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Plumbing Progress

An innovative Australian project recycles discarded ocean plastic into 3-D printer filament, which is then used to make replacement plumbing parts in needy areas of the world.

Recreate Comfort

Bringing eco-awareness to furniture can mean everything from buying something that’s vintage or made from sustainably harvested sources to DIY reupholstering with fabric remnants.

Urban Trees

Tree cover works to reduce depression, improve productivity and lessen disease, yet four million city trees a year are being lost due to their low priority in municipal budgets.

Cigarette Cutback

Increasing prices for tobacco products by 5 percent reduced tobacco use by 3.5 percent, a recent study found.

Robot Roomies

Emerging technologies may provide mental enrichment, fun, companionship and health reminders to the many seniors that live alone.

Tree Tally

By digitalizing photographs and other museum records, scientists are closing in on the number of tree species left to be discovered in the Amazon rainforest.

Animal Smarts

Scientists are discovering that chimps anticipate events, zebrafish form friendships, and birds guide humans hunting for beehives.

Senior Sisterhood

Cohousing developments for older women are being created in the United Kingdom and United States to replace retirement homes that encourage dependency.

Tiny Baubles

As many as 51 trillion particles of discarded plastic lie on the ocean floor, threatening marine life globally.

Erase E-Waste

Instead of trashing or trading in old smartphones and other electronics, you can donate them to worthy causes that either give them away or recycle them.