Displaying items by tag: EcoBriefs

Research-Proven DIY Sanitizers That Work
Virus-Free Hands and Home, Image: kasarp studio/Shutterstock.com When we’re out and about, if we can’t use a sink and soap to ward off the COVID-19 coronavirus, a hand sanitizer can work, advises the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) —as long as it’s...

Tips for Plant-Based Living
Eating Greener, Image: Nina Firsoval/Shutterstock.com Eating more fruits and vegetables as part of a plant-based diet is catching on. In 2019, more than one third of Americans said...

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Tips for Toxin-Free House Cleaning
Sustainable Scrubbing, Image:  New Africa/Shutterstock.com Cleaning the house shouldn’t be a health hazard, yet studies have linked many popular cleaning products to asthma and other respiratory ills, developmental problems in young children and...

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New York State Bans Plastic Bags
Bagging It, Image: Bogdan Sonjachnyj f/Shutterstock.com On Earth Day, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags in...

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Artificial Light Tied to Inflammation
Fluorescent Findings, Image: koosen/Shutterstock.com Fluorescent lighting is one of the most common sources of artificial light, but new research from Texas State University suggests there may be unexpected...

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Tectonic Activity Shakes Geologists
Moon Rocks, Image: taffpixture/shutterstock.com Long considered to be geologically inactive, our 4.6-billion-year-old moon is showing signs of tectonic activity via seismometers deployed between...

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Catching Some Rays on the Water
Floating Solar, Image:  PowerUp/Shutterstock.com Solar panels currently generate only about 1 percent of our nation’s energy needs, but new research from the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows that installation of...

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Farmers Responding to Climate Change
Hot Topic , Image: nd3000v/Shutterstock.com Climate change has inspired farmers to turn to regenerative agriculture, which pulls carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and stores it in their soil. Regenerative agriculture...

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Natural Approaches Help Prevent Harmful Runoff
by Darla Nagel

Keeping Our Lakes Safe, Image: Harmful algal blooms are a growing problem in the Great Lakes, blocking sunlight and consuming oxygen needed for plant and fish species to...

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