How often do you really need to shower?

Most people think showering once a day is the norm, but there are plenty of people who don’t — and it might be healthier.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Goodbye to cars: Why we should take a good look at Finland’s phone-based mobility system

Helsinki is experimenting with a plan to match people with rides, making cars unnecessary.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Walking or biking to work may make you happier

Workers who took public transportation also reported a larger feeling of emotional satisfaction compared to those who drove.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

mothernaturenetwork:

Could virtual reality convert skeptics into environmentalists?
A new breed of virtual reality games promises to not just teach about the environment, but change people’s behaviors too.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Landfills ingeniously fashioned into beautiful parks

Thanks to some impressive technology and forward-thinking people, there can be glory beyond the garbage.

(Source: fromgrapevine)

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California inches closer to statewide ban on disposable plastic bags

In California, where numerous municipalities have already given single-use plastic bags the boot, lawmakers approve a statewide bag ban.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

How to freeze your summer vegetables so you can enjoy them in the winter

Give variety and lift to cold weather meals by adding in well-preserved summer veggies.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Tired? Take a coffee nap

Studies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

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salvageearthtv:

Recycling Pic of the Day!
Photo courtesy: Melissa Hahn

salvageearthtv:

Recycling Pic of the Day!

Photo courtesy: Melissa Hahn

(Reblogged from tasteforlife)
(Reblogged from tasteforlife)

Beijing straphangers can pay for subway fare by recycling plastic bottles
The Chinese megapolis expands its incentive-based recycling initiative in which reverse vending machines dole out subway credits in exchange for recyclable plastic containers.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

Leaked U.N. report warns of ‘irreversible’ warming

Man-made global warming is already affecting all continents and oceans on Earth, according to the draft report, and the risk of ‘severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts’ is quickly rising worldwide.

(Reblogged from mothernaturenetwork)

mothernaturenetwork:

How extensive is California’s drought? Compare the photos

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ecowatchorg:

NOAA: Ocean Acidification Rises, Marine Economy Sinks

A new study, funded by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), says growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy—largely dependent on the fishing industry.

SEE MORE:

http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/06/noaa-ocean-acidification-marine-economy/

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