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HOW TO: Make a Hanging Planter with a Recycled Plastic Pop Bottle

HOW TO: Make a Hanging Planter with a Recycled Plastic Pop Bottle

STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape edges and

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Dozens of Tornadoes Leave a Devastating Path of Destruction in the South and Midwest

Dozens of Tornadoes Leave a Devastating Path of Destruction in the South and Midwest

Over the weekend, multiple tornadoes smashed through seven midwestern states, killing at least 17 people and injuring many more. Storms raged from Louisiana to Iowa Sunday night, bringing at least 31

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Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

Rolling Stone is reporting that President Obama will likely reject the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that has become a symbol of the bitter partisan divide in Washington and the battle between

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KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield

KXL Opponents Carve Massive Anti-Pipeline Crop Art in Nebraska Cornfield

Keystone XL Pipeline opponents have carved a massive 80-acre crop drawing in a Nebraska cornfield that sits directly in the path of the proposed project. Farmer Art Tanderup, who owns the land, drove the

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Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn

Crop-Ravaging Worm Evolves to Eat Bioengineered Corn

In a giant case of "we told you so", a group of scientists from Iowa State University published a report this week citing evidence that corn rootworms have evolved to become resistant to genetically

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GOP Lawmaker Says We Actually Need More CO2 in the Atmosphere

GOP Lawmaker Says We Actually Need More CO2 in the Atmosphere

Utah has a fair share of air quality problems - in fact, Salt Lake City is often rated as one of the most polluted cities in the nation. But one lawmaker suggests that the problem isn’t too much CO2 in

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These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

These States Are Poorly Prepared for Global Warming – Is Yours on the List?

Every state has a plan for what to do in the event of disaster, specifically, a "State Hazard Mitigation Plan," but there's no requirement that these plans take global warming into consideration. As a

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Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels

Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels

There are two key factors that affect solar cell performance: high optical transparency for good light transmission, and high optical haze for increased scattering, and therefore absorption.

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23,000 Pounds of Meat Products Recalled Due to Threat of Listeria Contamination

23,000 Pounds of Meat Products Recalled Due to Threat of Listeria Contamination

Chicken photo from Shutterstock Reser’s Fine Foods is recalling nearly 23,000 pounds of meat products this week due to possible listeria contamination. The Topeka, Kansas-based company is recalling

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Farmers Build Sustainable Energy Barn Directly in Keystone XL Pipeline Path

Farmers Build Sustainable Energy Barn Directly in Keystone XL Pipeline Path

A group of Nebraskan farmers and ranchers are trying get President Obama's attention with a sustainable energy barn built directly in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently highlighted by The

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Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds

Keystone XL to Take Heavy Toll on Endangered Species, Report Finds

There's no shortage of environmental concerns associated with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. From projected annual spills of 34,000 gallons of oil to the ticking carbon bomb of 360 to 510 billion tons

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Flooded Fracking Sites, Damaged Oil Tanks Threaten Further Disaster in Colorado

Flooded Fracking Sites, Damaged Oil Tanks Threaten Further Disaster in Colorado

Photo © Kathy Tompkins The historic storms and flooding in Colorado this past week have claimed at least eight lives and destroyed over 1,700 homes with a further 16,300 residences damaged. Roads and

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‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

‘Pink Slime’ Makes a School Lunch Comeback in Seven U.S. States

Kids are back in school - and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product. But

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TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels

TransCanada’s “Shameless Ploy” to Fool Americans that the Keystone XL Pipeline is a Bunch of Solar Panels

Were we wrong to peg the Keystone XL Pipeline as a ticking carbon bomb? That's what TransCanada seems to want us to think. In a puzzling Facebook ad released last week, the energy company responsible for

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US State Department Admits that It Doesn’t Know the Actual Route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

US State Department Admits that It Doesn’t Know the Actual Route of the Keystone XL Pipeline

The State Department has reassured the world that the Keystone Pipeline will probably have very little environmental impact, which is all well and good, except for one tiny detail: the State Department

