Biofriendly steps to help curb pollution

  Image by biofriendly I don’t know about you, but I am one of those people who would rather walk the extra few feet to a trash can to throw something away than just pollute by dropping it on the ground.  I just can’t, with a good conscience, throw trash on the ground.  I mean […]

Boy Scouts and Environmental Preservation

  Image by Jason Pratt For any of you who used to be a boy scout or have kids who are boy scouts, you know the Boy Scouts of America believe “that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society”.  They also consider it one of their aims to […]

Green BBQing: Gas or Charcoal

Image by mache I know it’s a little early in the year to be pulling out the BBQs (unless you live somewhere like California or Florida), but none-the-less, green BBQing is something you might want to think about before you dust off the ole’ barbie (sorry, too many friends from Australia).  But, which is considered […]

Don’t forget to recycle your batteries

  Image by moria When it comes to the subject of recycling, I don’t know about you, but I usually think of recycling aluminum cans, recycling plastic bottles/bags, recycling clothes by donating them rather than throwing them away, etc.  One thing I don’t always think about is recycling batteries. I’m not just talking about car […]

Holiday giving the biofriendly way

  Image by daleonsouth If you have kids, like me, you probably have made a list with them of all the things they want for the holidays.  But have you made a list of all the things they can give?  That’s what our family is doing this year.  Since we don’t have a lot of money […]

Coal-fired power plants going clean and green

  Image by Daniel Leininger I have to be honest, the whole idea of clean coal just didn’t make sense to me.  How can you make coal clean?  What is clean coal technology anyway?  Well, for starters, Wikipedia defines clean coal technology as “an umbrella term used in the promotion of the use of coal as […]

Southern California beach suffers from man-made pollution

  Image by biofriendly What would you think if you took your family to your local beach, walked down to the water’s edge and found the water filled with man-made pollution?  And I don’t mean just a few pieces of garbage, I mean littered with plastic bottles, styrofoam cups, cans, papers, plastic bags, food, wrappers, […]

Are cruise ships the next big industry to go green?

  Image by biofriendly Cruise ships and the idea of going on a cruise have always appealed to me – even despite the thought of being out in the ocean with no sight of land, trees or green grass sometimes for days. Then the appeal became even more predominant in the sixth grade when I […]

Which does more harm, drought or acid rain?

  Image by Brian Hursey It’s a good question – which do you think does more harm to the environment?  Drought or acid rain?  In actuality, it could be a toss up between the two – and one sometimes does have an effect on the other. According to the U.S. Drought monitor there are quite […]

Acid Rain and the Coastal Consequence

We are reminded every day of the negative effects of air pollution, global warming and toxic emissions from this, that and the other. They affect our health, environmental sustainability and our hip pocket. Another victim of air pollution is our coastal waters and the marine life that inhabit them. An article from Science Daily outlines […]