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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis on Wednesday signaled the balance he might strike during his highly charged visit this week, telling President Obama and a huge crowd on the South Lawn of the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom while also stressing the “urge...
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Posted by on in Food
Two percent of American's are vegan. Without traditional sources of protein (meat, dairy, etc), where do they get it from? Tofu, a product of unfermented soy curds, is a main source. This bouncy, little, flavorless chunk of legume based extract is as dangerous (apparently) as it is plain. Many healt...
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Posted by on in Recycling
1. The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash every day and about 1.5 tons of solid waste per year. 2. Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill Busch Stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Next time you’re at a sporting event or tailgate, host a trash...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Americans will spend  more than $1.4 billion filling up during their Memorial Day travels, according to an analysis released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The new analysis utilizes newly released data from the American Automotive Association (AAA), which estimated...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
by Brigid Milligan According to the National Geographic Society and the consultancy GlobeScan, Americans lag behind the rest of the world regarding sustainable behavior, but notably don’t feel that bad about it. The fourth annual Greendex report studied 17,000 consumers in 17 countries, asking que...
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Posted by on in Transportation
At long last, America is taking steps to end our dangerous addiction to oil. With two announcements in the same number of weeks, the Obama administration announced plans that will require every new vehicle on the road to go farther on a gallon of gas, reducing the risk of more oil spills and the dan...
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