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Arguing with a Global Warming Denier? There's An App for That

John Platt, March 01, 2016

Did you ever get into an argument with a global warming denier and wish you had all of the evidence you need to refute his beliefs at the tip of your fingers? Now you can, with the Skeptical Science iPhone app, free from the Skeptical Science website.

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Locavores: Find Free Fruit in Your Neighborhood

John Platt, April 01, 2015

There's a bounty of fruit ripe for the plucking, all within walking distance.

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Mississippi River Gorge Stewards

Patrick Murphy, August 13, 2014

Come volunteer for Friends of the Mississippi's October Event!

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4 Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

John Platt, March 18, 2014

As one of the most energy-intensive devices in your home, it really pays to have an efficient fridge in your kitchen. But what if you can't afford to buy a new one?

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Five Green Devices Every Home Should Have

John Platt, March 18, 2014

You don't have to install huge solar panels on your home or drive a hybrid vehicle to go green.

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The Greenest Products Are The Ones You Don't Buy

John Platt, May 06, 2013

Every product in the world, no matter how green or eco-friendly it says it is, has some sort of impact. Whether it's the production cycle or shipping or energy use, every product has a footprint.But a few products don't have any footprint at all. How is that possible? Easy -- they're borrowed.

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Recycle Your Cell Phone, Plant a Tree

John Platt, May 03, 2013

The United Nations is currently in the middle of a project to plant 1 billion new trees, and one way they hope to accomplish their goal is to turn your old cell phone into a tree.

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How to Choose Cleaning Products without Dangerous Fragrances

John Platt, February 22, 2013

Do your cleaning products have too many unnecessary fragrances added to the mix, and are they causing too much damage to your health?

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Is Your Gaming System An Energy Vampire?

John Platt, September 14, 2012

Did you know that your gaming console can cost you up to $160 a year in energy costs? But that's not always the case. If you by the right system -- and if you use it properly -- you can cut that cost to as low as $3.

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Don't Waste Your Time Stuck in the Snow. Telecommute!

John Platt, January 10, 2012

If the snow is falling, don't warm up your car. Warm up your computer and telecommute.

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