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Probiotics Help Poplar Trees Clean Up Toxins in Superfund Sites

( - Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant.

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:31:24 PM

Future Landfills: Responsibly Managing Our Waste Beyond 2017

( - You throw your garbage in the trash, and it gets hauled away — but, do you ever think about where it’s going? To local landfills.

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:08:02 PM

Heat Waves Threaten City Dwellers, Especially Minorities and the Poor

( - Last week’s record-setting heat in the Pacific Northwest and current triple-digit temperatures in Arizona are the latest reminders that climate change is heating up the Earth.

Aug 7, 2017 - 1:10:44 PM

Scientists Calculate Total Amount of Plastics Ever Produced

( - Athens, Ga. – Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:14:05 PM

Companies Using Plastic Waste from the Ocean

( - A recent study published in the journal Science estimates that there are some 86 million metric tons of plastic in the world’s oceans today—and that every year we add another eight million more.

Jul 14, 2017 - 12:40:23 PM

Could Concrete Help Solve the Problem of Air Pollution?

( - STONY BROOK, N.Y.,  – New research reveals that sulfur dioxide, a major contributor to air pollution, is removed from the air by concrete surfaces.

Jul 13, 2017 - 1:45:57 PM

How Babies’ Environments Lead to Poor Health Later

( - EVANSTON - New Northwestern University research underscores how environmental conditions early in development can cause inflammation in adulthood....

Jul 5, 2017 - 10:17:24 AM

Pollinators: More Than Just Bees

( - Bees are synonymous with pollination—and for good reason. Their size, shape and physical characteristics—fuzzy bodies that so effectively collect and transport pollen—make them efficient foragers.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:13:41 AM

Environmental Considerations Driving Major Evolution In Agriculture

( - Farmers have been called the original conservationists because they have a rich history of tending to the delicate balance between soil and water that sustains life for all.

Jun 23, 2017 - 8:07:40 AM

World's Largest Wild Salmon Run Harvest Season Opens

( - NAKNEK, Alaska, June 20, 2017  -- Bristol Bay sockeye salmon season is here! Commercial harvesting of wild sockeye salmon in Bristol Bay, Alaska begins in early June, with the harvest historically peaking around the 4th of July.

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:55:24 AM

Invasion of the Gypsy Moths

( - As you step outside, pause for a moment to take in your surroundings. If you happen to be under a tree and hear what sound like rain drops....

Jun 16, 2017 - 12:20:30 PM

Cell Phones are an e-Waist Problem

( - As more and more of the world develops—and smartphones become ubiquitous—electronic waste (AKA “e-waste”) is a bigger problem than ever.

Jun 9, 2017 - 4:56:51 PM

Discovery in Morocco Points to Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils

( - An international research team has uncovered 300,000 year-old fossil bones of Homo sapiens, a find that represents the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species.

Jun 8, 2017 - 9:49:30 AM

The Paris Climate Agreement, Not “Climate Change,” Is the Threat; Trump’s Pull-out Is Good for the Poor and for Our Health

( - A consortium of medical societies is echoing former President Obama’s dire warning that climate change is the biggest threat facing the world and public health.

Jun 6, 2017 - 8:56:53 AM

How are Farms and Farmers Dealing with Climate Change?

( - Agriculture may well be one of the industries hardest hit by the effects of global warming.

Jun 2, 2017 - 4:36:53 PM

Green Technology Upgrades Around Home Make More Sense Than Ever

( - When green upgrades meet innovative technology, the results are great for your home. It’s even been a dominating trend this year.

May 31, 2017 - 12:08:34 PM

Camping Cube Line Enhances Camping Experience

( - NORCO, Calif.
, May 19, 2017 -- International E-Z UP, Inc., the No. 1 Instant Shelter® brand in the world, is elevating camping to a new level with its line of Camping Cube™ tents and accessory products.

May 19, 2017 - 1:44:57 PM

Daylight Harvesting: Greening Your Home with Ambient Light

( - Homes are getting smarter than ever, which means far-ranging applications for how we manage our day-to-day tasks.

