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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...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Unfortunately, that's not all the report had to say about the Lone Star State. Texas also ranked 10th in toxic air pollution from the electric sector, emitting nearly 10.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. This...

Cleanest, Most Polluted Beaches Revealed
2012-06-28 09:48:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Even though the number of contamination-related closing and advisory days at beaches in the United States decreased 3% from last year, pollution levels at these summer getaway spots were still at their third highest level over the past 22 years, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) claims in a new report. The "Testing the Waters" study, which was released on Wednesday, analyzed data from 3,000 beaches nationwide and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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