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“Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur

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Written by Tina Casey at Clean Technica

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency seems to be making up for lost time when it comes to enforcing the Clean Water Act. That includes closing the door on mountaintop coal mining, also known rather delicately as mountaintop removal. In reality there is nothing delicate about it. The practice Check Out The Rest of ““Clean Coal” Looking More Like a 21st Century Dinosaur” →

Home Energy Savings - A Summary

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Home Energy Savings

Part 7

This is going to be a wrap up of our seven part series on home energy savings. We are hoping that you enjoyed and possibly learned how to quickly and easily make the major systems and potential trouble spots of your homes energy consumption more efficient and eco-friendly in this series on home energy savings.

In part one we discussed the Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – A Summary” →

Home Energy Savings - 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating

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Here are 10 great tips on how to make your water heating system(s) more efficient.
Part 5
Water Heating

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It typically accounts for about 18% of your utility bill. There are four ways to cut your water heating bills:  Use less hot water,  turn down the thermostat on your water heater,   insulate your water heater,  or buy a new, more efficient water heater.

A family of four, each showering for 5 minutes a day, uses 700 gallons of water a week; this is enough for a 3-year supply of drinking water for one person. You can cut that amount in half simply by Check Out The Rest of “Home Energy Savings – 10 Tips To More Efficient Water Heating” →

Recycling - By The Numbers !

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By: Rich Gately

So do you recycle? That is awesome! Hopefully more people will join you on the bandwagon and get their recycling on, too.

It’s true the weak economy has hurt recycling markets just like it has every industry, but things will turn around. And it’s still true that remaking things uses much less energy and resources than fashioning virgin materials into new toys, utensils, cars and houses. But even the most well-meaning greenies can get confused by the different rules that govern plastic recycling. Policies vary according to state, town and recycler, and guidelines can change at any time, so the best advice is to occasionally check with your local service, and ask to stay updated.

In order to make it easier, the vast majority of plastic products are Check Out The Rest of “Recycling – By The Numbers !” →

US Water Use Declines

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U.S. Water Use Declines Despite 30% Population Increase

The U.S. Department of the Interior reports that overall water consumption in the United States has declined in the past 25 years, even though the population has increased 30% and use by individual American households […]

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