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Selecting the Right Tree For Your Garden

You may think that your garden or backyard is too small for a tree, but you are almost certainly wrong. The handy thing about trees is that they can take up very little space on the ground – particula…

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What You Can Eat to Fight Climate Change

Unless we reduce man-made emissions, the average temperature of our planet will rise, making both floods and droughts more severe. Many foods will begin to disappear, as farmers abandon variety for la…

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Are You Eating Microplastics With Your Salmon Filet?

Want some microplastic with your salmon dinner? Probably not. But since the plastic is so tiny, you might not even know it's there. That could be a problem, since microplastic contains concentrated…

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How to Seduce Honeybees Into Your Garden

I first noticed a decline in honeybees in my garden about three years ago when my zucchini plant blooms yielded only a few vegetables, my summer crop staple. The next spring, I paid attention to the n…

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Seabacon: Good For The Sea, Good For You

Yes, that headline reads correct. A new strain of seaweed was discovered that tastes just like bacon. Actually, the seaweed has been grown at Oregon State University for some time. However, OSU resear…

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How Nature Reduces Mental Illness Risk

Have you had your daily dose of trees, flowers and shrubs? No, I don’t mean in the form of herbal medicine. I’m referring to spending time communing with nature. Thanks to a new study published in the…

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World’s First Shoes Made From Illegal Fishing Nets

The regrettable fact is that most shoes sold in the United States aren't recyclable. Most shoe recycling programs are simply shoe redistribution programs. But there are some shoe manufacturers that be…

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Are You Using More Than 100 Gallons of Water a Day? (Infographic)

When easy access to clean water is seemingly unlimited in developed countries like the United States, it is easy to forget that one five minute shower uses as much water as someone living in a water p…

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9 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks Today

Sharks need your help. Researchers guess that humans kill between twenty and thirty million sharks every year. Other studies suggest an even higher number: 100 million. Though sharks have survived …

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9 Reasons Why We Need Sharks

Sharks are good. In fact, life in the oceans and even on earth would not be nearly so productive if it weren't for sharks. Shark attacks generate sensational headlines and provoke the irrational ur…

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I have had such little alone-time in the past 23 years, I cherish every moment of it. I can play the…

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