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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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752 Rescued Hens Feel Sunshine for the First Time

Surely you have eaten eggs or seen a chicken, but have you ever seen a battery-caged hen take her first steps on soil and feel the sunshine on her back for the first time in her life? This video by Ed…

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8 Frightening Facts About Fracking

Fracking is the slang term for hydraulic fracturing. It is the process of breaking apart (fracturing) dense shale rock in order to release the hydrocarbons (like gas and oil). A gel cocktail comprised…

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Challenge Your Animal IQ

Take a break from the whirlwind of December and enjoy these fun and quirky animal facts.  To add a little challenge and keep you on your toes, see if you can identify the two statements that I include…

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Crows and ravens are known for their ability to learn behaviour and mimic sounds. Bird brain is not …

Who can eat just one ounce at a time? They're tasty, crunchy, easy to carry, and oh, so yummy.

Can't remember the last time I woke up happy and not feeling anxious, depressed, sad and fearful. T…