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Volunteers Rebuild Ocean Reefs in ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

I've probably heard the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama" a zilspilllion times in my life – high school dances, wedding receptions, and on the radio. But hearing it last weekend along the sh…

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Which Species Die—or Kill—for Love?

We've all seen those beautiful penguin photos, beaks together forming a heart, on Valentine's Day. And don't get us wrong; we love how adorable and sweet nature can be. But just for fun, we thought we…

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Our Wireless Addiction Is Creating a Big E-Waste Problem

Because hundreds of millions of new cell phones are sold every year just in the U.S., and only a small percentage of the old ones ever make it to a proper recycling facility, our modern mobile lifesty…

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10 Environmental Victories of 2012

For me, the holidays are a time to reflect on what we’ve achieved over the past year and look ahead to the challenges and possibilities the New Year holds in store. 2012 was a quite a year. Besides th…

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God Is Green: My Religion And The Environment

Over the years, science has become more and more open to interpretation, and this means heated debates over what should be a simple fact: the Earth’s climate is changing. As if the debates between the…

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Is The Air In Your Child’s School Safe?

As the weather gets cold, I find I keep looking at this year’s first day of school photo. I see neat braids, clean backpacks, new sneakers, and brave smiles. The picture warms me up from the inside. …

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Pink + Green = Breast Cancer Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink ribbons are everywhere, from lapels and teddy bears, to cleaning products and perfume. So much levity and cheeriness for a disease that is deadly serious…

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Coming Soon To A Highway Near You: Asthma, The Disease

A couple of years ago, when I developed a persistent cough and was wheezing, I paid a visit to my doctor. He asked me if I had asthma as a child. “Well, yes,” I said. “But that was 30 years ago. I hav…

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Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake-Up Call for Coastal Restoration

By Cindy Brown / The Nature Conservancy Cindy Brown is the Gulf Coast Program Director for The Nature Conservancy and a New Orleans native. Our conversation began with the simple message in her …

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Soot, Diesel, And Buying A New Car

By Gina Carroll In the clean air arena, diesel is a dirty word… and I know from personal experience all of the reasons why diesel fuel has a bad reputation. So when my husband suggested that I cons…

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