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The Chances You’ve Been Exposed To Asbestos In NYC

Asbestos is the material that has been manufactured from a mixture of fibrous minerals. The sub-classification of asbestos includes crocidolite, tremolite chrysotile, amosite, anthophyllite, actinolite. The most common forms of asbestos are amosite and chrysotile. Asbestos is durable and fire-resistant. It is also resistant to all major chemical breakdowns and reactions. That is the reason…

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Will Autonomous Cars Be Good for the Environment?

The big buzz in automobile talk is the autonomous car, which sounds like it comes straight from the pages of a futuristic novel. Although there has been a slow introduction, with the Google Car for example, technology experts are confident that the autonomous car will be a staple on our roadways by 2040. The driverless…

Take a Look at DCs Growing Bicycle Culture

Take a Look at DC’s Growing Bicycle Culture

In an effort to diversify content, I’ve decided to create a spotlight at Washington DC and its bike friendly culture: These days, it seems that every city, big and small, wants to be “bike friendly”. Seems easy enough to put in a few bike lanes, open a bike shop, and promote helmet use. Many communities…

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Are Government Regulations Stifling Innovation?

Since 1970, when the National Environmental Protection Act was enacted and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established to enforce it, there has been an increase in environmental awareness and the number of state and federal environmental regulations. Environmental laws can have a positive impact on the health and safety of people and the planet.…

Ways to Get Your City to Become Bike Friendly

Ways to Get Your City to Become Bike Friendly

The top bike friendly cities in the US are Minneapolis, Portland, Boulder, Seattle, Eugene, and San Francisco, just to name a few. Here you can enjoy cycling without worrying about accidents or legal issues. Did your city make the list? What makes cities and areas bicycle-friendly mostly depends on their infrastructure. If your city’s infrastructure…

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How Mobile Phone Contracts are Hurting the Environment

Phys Org reports that The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment released a research study established that how mobile devices are manufactured, marketed and sold to consumers is damaging the environment, and that changes to this business model are long overdue. Frequent upgrade offers and the lack of the ability to recycle an older phone…

From 1817th to New Age Urban Cores

From 1817th to New Age Urban Cores

In 1817 Karl Drais, a German baron, invented the first bicycle to move faster to the royal garden alleys. It was the year when society was forever challenged by a new perspective: a new way of building spaces for people, for social engagement, for healthy and sustainable communities. The quintessence of this notion is nothing…

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Eco-Friendly Businesses to Take Advice From

Running a business is not an easy task. With all the hard work and all there is to consider when running a business, it is easy to see why so many companies out there are far from eco-friendly. However, our environmental health is very important and must not be taken lightly. For many businesses, their…