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2012-09-04 18:06:44

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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 that then leech into the environment - or could be recycled into new devices. In Europe, there's legislation governing Integrated Waste Management Systems (SIG), however it's not always followed. A new study conducted by the University of...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council. The nonprofit and nonpartisan environmental advocacy group said that $165 billion of food products go uneaten every year, which equals approximately $2,275 per household. The...

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. In an article in the journal Energy Policy, Sandia researcher Jeff Tsao and Harry Saunders of The Breakthrough Institute in Oakland, Calif., predicted in 2010 that the same phenomenon might apply to...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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