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US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

Bus-sized lump of fat discovered in London sewer

Discarded food fat is a big issue for London, but Thames Water is using it to generate electricity<p>London water authority Thames Water has discovered what it calls the UK's largest "fatberg;" a mushy deposit of congealed fat and sanitary wipes. Found in a sewer in Kingston, South West London, the …

I Heart HGTV Blog

June 30<p>Who doesn't love a party that revolves around melted butter?<p>June 30<p>Mom, can you send us off to camp, please?<p>June 29<p>This is for the …

How To Make Hummus from Scratch - perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon! http://bit.ly/1elhCdZ

The 19 Most '90s Songs Of The '90s

We've been writing a lot about bad songs lately .<p>And for some reason, most of them happened to be made during the '90s. Which isn't to say the '90s didn't also have its fair share of great songs.<p>Quite the opposite. Sort of.<p>Dipping our toe like this into the '90s nostalgia movement left us wanting …

Music

25 Things to Do with a Fresh Tomato

Photo essay: Adapting to climate change in arid Chile

Scientists are working together with local authorities to learn more about the Elqui River Valley’s persistent drought and how to mitigate its …

No Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites<p>Easy10 minsGluten-Free<p><i>This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is easy to make, full of feel-good ingredients, and so irresistibly</i> …

Who doesn't like lemonade? Crazy people, that's who. 10 Lemonade Treats To Eat This Summer - http://bit.ly/17y6wAz

No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes!

Temperatures are rising and no one wants to turn on their oven these days. The solution for your next summer soiree? No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcakes! Just assemble, chill, top with berries, and serve. Cool and easy.<p><b>Ingredients</b> (makes 16 cheesecakes):<p>– 15 graham crackers (8 ounces)<p>– 1 stick …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

National Parks

10 Easy Tweaks to Update Your Home

<b>1. If you touch it every day, it should be beautiful</b>—from your cabinet knobs to your mail tray. My toothbrush holder is a heavy cut-glass tumbler …

Strawberry Lemonade Cake Recipe

<b>Serves 12</b><p>Ingredients<p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature<br>• 1 3/4 cups sugar<br>• 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest<br>• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour<br>• 1 tsp. …

Dessert

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watermelon-200x300_0.jpg<p>Nothing beats the summer heat like chilled fresh watermelon! Nutritious and hydrating, watermelon is the perfect hot weather …

12 Things Americans Love That The Rest Of The World Finds Bizarre

A few weeks ago, we brought you the highlight responses to a Reddit list asking what things Americans do that the rest of the world finds bizarre.<p>Of course, there's an endless list of things that reveal major cultural differences.<p>Today, we bring you a follow-up list to a related thread: which is …

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New York Gets Citi Bike

New York launched its Citi Bike sharing system on Memorial Day for members (public use will follow). About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent. Citi Bike has been in the works since 2011, and Citibank signed up as the primary corporate sponsor.

Carbon market could enable California polluters

<b>For environmentalists like John Buckley, who finds clear signals of climate change in the Sierra Nevada's rapidly receding snow line, the idea of timber companies that clear cut forests being allowed to sell offsets is worrisome. (Ian Umeda // Public Press)</b><p>Timber, dairy and chemical companies are …

14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.<p>Inspire imaginative play with these no-sew theater curtains. You’ll need 6 yards of red burlap, a clothesline, and clip-on curtain rings. Cut fabric into two …

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