We Depend On Plastic. Now, We’re Drowning in It.

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Planet or Plastic? is National Geographic’s multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic trash crisis. Visit their pages often to learn more, find out what you can do to reduce your own single-use plastics and take your pledge.

photo: NatGeo plastic floating just under the water's surface

Once a completely natural product, much of today’s plastic is man-made and largely dependent upon fossil fuels. From polymers to nurdles, learn how plastic is created and what we can

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How dairy processors can reduce water waste

How dairy processors can reduce water waste

Dairy processors could look to new technologies to address water sustainability challenges

A 2015 report from the World Economic Forum said that water shortages will be the Earth’s biggest threat in the next decade. Meanwhile, data from UN-Water show that by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be experiencing water scarcity, while two-thirds of the world’s population could be living in still-concerning conditions of water stress.

The dairy processing industry has … [more…]

Detect Water Leaks with the 10-Minute WaterSense Challenge

Detect and Chase Down Leaks with the 10-Minute WaterSense Challenge

Did you know that easy-to-fix water leaks account for nearly 1 trillion gallons of water wasted each year in U.S. homes? In fact, the average household leaks almost 10,000 gallons of water per year, or the amount of water it takes to wash nearly 300 loads of laundry, and could be costing you an extra 10 percent on your water bills.

That is why EPA’s WaterSense program celebrates Fix A

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Water a focus for growing northern Colorado communities

Water a focus for growing northern Colorado communities

The Windsor Town Board plans to continue discussing options for providing water for the town in the future.

GREELEY — Although Windsor owns enough water for all existing customers, town officials know more people are on the way. That means more water, and that may also mean the need for the town’s own wastewater treatment plant. To pay for the projects that would provide that water as well as treat

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Update: Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic?

Remember the Young Man With a Plan to Rid Oceans of Plastic? His Massive Project to Launch This Summer

His massive plan is scheduled to launch this summer

Do you remember the teenager who six years ago invented a machine that he said could get rid of the plastic that was gathering in the ocean? Well, just in time for Earth Day, the young Dutch genius announced that he is almost ready to launch his ground-breaking initiative designed to purge the seas of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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