Reusable water bottles used to all be made out of plastic, but nowadays consumers are switching over to greener, healthier options made out of glass, stainless steel and even biodegradable materials.
Questions & Answers About Our Environment
The fact that the so-called “tonewoods” (mahogany, rosewood, spruce, ebony) that guitar makers have relied on for almost two centuries are now harder and harder (and much more expensive) to come by has left guitar makers scrambling to support replanting efforts in far flung locales and looking for sustainable alternatives that still imbue their instruments with pleasing tonal characteristics and eye-catching good looks…
Man-made earthquakes are now common across Oklahoma and other parts of the Midwest and South thanks to the surge in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) activity…
Biodegradable plastic made from biomass and even gaseous waste could be a big part of the solution to the growing problem of plastic polluting our land and waterways…
While good old particle board contains formaldehyde that can make you sick, safer alternatives use polyurethane as filler instead. Sealing particle board is another way to minimize exposure to toxic formaldehyde.
Algae blooms and the poisoning of aquatic life are just a few of the problems associated with our overuse of herbicides, pesticides and fertilizer on our farms and in our backyards.
The glow of city lights blotting out stars in the night sky has frustrated many a stargazer, but recent studies have shown that “light pollution”—defined as excess or obtrusive light at night—can actually have serious health effects, including a potential breast cancer link.
Who would have thought that the comfy mattress you’ve been sleeping on for years contains dozens of potentially harmful substances and materials. Luckily for green-minded consumers, though, there’s never been a better time to find a truly “green” mattress.