(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.
(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.
(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.
(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.
(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.
(BPT) - It’s exciting to live in a time when technology is making everything smarter. Smartphones, smart homes, smart cars and now the talk is all about smart cities.
(NAPSI)—The amount of energy used each year in the United States is almost mind-boggling, with 97.7 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) of energy passing through electrical lines, pipes, roads, rails, water and sky, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). This fast…
(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.
(BPT) - America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food.
(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.
(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet, which often includes food they have grown or raised themselves. Raising a backyard flock helps consumers have more control over the eggs…
(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts…
(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.
(BPT) - House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love.
(BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Eve…
(BPT) - Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why.
(BPT) - (BPT) – As the farming industry faces growing consolidation in the U.S., one might get the impression fewer jobs are now available in agriculture.
(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and us…
(StatePoint) Reducing your energy use at home is a win-win for your wallet and the planet. Not only can it save you money on your bills now, but it could also improve your home’s resale value, if you know which steps to take.
(NAPSI)—From Alaska to Florida, millions of people visit America’s National Forests each year, and with two-thirds of Americans living within 100 miles of a National Forest, these lands truly are “America’s Backyard.”
Many of us are trying to live more sustainable lifestyles by wasting less, recycling more, and purchasing products made with recycled materials. What about our kids at school? Does back-to-school shopping - which doesn’t really end when the kids are back to school - offer an opportunity to t…
(NAPSI)—A combination of the latest weed management recommendations and financial incentives is helping farmers fight tough-to-control and glyphosate-resistant weeds.
(ARA) - Green driving is easier and more important than many people think. It's important because, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, highway vehicles account for 28 percent (1.5 billion tons) of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions each year.