DIY water filter kits allow just about anyone to create potable water from natural, fresh water sources such as ponds and streams. Simple, off-grid water systems using these kits can negate the expense and effort of packing in water and having lots of plastic bottles to recycle or dispose of.
If you fall asleep or can't think straight at holiday gatherings, don't blame it on the turkey (or your relatives)! Research indicates that carbon dioxide is not only a greenhouse gas, but elevated levels of it are detrimental to human health and cognition. Learn how improving your indoor air quality will increase your health and stamina during holidays.
A leaky pond can be frustrating, and while good construction is the best way to avoid this problem, there are some solutions for fixing your pond when it does spring a leak.
A new film called 'Behind the Water' is an engaging story of the men and women searching to find clean water. The film takes viewers on a wild ride through some of the world’s most rural and restricted areas, many captured on film for the first time.
There is an ideal relative humidity range for our health and that is somewhere between 35% and 55%. In modern life we have introduced many new sources of moisture into our homes. Daily showers, laundry, cooking and dishwashing tend to create concentrated bursts of humidity. Because conventional construction can tolerate very little increase in humidity without condensation/mold problems moisture from these sources must be mechanically sucked out of the home.
Spot an algal bloom, snap a photo, enter to win great prizes!
There are weeds in the pond, what to do and what to use. A description of what to do with pond weeds and how to manage them with the various pond weed tools available on the market and a description on how they work. In this article we do not discuss chemical treatments and stick to natural methods.
Don't let the spring invasion by algae aggravate the enjoyment of your pond.
Home experiment reveals tomato seedlings started in water heated in a microwave do not grow well. How different are we from plants?
Try these simple actions at home that can help reduce water pollution.
Cage culture of fish has several sustainable techniques to consider adapting for a more innovative approach.
Keeping your pond healthy and its inhabitant healthy can be a challenge, but knowing the basic steps to a healthy ecosystem can keep the pond alive for years, even reverse the aging process. Let’s look at two highly recommended tools for pond maintenance, aeration and beneficial pond bacteria.
Because county health departments and public water systems check only for a few contaminants, homeowners are advised to test their own water, an inexpensive and simple solution for peace of mind.
Learn the parts of a pond’s watershed and the differences between aboveground and belowground ponds to determine which pond type is the best for your property.
Humanity has the power to change and to take the actions needed to foster a healthy planet and a better standard of living for all. Choosing beauty and abundance will ensure a better future not only for humanity, but for the natural environment as well.
Plant life along small streams starts a food chain that stretches all the way to the ocean.
Going to the beach? Get real-time info on Great Lakes beach water quality, weather and water conditions.
Protect and enjoy our nation’s 70,000 miles of rivers during National Rivers Month.
Captured rainwater off of roofs can save money and water use.
A newly “refurbished home” smells bad. It has been 3 months and the smells are still overwhelming. Some helpful suggestions.
Are you air aware? Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week.
Rain gardens provide many benefits including filtering out pollutants and keeping runoff out of city storm sewers.
March 10-16, 2013 is National Groundwater Awareness Week and groundwater provides over 40 percent of U.S. population with drinking water. You can protect water quality at home by conserving water.
Tips on how to protect naturally-beneficial estuaries.
Tips on how to save energy, water and fuel at home and on the road in 2013!
Tips on how saving energy this fall and winter can help reduce nutrient pollution in water bodies.
Tips on how to protect children during Children's Health Month in October!
Tips on how to improve lakeshore habitat conditions by reducing nutrient pollution.
Tips on how to take part in citizen science projects during the fall!
Tips on how to improve air quality while driving your kids to school.
Tips on how to dispose of pet waste properly for National Dog Day!
Tips on how to prevent soil compaction on your lawn and reduce water pollution!
Tips on how to save water at home and protect water quality during National Water Quality Month.
Tips on how to protect yourself form harmful algal blooms.
Tips on how green roofs can benefit your wallet and the environment!
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June is National Rivers Month! Help protect your local waterways with these simple tips.
Broadening your understanding of mold and mildew in the house will help you to eliminate this hazard to health and home value.
May is American Wetlands Month. Find out the many environmental benefits of wetlands and find out how you can help protect them!
Tips on how to properly maintain your home's septic system.
Tips on how to calculate your nitrogen footprint.
Tips on how to protect water quality with phosphate-free cleaning projects during spring cleaning.
Tips on how to protect local wildlife and water bodies during the spring thaw.
Tips on how to be smart about salt this winter and protect water quality.
Discount pricing on all Morton buildings now through February.
Ordering bees in January doesn't seem to make sense, until you understand that April is the cruelest month. Plus, if you order bees in January, and then you don't need them - that's just a reason to celebrate! Order early!
Tips on how to use "best burn practices" at home to minimize wood smoke and protect your health.
A recent study by German carpet company suggests that its Cradle-to-Cradle-certified carpet might actually improve indoor air quality.
Most conventional paints and coatings emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), which can contribute to poor indoor air quality as well as to smog. This overview includes a link to a product listing of healthier low-VOC, zero-VOC, and natural paints.
"Green" cleaning products are awash with misleading labels and false claims. Always look for a third-party certification to assure you're buying the healthiest, most environmentally friendly cleaners.
Building homes using dangerous and impactful industrial chemicals--in the name of energy efficiency--is not sustainable or ecological, a green building veteran says. His Health-Based Building model is an important step forward for green design.
Productive urban landscapes, if managed correctly, can reduce pollution in local watershed.
The new site features a number of enhanced browsing capabilities, starting with the homepage which allow customers to browse gloves by feature and job function.
The price of food and oil are interminably linked. We are seeing this in our trips to the supermarket: every time we go, it's more expensive. What's a body to do?
Cam can't help but get involved and speak up when he disagrees with things. Sometimes it works!
Clear your home's air naturally for better health and well being.
The EPA will regulate perchlorate and other toxic chemicals--but you may want to consider water filters in the meantime.
Green Builder Media’s Vision and ReVision Houses highlight energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, indoor air quality and great new green materials.
CHANNELLOCK, the leader in the design and manufacturing of high-quality pliers and hand tools, today unveiled its latest American-made tool – a fully redesigned, improved website.
So many paint colors to choose from for Simran Sethi’s home, but one standard must be met: no VOCs or harmful chemicals.
Environmental journalist Simran Sethi goes through the process of rejuvenating her hardwood floors, and describes how to avoid harmful ingredients in cleaning products, such as volatile organic compounds, in the process.
Dan Chiras of The Evergreen Institute invites readers to attend a one-day conference on the future of building in Wichita, Kansas.
I think testing your home for radon is a good idea, and these dogs agree with me!
A reader living in a small apartment with no ventilation needs help figuring out how to improve apartment air quality.