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I can't compost. What should I do with my leftover coffee grounds?

Aug 25, 2010
In response to Wednesday's story on the problems with coffee cups and K-cups, listener Richard Johnston from New York, sent in this question:...
Posted In: coffee, coffee grounds, compost, Environment, environmentally friendly
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How can I make my morning coffee more environmentally friendly? 5 tips.

Aug 24, 2010
I love my morning coffee. Love love. I also love my mid-morning coffee. And my afternoon time coffee. I'm in good company. The US consumes...
Posted In: brew, coffee, cup, Environment, joe, paper cups, recycle, sustainbility
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Should you have to pay if you don't recycle?

Aug 23, 2010
**Easy Answer: Cleveland thinks so. **...
Posted In: recycle, recycling, RFID, technology, trash
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I'm freaked out about bedbugs. Can I safely buy second hand furniture?

Aug 20, 2010
Easy Answer: You can. You just need to be diligent. And don't pick up that couch you find on the street....
Posted In: bed bugs, bedbugs, furniture, recycling, second hand
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What are bedbugs? Is there a good way to kill them without using harsh chemicals?

Aug 19, 2010
Easy Answer: Bedbugs are vampires of the insect world. They feed on human blood. And there are ways to kill them without pesticides--but it might...
Posted In: bed bugs, bedbugs, chemicals, Environment, kill, pest, pest control, pesticide
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Are wind turbines really that bad for birds?

Aug 17, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Somewhere between 58,000 and 440,000 birds each year die because of wind turbines....
Posted In: bird, birds, energy, Environment, wind, wind energy, wind turbines
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The city of San Francisco has released a list of approved "green products". What's on it?

Aug 17, 2010
San Francisco has just released a list of products--from office supplies to hand sanitizers--that it considers good for the environment. The city...
Posted In: Environment, environmentally friendly, Food, green, green list, green products, list, San Francisco
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I live in an apartment. Can I still compost?

Aug 12, 2010
Easy Answer: Yup. Especially if you're willing to make nice with worms....
Posted In: compost, recycle, waste, worms
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If your community picked up your trash less often, would you create less trash?

Aug 11, 2010
Easy Answer: The city of Seattle might try to find out....
Posted In: collection, compost, recycle, recycling, Seattle, trash

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