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Are Solar Covered Canals California’s Best Solution to Drought?

Across the globe, drought has become one of the most prevalent and critical issues of our times. In the western US, it’s a growing disaster – with California’s 37.1 million people, the largest state population in the country, facing severe drought conditions. In 2022, fifty-eight California counties were given USDA disaster designations. There is no […]

Ways the planet impacts the body

3 Ways the Planet Impacts the Body

When it comes to health, most people focus on their own behaviors and habits. Even when our doctors talk to us, they primarily focus on what we should be doing to keep our bodies in good condition — i.e., eat right, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol, etc. However, there are […]

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Sustainable Lifestyle: Tips to Make it Happen

What is Sustainable Living? Climate change, pollution and water scarcity are the most pressing global concerns we must face. The reason we face these challenges is people across the globe are consuming resources at a rate we can’t keep up with in the long term. This is dangerous not only for the health of the […]

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What Impact Do Wildfires Have On Our Environment?

Wildfires are unexpected disasters typically caused by lightning strikes, human-induced ignition and poorly contained prescribed burns.  Since 2000, nearly 70,072 wildfires have burned seven million acres of land in the United States yearly. As droughts and drier, hotter air becomes more prevalent with increasing climate change, so do wildfire events. California’s 2020 wildfire season was […]

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Building a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

With the effects of climate change being felt more and more with each passing year, we’re quickly reaching a point where people need to change their everyday habits. Though the greatest producers of greenhouse gas emissions are most at fault, everyone around the world needs to learn how to take action and do their part […]

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How to Find and Limit Sneaky Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home

Residents can shrink their carbon footprints by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with their homes. Minimizing local air pollution can enhance ecological conservation and protect community members’ health, whereas inhaling emissions may cause asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Reducing air pollution also enhances climate change prevention measures. You can consciously increase your home’s sustainability […]

Choose Ecofriendly Paints | Tuesday Tip

The risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.

Does Air Pollution Stay in Your Lungs?

We often hear about the world’s problems with air pollution, but what exactly are we breathing in out there and does it stay in our lungs? This week on The Biofriendly Podcast, we separate the smog from the particulate matter, learn more ways to reduce emissions, and is it dangerous to light your farts on fire?

Install ceiling fans | Tuesday Tip

In the winter, use fans on the reverse-direction setting to help circulate warm air down from the ceiling so you won’t have to crank up the heat as high.

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How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient for Winter

As the change in season is fast approaching, and the temperatures begin to drop, your home energy usage will almost certainly increase. This increase is typically caused by residents needing to heat their homes more often, but it is also due to people staying inside and keeping the lights on more as well. Conserving energy […]