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Need a Coffee Alternative? Consider the Guayusa Plant

The Amazon rainforest†is home to a plethora of beneficial†foods and plants. One of those plants of potential benefit is a leaf known as guayusa,†a natural source of caffeine and super high in antioxid…

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Whole Foods Announces Program for The Conscious Consumer

Whole Foods, considered a mecca by many conscious consumers, unveiled a new rating system called "Responsibly Grown" this month. This is a strategy "to help shoppers make more informed choices." This …

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The Best Way to Help Our Pollinators

Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds are a charming sight as they soar around your backyard garden. But beyond their beauty, these creatures help human beings through their role in pollinating flowers, …

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10 Amazing New Species: SpongeBob Fungus, Glass Frog, Tarsier & More

Every year about 18,000 new species are added to the annals of the earth's biodiversity.†To date, scientists have described and named about 2 million species on planet earth. Unbelievably, these s…

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Real Food: Why Biodiversity Can Save Our Bodies & Planet

By The Chopra Well Have we declared war on the Earth? According to Vandana Shiva, a renowned physicist, philosopher, and eco feminist, this is indeed the path we are treading. Itís a bold stat…

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Rare Starfish Found on Peru’s Coast

Peruvian marine biologists discover three rare species of starfish in the Pacific Ocean. Science News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "1mNFxKEsyzfdBUgP", NewsLook = NewsLook || {}; NewsLook.embeds…

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Heirloom Seeds: Grow Them Out!

Jim Richardson is no scientist. He's a National Geographic photographer. As such, he got to work on one of the most fascinating, relevant, crucial stories of our times: the preservation of seeds and …

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Conserving Nature Worth $500 Billion to Poor?

A study of 17 of the world's most important biodiversity hotspots found paying poor people living near those areas for conserving them could result in those people earning $500 billion dollars a year.…

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5 Nature Books to Read in 2012

Posted by The Nature Conservancy What's the best book you've read lately? We put that question to a cadre of scientists and staff at The Nature Conservancy. Their responses ranged from young adu…

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Forest-Friendly Furniture

If a tree falls in the forest, does anyone hear it? Woodworkers with a passion for solid hardwood are rescuing and reclaiming downed trees to create one-of-a kind handcrafted modern heirlooms do. "…

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