions reveals a lack of political will. In his message to the participants in the COP25 United Nations convention on…

Living near green spaces can help you live longer

It’s no secret that being in nature is good for your health. Something as simple as a walk in the woods boosts your well-being and has benefits from better sleep to lower stress. One study even found that walking in…