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4 ways to conserve fuel and stop paying so much at the pump

Fuel prices have traditionally been at their highest during the summer months. That's unfortunate for vacationers and road trip enthusiasts who must budget the cost of fuel into their vacation expenses. Those costs can be considerable, especially if gas continues to hover around $4 per gallon as it has for much of 2012.
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Solar power misconceptions

Solar energy, provided through various methods of harnessing the power of the sun, is something that interests many eco-conscious homeowners for its ability to cut down on the amount of electricity needed from another source. However, there are certain myths and misconceptions that surround solar power.
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Understanding air quality alerts

Air quality is a growing concern in many communities. Contaminants in the air have been known to cause everything from minor allergies to severe lung damage and even cancer. Familiarizing oneself with air quality alerts -- particularly during the warm weather -- can enable people to take the proper precautions..
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Plant right to conserve water

Conservation is one of the keys to adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle. Though some might feel the transition to such a lifestyle might be difficult, it's often far simpler than it may seem. Conserving water, for instance, can be done in a number of ways.
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How to recycle your cell phone

Recycling is no longer just for aluminum cans and glass bottles. Nowadays, even electronics can be recycled. Every year, millions of eco-conscious consumers choose to recycle their cell phones upon purchasing newer models. Thanks to the prevalence of cell phones, such decisions can have an enormously positive impact on the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if all of the more than 100 million cell phones no longer being used in the United States were recycled, we would save enough energy to power more than 18,000 homes in the United States alone.
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Did you know?

The use of renewable energy sources is on the rise. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the world consumed 504.7 quadrillion Btu of energy in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics are available).
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Particulate matter poses a significant threat

Over the last several decades, more and more people have adopted an eco-friendly lifestyle in the hopes of preserving the planet and reducing pollution. Some types of pollution, such as industrial air pollution or pollution coming from automobiles, are easily recognizable, while others, such as particulate matter, are nearly invisible.
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Did you know?

Conservation banks are permanently protected lands containing natural resource values. Lands designated as conservation banks are conserved and managed for species that are endangered, threatened, or candidates for being listed as endangered or threatened, or are considered species-at-risk.
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