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Earth Volunteers Wanted Since 1971, EarthWatch has sent more than 32,000 of its EarthCorps volunteers to assist scientists and scholars who are researching critical environmental issues. For travelers looking for more than just a regular vacation, an eco-trip such as this might be just the thing. This year alone, the nonprofit organization will send more […]

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Environmentalists Are Efficiency Experts It’s not easy to find a bright side to America’s current economic downturn, but the environment may be one beneficiary. “The recession is only going to accelerate the trend toward environmental consumerism,” said Jacquelyn Ottman, a New York City-based environmental marketing consultant. “Many environmental business issues deal with managing resources more […]

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Environmental Group Connects Resources In 1988, a group of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed a small message in Greenpeace’s magazine asking if anyone would be interested in forming a student-based environmental coalition. Students from more than 200 U.S. campuses replied. Today, the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) has more than […]

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public affairs

Environment At Heart Of Art Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit group helping economically depressed artists generate sales from products created with local materials, also ensures the environment benefits from its endeavors. The organization’s first project, started in Honduras more than a decade ago, involved recycling corn husks that even the pigs wouldn’t eat, said President […]

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Earth News

KTAO A Leader In Solar Power A New Mexico radio station is using sunshine to increase its listening audience tenfold… and in doing so has become the nation’s only radio station transmitting solely on solar power. Thanks to its solar boost, KTAO-FM, located in the resort community of Taos, can now tap an additional audience […]

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Waste Management Solutions From dead chickens to old potatoes to crab scraps — if a smelly material is causing problems, Will Brinton has a recipe to make it go away. Brinton, president and founder of Woods End Research Laboratory in Mount Vernon, Maine, is developing new methods to compost animal and vegetable garbage that decomposes […]

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Waste Management Can Minimize Need For Disposal Recycling is an important part of the environmental movement, and people everywhere are accomplishing more and more of it as public awareness continues to grow. But there is a new effort under way in the recycling world – one that requires more thought than action. It’s called precycling. It […]

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Technology Improves Water Management A revolutionary watering system that can save up to 60 percent in water costs for park systems and golf courses continues to grow in popularity — just as awareness of water use continues to grow in the American mind. By using computers to determine just how much water different sections of […]

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Paper Recycling Makes Dollars and Sense In 1976, Alan Davis wanted to print an annual report on recycled paper, but had a difficult time finding a supply of it. So he switched careers and started a recycled paper company. Today, the Conservatree Paper Co. is the country’s only paper wholesaler to distribute strictly recycled paper. […]

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Save The Rainforest Some people proudly wear buttons proclaiming, “Save the Rainforest.” Now they can also wear buttons that actually do help save the rainforest. Thanks to an ongoing program that links human needs with conservation practices, tagua nuts from South American rainforests are being used to make ivory-like buttons for more than 30 clothing […]

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