(NAPSI)—Runoff of agricultural fertilizers into streams, rivers and watersheds is a major environmental concern, but U.S. farmers are aggressively adopting more environmentally sound crop production methods and technologies that address this problem.
(BPT) - With the onset of cooler weather, now is the ideal time for homeowners to consider the efficiency of their heating systems. Drafts, gaps and poor insulation throughout the building envelope can significantly contribute to the efficiency of a home’s heating system, the comfort of occupants and the household budget.
(StatePoint) There’s nothing like spending time outdoors in the woods. With some simple steps, you can make your woodlands a paradise for flora and fauna by creating a space for wildlife to thrive.
(StatePoint) October, which is Energy Action Month, is a great time to learn more about how your home uses energy. By making more energy efficient choices, you can increase the comfort of your home, reduce your energy bills, breathe healthier air indoors and help the environment.
(NewsUSA) - Recycling plastic water bottles is great, but, unfortunately, many of these bottles don't make it to the recycling bin, and end up in landfills instead. Alkame Water is addressing this problem and is making it easier to "think green" when buying bottled water. Their patented new water bottle is designed to be biodegradable in landfills as well as recyclable with other plastics.
(NAPSI)—Just about every American farm family includes an unsung hero: the “farm mom.” Doing everything from keeping the books to combining the fields, 30 percent of today’s primary farm operators are women. They grow our food, our economy and our way of life—while also growing the next generation. The America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest recognizes these amazing women.
(StatePoint) Recycling is crucial to running a green home. It’s also an easy and effective way to reduce your weekly contribution to the local landfill.
(NAPSI)—Here’s good news, for a change, about our environment: Americans have more than tripled the amount of materials they recycled in the 1980s—more than a third of the country’s household waste—thanks to technological advances by the waste industry that collects, sorts and processes America’s recyclables.
(NewsUSA) - Some engineering experts believe mechanical engineers are advocates for international sustainability. At the very least, while some fully embrace and others cautiously test the waters, a sustainable consciousness is surfacing in the occupation.