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Head of Earth Policy Institute Warns That Current Water Shortages Will Soon Threaten Food Supplies

Head of Earth Policy Institute Warns That Current Water Shortages Will Soon Threaten Food Supplies

Image via Shutterstock All over the world, wells are drying up and water tables are dropping low. Altogether, 18 countries around the world are over-pumping their underground water resources to the

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Naki’o: World’s First ‘Bionic’ Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Limbs

Naki’o: World’s First ‘Bionic’ Dog Fitted with Four Prosthetic Limbs

Naki'o, a mixed breed dog from Nebraska, has become the first dog fitted with four prosthetic limbs. This achievement was accomplished by US company Orthopets, which specializes in artificial pet limbs.

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Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Ag-Gag Bills Seek to Outlaw Whistleblower Recordings of Animal Abuse on US Farms

Photo via Shutterstock In recent years undercover recordings of horrific abuses against animals have proven instrumental in prosecuting farms that, often systematically, mistreat their animals. But

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Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Back when Darwin visited the Galapagos, he noticed that finches had evolved beaks in varying shapes and sizes to deal with eating different foods. Now birds probably long for the days when all they needed

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Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Environmentalists Baffled at State Department Claim that Keystone XL Would Have Little Environmental Impact

Rumors have been circulating as to whether or not the President would approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. On Friday, the State Department released a study suggesting that the pipeline, which is slated to

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TransCanada Boss Says Keystone XL Pipeline Will Have ‘No Impact On Climate Change’

TransCanada Boss Says Keystone XL Pipeline Will Have ‘No Impact On Climate Change’

We have heard some tall tales in our time, but this one reaches the stratosphere. On Tuesday, Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada’s president for energy and oil pipelines, said that “You could shut

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Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

Will President Obama Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in His Second Term?

With his re-election, President Obama is faced with one of the United States' biggest energy policy decisions - whether to approve or deny the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry oil from the Alberta

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Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Seed Money: Leafcutter Design’s Plantable Paper Coins Flourish into Flowers!

Oakland-based Leafcutter Design has created plant-able money that is just as whimsical as Monopoly money but a lot more green. These beautiful paper pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters are embedded with

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Thousands of Fish Die Across the Midwest Due to Scorching Summer Temperatures

Thousands of Fish Die Across the Midwest Due to Scorching Summer Temperatures

Photo from Shutterstock Throughout the Midwest, record temperatures mean trouble for wildlife as well as discomfort for human beings. Thousands of fish are dying in areas where water temperatures have

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Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the US’s Fastest Warming States

Arizona, Minnesota and Wisconsin are the US’s Fastest Warming States

A new study from Climate Central has revealed that although the continental U.S. has warmed by about 1.3°F over the past 100 years, the temperature rise is not the same everywhere. Some states are

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Wang Zhiyuan’s 37-Foot-Tall Trash Tornado Spirals Into the Sky

Wang Zhiyuan’s 37-Foot-Tall Trash Tornado Spirals Into the Sky

The Chinese artist was inspired by the garbage and pollution that litters the streets of Beijing. As a reaction to the incredible piles of food and plastic trash he sees on the city streets and sidewalks,

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Pop Culture is a Colorful Canopy Made of 100′s of Recycled Bottles in Nebraska

Pop Culture is a Colorful Canopy Made of 100′s of Recycled Bottles in Nebraska

Britzman and University of Nebraska students put a total of 200 hours into this project, which received financial support from Fulbright Canada and the University College of Architecture. The bottles

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Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

Climate Change Could Cause Humans To Shrink in Size

According to researchers from the universities of Florida and Nebraska, humans -- and other mammals -- could start shrinking if the globe starts to grow warmer. The research is based upon study of

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TransCanada to Move Ahead with Southern Section of Keystone XL Pipeline

TransCanada to Move Ahead with Southern Section of Keystone XL Pipeline

Undeterred by Obama's rejection of permit applications for the Keystone XL pipeline earlier this month, TransCanada have announced that they will move forward with the southern section of the

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