With a title like “plant-based,” it’s easy to assume a product is good for the environment. But that’s not always the case. Synthetic meat is a prime example. The production of “plant-based” meats creates five times more emissions than just eating the raw legumes and vegetables in some of the...

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Public utility officials are turning to some unlikely sources to address tap water problems: the gutter and the toilet.  While the idea of drinking sewer water is enough to make one's stomach churn, some experts believe reclaiming used water may be vital to keep a growing population hydrated. Here are five...

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America’s failing tap water infrastructure could be receiving some much-needed help. More than $55 billion of the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will go toward improving tap water infrastructure throughout the country. The bill, which passed the House and Senate, is expected to be signed into law by President...

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There is plastic trash in the ocean, but it is certainly not the only trash that finds its way into the sea. As much as 40 percent of the trash in the ocean is something other than plastic: glass, aluminum, cigarettes, or other items that were improperly disposed of.  Of the...

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Cows often field a lot of blame for climate change. The environmentalist movement has encouraged people to go vegan to stop climate change. While cows do pass (greenhouse) gas, their role in the big picture of climate change is actually quite small. All American livestock are responsible for just one...

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In recent years, new companies have started selling water in cartons instead of aluminum cans or plastic bottles, often while claiming this alternative packaging is superior on environmental grounds. The company Boxed Water Is Better touts its environmental credentials and claims that cartons are the eco-friendly alternative to plastic, glass, or...

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One would think that banning plastic would guarantee less plastic waste, right? That’s not actually the case. Studies have shown that plastic bans are sometimes ineffective and can even make some problems worse.  One such study, conducted by researchers from the Australian National University, found that a ban on plastic bags...

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It can be difficult to comprehend just how much more impact China has on the environment than the rest of the world, but a recent report helps put things in perspective. According to the report from Bloomberg, China is responsible for the same amount of carbon dioxide emissions as the next...

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Foods labeled as organic are often marketed as eco-friendly options, but organic food production is anything but eco-friendly. Organic foods are supposed to be grown without the use of pesticides, but pesticides help farmers grow food more efficiently, with fewer plants yielding more food.  When organic foods are grown without pesticides,...

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Many Americans understand that shifting our economy to a net-zero carbon standard would not be free. But many probably don’t understand just how much it could cost us as individuals. A new report from Bjorn Lonborg, an environmental advocate writing in the Wall Street Journal, reveals that environmentalists have been drastically...

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