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8 Tips to Rethink Clean at Home and On the Go

(Family Features) If people have learned anything from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's just because something looks clean doesn't mean it actually is. Consider these tips to help ensure you feel at ease both at home and in public spaces.

What hurricane season was like the year you were born

Using data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Stacker summarized the last 100 hurricane seasons in the Atlantic Basin. Read on to learn which years and storms broke records over the last century.

Metros with the most energy-efficient buildings

OhmConnect used the Environmental Protection's Agency's 2022 rankings to identify the metropolitan areas with the greatest number of Energy Star-certified buildings.

These animal climate heroes restore habitats and revive ecosystems

Stacker compiled a list of 10 animals from diverse environments, outlining how each helps sustain its ecosystem.

Our Climate Future: 5 Ways Geothermal Energy Can Help Us Live More Sustainably

(BPT) - Transitioning to renewable energy sources is one way that the U.S. and other nations can help to mitigate climate change. This switch to greener energy can also benefit everyday consumers. …

Have a dated, drafty fireplace? Inserts are affordable and boost efficiency

(BPT) - As weather cools and daylight hours shorten, many people naturally spend more time indoors and there's no place more inviting than the fireplace. The problem is that while a traditional, open …

Sanitation solutions for tiny houses and other nontraditional homes

(BPT) - Since the real estate market started heating up and as the pandemic lingers, alternative housing options are seriously trending. Remote work has opened possibilities for living almost …

Spouting off tips to avoid water waste

(BPT) - Drought conditions persist in the Western United States, leading lawmakers to enact measures designed to reduce water consumption by residents. Homeowners are now having to make significant …

Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable

(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, you’re playing a critical role in reducing waste in your …
How smart technology is impacting sustainability
IoT Secure collected interesting facts and statistics about the impact of smart technology on sustainability efforts from industry …
Top 5 ways to reduce your home energy costs this fall
(BPT) - As temperatures begin dropping this fall, you may be worrying about rising energy costs. Fortunately, there are a number of …
The surprisingly powerful cleaning tool that the pros rely on
(BPT) - Do you feel like you're constantly cleaning and it's never enough to stay on top of all the dirt, grime and germs? Do you …
5 things driving interest in EVs
(BPT) - If you think you’ve been seeing more plug-in cars on the road or hybrid vehicles in the carpool lane lately, you are not …
Duck, Duck, Goose! Restored Wetlands Thriving
(NewsUSA) - As the sun rises in middle America, nature comes to life. Ducks, geese and other birds emerge from a marsh, taking flight …
3 green cleaning product trends with a powerful impact on the planet
(BPT) - You want to change how you clean to be more green, but there is an overwhelming amount of products that claim to be better for …
How nature can help you dress more sustainably
(BPT) - The fashion industry is one of the biggest on the planet, driving culture, commerce and celebrity. Even if you dislike …
A summer picnic guide to being safe and sustainable
(BPT) - It’s summertime and that is the perfect time to gather family and friends for a picnic. An important aspect to consider …
Own a swimming pool? 5 tips to help you conserve water
(BPT) - With record-high temperatures and droughts occurring nationwide, you may be experiencing water use restrictions where you …
Electric fireplaces spark simple home improvement solutions
(BPT) - Are you looking for ways to enhance your home and boost its value? The best kinds of home improvement projects provide …
Looking to save? 7 ways to trim your budget
(BPT) - Paid Content by Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. Saving money is a popular year-round topic, and it’s only become …
9 Easy Ways to Get Outside and Get Active
Thom Carroll, courtesy RTC(BPT) - This summer, outdoor adventures are closer to home than you might think. Across the country, there …
Simple, eco-friendly changes matter, all the way down to the toilet seat
(BPT) - From organic bedding to reusable produce bags, there is no shortage of useful, sustainable products made in the United States. …
Trust and community support are two reasons why Americans are shopping family-owned and local
(BPT) - When you go shopping for a good or service you need, you have a choice. You can shop family-owned and -operated or you can …
Proper tire maintenance can help you stay safe, manage inflation and care for Mother Earth
(BPT) - When you think about the safety features on your car, seatbelts and airbags likely come to mind. While most people understand …
An eco-friendly personal care routine is easier than you think
(BPT) - You want the best for yourself and the world around you. That's why you're starting to consider simple steps you can take in …
Bidets: The must-have luxury in your bath remodel
(BPT) - The arrival of warmer weather gets many homeowners in the mood to change things up. The bathroom is a perfect place to direct …
Clean Air Ducts Fight Indoor Allergens
(NAPSI)—The joys of warm weather are somewhat reduced for the more than 50 million Americans who have allergies or asthma.  The …
Home Maintenance Made Easier
(NAPSI)—If you have 30 seconds—and a free new app—you can save yourself time, money and trouble, and help preserve the planet at …
Big Tobacco And The Microplastics Problem
(NAPSI)—It’s likely you see one of the most common sources of plastic pollution everyday—on the ground, in parking lots, in …
What’s In The Water? Fluoridated Water And Its Benefits
(NAPSI)­—Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist keep our smiles healthy and happy—that, we know. But what about the …
Get Your Ducts In A Row
(NAPSI)—Before you spring into action cleaning your home this season, you may want to consider a source of dirt you can’t see but …
Air Conditioning Use Could Exceed Electric Capacity
(NAPSI)—The day may come soon when you turn on the AC—and it won’t be there. That’s because climate change could mean such an …
Earth Is Dimming Due To Climate Change
(NAPSI)—Warming ocean waters have caused a drop in the brightness of the Earth, according to recent research.  Scientists used …
Tips To Reduce Food Waste At Thanksgiving
by Dr. Jean Buzby (NAPSI)—Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food—that’s about 1,160 …
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33 groundbreaking NASA missions in photographs

Stacker looks at more than 30 groundbreaking NASA missions in photographs, including missions such as Apollo 11, the Space Shuttle Program, and the new James Webb Space Telescope. 

Space discoveries that will blow your mind

In honor of World Space Week, Stacker is sharing space discoveries that will blow your mind. 

Vintage Las Vegas casino photos from the past

OLBG scoured historical archives to compile a list of 15 photographs that exemplify Las Vegas' short, colorful history.

America Manages Risks Differently After Pandemic

(BPT) - Over the last two years, Americans’ resolve was tested by an onslaught of stressful events that changed how people navigate risks and what they are doing to protect their finances and …

How to prepare for and recover from hurricanes

With Hurricane Ian quickly approaching Florida, Stacker lists 30 ways to prepare for and recover from hurricanes.

Three Fraud Prevention Tips

(NAPSI)—Since government pandemic assistance programs have largely come to an end, fraudsters have turned their attention back to developing increasingly clever ways to trick you into giving them …

Updated Vaccines: How To Update Your Protection Against COVID This Fall

From the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—“Been there, done that.” People are feeling like they’ve heard enough about COVID-19. But staying on top of the …

Updated Vaccines: How To Update Your Protection Against COVID This Fall

From the We Can Do This  COVID-19 Public Education Campaign (NAPSI)—“Been there, done that.” People are feeling like they’ve heard enough about COVID-19. But staying on top of the …