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We’re surrounded by plastic. Think about every piece you touch in a single day: grocery bags, food containers, coffee cup lids, drink bottles, straws for juice boxes — the list goes on and on. Plastic may be convenient, but its success carries a steep price. But where does all this plastic go? We ship some

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There’s a delicate balancing act occurring every day all across the Earth, involving the radiation the planet receives from space and the radiation that’s reflected back out to space. While other planets in Earth’s solar system are either scorching hot or bitterly cold, Earth’s surface has relatively mild, stable temperatures. Earth enjoys these temperatures because

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  Whether you’re deep-frying a turkey, browning some ground beef or frying some bacon, you end up with a lot of used oil to contend with. Some of the best things are made with cooking oil. However, though it is an essential part of making some of the most delicious food, it can be a

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Balloons make people happy, but they also kill wildlife. For years, balloon releases have been used to celebrate events or honor the memory of someone lost. Schools release them during football games, they’re sent floating into the air at running events, and released by crowds of people at weddings, funerals, and memorials. And while those

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  The Ozone layer is a deep blanket in the stratosphere made up of comparatively high concentration of the ozone. As a result of its chemical composition, ozone is regarded as a special type of oxygen as it contains three oxygen molecules (O3) as opposed to the usual two oxygen molecules (O2).   Causes of

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  Acid rain is made up of water droplets that are unusually acidic because of atmospheric pollution, most notably the excessive amounts of sulfur and nitrogen released by cars and industrial processes. It is easily defined as rain, fog, sleet or snow that has been made acidic by pollutants in the air as a result

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Climate change is already affecting the planet and society and will continue to do so for generations to come. The physical and chemical changes of human activities are being felt in natural ecosystems on land and at sea, on farms and ranches, and in cities and suburbs, but the changes are not happening uniformly. Climate

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Overall recycling rates are increasing, but so is our population. More goods are being produced and more natural resources are being used, and many are wasted when we throw things away. We’ve compiled some of the most astonishing recycling facts; some are alarming, and all of them should make us realise that we need to

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Pollution is now a common place term, that our ears are attuned to. By definition, pollution refers to any matter that is “out of place”. In other words, it is what happens when toxins, contaminants, and other harmful products are introduced into an environment, disrupting its normal patterns and functions. Air pollution it occurs when

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Various sources say that the average American generates nearly 5lbs of garbage a day! That’s a lot of garbage. If you’re not currently into recycling then chances are your garbage is going to be in a landfill for a very very long time. The trip for trash starts in your trash can at home, goes

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