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What is Arbor Day?

Many of you may be wondering, “What the heck is Arbor Day?” Arbor Day is a holiday in various countries where trees are celebrated and people are encouraged to get together and plant…

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…

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…

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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…

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Original Unpackaged: A New Package-Free Shopping Experience

OK. We all know plastic is bad for us, for the planet… our children’s future. But it’s everywhere—total invasion. Yes, I carry my own canvas bag when I go shopping, I drink water from my…

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US Dependence on Corn Could Reach Popping Point: A look at the red-clover solution

File Credit: Shutterstock.com Corn is huge business in the United States, but can it last? If soil depletion has the same negative impact on the U.S. industry as it has had elsewhere, it…

Dr Jennifer Lavers with a flesh-footed shearwater on Lord Howe Island, 2014. Her molecular research has identified the pervasive nature of plastic which does not break down naturally in oceans but increases in toxicity, impacting marine and bird life in unseen and dangerous ways. (Silke Stuckenbrock)

Toxic Effects of Ocean Plastic Far Greater Than Previously Thought

SYDNEY – When dead seabirds washed up in their thousands along the eastern and southern seaboards of Australia last year, biologist Dr Jennifer Lavers became worried, very worried. A research fellow at the…

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Poaching May Lead to the African Rhino’s Extinction in the Near Future

  Rhinos are big, beautiful creators that are some of the oldest land mammals in the world. There are two species of rhino in Africa – the white rhino which resides mostly in…

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