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Tree Huggers: 5 steps to Saving and Preserving Trees

One single tree can produce up to 260 pounds of oxygen per year. The more we use paper products though, that number diminishes. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States alone…

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March Pet of the Month: Harvey

Name:  Harvey Parents:  Amy & Steve Sexton Breed:  Havanese Age:  14 weeks Size:  4-1/2 pounds Diet:  Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy but the vet says at 6 months I can start having the homemade dog food my brothers get to…

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Can’t Bear to See Them Go

One of the youngest of the bear species and the largest carnivorous land mammal on Earth, is the Polar Bear. Males can weight up to 1700 pounds and measure 7 to 8 feet…

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Showing the Love to Homeless Animals

Are you a dog owner or a cat owner? Or are you one of those brave souls that own both? Perhaps you’re more of the goldfish type…? Regardless, today is National Love Your…

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Pet of the Month – Parker

Name: Parker Lasch-Goll Parents: Courtney Lasch and James Goll Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix Age:  3 years old Size: 42 lbs Diet: Taste of the Wild Salmon Dog Food (Grain-free) Funny Habit: As a trained and…

A single aspen tree covers over 100 acres in Utah. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

World’s Oldest and Heaviest Tree

Estimated to be between 80,000 and 1,000,000 years old, a quaking aspen grove (Populus tremuloides) in Utah’s Fishlake National Forest wins the prize for not only oldest organism, but also heaviest. With over…

Tourists look at the blooming Titan Arum plant July 22, 2013 at the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum), also known as the corpse flower or stinky plant, is blooming and it may remain in bloom for 24 to 48 hours, and then it will collapse quickly. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

World’s Tallest Flower

Reaching heights of over 10 feet, Amorphophallus titanium, produces the world’s tallest unbranched flower. Commonly referred to as the corpse flower, or corpse plant, this plant is native to Indonesia, but due to its…

Ozone is a toxic component of the smog that blankets Houston, Texas, in this photo from March 25, 2012. Photo by: Kyle Colby Jones.

Forests Could be a Thrifty Way to Fight Ozone Pollution

Planting trees may be a cost-effective way to reduce ground-level ozone, a toxic component of smog that contributes to the deaths of about 152,000 people annually worldwide, according to new research. The study…

The 'Thank you tree', designed by Swedish artist Lasse Åberg, represents a number of trees planted in Africa, and is meant to replace cut flowers as a gift to performers. (Courtesy of Vi Agroforestry)

‘Thank You Tree’ Contributes to a Better Environment, and Fights Poverty

STOCKHOLM—A Swedish aid organization has developed a re-usable work of art, in order to replace the flower bouqets frequently given to actors and artists after performances.  But, it’s not just about “the gift…

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…

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