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Disposing of Cooking Oil: Safe Options.

  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.

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 Depletion

  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

  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 and Society

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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Plastic Bags : The Ugly Addiction

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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Air Pollution : Causes, Effects and Solutions.

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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Garbage in a landfill stays for abouth 30 years.

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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Household waste: What can and can´t be recycled?

Did you know that the average person in the United States generates around 4.5 pounds of waste every single day? Multiply that by around 300 million, and you can see why garbage has become a serious problem in this country. This is just one reason why recycling is so important. Recycling not only saves valuable

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How Much Wood is Used to Make Paper?

In the United States, the wood used for the manufacture of paper is mainly from small diameter bolts and pulpwood. It is usually measured by the cord or by weight. Although the fiber used in making paper is overwhelmingly wood fiber, a large percentage of other ingredients is needed. Paper is made from a mix

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