Are Electric Cars (and Their Batteries) Safe in Collisions?
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Are Electric Cars (and Their Batteries) Safe in Collisions?

You may have seen videos circulating online of electric cars catching fire during accidents. Are these just rare occurrences, or are electric vehicles and their batteries really more dangerous than their gas car counterparts? The short answer is that electric cars are not more dangerous than traditional gas cars. If anything, they’re actually slightly safer….

5 Documentaries On Climate Change That’ll Serve As A Wake-Up Call
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5 Documentaries On Climate Change That’ll Serve As A Wake-Up Call

Climate change has become the most pressing concern for every individual on earth. Yet, most of us aren’t fully aware of the repercussions that are on their way to affect us all. However, several activists, artists and filmmakers have joined hands with environmentalists to bring climate change in the limelight and instigate change through these…

The Environmental Impact of Hemp – Is Hemp Sustainable?
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The Environmental Impact of Hemp – Is Hemp Sustainable?

One of the most promising sustainable resources is hemp, a hardy and renewable harvest crop that has been farmed by man since 8000 BCE. It has long been an essential crop in America, with the first plantings in Jamestown, Virginia. Everything from textiles to pioneer wagon covers to the Declaration of Independence was created using hemp.   Previous generations…

What Are Microplastics and Why Are They a Concern? (Everything You Need To Know)
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What Are Microplastics and Why Are They a Concern? (Everything You Need To Know)

What Are Microplastics?  Microplastics are plastic debris that measures less than five millimetres, or 0.2 inches, in diameter. These tiny plastic particles have been found in our oceans, soil, and even in the air. According to the United States National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration, microplastics are so small that they move straight through water filtration…

Do All Electric Cars Use the Same ‘Universal’ Plugs and Chargers?
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Do All Electric Cars Use the Same ‘Universal’ Plugs and Chargers?

The world of EVs is rapidly changing, but I’ve done some research and compiled everything I’ve learned about EV charging into this article, up-to-date for 2020.  So, do all electric cars use the same ‘universal’ plugs and chargers? In short, all electric car brands in North America use the same standard plugs for normal-speed charging…

8 Ways to Avoid Microplastics and Why It’s Important
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8 Ways to Avoid Microplastics and Why It’s Important

Microplastics are small pieces or fragments of plastic waste. They are generally classified as any plastic particles that are less than 5mm (0.2in) long. For reference, 5mm is a about the length of a grain of rice. Did you know that the average person consumes 50,000 microplastics per year? Today, we’ll get into the origins…

8 Tips to Create and Maintain an Awesome Eco-Friendly Aquarium
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8 Tips to Create and Maintain an Awesome Eco-Friendly Aquarium

Fishkeeping has been on the rise over the years. An aquarium (and pet fish) are a beautiful addition to any home. So, how can you create and maintain an aquarium is beautiful, yet energy-efficient and eco-friendly? In general, it’s best to be minimalist and simple with the aquarium and fish that you purchase. In this…

The Environmental & Social Effects of E-Waste (With Facts & Statistics)
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The Environmental & Social Effects of E-Waste (With Facts & Statistics)

As you would expect, electronic waste (also known as e-waste) refers to discarded electronic devices. This can include items like cell phones, tablets, computers, TVs, or any other electronics that are no longer needed or used by the owner.  These old electronic items must be disposed of properly to avoid the damaging effects of e-waste…

Solar Power For Beginners: 7 Tips For Making the Switch
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Solar Power For Beginners: 7 Tips For Making the Switch

The use of solar power is on the rise, and it’s not a mystery why. Some people are taking the leap to solar to minimize their carbon footprints. Others are more motivated by the long-term financial savings at stake. Whether you’re opting for solar because of the green earth or the green dollar, it’s a…

Buy or DIY? 7 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Your Family Will Treasure
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Buy or DIY? 7 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas Your Family Will Treasure

Few people know that the first artificial tree for Christmas was made from green goose feathers. Gifts are changing with the times, too, and many unique Christmas gifts can now be customized for someone special in your life! You may be inspired to find more unusual gifts in lieu of dolls and toy guns, but…