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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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WTF are Coal Rollers?

I learned about coal rollers the hard way. By seeing it. Thankfully, I didn’t have an in person experience with coal rollers in action. Nonetheless, I am experiencing PTSD because of it seein…

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Surprising Inventions That Help Our Environment

While you may picture Indiana Jones when you hear the word “exploration,” there have been major discoveries in technology, music, food and more that are shaping the way we view and treat the world. Ch…

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Join the 4th of July #WeAreALLConnected Global Dance Party

As a young person facing the challenges of our world today, it's sometimes difficult to imagine how connected I am to making a difference on any large scale. But just the other day, as I had been thi…

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NY Times Andrew Revkin On Sustainability (Plus His Great Guitar Performance!)

On Dot Earth for The New York Times, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin examines the efforts to balance human affairs with Earth's limits, tracking relevant developments "from suburbia to Siber…

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Drink From Your Book With This New Water Purifier

While over 3.4 million people die from water-borne diseases each year, the trouble is that the people who live in affected areas may have no idea that contaminated water is a problem. And even if they…

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15 Weird Facts About Whales (Plus 4 Amazing Videos)

Whales are so obviously different from us, yet surprisingly similar in so many ways. They are extremely intelligent and social beings that share our lifespan and often our close-knit family structures…

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How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ Breaks Down Your Body for Nature

For those interested in natural cemeteries, but not so fond of being buried, allow me to introduce you to the Mushroom Death Suit. The concept is the brainchild of artist and MIT research fellow Ja…

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I Ate Bugs – And So Should You: 9 Reasons To Be An Entomophagist

In my life before marriage and kids, I was a swashbuckling machete-wielding Amazon Jungle guide. Really! In addition to living at a Robinson Crusoe-like lodge, gliding through swamp forests in a dug-o…

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Can Eating Your Water Bottle Solve Drinking Container Waste?

What's one solution to the growing problem of plastic water bottle waste? A trio of Spanish design students think they have the answer, and it involves creating a "water bottle" that you can eat, re…

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