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Scientists Successfully Use Solar Energy To Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water
Environment  (tags: scientists, solar energy, Salt water, Fresh Water, research, distilling water, environment, world )

- 9 days ago -
New research details method for distilling water by converting solar energy.
TAKE ACTION: Protect Worker Health and Food Safety
Environment  (tags: The United States Department of Agricult, pollution, pork industry )

- 9 days ago -
The United States Department of Agriculture recently rejected an attempt by the poultry industry to increase processing plant line speeds. We need your voice to ensure it does the same thing for the pork industry.
All By Itself, the Humble Sweet Potato Colonized the World
Environment  (tags: sweet potatoes, plants, humanity, indigenous people, Central America, South America, environment, humans )

- 10 days ago -
Of all the plants that humanity has turned into crops, none is more puzzling than the sweet potato. Indigenous people of Central and South America grew it on farms for generations, and Europeans discovered it
Protect the Bobolink: Call on the Congress to Fix the Ethanol Mandate to Stem the Destruction of Grassland Habitat ! PLEASE SIGN
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, nature )

- 8 days ago -
Grassland birds like the bobolink, whose numbers have been cut in half over the last 40 years, have seen their habitat on native prairie and pasture converted to cropland and destroyed. The federal mandate to blend ethanol into our gasoline has been
PETITION / VIDEO - Ban All Disposable / Single Use Plastics in Canada
Environment  (tags: plastic, environment, trudeau, single use plastic, disposable, conservation, environment, humans, nature, oceans )

- 9 days ago -
According to CBC news, an astounding 4-12million tons of plastic are dumped into the oceans every year by coastal countries. That's the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic every minute.
PETITION - Ban One Time Use Plastic Bags From Retail and Grocery Stores in Dawson City Yukon
Environment  (tags: PLASTIC BAGS, canada, retail, DAWSON CITY, Yokon, conservation, environment, humans, water )

- 9 days ago -
IT IS TIME WE TAKE A STAND AGAINST PLASTIC! The first step we can take as a community is to show Mayor and Council how many of us no longer want to see single use plastic bags being used in our grocery stores and retail outlets.
Speak Up for Clean Air in California's National Parks and Nearby Communities ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, destruction )

- 9 days ago -
Tell San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and California Air Resources Board to adopt a strong plan to reduce pollution in our national parks and communities.
Stop the Texas Tanker Bailout ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Environment  (tags: environment, habitat, protection, oil, destruction )

- 9 days ago -
Justin Trudeau wants to hand billions of taxpayer dollars to Texas oil execs âEUR" so they can force a pipeline to the B.C. coast.
Whale Poop Is Vital to Oceans Carbon Cycle
Environment  (tags: carbon, CO2, climate change, Whale faeces, iron, phytoplankton, Antarctic krill, whale ecology, ocean ecology, sequestering carbon )

Steven L
- 10 days ago -
Saving endangered baleen whales could boost the carbon storage capacity of the Southern Ocean, suggests a new study of whale faeces. Whale faeces once provided huge quantities of iron to a now anaemic Southern Ocean, boosting the growth of carbon-sequeste
Teen Turns Down Plea Deal for 25 Years in Prison, Gets 65 Years Instead
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, children, government, sadness )

- 16 days ago -
A teenager tried as an adult under Alabama's accomplice liability law was sentenced to 65 years in prison Thursday after rejecting an earlier plea deal that recommended 25 years
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