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Gomphidius glutinosus is a common woodland mushroom that concentrates radioactive cesium-137 to over 10,000 times background levels. (Bernd Haynold/Wikimedia Commons)

Radiation-Loving Fungi Can Remove Toxic Waste

When Russian scientists sent a robot into the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 2007, the last thing they expected to find was life. Inside the most radioactive areas of the breached core was…

Juniper

Evergreen Essential Oils: Healing with Seasonal Scents

‘Tis the season for evergreens: pine wreaths, juniper branch arrangements, and whole trees invited to reside indoors. This seasonal greenery not only serves as decoration, it brings a woodsy aroma that no synthetic…

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Gentleman, Start Your Engines…Quietly

Channel surfing the other day I was very surprised to find a new sport that is very green in relation to the environment. Well it’s not really a new sport but rather a…

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The Environmental Media Association Awards

The Environmental Media Association Awards took place last Saturday, October 18, at the Warner Brothers Burbank Studio. The event marked the 25th anniversary of the organization’s inception and was hosted by Marc Malkin…

Australian Seabird Indicative of the Prescence of Plastics

Australian Scientists Find Plastic’s Toxic Footprint at Molecular Level

SYDNEY—California has become the newest region to ban lightweight plastic bags, joining four states and territories in Australia in restricting the use of disposable plastics. The move comes as Australian researchers study the…

Cattelya orchid with 3 Brazilian hummingbirds. A painting of the Amazon rain forest by Martin Johnson Heade (1871)

The Amazon

All over the world there are eco-systems that are homes to a wide number of animal and flora species but none are as vast and as versatile as the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest. Although…

Coal Mine in Wyoming

Turnout for Climate Change in NY Shatters Prediction

Around 570,000 people took part in marches around the world yesterday calling for action on climate change. By far the largest event was in New York City, which had been dubbed the biggest…

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10 Tips On How to Monitor Your Water

In lieu of National Water Monitoring Day last week, it’s time to learn how you, your friends, and your family can easily find ways to conserve more water in your household! 1. Don’t…

Supermoon

Fall Equinox 2014: Time, Date, and Definition for Autumnal Equinox

The September Equinox, also known as the Autumnal or Autumn Equinox, is set to take place later this month. The date will actually be different depending on where you are, the National Weather…

Plant Specialist Dustin McMahon pollinates genetically modified corn plants at Monsanto headquarters in St Louis, Mo., May 21, 2009. Monsanto developed Roundup and Roundup-resistant crops, but weeds developed resistance to Roundup. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)

Superweeds and the Chemical Dependency of American Farmers

Weeds are an age-old obstacle for farmers, but when chemical and seed giant Monsanto first introduced glyphosate (better known as Roundup), it seemed like the struggle was finally over. Today, however, over 60…

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