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Why Small Businesses Should Consider Eco-Friendly Custom Apparel
In this article we’ll explore why small enterprises should consider incorporating eco-friendly custom apparel into their branding and operational strategies.
Plant the right tree in the right place with help from UF/IFAS
Homeowners, business owners and others can plant the right tree in the right place in cities and suburbs with help from a newly relaunched website from University of Florida scientists. …
Orlando, FL.
Report grades four Florida cities for energy efficiency efforts
Orlando earned an overall score of 96 out of a potential 250 points. Community-wide initiatives netted 20 points; building code policies scored 22.5 points; transportation policies tallied 18.5 points; community energy infrastructure received 24 points; and local government policies scored 11 points.
The Calusa golf course has become a de facto wildlife refuge and significant bird rookery in urban Miami.
On idled Florida golf courses, nature stages a comeback
Some Florida communities owe their very existence to golf. Sarasota is one, and The Villages is another. The Naples area is so linked to the links that it currently boasts the most golf courses per capita in the nation.
The Best Echinacea Companion Plants for Attracting Pollinators
In this guide, we'll explore the best Echinacea companion plants for attracting pollinators. Read on to learn more!

La Niña is coming, raising the chances of a dangerous Atlantic hurricane season – an atmospheric scientist explains this climate phenomenon

One of the big contributors to the record-breaking global temperatures over the past year – El Niño – is nearly gone, and its opposite, La Niña, is on the way. Whether that’s a relief or not depends in part on where you live. …

Why US offshore wind power is struggling – the good, the bad and the opportunity

America’s first large-scale offshore wind farms began sending power to the Northeast in early 2024, but a wave of wind farm project cancellations and rising costs have left many people with doubts about the industry’s future in the U.S. ...

Houston area’s flood problems offer lessons for cities trying to adapt to a changing climate

Scenes from the Houston area looked like the aftermath of a hurricane in early May after a series of powerful storms flooded highways and neighborhoods and sent rivers over their banks north of the city. …

Defend your flock: 4 tips for backyard bird owners

(BPT) - Raising backyard chickens has become increasingly popular, and an estimated 10.6 million U.S. households — from city dwellers to rural residents — own poultry. However, many of …

5 simple ways to save 'green' by going green at home

(BPT) - With rising energy costs and an increasing awareness of homeowners' environmental impact, creating a greener home isn't just a trend — it's a responsible choice for both your wallet and …

Lawn and beyond: The powerful benefits of natural turfgrass

(BPT) - Healthy, natural turfgrass is more than just a pleasing addition to your yard and home’s curb appeal. Natural turfgrass is among the most resilient plant materials and provides many …

Why can’t we throw all our trash into a volcano and burn it up?

It’s true that lava is hot enough to burn up some of our trash. When Kilauea erupted on the Big island of Hawaii in 2018, the lava flows were hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,100 Celsius). That’s hotter than the surface of the planet Venus, and hot enough to melt many rocks. …

Transform Your Home and the Planet: Mercury Insurance Offers Eco-Friendly Home Solutions This Earth Month

(BPT) - In these economically and environmentally challenging times, the cost of running a home is rising just as swiftly as interest rates. The costs associated with maintaining our homes are …
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How bird flu virus fragments get into milk sold in stores, and what the spread of H5N1 in cows means for the dairy industry and milk drinkers
The discovery of fragments of avian flu virus in about 20% of milk samples from stores in initial testing across the U.S. suggests that the H5N1 virus may be more widespread in U.S. dairy cattle than previously realized. …
During the 2024 eclipse, biologists like us want to find out how birds will respond to darkness in the middle of the day
The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, coincides with an exciting time for wild birds. Local birds are singing for mates and fighting for territories as they gear up for their once-a-year chance to breed. …
America’s green manufacturing boom, from EV batteries to solar panel production, isn’t powered by renewable energy − yet
Renewable energy provides about 20% of U.S. electricity. AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez Panasonic’s new US$4 billion battery factory in De Soto, Kansas, is designed to be a model of sustainability …
Who are today’s climate activists? Dispelling 3 big myths for Earth Month
Climate rallies, like this one in New York City in 2022, draw activists of all ages. AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe As Earth Month 2024 gets underway, climate activists around the world are planning …
Female mosquitoes rely on one another to choose the best breeding sites − and with the arrival of spring, they’re already on the hunt
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, one of the most common species in the U.S., love everything about humans. They love our body heat and odors, which enable them to find us. They love to feed on our blood to make their eggs mature. …

National Grid: Improving Jobs with the Clean Energy Transition

Doing well by doing good: Many New Yorkers may soon find good jobs in the clean energy sector.
(NAPSI)—Addressing climate change is an all-hands-on-deck undertaking. It requires a smarter, stronger, and cleaner energy grid that provides affordable, reliable power when and where people need …

100% Grass-Fed Organic Dairy Benefits Consumers, Environment, Cows and Family Farms

(Family Features) While the difference between dairy alternatives such as oat, almond and other nut milks is easier to decipher, choosing between organic dairy varieties can be more difficult.

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips

3 Reasons to Ditch Your Laundry Detergent for Eco Strips
(NewsUSA) - The laundry industry would have you believe that in order to get brilliant, clean laundry, you need to use powders, liquids and pods that are diluted with water, and come in bulky, …

4 ways the latest tech can boost your spring home projects

(BPT) - Spring is all about renewal — whether that means cleaning and organizing your house, or making improvements that enhance your home's efficiency and security. Thanks to the latest …
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The 2024 Arizona Voters’ Agenda illuminates voters’ priorities and big questions for candidates.
Arizona Voters Agree On Key Issues
(NAPSI)—There could be good news for many Arizonans concerned about the future of the country and their state in these contentious times. Center for the Future of Arizona’s (CFA) statewide survey …
States with the biggest mental health care deserts
ADHD Advisor used data from the Health Resources & Services Administration to map and analyze mental health provider shortages across the U.S.
Even where abortion is legal, there are high barriers to obtaining one while in jail
The Marshall Project reports on jail policies in 13 states that found vague, confusing or nonexistent guidelines and major hurdles to obtaining an abortion.
How access to affordable housing impacts public health
Foothold Technology used data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to explore how access to housing impacts health, and vice versa.
From content creation to companionship, here's how people say they hope to use AI
Verbit analyzed Microsoft survey data, released this year, to see how excited people around the world are about AI and what they hope to use it for.