by Patti and Doug Wood In neighborhoods across the country, telecom crews are busy installing new wireless antennas on telephone poles and lamp posts in anticipation of the next generation of communication technology, known as 5G. There’s a lot of hype about how this new technology will change our lives, and it certainly may, but not necessarily in the way we want or expect.
How to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation at Home by Emily Courtney Americans are attached to their gadgets, and the tech industry is all too happy to deliver the latest innovations to consumers that clamor for convenience, connection and unlimited mobility. Meanwhile, telecom companies are busy installing fifth-generation (5G) infrastructure designed to take the nation’s communications revolution to a new level.
The Problem With Bottled Water Is the Bottle One million plastic bottles are sold around the world each minute. Most are used for bottled water, and most end up in the trash.
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Out of Control In the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, the 80,000-ton Great Pacific Garbage Patch is growing. Encompassing 600,000 square miles,
Plug Into the Latest Trends Through August in the U.S., automakers sold 36,380 battery electric and plug-in hybrid cars (PHEV), compared to 16,514 by the same time last year. Sales are booming, although it’s not reflected in fairly flat sales of green cars overall. The reason is that hybrid sales are being lost as consumers go fully electric.
Growing Cities Must Add Woodlands The U.S. Forest Service has determined that as the acreage of urban environments more than doubles between 2010 and 2060, green spaces and urban
To help reduce plastic pollution, Belue Farms Natural Market is phasing out the use of plastic grocery bags. Beginning January 1, 2019, the store will no longer use plastic grocery bags; instead, customers can purchase reusable totes, thermal totes or paper bags for $1.99, $9.99, or 10 cents each, respectively, or bring their own bags. The store will also have some recycled shipping boxes available at no cost.
Innovative Uses of Pulp, Paper and Mushrooms by Avery Mack Manufacturers need to protect their products from damage and theft, and also want them to stand out on retail shelves. A common result has been hard-to-open containers relying on excessive cardboard and plastic. Today, more manufacturers are responding to consumer requests for less packaging, making it easier on both people and the planet. Whether shopping online or in a local store, more eco-friendly options are available and they’re worth seeking out.
Home Systems to Purify H2O by Jim Motavalli Americans trust bottled more than tap water, but that confidence might work better if reversed. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) notes that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) monitors tap water for more than 90 contaminants, and it must meet the strict standards of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974. Nationally distributed bottled water, under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, isn’t
Fetal Exposure Leads to Cognitive Difficulties Fetal exposure to air pollution, even at levels considered safe by current standards, has been linked by Dutch researchers