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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.

Toxic Power: Power Plants Are Contaminating Our Air And States
2012-08-10 05:04:43

According to a report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Texas is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired plants.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.