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10 Endangered Vacations - 6.9.2009

Plan these trips now ... while you still can.

You've heard of the Life List -- the vacation spots you want to see before you die. This is a little different. These are top U.S. destinations you might want to see before they die. "They" being the destinations themselves.

6 Surprising Sources of Air Pollution in Your Home 6.5.2009

Indoor air pollution often makes the air inside homes more unhealthy to breathe than air outdoors.

The most widely quoted statistic about air quality is this: The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air can be two- to five-times more polluted than the air outdoors.

Meeting of the Minds: Elite Leaders Meet to Rethink Cities - 6.3.2009

Working toward a sustainable future with urban planning and new urbanism.

I knew immediately this wasn't your average conference. At my table was Sherwin Gormly of the NASA Ames Research Center, and he was talking about his emergency urine recycling bag. Partly because it costs $10,000 to send a pound of water into orbit, this water engineer came up with a 10-pound activated carbon filtration device that recaptures water and, with added sugar, even turns it into a sports drink of sorts.
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