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22 Freaky Facts About Plastic Pollution

We can't seem to escape plastic... it's everywhere. And we can't escape plastic pollution, either. Plastic is literally at my fingertips all day long. Plastic keyboard. Plastic framed computer…

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Amazing Win for Whales: Japan’s Annual Hunt Ruled Illegal

This week, Greenpeace International, one of the world's leading anti-whaling organization announced that marine mammal advocates can "jump for joy" as there will likely be no whaling in the Southern O…

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15 Plants You Can Grow to Help Save Bees

Spring is here! What better time to think about how to save the bees? We need those fuzzy, buzzy creatures---we have them (and other pollinators) to thank for a third of every bite we take! And …

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Cat Stuck In Tree For 5 Days Rescued Thanks to Social Media

In Pearl Misssissippi, cat cries could be heard throughout a neighborhood last week. Binx, a black kitty, had found himself in a pickle up a 50-foot Sweet Gum tree. After unsuccessfully trying to l…

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Genetically-Modified Salmon Insufficiently Tested for Safety

The US Food and Drug Administration is in the process of assessing genetically-modified salmon created by the US-based corporation AquaBounty Technologies for possible approval for human consumption. …

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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

In my life before marriage and kids, I was a swashbuckling machete-wielding Amazon Jungle guide. Really! In addition to living at a Robinson Crusoe-like lodge, gliding through swamp forests in a dug-o…

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5 Reasons K-Cups Aren’t OK for the Environment

All-in-one coffee and filter things are a quick way to make just one cup. But these coffee pods---coffee's convenience craze of the century, otherwise known as "K-Cups"---are also a quick way to wr…

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‘Generic Brand Video’ Hilariously Satirizes Modern Advertising

If you've watched some music videos from the '90s, or checked out some album covers from the '70s, you'll notice that each of those time periods had a very strong visual aesthetic (most of us can poin…

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752 Rescued Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

Surely you have eaten eggs or seen a chicken, but have you ever seen a battery-caged hen take her first steps on soil and feel the sunshine on her back for the first time in her life? This video by Ed…

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Chemical-Free Carpets, Rugs and Pads

I still remember moving into my first college apartment. It was clean and brand-spanking new — with cushy, beige wall-to-wall carpeting that covered every square inch of the floors, including the bath…

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Really good ideas and easy to make!

It's definitely a vegetable I enjoy eating plus it's so easy to grow. Thanks for the nutrition infor…