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Tires, recycling and our planet

March 17th, 2013.
Well over 90% of all tires are made from synthetics - and disposal can be an environmental headache. Even some tire recycling methods are extraordinarily unfriendly to our planet. Learn more about the issues and how you can minimize adding to tire waste (and save some money in the process) Read more [...]

Organic Material And Oil

November 19th, 2012.
How much organic matter is needed to create a gallon of crude oil (petroleum)? Literally a truckload - actually, many truckloads. Read more [...]

Noise pollution – an underrated environmental problem

March 27th, 2012.
Imagine a world without the excessive noise that humans create. Noise pollution is a very real problem, negatively affecting humans, animals and the wider environment. Read more [...]

Gas pills, gadgets and additives – real savings or scams?

February 24th, 2012.
Environmental concerns coupled with high prices at the gas pump and the specter of peak oil continues to fuel the market for magic pills, gadgets and additives promising better gas mileage and less emissions. But do they work? Read more [...]

Contrails : Scars Across The Sky

January 21st, 2012.
Contrail is short for condensation trail, a streak of artificial cloud made by jet aircraft engine exhaust; also known as a vapour trail. Contrails aren't just a form of visual pollution to some; they are also thought to have an impact on climate. Read more [...]

The importance of recycling used engine oil

January 18th, 2012.
Millions of gallons of used engine oil are dumped annually instead of recycled. Learn more about the importance of recycling used engine oil and how you can locate collection points in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. Read more [...]

Dirt/motocross/enduro motorbike riding and the environment

March 12th, 2011.
Recreational motorbike riding in rural areas, forests, the outback and urban parks presents a multitude of issues that some riders either aren't aware of or choose to ignore - and the problems are getting worse. Read more [...]

Green de-icing tips

January 13th, 2011.
De-icing is a major and recurring task for many people in the Northern Hemisphere. While it's important that our roads, driveways, footpaths and sidewalks are safe, we need to spare a thought for the environment in regards to de-icing activities. Read more [...]

"Green" Cars – Are We There Yet?

October 12th, 2010.
For many years, scientists have been warning of the dangers to the environment from car usage but very little seems to have been done about it. While more eco-friendly cars have been produced but these have either been very unpractical or hideously expensive. This is starting to change. Read more [...]

Second hand or new car – which is more "environmentally friendly"?

September 5th, 2010.
If you're tossing up whether to buy a new or used car and the environment is an issue you want to incorporate in your purchase decision, here are some issues to consider. Read more [...]