Tag: Environment

Don’t Get Too Excited About That Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

This is totally what nuclear fusion looks like, probably.Photo: hallowhalls (Shutterstock) It is big, big news that scientists were recently able to perform a nuclear fusion reaction that gave off…

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Make Sure You Buy the Right Kind of Snow Melt

Photo: DimaBerlin (Shutterstock) If you live in an area that regularly gets snowfall, you know the love-hate relationship with the white stuff. A snowy evening can be a peaceful, beautiful…

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Follow These Steps to Keep Your Garbage Disposal Working

Photo: Tolikoff Photography (Shutterstock) Garbage disposals can be very convenient, plus help keep food waste out of landfills. But garbage disposals are often a mystery to homeowners. But while it…

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The Difference Between Plant Food and Fertilizer

Photo: Ostanina Anna (Shutterstock) Like humans, plants need certain nutrients in order to survive. So if you have a plant, and it doesn’t exactly look like it’s thriving, you may…

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Yes, You Need to Clean Your Artificial Christmas Tree

Photo: Aleksei Lazukov (Shutterstock) What artificial Christmas trees lack in fresh evergreen scent, they make up for with ease of maintenance. Unlike the live versions, faux firs don’t shed, or…

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These Houseplants Don’t Need Pots With Drainage

Photo: Bozhena Melnyk (Shutterstock) Most houseplants need to be potted in a container with some type of drainage. If water doesn’t have a way of exiting the pot, it will…

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The Best-Smelling Types of Live Christmas Trees

Photo: Happy Hirtzel (Shutterstock) So, you’ve decided to bring a live tree into your home for a few weeks. How festive! Now, it’s time to determine what type of Christmas…

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Consider These Tree Maintenance Costs Before Buying a New House

Photo: Kai Moon (Shutterstock) When you’re on the hunt for the perfect house (or at least one that’s available in your price range), there are plenty of things to consider,…

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13 Plants You Probably Shouldn’t Even Try to Grow Indoors

Photo: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Reasons to avoid: Some varieties cause a rash The many varieties of bonsai tree are delightful, and we humans love anything that comes in mini form, trees…

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10 Common Household Items That Are Using Too Much Energy

Photo: Ground Picture (Shutterstock) If you still have a set-top DVR or a cable box, it’s probably using more energy than you think. Per How-to Geek, DVR boxes could use…

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