Is Your Hamburger Destroying the Amazon?

Beef Grazing Amazon Deforestation

Beef is not the most environmentally friendly food, as meats go- but things potentially just got a whole lot worse in August of 2016. This is when the US opened up beef imports from Brazil following an earlier import ban …

Renewable Energy from Drinking Water Pipes

Lucid Energy Pipe Turbine

New clean energy sources don’t just come along everyday, but a new technology is combining turbines with gravity fed water pipes to generate hydroelectric power. While traditional hydroelectric energy generation is clean, it usually comes with some environmental impacts from …

Is Your Own Tap Water Cleaner than Bottled Water?

whats in your water

It’s possible. The fact is, cities and states have regulations for water quality, unlike bottled water, which can have higher levels of arsenic, bacteria, and other contaminants*. Recent studies of bottled water commissioned by EWG* have found high levels of …

7 Eco-friendly uses for Hemp

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) has long been associated with the marijuana plant due to its relation and resemblance, however, hemp does not produce the same THC drug as its relative. Still illegal to grow throughout much of the US, this wonder …

Greek Yogurt and its Wasteful Whey Secret

Greek yogurt is revolutionizing the dairy industry with it’s thick creamy texture and high protein, but it also comes at a price. Whey waste. Due to the unexpected popularity and increase in production, a glut of whey is being produced …

Injured Wildlife Rescue – My Baby CA Quail Story

Today I was reminded of some of the unsung heros who are always there for hurt and distressed wildlife. Sure there are those shows on The Discovery Channel and Animal Planet where people are pulling boa constrictors and alligators out …

Sunscreen and the Environment – Coral Reef Damage

With more and more doctors and experts telling us to slather on a shotglass of sunscreen every two hours when at the beach to protect our skin, one must wonder, how much gets washed off in the ocean, and what …

Impact Drugs are Having on the Environment – Marijuana

When thinking about drugs, one doesn’t usually associate an environmental impact with the production or manufacturing process, however, the toll on natural habitat is real. From Marijuana grow operations in our National Forests to prescription drugs in our waterways, modern …

Green Driveway Path Options

Create a green space on your driveway- Do it yourself or professionally installed with so many options! A while back, I wrote about Green Driveways and Paths, which ended up being a pretty popular article. I figured that it would …

Magazine Recycled Paper Content

If you love magazines and catalogs, and haven’t transitioned over to a Kindle or e-reader, then you may be interested to hear about how paper manufacturers and magazines are staying eco-friendly. Or not. While some contain 10-15% recycled content and …

The Gulf Oil Spill is Sad, But How Does It Affect Me?

I am sure many people are uttering these exact words right now when seeing images and news of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in the Gulf. It is really sad, but unless you live along the affected coast or …