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5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.

More than just fresh air, time spent outdoors has the power to boost physical and emotional strength

(BPT) - Whether you're taking a stroll in a local park or ambitiously hiking a new trail, being outdoors helps you feel more grounded and connected to nature. But you may not realize the numerous …

Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year

Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.  

5 gift ideas that save energy (and do a world of good)

(BPT) - When checking your holiday list, you’re searching for gifts that inspire joy and delight, and electronic items often fit that description. But what if that gift also happens to have a …

Be water wise in 2023 with smart home improvement ideas

(BPT) - Everyone agrees that water is an important resource, and with the ongoing megadrought paired with increasing costs of water in many cities across the country, water consumption is …

A look at the West's megadrought

Stacker cited data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Water Resources to visualize the current megadrought in the West and its impact on the region.

aspara: Try a Smart Way to Grow Your Garden

(NewsUSA) - Want an easy way to add fresh vegetables and herbs to your diet? Indoor hydroponic grower systems are a great way to eat more healthfully. The advanced technology in today’s …

New findings reveal 7 common recycling myths

(BPT) - While we all might think we’re pretty good recyclers, the reality is most of us could probably do better. To help better understand recycling and turn it into a lifelong habit, the …
Why your next car will probably be electric
(BPT) - Love them, hate them, or don’t really care, electric vehicles are beginning to take over transportation conversations and roadways, and soon, boats and planes. Already, there were 16.5 …
Green Energy Boom Creates New Job Opportunities for Gen Zers. Will They Answer the Call?
(BPT) - A U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) panel discussion recently touted alternative energy adoption as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revitalize manufacturing in the United States. Among …
4 ways to shop eco-friendly clothing for your baby — without breaking the bank
(BPT) - If shopping responsibly for your family is at the top of your priority list, you may have already spent time searching for clothes for your baby or toddler that are better for the …
3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …
How an energy storage system can help you weather power outages and save on utility bills
(BPT) - With rising energy costs and extreme weather becoming almost commonplace, many home and business owners are worrying about everything from being able to afford their utility bills to lengthy power outages. According to an analysis ...
It starts at the top: The C-suite must go green to set the stage for corporate ESG
(BPT) - By Brendan P. Keegan, Chairman, CEO & President of Merchants FleetThe biggest acronym in boardrooms across the U.S. today is ESG — Environmental Social Governance. ESG is a …
Natural Food Storage Containers Can Help Save Money
(TVA) - As food costs continue to rise, many people are seeking creative solutions to stretch their dollars and reduce wasted food. Buying and cooking food in bulk helps save money, as well as …
Be a sustainability superhero with these responsible traveling tips
(BPT) - As people explore the world, they have much to gain, but sometimes whether they realize it or not, their travel can have a negative impact on the places they visit. The need for sustainable …
Simple steps to reduce food waste and protect the planet
(BPT) - Everyone experiences food waste, but the problem is much bigger than your kids not cleaning their plate or a few strawberries going bad in the fridge. In fact, one-third of all food produced …
8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go
(Family Features) If people have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just because something looks clean doesn't mean it actually is. Consider these tips to help ensure you feel at ease both at home and in public spaces.
What hurricane season was like the year you were born
Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stacker summarized the last 100 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic Basin. Read on to learn which years and storms broke records over the last century.
Metros with the most energy-efficient buildings
OhmConnect used the Environmental Protection's Agency's 2022 rankings to identify the metropolitan areas with the greatest number of Energy Star-certified buildings.
These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems
Stacker compiled a list of 10 animals from diverse environments, outlining how each helps sustain its ecosystem.
Our Climate Future: 5 Ways Geothermal Energy Can Help Us Live More Sustainably
(BPT) - Transitioning to renewable energy sources is one way that the U.S. and other nations can help to mitigate climate change. This switch to greener energy can also benefit everyday consumers. …
Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency
(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open …
Sanitation solutions for tiny houses and other nontraditional homes
(BPT) - Since the real estate market started heating up and as the pandemic lingers, alternative housing options are seriously trending. Remote work has opened possibilities for living almost …
Spouting off tips to avoid water waste
(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water consumption by residents. Homeowners are now having to make significant …
One-third of food produced in the US goes to waste—here's how that impacts the environment
OhmConnect cited data from the November 2021 EPA publication From Farm to Kitchen: The Environmental Impacts of U.S. Food Waste to look at the environmental impact of the wasted food, as well as the resources wasted in the lost food's production.
Get Smart About Sustainability: Tips for teaching kids earth-friendly habits
(Family Features) For many parents, their interest in sustainability and earth-friendly living is driven by a desire to create a better world for their children. Here are some ideas for promoting sustainable behaviors this school year.
How smart technology is impacting sustainability
IoT Secure collected interesting facts and statistics about the impact of smart technology on sustainability efforts from industry experts and news reports.   
Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of simple, proactive steps you can take that will save on energy and …
The surprisingly powerful cleaning tool that the pros rely on
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you wonder how professional cleaners get everything so sparkling and …
Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable
(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, you’re playing a critical role in reducing waste in your …
5 things driving interest in EVs
(BPT) - If you think you’ve been seeing more plug-in cars on the road or hybrid vehicles in the carpool lane lately, you are not imagining it. A recent Deloitte report found that high fuel …
Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle America, nature comes to life. Ducks, geese and other birds emerge from a marsh, taking flight into a golden sky, while prairie grasses whisper in the …
Other lifestyle stories

25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America

To help get everyone in the mood for the upcoming holiday season, Stacker compiled a list of some of the most over-the-top Christmas displays across America.

Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption

Stacker used the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International to look at the most public-sector corrupt countries in the world.

Rural Entrepreneurs Report Growing Economic Anxiety

 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data …

6 tips to maximize your giving this season

(BPT) - It’s the season of giving, which means you can make an impact no matter your budget.When money is tight, donating to charities can easily fall to the bottom of your list. But you can …

How Your Holiday Gifts And Cards Get Where They Need To Go

(NAPSI)—The daily operations performed by the U.S. Postal Service depend on a vast network of people that collect, transport, process and deliver the nation’s mail. The Postal Service has nearly …

The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Stacker sourced and analyzed data from the Social Security Administration list of popular baby names in 2021 to find the Top 50 gender-neutral names.  

Highest-paid players in the NBA

You may know which NBA players make the most points, but who makes the most money? Stacker compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid NBA players using Nov. 8, 2022 data from Spotrac.

Tips for Hazard-Free Holidays

(BPT) - The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making memories in the kitchen with your loved ones. Whether you plan on preparing a few family favorites or …

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