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What Animals Are in Your Cosmetics?

What ingredients are in your makeup/cosmetic products? Chicken feet, ground up horns and hooves, chicken combs, cow dung, beetles, fish scales and animal placentas are all common ingredients used i…

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Butterfly Bushes Aren’t Good for Butterflies

If you're trying to create a butterfly sanctuary in your garden, adding butterfly bushes seems like a no-brainer—but you might want to rethink those pretty purple flowers this year. Planting a butt…

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How Vegans Should Be Responding to Cecil the Lion

The death of revered Cecil the Lion, at the hands of American trophy hunter Walter James Palmer, has captured the attention of the world. And the world has responded with resounding anger and sadness.…

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What President Obama’s Clean Power Plan Actually Means

President Obama's Clean Power Plan has one goal: to cut the carbon pollution that is driving climate change. To do so, the Plan specifically targets power plants that burn coal. Burning coal releas…

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5 Healthy Habits That Could Be Polluting the Water

You try to live a healthy lifestyle, but could some of your healthy habits be harming our waters? Here are 5 healthy habits that may have undesirable effects on the health of our water resources. W…

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Daily Cute: Red Panda Plays with Pumpkin

We cannot get over this little guy's adorable acrobatics as he plays with a pumpkin in the snow. Related: Red Pandas Play in Snow Pandas Do Somersaults in Snow Meerkats and Pumpkins…

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Cows Help Save Seal Pup

Bovines and pinnipeds do not normally go together, but in this story they do. A birdwatcher was scanning the landscape at the Frampton Marsh Nature Preserve in the U.K. when he spotted a herd of a doz…

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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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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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So cute. We got to save the elephants.

Everything has a down side. You still haven't told us ,other than allergies,what the exact problem i…

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