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Pet Waste

Has the EPA ever considered creating a separate waste disposal system for people's pets? For example, I own a cat and place its waste products and litter in a dumpster. Wouldn't a separate system for this type of waste help the earth?

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Buffalo Wild Wings lack of recycling

It was brought to my attention that BWW uses all paper products for plates. I was talking to a former server that worked briefly for the company and she explained that due to lack of space they don't have a dish room. I was appalled and immediately thought of all the needless waste going into our landfills.I don't know how to go about investigating the validity of this claim and if it's true what could be done to change ...more »

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Energy - electricity

Research suggests that we might also be able to generate massive volumes of electricity by constructing massive floating platforms or decks upon the ocean surface that would then allow us to harvest the oceans heaving potential by also anchoring cables to the sea floor, which would then turn massive generators. The key is in designing proper measures to protect the limitations of the massive anchors, against the pull ...more »

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Plant trees and flowers that support honeybees

Honeybee populations are drastically declining due in part to viruses, monoculture and pesticides, but also due to fewer plants and flowers and habitat that support bees. If there are no bees there is no pollination and no fruits and many vegetables that rely on bees.

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Gasoline containers.

Guess I am a little behind on issues. Recently someone stole 2 gas containers I have had for many years. I didn't know until I went to find replacements about the new EPA regulations on gas containers. The only thing I could buy had the new spouts. This is totally absurd and ridiculous. It's almost impossible to use these without spilling gas. I never spilled any with the old ones. Just try to fuel a small leaf blower ...more »

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GM Equinox gas milage

My equinox can't get the mileage that gm says 32. I can get 28 sometimes. If you looked at Kia why not Gm.

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DirecTV and e-waste - A Time for Change

Issue: DirecTV's hardware leasing practices directly contributes a significant amount of e-waste to our environment. Consider the following examples: a. When a consumer cancels service, DirecTV selectively decides what receivers/hardware is to be returned. The hardware works without issues but DirecTV only wants the newer equipment returned and leaves the perfectly working equipment with the customer. It cannot ...more »

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Soils biosphere

I we accept the Bible as an historical document. We find that Mathusala lived 1059 years and Noah lived 1050 years. When the great flood was over lifespan was reduced to 100 years plus or minus. This conveys that the terrestrial mineral trace elements had largely been moved from the terrestial to the deep marine oceanic. Since the beginning of ON-OFF irrigation and other agricultural practices the mineral trace elements ...more »

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Ban Nuclear Energy

We are killing our planet and killing ourselves and all future generations. We must immediately make plans to stop all nuclear plants and safely store all materials.

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Stop the Genetic Erosion

During 1960s, the chemical fertilizers were introduced to the fields in the name of green revolution which created immense imbalance in soil chemistry, the soil biota. As a result of which the natural balance was totally disrupted. This green revolution created hundreds of environmental problems during last 5 decades. In the same way, in modern era the genetic engineering tools are made in practice to disrupt the natural ...more »

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EPA on Foursquare

I work in the Office of Web Communications at EPA on social media. We've been on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr for a while and we just recently joined Foursquare. We're using Foursquare to post tips about the environment at locations in the United States and around the world. Please check out our page: http://foursquare.com/epagov Where would you like us to leave tips? What type of information would you find ...more »

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Give up plastic utensils

Use regular silverware or the new, lightweight (easy to carry) bamboo utensils. Takes less than a minute to clean your utensils and saves so much for the planet.

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