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Hybrid Auto Owners Could Face A Fee To Help Recoup Lost Gasoline Revenues To Fix Highways

Sometimes you get what you pay for.  And sometimes, cause and effect aren't what they really seem to be.

Automobiles need roads to drive on.  Roads cost money.  In the past, state governments have raised money for these roadways via gasoline tax money.

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Source:  Chefranden via flickr
Source: Chefranden via flickr
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How To Salt Your Sidewalks And Driveways The Environmentally-Sound Way; Free Webinar From The City Of Supeiror Shows You How

The City of Superior wants to make it easy for their residents to use ice-melting salt in a manner that's easy on the environment.  A free webinar will detail Smart Salting For Homeowners.

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Starbucks Avoids UK Tax Bill
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Starbucks Releases One Dollar Reusable Cup Today to Cut Down on Trash

This idea is a good one, not only for Starbucks, but more so for the environment. I'd be more likely to visit Starbucks more often, simply because of the introduction today of the reusable cup. Starbucks is cool for a lot of reasons, but for me the big thing is they are always on the cutting edge, always looking for new and innovative ways to not only increase business, but also to make sure a visit to Starbucks is a pleasurable one. Heck, I think I'll go order a White Chocolate Mocha Grande right now.

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Source:  Hubs via flickr
Source: Hubs via flickr
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New Restoration Hardware Catalog Tips The Scales At 5 And A Half Pounds

Quick:  What catalog touts the "green" aspects of their company and then sends out 992-page catalogs printed on heavy card-stock that weigh five-and-a-half pounds through the U.S. Mail?  Restoration Hardware - that's who.

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Source: freeryk via flickr
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Half Of The World’s Food Is Thrown Away

The lack of reliable food sources plague large portions of our world - while at the same time, those that have food available to them waste more than half of it.
Hard data is still being collected, but experts at the Reuters Food and Agriculture Summit in Chicago this week said an estimated 30 percent to 50 percent of the food produced in the world goes uneaten

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The Delorean Goes Electric

Forget that electric cars are actually worse for the environment than standard gasoline models.  One of the touchstone vehicles of the early 1980's is coming back - as an electric.
The DeLorean Motor Company of Humble, Texas has announced plans to build all-electric version of the iconic, stainless steel gull-wing sports car made famous in the “Back to the Future” films of the 1980’s

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Photo courtesy of Scott.com - the Monsanto Company
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Popular Weed Killer Found In Air And Water Tests

Here's disturbing news that the products we use around the house really do come back to haunt us.  U.S. government scientists released recent test results showing high levels of Glyphosate in the air and water in two states;  Glyphosate is commonly known as Round Up Weed Killer on the commercial market

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California May Ban Styrofoam Take-Out Containers

In a move that experts say will open the door to the rest of the country, the State of California is considering a ban on styrofoam food containers.
The bill by Democratic state Sen. Alan Lowenthal, would prohibit restaurants, grocery stores and other vendors from dispensing food in expanded polystyrene containers, commonly known as Styrofoam, beginning in 2016

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