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Environment

Why We Need to Help Save Longleaf Pine Forests

At one point in time, longleaf pine forests in the United States stretched 90 million acres, from Virginia to Texas--but fire suppression, agriculture and development combined to devastate this critic…

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Feed Your Garden with Your Disposable Plastic Trash

While recycling your disposable plastic trash is always a good idea, you may soon be able to compost it with your organic waste. A team of Engineering and Research Council scientists led by Dr. Charlo…

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Dolphins & Whales Squeal, But Why?

Dolphins and whales have their own "Happy" song, according to scientists who have translated the animals' high-pitched sounds as squeals of delight. Researchers at the National Marine Mammal Founda…

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Car Parts Made of Coconuts?

About 1.1 billion cars are on the world's roads, according to a recent estimate. Each of these cars uses some form of oil-based plastic for everything from dashboards to door handles. Processing and m…

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4 Reasons Why It Makes Sense to UN-dam a River

There was a time - especially in the 19th and 20th centuries - when nothing seemed to make more sense to community planners than to dam up their local rivers. Because rivers flow constantly, they seem…

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5 Ways to Help the Mighty Colorado River

From the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, the Colorado River flows through some of the world’s most majestic landscapes. Spanning seven U.S. states and two in Mexico, she supplies drinkin…

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11 Animals More Likely To Kill You Than Sharks

Sharks are kinda scary. In the water they're faster than us, can appear from what seems like out of nowhere in an instant, and pack a pretty solid bite. It's easy to get nervous when you're in the d…

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5 Things You Can Do to Help Monarch Butterflies Migrate

Monarch butterflies are on the move. In one of Nature's most spectacular events, billions of these wonderful insects are starting to migrate from many parts of the U.S. and Canada down to the Californ…

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Keystone XL Pipeline Impact… Worse Than Predicted

If the controversial northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is approved and built, the resulting amount of carbon emitted into earth's atmosphere could be up to four times greater than the U.S. St…

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Could This Tick Turn You Into a Vegetarian?

Is there a bug that's turning red meat eaters into vegetarians? Yep. A bite from a Lone Star tick is making some people "allergic" to red meat, resulting in hives, swelling and breathing problems. …

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I'm very surprised how common black dogs are just because the dogs I see being walked around where I…

I love love love bananas, I have one a day at least. I always have them in my house. Even my husba…

Some people are just idiots! They shouldn't be able to own a pet.

Very good. Thank you for the joy of celebration!

thanks for sharing...need more potassium to stop my nightly leg cramps...will eat more beans