Conservation
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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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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