• October 17, 2018

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Pollinator Health 101: 'Schooling' Students Through Hands-On Learning

(NAPSI)—While schools continue to teach reading, writing and arithmetic, the blueprint for educators is shifting as teachers notice the value of hands-on science education. Many schools are bringing science to their own backyards—literally—by developing gardens and pollinator plots, where students can learn about agriculture’s hardest-working insects: pollinators.

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Recent Headlines

Monday 10/01/2018
Technology Breakthroughs Drive Clean Energy Success
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:07 am

(NewsUSA) - Ongoing concerns about reducing carbon emissions and identifying clean energy sources continue to drive demand for clean energy products and support the development of technology that produces them.

Top 5 questions to ask your office manager to go green
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(BPT) - While office managers are often the biggest champions for keeping their offices environmentally friendly, many may not be aware that being eco-friendly now goes far beyond recycling bins and reusable water bottles.

Wednesday 09/26/2018
Invasive Pests Go Postal: How To Keep Them Out Of The Mail
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—If you’re not careful, an innocent trip to the post office could have a devastating impact on U.S. agriculture, economy and natural resources. That’s because invasive pests can easily hide in fruits and vegetables and on plants, then quickly spread to new areas when sent through the mail.

Wednesday 09/05/2018
The cost of failing to modernize public transit [Infographic]
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

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Friday 08/24/2018
Thought You Knew Canned Fish? You Don't Know Mackerel
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Packed in a can like ... mackerel? While tuna and salmon reign as the USA's favorite canned seafoods and sardines have long been known to be convenient and the best health choice, a new fish has been swimming upstream and making a name for itself among seafood lovers.

Tuesday 08/21/2018
Lean In To Learning Outside In Pennsylvania
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—Most people think of learning as something done over a book or, increasingly, a computer, but a number of researchers and educators have come to a different, perhaps surprising conclusion.

Thursday 08/16/2018
Is Your Dinner Contributing to Plastic Pollution in the Ocean?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) Did you know that the choices your local grocery store makes can have a global impact on the environment? From the types and brands of seafood sold to the way foods are packaged and carried out of the store, oceans worldwide are affected by the operations of grocers near you.

Thursday 08/09/2018
Why Puerto Rico plays a vital role in agriculture
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:24 am

(BPT) - For a region the size of Connecticut, Puerto Rico packs a big punch when it comes to its contribution to world agriculture.

Thursday 07/26/2018
New Bedding Line Boasts Recycled Materials
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:09 am

(NewsUSA) - Global interest in socially conscious, eco-friendly products has exploded over the last two decades. Now it extends not only to paper and packaging, but to high-end sectors such as clothing and home goods.

Wednesday 07/18/2018
Research Reveals Recycling Is Increasingly Popular
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(NAPSI)—Here, for a change, is good news about the environment: Americans are recycling their food and beverage cartons more than ever and continue to look to brands to actively help drive the recycling of their products’ packages, according to a new survey.

Thursday 05/24/2018
Plastics in Water, From Your Cup to the Oceans: What to Know
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:12 am

(StatePoint) You may not realize it, but there’s a lot of plastics in water -- both in the water you drink, as well as in rivers, lakes and oceans.

Monday 04/02/2018
5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day
Updated: April 02, 2018 - 3:34 am

(StatePoint) April 22 is Earth Day, an annual opportunity to celebrate the natural world and get involved in short- and long-term efforts to protect the environment. Here are five ways to celebrate.

Wednesday 03/21/2018
Earth Day 101: 6 impactful ways to teach your kids about food waste
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:17 am

(BPT) - America needs to address its food waste problem, and a good place to start is taking steps to teach our children to conserve food.

Monday 03/19/2018
Simple strategies to stay on trend in your garden
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 am

Tuesday 03/13/2018
R&R in the great outdoors: 3 ways to transform your outdoor living space
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:17 am

(BPT) - As Americans increasingly appreciate the therapeutic benefits of nature, they’re putting more thought and effort into creating beautiful, comfortable and functional living areas outside their own homes.

Friday 03/09/2018
Are Your Home Furnishings Good for the Planet and Your Family?
Updated: March 09, 2018 - 3:33 am

(StatePoint) More consumers are interested in selecting products that are good for the planet and their families, than ever before. While many understand what organic food is, confusion still exists when it comes to home furnishings. Simply put, what you bring into your home directly impacts the health and welfare of your family in terms of exposure to chemicals of concern, indoor air quality and comfort.

Monday 02/26/2018
Are hidden leaks damaging your home, boosting water bills and harming the environment?
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:23 am

(BPT) - Home water leaks waste 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10 percent of American homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons of water a day, according to the EPA.

Wednesday 02/21/2018
House hunting? Use this handy checklist before you make the offer
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:21 am

(BPT) - House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the "must have" boxes — appearance, size, price, location — it’s easy to fall in love.

Wednesday 01/31/2018
A great lawn begins with a great engine
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:20 am

(BPT) - As the days grow longer and the snow begins to recede, homeowners will once again venture outdoors to get their yards and lawn into tip-top shape for summer fun. But just like your lawn has been hibernating over the long winter, so too has your lawn mower and other small engines. Even if you properly winterized your mower, there are a few things you’ll need to do to ensure it works like it should. To get there, follow these five steps.

Tuesday 01/30/2018
The beauty of barn doors
Updated: October 17, 2018 - 3:18 am

(BPT) - Barn doors moved out of the farmyard and into the house a long time ago. Recently, however, they have become an even more popular and useful feature in residential design. It’s not hard to see why.

Thursday 10/26/2017
Small Changes in What You Eat Can Make a Big Difference
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) Not everyone is inclined to think about the global impact of their food choices, particularly when they are not in their own kitchens. But experts say that average consumers can learn more about what’s on their plate and how it got there no matter who’s doing the cooking, and use this knowledge to make responsible choices.