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Paradise Lost: Hawaii Home to One of the World’s Dirtiest Beaches Environment Featured 

Paradise Lost: Hawaii Home to One of the World’s Dirtiest Beaches

Hawaii (Sputnik) – The tropical islands of Hawaii are known for its beautiful white beaches and crystal clear blue waters. It’s hard to imagine that one of these picturesque far-flung holiday destinations is also considered to have one of the dirtiest beaches in the world. Kamilo Point, a beach in the rural Ka’u district of the Big Island of Hawaii, is a wasteland according to experts. Despite its pockets of lava rock and beautiful natural wildlife, the ocean’s currents are so powerful that the winds deposit thousands of pounds of man-made trash on the beach every year. Kamilo, also known as “plastic beach,” has been know to host hair Read More

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Waste Not, Want Not: One Simple Thing You Can Do To Save the Planet Activism Environment Featured 

Waste Not, Want Not: One Simple Thing You Can Do To Save the Planet

World (OtherWords) – We all know our consumer society creates far too much waste. OtherWords columnist and author of Recipe for America: Why Our Food System Is Broken and What We Can Do to Fix It Jill Richardson proposes a simple way to keep unwanted, but still useful items, out of landfills.  My neighbor moved out this week. I learned that when I found a moving truck blocking my car and I couldn’t get out of the driveway. No matter — by the end of the day, the truck was gone. In its place, however, was a queen-sized pillow-top mattress, a wooden Read More

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