Conservation

Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

Testosterone-like beef hormone lingers in environment far too long

A study published last week in the journal Nature focused on the longer term environmental effects of trenbolone acetate or TBA, which is the steroid commonly given to beef cattle that mimics

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

Imagine. You’re in Yellowstone National Park. It’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black

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WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

WHO wants to ban disease names that offend animals

What do swine flu, monkey pox, and paralytic shellfish poisoning all have in common? Sure, they’re all illnesses but the important commonality according to the World Health Organization is that their

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

  Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re

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Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Smart Garden Hub from GreenIQ saves time and water resources

Returning to the roots doesn’t necessarily require ditching your devices. Advanced networking technology and artificial intelligence may soon be as indispensable as a rake and a hoe and a piece of

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Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

Starbucks to move Ethos bottled water operations out of drought-stricken California

Starbucks will stop sourcing its bottled water from California, the company said Friday. Starbucks’ Ethos Water will now be bottled in Pennsylvania in deference to California’s worsening drought and

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Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn’t

Mom may love that floral bouquet, but Mother Earth doesn’t

Are flowers one of the worst gifts you can give? Husbands the world over may be sighing in relief that finally, those roses may be just too ecologically insensitive to continue giving at Valentine’s Day

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Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Craptastic museum dedicated to poop pops up in Italy

Northern Italy is now home to a crappy new establishment named Museo della Merda, which translates to the Museum of Shit. Built on the grounds of the Castelbosco dairy farm, owned by Gianantonio

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Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

The dead zones are spreading. No, it’s not a sign of the zombie apocalypse, though the consequences could be just as dire. A recent study by the European Geosciences Union's journal

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Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan is planting 1 billion trees to revive plundered forests

Pakistan's government has announced plans to invest $150 million to revive their forests. Connected to Afghanistan by the Khyber Pass, Khyber Pakhtunkhwai province in particular used to have the most

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Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Between 1976 and 2013, a small village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins--for their teeth. Prized for use as jewelry, currency and even bride price, the teeth fetched about $0.70 a piece in

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Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

Jon Stewart and his wife are turning NJ farm into a sanctuary for rescued animals

It's pretty much the understatement of the century to say that Jon Stewart, departing host of The Daily Show, has a lot of fans. However, Stewart will gain some new fans as he prepares for his post-TV

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To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

To protect migrating birds, it’s ‘lights out’ in New York

  New York State is stepping up and shutting off to protect migratory birds from light pollution. On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all non-essential outdoor lights at state

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Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

St. Petersberg is getting a new pier -- again. A group of Tampa-based architects, including ASD, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, and Ken Smith Landscape Architect have been announced as the

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9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

9 things you can do to help wild birds this summer

Here in the northern hemisphere, we're now heading into the height of summer and chances are that most of us are spending as much time outdoors as possible. You've probably noticed a lot more bird

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

When it comes to protecting the environment, political action and grassroots movements tend to get the most attention. But environmental lawsuits have proven to be an important - if unglamorous - way to

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion

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Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and it’s killing them

Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and it’s killing them

Think an addiction of nicotine is bad for you? Well, it's nothing compared to the bees who are getting addicted to it from pesticides call neonicotinoids. These pesticides affect the colony growth and

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Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed libraries allow people to

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What can we learn from Cuba’s remarkable farmers?

What can we learn from Cuba’s remarkable farmers?

The current Cuban system of farming was developed in response to crisis. In 1989, with the collapse of the Soviet Union underway, overnight Cuba lost its most vital trading partner, and the source

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The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong

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How Earth Day came to be

How Earth Day came to be

As Earth Day approaches this Sunday, many of us will contemplate our concerns over climate change, environmental destruction or dangers to our food supply, but do you know how this holiday first came to

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6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

6 fun, meaningful ways to celebrate Earth Day!

1. Don't Drive I know, I know. At face value, this doesn't sound like much fun at all. But that's only because you've forgotten how awesome the alternatives can be. Give your car the day off this Earth

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Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

This piece of steel mesh doesn’t look like much but it might be one of the only things that can separate oil from water. By allowing water to go through, but oil to float on top, thanks to an

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Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

Apple protects 36,000 acres of forest, and is building 2 new solar farms in China

The Apple logo might have gone from rainbow to black, but the company is getting greener every day. This week, Apple made two announcements that impressed environmentalists around the world. In the first,

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INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

INTERVIEW: Linda Greer and Clean by Design are creating a cleaner fashion future

Natural Resource Defense Council's director Linda Greer is spearheading the way to a cleaner fashion future. Greer is leading fashion's "toxic avengers" in a bid to clean up the toxic fashion industry in

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PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

PHOTOS: Artists use recycled materials to make endangered animal sculptures at Philadelphia Zoo

This past weekend, the Philadelphia Zoo opened a new art exhibition that celebrates larger than life installations made entirely from recycled materials. Second Nature: Junk Rethunk features the work of

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PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of Environmental Protection

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Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Yup. You read that right. Scientists say a "blob" in the Pacific Ocean could be to blame for the drought in the West and the East's seemingly endless season of snow. Apparently, about 1,000 miles off the

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Edith Macefield’s ‘Up’ house may come down after auction closes on April 20

Edith Macefield’s ‘Up’ house may come down after auction closes on April 20

The world has closely followed the story of this little Seattle house that belonged to a tough old lady named Edith Macefield. When developers sough to build a shopping mall on her block, Macefield

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