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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

Is your sink or bath tub draining slowly? Do you hate using nasty, harsh chemicals to clean out your drains?Many homeowners resort to using chemical drain cleaners for tough kitchen and bathroom clogs.While this...
radon home

How To Deal With Radon Exposure In Your Home

We know that the noble quest to green your home can sometimes seem never-ending. And we don’t mean to dump more onto your greening to-do list. But today we’re talking about one really important...
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$hhhhhhhh!: NHTSA’s Non-Sound Concern Leads To Effective EV/Hybrid Work-Around

In response to several pedestrian accidents caused by the lack of engine noise associated with EV or PHEV vehicles, at the beginning of 2013, NHTSA proposed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Minimum Sound...
bike safety

Bike Safety: How to Avoid Getting Hit

If you're an avid biking enthusiast, you've probably read many articles about bike safety that cover the basics, like wearing a helmet and the pre-ride safety checklist. It's easy to be lulled into thinking...
hybrid car safety

Safety: Another Reason to Buy a Hybrid Vehicle

When it comes to safety testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is the loudest voice in the automotive industry.  Founded in 1959 by the three largest insurance agencies of its time, today...
bike lane laser

Bike lane safety – with lasers!

If you're a cyclist who’s ever wished you could have your own dedicated bike lane for your entire journey – then perhaps this new invention will peak your interest.There’s a lighting system on the...
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Bikers Beware: Cyclists Who Don’t Wear Helmets Are Three Times As Likely To Die,...

We've written about the benefits of biking. Specifically, the environmental, health and financial advantages.To rehash the environmental benefits, biking is simply better for the environment than driving a car. Vehicles contribute the most to air pollution and vehicle exhaust contributes...
BMW i100 Electric Car

Are electric cars really safe?

Resistance to developments in technology is nothing new. It’s most extreme form dates back to the infamous Luddite movement of the 19th Century, where angry textile workers vented their frustrations on wooden looms. And...
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Are Hybrid Vehicles Safer than Traditional Vehicles?

You know hybrid vehicles contain a standard combustion engine as well as an electric motor. You love these hybrids because they are environmentally friendlier than conventional automobiles and you can receive a discount on...
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Sacrificing Safety for Sustainability with Green Building Practices

The motive behind new green building practices is a good one, but a recent report by the B.C. Construction Association has uncovered some worrying problems with modern green building practices.  According to the report,...