Category Archives: Environment

Composting Ashes: Is Ash Good For Compost? – www.gardeningknowhow.com

By Nikki Tilley(Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) “Is ash good for compost? Yes. Since ashes do not contain nitrogen and will not burn plants, they can be useful in the garden, especially in the compost pile. Wood ash compost can … Continue reading

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Trump’s Sellout of American Heritage – by Timothy Egan – NYT

“We can count on this seasonal miracle, healthy fish returning to their birthplaces and then on to the dinner table, so long as the fragile balance of nature remains intact. But with a president who is going after clean air, … Continue reading

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China Hastens the World Toward an Electric-Car Future – by Kieth Bradsher – NYT News

“SHENZHEN, China — There is a powerful reason that automakers worldwide are speeding up their efforts to develop electric vehicles — and that reason is China. Propelled by vast amounts of government money and visions of dominating next-generation technologies, China … Continue reading

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EPA’s Role in ENERGY STAR | About ENERGY STAR | ENERGY STAR .GOV

“EPA’s Role in ENERGY STARThe ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Learn more about EPA’s statutory authority for ENERGY STAR.EPA ensures unbiased credibilityEPA ensures that ENERGY STAR … Continue reading

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How it Works — Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs) | Products | ENERGY STAR .gov

“How it Works — Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWHs)It’s generally easier to move something than to make something. Putting that principle to use, HPWHs use electricity to move heat from one place to another instead of generating heat directly. To … Continue reading

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Climate Shifts Aren’t Limited to the Weather – by Thomas Friedman – NYT

“I have a simple view of governing today: We are in the middle of not one but three climate changes at once to which government must help citizens respond — and Donald Trump doesn’t have a clue and China does.Here … Continue reading

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Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway- Scientists Warn – The New York Times

“From the common barn swallow to the exotic giraffe, thousands of animal species are in precipitous decline, a sign that an irreversible era of mass extinction is underway, new research finds.The study, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National … Continue reading

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Việt Nam willing to join int’l efforts in protecting sea environment – Politics & Laws – Vietnam News

“Viet Nam News Politics & LawsViệt Nam willing to join int’l efforts in protecting sea environmentUpdate: February, 14/2017 “Vice National Assembly Chairwoman Tòng Thị Phóng delivers a speech at the discussion on maritime economic resources at the annual hearing of … Continue reading

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Smog Chokes Delhi, Leaving Residents ‘Cowering by Our Air Purifiers’ – The New York Times

“NEW DELHI — For days, many in Delhi have been living as if under siege, trying to keep the dirty air away from their children and older parents.But it is not easy: Open a window or a door, and the … Continue reading

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Slave Labor on the High Seas – The New York Times

“Shocking revelations about the international fishing industry’s reliance on slave labor have caused many people to question the origin of the shrimp or tuna they eat. The disclosures have also led the United States to take some important new steps … Continue reading

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