We Live in a Car-Eat-Car World

The popular “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” mantra is still being littered throughout our daily lives, but old car tires are still piling up. That may soon be changing, thanks to the auto industry’s cannibalistic new approach. Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found that the carbon black filler in old tires can be gobbled up and used to make lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. The laboratory has its wheels in motion, so … Continue reading

He’s Doing His Part. Are You Doing Yours?

Illinois resident Chad Pregracke has been in the news lately for his outstanding work cleaning up the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio rivers. Since its founding in 1998, Pregracke’s organization, Living Lands & Waters, has grown to be the only “industrial strength” river cleanup organization of its kind. The Living Lands & Waters crew lives on barges for 9 months each year as they travel up and down America’s waterways hosting … Continue reading