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Will Our Wasteful Habits Lead to Extinction? – Desiree Bullard on PBM2L

Selomon and Shantastic Shine speak with Desiree Bullard about the effect that our wasteful habits are having on the planet and simple things we can do to live more sustainably.

Will our wasteful ways be the next big meteor to destroy civilization? In this episode we speak with Eco Vital Solutions founder Desiree Bullard about how our simple lifestyle choices can damage the Earth and simple things we can do to fix it!

Consumerism is a major contributor to climate change and global environmental damage, according to Vital Eco Solutions. Changing our shopping habits can be one of the most effective ways to reduce negative environmental impacts.

Vital Eco Solutions can show you how to become an ecologically responsible consumer. See “Green Living” for more information. When businesses apply similar ecological practices, the impact reductions are even greater. See Green Business” for more information. Whether a household or a business, changing consumer habits to be more eco-friendly can save you money.

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Yesterday’s News Could Be Tomorrow’s Fuel

800px-World_newspapers_Everyday millions of newspapers are read and then throw out or, hopefully, recycled. Instead of turning those papers into other paper products, they may be able to be used for fuel. Via Discovery News:

Tulane University scientists discovered a strain of clostridia bacteria, dubbed “TU-103,” that can devour old newspapers to produce butanol, a substitute for gasoline.

Old editions of the Times Picayune, New Orleans’ daily newspaper, have been successfully used by the researchers to produce butanol from the cellulose in the paper. Cellulose is a structural material in plants.

TU-103 is the first bacterial strain found in nature (not genetically engineered) to produce butanol directly from cellulose. It is also the only strain yet found that can grow in the presence of oxygen. Keeping bacterial fermentation chambers air tight makes other strains more expensive to work with.

“This discovery could reduce the cost to produce bio-butanol,” said David Mullin, who’s lab discovered the bacterial strain, in a Tulane press release.

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