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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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New Findings on How Plants ‘Talk’ to Each Other: Virginia Tech Scientist

Two plants can communicate with each other by swapping messenger molecules, according to new findings by a Virginia Tech scientist. Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science, at Virginia…

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How Whale Feces Help You Breathe

Half of the world’s oxygen is provided by phytoplankton, an aquatic organism that functions as a carbon sink and whose name means “wandering plants” in Greek. All fish depend on phytoplankton, whether directly…

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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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Fracking and the Affect on Food

Last week Mario Batali and Bill Telepan submitted an Op-Ed piece to the New York Daily News on the topic of fracking. You may recall an article we did last year breaking down…

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Let’s Put It In Perspective..

We hope these help you realize how precious life is–whether it’s enjoying the small things in life or being awed at the sheer size of our universe. Enjoy!   The Smallest Movie Ever…

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Chasing Ice

Chasing Ice is a feature-length documentary chronicling the remarkably quick disappearance of the Arctic glaciers coming out in theaters this month. What’s really remarkable about the film – besides the environmental phenomen, of…

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We Heard You Sandy!

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded just how fragile and precarious life can be on our beautiful blue planet. When Mother Nature sets out to give us a warning, we…

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Putting a Price Tag on Nature

Image Courtesy of Kayla Schulte Putting a Price Tag on Nature Value is highly subjective and therefore nearly impossible to quantify. Yet our economic system does just this by attempting to represent value…

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