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An Illinois River Almanac

Jason Haupt's Energy and Environment Blog

Microplastics in the Water

Plastics in the world's waters is a problem. We have all seen the pictures of wildlife caught in the plastic rings and other plastic waste that has ended up in the water but there is a more sinister plastic in the water, just a dangerous but not easily seen. Microplastics are causing problems in the waters of the great lakes and many other water sources. These plastics have the potential to cau...

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Using Energy Smarter

Posted by Jason Haupt - Energy

We all keep a close eye on our utility bills each month. This makes sense as energy usage accounts for between five and fifteen percent of the average American households expenses. There are many ways that you can cut down on energy usage, and they all have an impact on how much you are spending each year. Energy efficiency benefits your pocketbook on a monthly or annual basis, but it can also...

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