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articles by: Kara, selected from TreeHugger

Wind Turbines Kill Around 300,000 Birds Annually, House Cats Around 3,000,000,000

We love birds! We really do! That's why we think it's important to keep things in perspective and do the things that will really help them and make a difference. Many people have this obsession with w…

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5 Ways to Preserve Food Without Refrigeration

In the past, the arrival of fall meant a scramble to harvest and preserve as much food as possible before the cold weather set in. Most families would spend many long hours working on this enormous ta…

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5 Consumer Products Linked to Rainforest Deforestation

Tropical rainforests are home to rich indigenous cultures and amazing biodiversity. They also play an important role in stabilizing the climate and sequestering carbon. However, tropical deforestation…

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How Rainforest Destruction Hides in Our Clothes

Rayon is an extremely popular fabric, and is used by most major clothing brands. It’s made by a complex chemical process, but at the beginning it starts with wood chips, which are turned into a produc…

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Good News for a Change: California Blue Whales Recover from Whaling Era

But only a population of blue whales to have done so... While conservationists everywhere are trying to ban all whaling, and rogue countries like Japan are trying to find loopholes to keep killing …

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7 Clever Tips to Make Produce Last Longer

Letting veggies and fruit go bad isn’t just a bummer for our budgets, it’s also a problem for the planet. According to the World Resources Institute, 25 percent of calories grown around the globe for …

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Scientists Agree, BPA is an ‘Ovarian Toxicant’

Studies of humans, mice, monkeys, and sheep all point to the same scary conclusion -- that BPA wreaks havoc on the female reproductive system. Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, is an ingredient u…

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4 Vegetables You Can Plant Now For A Fall Harvest

The cooler weather and shorter days of fall don't have to mean the end of the harvest from your garden. If you plant some of these classic root crops now, you can still enjoy fresh homegrown produce w…

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8 Foods You Can Reuse Before Throwing Out

On my quest to reduce household waste to an absolute minimum, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what goes into the garbage can and what can be diverted to other purposes. With a bit of creative thinki…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

This DIY project is cheap and easy, and ensures that you won't have a room full of toxic fragrance. The purpose of an essential oil diffuser is to spread the aroma of essential oils throughout a ho…

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about Kara, selected from TreeHugger

Planet Green is the multi-platform media destination devoted to the environment and dedicated to helping people understand how humans impact the planet and how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Its two robust websites, planetgreen.com and TreeHugger.com, offer original, inspiring, and entertaining content related to how we can evolve to live a better, brighter future. Planet Green is a division of Discovery Communications.

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Kara Foran

Kara is an editor for Care2's Healthy Living. She's happiest when engaging with creative, bright and loving people--whether they are the stranger on... more

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