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Should We Let Pandas Go Extinct? (video)

With the 6th mass extinction in full swing, we as humans are being faced with a lot of complicated, unpleasant questions. Which animals do we save and which do we let die off? Raise your hand if you'r…

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90 Percent of US Could Live on Food Grown Entirely Within 100 Miles

New farmland-mapping research shows the country’s surprising potential when it comes to eating more locally. In all the years that I’ve been writing about choosing food grown nearby, the irony that…

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Simple Green Home Improvements for Summer

Saving leftover food items is disgusting, who cares if my TV is plasma or LCD,  and just what the heck is a toilet dam? These home owner dilemmas may seem trivial, but they can save both yourself and …

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What If Carbon Dioxide Was Pink?

Here’s one dad's desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the…

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15 Surprising Uses for Bananas

Sure, most of us love to enjoy bananas for breakfast or, perhaps, a snack. But bananas have so much more going for them than just a delicious and nutritious treat. In fact, so many of the reasons bana…

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Mosquitoes Outsmart DEET Repellents Within 3 Hours

In the same way that many bacteria have learned resistance to antibiotics, mosquitos are learning how to outsmart chemical repellents, according to research in the medical journal Parasites and Vector…

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Smart Tips for Avoiding Ticks This Summer

Ticks are the worst. They are nasty little parasites that suck blood and transmit dangerous viruses, like Lyme disease, among numerous others. But, they don’t have to take the fun out of your outdoor …

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Most Important Quotes from Pope Francis Statement on Climate Change

Pope Francis has unequivocally proclaimed climate change to be one of the "principal challenges facing humanity." In a letter, or encyclical, the Pope calls on citizens, politicians, business leaders,…

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Scientists Look to Baby Eagles to Determine How Contaminated Our Environment Is

Scientists in Wisconsin have hit on a new way to determine how exposed we humans are to toxic chemicals in the environment: They're asking baby eagles. Well, "asking" may put too nice a spin on it.…

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Disturbing Number of Whale Strandings in California This Year

A dozen dead whales in the past two months have washed up on the shore of California—twice the average of an entire year. The experts at The California Academy of Sciences have a few suspicions as to …

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Chickweed in the salad bowl is a staple down South!

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