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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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Palm Oil’s Devastating Impact on Wildlife and Rainforests

Palm oil, a primary ingredient in certain foods, cosmetics and even household products, is a serious issue because of the negative impacts it’s having on the environment and wildlife.  The palm oil industry…

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NASA study shows Amazon Rainforest Should Remain Conserved

The Amazon Rainforest can help reduce climate change and global warming as long as it continues to keep sucking up carbon from our atmosphere. The Amazon is over 1.4 billion acres of dense…

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NYC Marine Life Bolstered by Israeli Technology

NEW YORK—An Israeli company specialized in ecologically friendly solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure is making its mark on New York City. Tel Aviv-based ECOncrete is engaged in two waterfront projects in Brooklyn…

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Minimize Electronic Waste To Help Protect the Environment

It’s important to use caution when recycling electronics such as computers, batteries, cell phones, televisions, etc., because they contain harmful parts that can cause damage the environment. Toxic components include mercury, lead, cadmium,…

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Carton Recycling On The Move

There is good news from the home front of recycling, especially the recycling of cartons. It seems that 2013 was a banner year for carton recycling with almost half of the U.S. households…

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Have A Happy (Green) Halloween

Eco18 wishes you all a very happy Halloween! We ask just one favor from  you – be mindful of the environment today. As a day of great consumption, we tend to generate lots…

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Five Early Autumn Gardening Projects

Summer is coming to a close, but the change of season still offers a wealth of gardening opportunities before winter sets in. 1. Grass Seeding One of the best times to plant grass…

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