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Toxic Water: Fukushima Radiation Discovered in Canada

Researchers found radioactive metal along the coast of British Columbia, Canada believed to be linked to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The discovery is causing alarm about the long-term imp…

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12 Best Genetically-Modified-Free Grocery Stores

Sorry Safeway and Kroger:  while consumers applaud your recent decision to ban genetically-modified salmon from your stores, it’s not enough to make the cut for the Top 12 Right to Know Grocers as ide…

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Heroic Hippo Saves Gnu From Crocodile

A heroic hippo? Who knew hippos had it in them. We have all heard of heroic dogs rescuing people, dolphins warding off sharks to protect swimmers, and cats adopting and nursing orphaned rabbits, but a…

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Could Climate Change Kill Guacamole?

Bad news, people with taste buds: it seems guacamole may be climate change's next victim. Chipotle, Inc. warned in its recent annual report that "Increasing weather volatility or other long-term ch…

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Condoms & Climate Change?

Turns out, a condom a day can keep climate change at bay A solution to easing the effects of global climate change may be one that is not often discussed—voluntary family planning. At a recent t…

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Why the Quelccaya Ice Cap Is Melting

For decades now scientists have observed rapid melting in the Quelccaya Ice Cap in Peru. The glacier ebbs and flows each year, as do all glaciers, but each year it also shrinks a little bit more than …

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9 Ways China Can Work On Its Smog Problem

China's astounding economic growth over the last decade has lifted many people out of poverty — but that growth is exacting an increasingly worrisome cost. An official government study recently conclu…

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Safeway, Kroger Say ‘No’ to Genetically-Modified Salmon

The two largest American grocery chains, Safeway and Kroger, join the growing list of grocery stores that are saying "no" to genetically-modified (GM) salmon.  According to a story in the Los Angeles …

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Are Carbon Offsets Effective?

I love trees. Not for nothing am I called, on occasion, a tree hugger. But I got to wondering recently about the popular belief that planting trees will help save the environment; does planti…

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Clean Air: Where You Live Matters

Nowadays, clean air seems elusive. This fact makes this mom furious. It wasn’t that long ago that I played with neighborhood kids in a quaint little area called Highland Acres in Bismarck, North Da…

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Shane K. Thank you , I didn't know that about the fleas. They seem to enjoy my blood but I'll stop …

That's why I stay away from Meat while I am in the US.

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