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What are the most effective things I can do to reduce the amount of energy I use?

by Adriene Hill Sep 21, 2010
A new study from researchers at Columbia found that a lot of people are pretty confused about the actions they can take to save energy. When asked...
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Are half-and-half cups recyclable?

by Adriene Hill Sep 10, 2010
Easy Answer: No....
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What are the chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products? How safe is my nail polish?

by Adriene Hill Sep 8, 2010
There are hundreds of chemicals in beauty products--some of which are bad for you and bad for the environment....
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Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

by Adriene Hill Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
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Is canning safe? How do I do it? We've got a step-by-step slideshow!

by Adriene Hill Sep 2, 2010
Maybe it's the bounty at our local farmers' markets, maybe it's the desire for a comfort-hobby. Whatever the reason, we and our friends over at NPR...
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Does wine packaging matter when it comes to the environment?

by Adriene Hill Sep 1, 2010
Easy Answer: Yes. Wine-in-the-box may be your best choice....
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What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

by Adriene Hill Aug 31, 2010
When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...

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Should cars get grades on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions? Would a grade make you think differently about buying a new car?

by Adriene Hill Aug 30, 2010
Easy Answer: The EPA has proposed new labels for cars that include a letter grade for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions. The grading scale...
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How can we repurpose dead malls and big box stores?

by Adriene Hill Aug 26, 2010
I did a story about Costco's decision to lease out space at a couple malls around the country. (Listen here.) It got me wondering about other, l...
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What's the most environmentally friendly pet? What's the least environmentally friendly pet?

by Adriene Hill Aug 25, 2010
Easy Answer: If you consider energy consumption, the humble goldfish takes the top spot. Big dogs are the worst....

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