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2012-09-04 18:06:44

When a device such as a cell phone, computer, or refrigerator breaks, so many of us just think to take it out with the trash. What's not considered is the hazardous materials inside the devices.

Food Waste In America Astronomical
2012-08-23 13:33:12

Go to your refrigerator. Now take almost half the food out and throw it in the trash. That’s what the typical American does, wasting up to 40 percent of the nation’s food supply.

More Efficient Lighting Increased More Light Consumption
2012-08-06 18:17:38

Two researchers have reprised in the journal Energy Policy their groundbreaking finding that improvements in lighting — from candles to gas lamps to electric bulbs — historically have led to increased light consumption rather than lower overall energy use by society.


Word of the Day
abactinal
  • Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal.
The word 'abactinal' comes from a Greek root meaning 'ray' and a Latin prefix meaning 'away'.
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