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When an oil spill occurs in the ocean, like the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, what do scientists do to clean up the toxic mess?

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Home vermicomposting can help us divert kitchen waste from the garbage dump by turning it into compost for our gardens.

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These processes aren't only unique to Hawaii — similar events have happened on other volcanic islands in the Pacific.

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So, what exactly are snowshoes and how do they work?

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Here are some techniques currently use and some which might be used in the future in order to recycle plastics.

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Acid rain is any precipitation (rain, snow, fog, etc.) that has an unusually low pH. But, what is a low pH and why is this a problem?

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Let's take a quick look at the physics of snow and why skis can slide on it. Keep in mind that while I'm using skis as an example, the same physics applies for anything else you dare ride to the bottom of a snow-covered hill!

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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A whole ecosystem is working hard in your compost to break down your food and yard waste into natural fertilizer for your garden.

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A plan is underway in Europe to create the ultimate energy network, linking the sunshine of northern Africa, the geothermal energy of underground volcanic activity in Iceland, and the Scandinavian winds in north Europe.

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