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Top 10 Eco-Friendly World Countries

Back in April, we wrote about the 15 greenest U.S. states. The list might be interesting for Americans, but how to we stack up against the rest of the world? (HINT: Not so well.) The Yale University’s Center for Environmental … Continue reading

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World Water Day

Did you know that today, March 22, is World Water Day? If you didn’t, here is a quick primer about what World Water Day is, why it is important, and what you can do. What is World Water Day? World … Continue reading

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Record Melting in Greenland

Greenland’s ice caps experienced record melting in the year 2010. What does this mean? Melting ice in Greenland freshens the seas near the Arctic and contributes to rising sea levels around the world. It is unclear just how much melting … Continue reading

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How much do you recycle?

Did you know that the average person throws away 7 1/2 times their body weight each year? Shocking. We want to know: What items do you recycle? What items don’t you recycle? To see the original infographic, go here.

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Updates on bison slaughter

In the ongoing drama of the planned bison slaughter in Montana, there have been several new developments. Yesterday, a federal judge denied the request of animal advocates to halt the bison slaughter. “For those of us who admire the Yellowstone … Continue reading

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The Facts About Bottled Water

We all know that bottled water is bad for the environment. But do you know why it’s bad? Plastic bottles contribute to waste in landfills. Did you know that only 1 in 5 plastic bottles gets recycled? The other 4 … Continue reading

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Less sea ice related to fewer polar bear births

In Canada’s Hudson Bay region, less sea ice is leading to fewer polar bear births, according to recent research. Polar bears rely on sea ice during the hunting season to hunt seals—their main food source. An early ice breakup reduces … Continue reading

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Plans to slaughter bison halted

Late last week, federal officials halted plans to slaughter brucellosis-exposed bison in the Yellowstone area. According to federal officials, the reason for the slaughter is to prevent the disease from being passed on to cattle. Brucellosis can cause wildlife and … Continue reading

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7-Eleven goes green in Japan

In an ambitious move, 7-Eleven is attempting to turn its Japanese stores green. These new stores, referred to as “eco-konbinis” in Japan,  will be powered by solar energy and equipped with electric vehicle chargers. Green 7-11 stores were recently introduced … Continue reading

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Maguire Daisy Saved from Extinction

This week, the Maguire daisy became the 21st species to be removed from the endangered species list, after a 25-year effort to rescue it from extinction. This dime-sized wildflower is found in sandstone canyons and atop of mesas in Utah. … Continue reading

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