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A Lesson From Hurricane Irma: Capitalism Can't Save the Planet - It Can Only Destroy It
World  (tags: capitalism, conflict, corruption, economics, environment, ethics, government, humans, politics, society, world )

- 4 days ago -
Hurricanes do not respond to market signals. The plastic fibres in our oceans, food and drinking water do not respond to market signals. Nor does the collapse of insect populations, or coral reefs, or the extirpation of orangutans from Borneo.
Bird of the Week: Cooper's Hawk
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 4 days ago -
The crow-sized Cooper's Hawk is a raptor of the woodlands, with short, rounded wings and a long tail - excellent adaptations for pursuing smaller birds through thick understory. Folk names for this forest stalker include big blue darter, chicken hawk...
First Newly-Developed Chocolate in 80 Years Is Made From Ruby Cocoa Beans
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, chocolate, food, interesting, odd, unusual, world )

- 7 days ago -
Chocolate aficionados rejoice! ThereâEUR(TM)s a new version of your favorite velvety treat, and it's ruby red in color. Made from the Ruby cocoa bean, the newly-invented variety of chocolate is the first to be developed in 80 years-since white chocolate...
For the Love of Farm Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: animals, dogs, interesting, off-beat, photos )

- 5 days ago -
IF DOG IS MAN'S BEST FRIEND, then a farm dog is also his, or her, business partner, pest-control consultant, security guard, even sales rep. Just ask Stan Miklis, who grows organic herbs and flowers in Texas. His miniature Australian Shepherd hams it...
Bird of the Week: Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, eco-friendly, environment, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 11 days ago -
The dark-colored, long-tailed Sao Paulo Marsh Antwren was discovered in 2004 and formally described in 2013, but is already in danger of disappearing. Now the race is on to protect this little marsh bird's remaining habitat in the shadow of Sao Paulo...
USDA's Study on GE Labeling Shows QR Codes Are Discriminatory - Take Action
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, genetic engineering, GMOs, GMO labeling, greenproducts, interesting, protection )

- 13 days ago -
With your support, we filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump Administration on August 25th for withholding a required study on the feasibility of electronic disclosure for labeling of genetically engineered foods. Now, just 12 days after our suite...
Why the Hell Are People Still Hung Up on Braless Boobs?
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, rights, society, women )

- 16 days ago -
Girdles. Pantyhose. Corsets. Bras. All of the above are restricting garments that women have worn through history. Marketing campaigns often tell women that to "look good" they should wrap everything up. Society has only reinforced this silly standard.
What Is 'Fruit Concentrate,' Anyway? And Is It Good For You?
Health & Wellness  (tags: diet, food, health, interesting, safety )

- 19 days ago -
If you look in your cupboard and start reading nutrition labels on your favorite box of granola or your gummy vitamins, there's a good chance you'll notice a popular ingredient: fruit concentrate.
Bird of the Week: Mangrove Cuckoo
Green Lifestyle  (tags: animals, birds, conservation, CoolStuff, eco-friendly, greenliving, interesting, protection, Sustainabililty, world )

- 18 days ago -
Never seen the Mangrove Cuckoo? You're not alone: The Mangrove Cuckoo is among the most secretive and poorly known of North American birds. It's difficult to detect because of the species' preference for impenetrable mangrove swamps and its tendency to...
Tell These Corporations: DonâEUR(TM)t Pollute Our Fruit!
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, food, greenproducts, health, frack water irrigation, protection, Sustainabililty )

- 21 days ago -
Toxic oil drilling wastewater from companies like Chevron is being used to grow some food in California-food that is sold in grocery stores across the country! The wastewater contains chemicals used in fossil fuel extraction, including some that are...
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