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Sorry, You Can’t Dump Your Coal Sludge on Critical Wetlands

Who in their right mind could think it is a good idea to dump dredge material from a coal port onto pristine wetlands that help protect some of the most valuable habitat in the entire world? Yet th…

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Great News: Amur Leopard Population Doubles

My 10-year-old daughter did a school report on Amur leopards a few years ago and ever since then, this stunningly gorgeous cat has been her favorite animal. But with her love and admiration for this b…

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7 Famous Animals in History

The bond between animals and humans is one that is well documented. Dogs were domesticated by humans roughly 10,000 years ago and there are numerous animals depicted in cave art that dates back to mor…

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Palm Oil May Have Met its Match, Which Would Be a Boon for the Planet

Scientists at the University of Bath have successfully cultivated an oily yeast with an identical lipid profile to palm oil. Palm oil is everywhere. Found in an estimated 50 percent of items at the g…

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Hold Monsanto Responsible for Killing Monarch Butterflies

Economics 101 taught us about "negative externalities" -- a negative output that affects others who did not participate in creating the outcome. A textbook example of a negative externality? Monsanto …

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Sustainable Drinking: Making Beer With a Conscience

We love to highlight companies that are doing good on Care2. Today, our focus is on sustainable brew -- specifically the people behind the label of New Belgium beers. New Belgium Brewery’s dedicati…

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How to Make Sense of Sustainable Coffee Labels

Based on the lines outside Starbucks and Caribou Coffee alone, it seems like everyone in the U.S. loves coffee. A 2013 study found that an average of 85 percent of the U.S. population has at least …

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Mama Pig Miraculously Lives to Care for Her 13 Newborn Piglets (Video)

When Emma arrived at Apricot Lane Farms, she was very sickly, underweight and pregant. It was a wonder 13 healthy piglets survived out of the 16 Emma was pregnant with. No one knew if Emma was going…

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6 Companies Doing the Most to Stop Deforestation

In an eco-twist on the Forbes 500, the UK-based think tank Global Canopy Programme has launched the Forest 500, a ranking of how effectively companies and organizations are working to stop global defo…

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The Ocean is Filling Up with Plastic, 8 Million Metric Tons Per Year

There's a lot of plastic crap in Earth's oceans; The latest estimate was that there are over 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our seas, weighing over 250,000 tons. That’s about 700 pieces of p…

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