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Cut your driving by a quarter

Nov 28, 2010
If everyone in the country cut their driving by a quarter, total U.S. emissions would fall by 5.5 percent. Vehicles account for just over half o...
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Buy electric vehicles

Nov 27, 2010
It's cool that cars can burn clean solar or wind power instead of dirty fossil fuels. And they are super fun!...
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Stop using single-use plastics

Nov 27, 2010
Plastics pose a significant threat to our oceans and planet. Part of the problem is plastic itself. They very qualities that make it an adaptable...
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Keep track of your energy use with a home energy monitor

Nov 27, 2010
Building your own power monitor isn't too tough and can save money and electricity. Phil Torrone and Limor Fried wanted to measure their household...
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Eat less meat

Nov 27, 2010
Animal feed uses up most of the grain produced in the country, and not very efficiently. All that grain protein could feed people, instead! Meat...
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Sparkle longer with LED Holiday Lights

Nov 27, 2010
Consider using LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights in place of incandescent lights to decorate homes and Christmas trees. Longer lasting L...
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Cook efficiently

Nov 27, 2010
For meals, serve organic and locally grown foods as often as possible. Do not preheat your oven. It wastes significant amounts of energy. Instead,...
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Do a home energy audit

Nov 27, 2010
A home energy audit is the first step in figuring out how you can reduce your energy consumption and your energy bills. Sure, it sounds a little...
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Don't blindly trust food-use expiration dates

Nov 27, 2010
There's a fair amount of caution built into expiration dates. Food makers must account for close to the worst-case-scenario when setting those...
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Plant an ocean-friendly garden

Nov 27, 2010
Runoff from residential landscapes affects the quality of our oceans. The sediment in water reduces clarity; nutrients increase algae populations...
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The secret life of a food stamp

Your article makes a lot of sense. Without the help of food stamps these people that are spending money at Walmart would be on the streets,...

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What 1717 means: your trolley number guess

I have no idea what 1717 refers to but I do know Marketplace is always great to listen to! Keep going...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...