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2014 Warmest Year on Record

If you felt the climate heating up last year, you were right. 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to separate studies by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).…

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Growing Almonds in California Uses More Water Than LA

Is your snacking contributing to water scarcity? California has been going through a multi-year drought that a recent study has shown is the "worst in 1,200 years", with 2014 being the driest year …

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How to Avoid Hitting Animals While Driving (Without Putting Yourself In Danger)

When driving, how far would you go to avoid hitting an animal? This week a novice driver in Utah was forced to answer that question when a raccoon suddenly appeared on the road. To avoid hitting th…

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Always Be Prepared: 4 Ways Communities are Prepping for Severe Weather

Hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, flooding. In the face of increasingly severe and erratic storms and droughts, communities are focused on solutions. From mangroves that protect coasts to cutting-ed…

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5 Astonishing Facts About Bee-Killing Pesticides

Humans have sprayed all sorts of pesticides to protect their crops since 2000 BC. Yet, after the Second World War, their use increased 50-fold. With so many chemicals left over, manufacturers decided …

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Spy Drones Reveal the Truth About Factory Farms (Video)

Factory farm conditions have long been protested, but this raw visual footage is even harder to ignore. We are seeing the truth with this bird's eye view -- from the pools of feces and urine to the …

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A Grandfather on Climate Change & The Poem That Led to Activism

I became a grandfather for the first time in the summer of 2005. I didn’t quite know what to expect. Life doesn’t really prepare you for this role. Why, it seems just like yesterday that I was a grand…

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6 Nature-Themed Resolutions Worth Making

I'll admit it: I'm not a fan of making New Year's resolutions, partly because they're so easy to forget or to break once life gets busy. But resolutions are that much easier to keep when they're good …

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3 Ways to Detox the Air Inside Your Home (and Why It’s Necessary)

At this point, it’s an injustice to continue calling the earth’s climate change and environmental pollution “breaking news.” These have been monumental issues for decades. That said, here’s some…

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Benefits of a Living Green Roof (Infographic)

I dream of a home with a green roof. My trip to Michigan earlier this year for the 2014 Ford Trends conference re-ignited my interest in how green roofs work. Although the event was mostly about…

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I have been an insomniac all my life but if I had to do all those things to sleep I wiling stay an i…

Pat and Ken - what? Best Friends is a well regarded organization and your comments imply that they i…

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