May 17, 2017 - 12:54:17 PM

Ticking Biological Clock: Migratory Birds Arriving Late to Breeding Grounds

( - New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring

May 15, 2017 - 11:33:35 AM

Why Do Rooftop Solar Panels Have to be So Big and Unsightly?

( - If aesthetics is the reason you’ve been holding off on converting your home to solar power, 2017 just might be the year for you to take the renewables leap.

May 12, 2017 - 5:18:36 PM

Here’s How You Can Help Audubon Protect Hummingbirds

( - NEW YORK (May 9, 2017)— If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring? Hummingbirds!

May 9, 2017 - 2:25:48 PM

6 Ways Plastic Water Bottles Are Ruining the Planet

( - So many of us drink water out of plastic bottles every day. It’s clear, it looks good and we don’t think about it much beyond that.

May 5, 2017 - 8:13:51 AM

Are Ion Batteries Really Worse for the Environment than Fracking?

( - In a world of modern technology, lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are hard to escape; they’re in cell phones, laptops, and basically anything else with rechargeable batteries.

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:59:01 AM

Court Decision Clears Way for White House to Dismantle Clean Power Plan

( - Washington D.C. – Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, today responded to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision granting the Trump Administration’s request....

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:26:11 PM

Even Though Pesticides May Take an Environmental Toll, Isn’t It Worth It ?

( - The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new classes of chemicals they could use to boost agricultural production.

Apr 21, 2017 - 1:06:37 PM

Well-Kept Vacant Lots Can Help Reduce Crime

( - EAST LANSING, Mich. – Maintaining the yards of vacant properties helps reduce crime rates in urban neighborhoods

Apr 21, 2017 - 8:39:10 AM

Who Are Some of the Greener Movie Stars Out There Today

( - While a handful of Hollywood A-listers—Robert Redford, Meryl Streep and Ed Begley Jr., to name a few —have been actively campaigning for the environment for decades....

Apr 13, 2017 - 12:13:19 PM

Protect Our Environment Year-Round—Here’s How

( - Invasive pests threaten to destroy the forests and crops that beautify our lives and put food on our tables

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:44:53 PM

5 Ways to Plan a Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Wedding

( - Whether you’re planning a wedding that’s classically elegant, casually chic, or super hero themed, there are endless options for you to choose from.

Apr 3, 2017 - 4:48:18 PM

Assess Your Environmental Impact

( - Whether it’s Earth Day or any other day, it can be a good time to ask just how “earth minded” your household is.

Mar 28, 2017 - 1:29:12 PM

Use Your Zip Code to Attract Brilliant Birds to Your Yard This Spring

( - NEW YORK (
March 28, 2017)— With spring arriving earlier than usual and bird migration currently underway, the National Audubon Society invites nature enthusiasts to grow bird-friendly native plants at home.

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:18:02 AM

Stranded: Sea Turtles on the Edge at Cape Cod

( - Winters are harsh on the shores of Cape Cod — not a place for tropical sea turtles.

Mar 8, 2017 - 2:56:12 PM

What's So Special About Polar Bears?

( - A lot more than you could have imagined. To honor our Arctic friends' special day, National Today [] is sharing little known facts about these mysterious mammals:

Feb 22, 2017 - 3:16:11 PM

Is Alternative Energy Still the Next Big Thing

( - A decade ago, in the wake of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and rising gas/oil prices....

Feb 10, 2017 - 4:30:43 PM

Park Use Influences Perceived Health

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers have long understood the important connection between parks and health.

Feb 10, 2017 - 10:11:37 AM

This Spiny Slug Blazed a Trail for Snails

( - Reach back far enough in the family tree of a snail or a clam and you’ll find a spiny little slug with tiny teeth, wearing a helmet.

Feb 6, 2017 - 3:33:35 PM

Marching for Women’s Rights and Mother Earth

( - In ancient myths, women are associated with fertility, with the nature that gives us all life.

Jan 25, 2017 - 11:15:11 AM

Interior Department Announces 24 New National Historic Landmarks

( - WASHINGTON – As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history....

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:41:28 AM

Ho, Ho, Ho…Save H2O!

( - During this busy season of holiday parties,shopping, and family festivities, it’s easy to forget how much this time of year can increase your environmental foot print.

Dec 21, 2016 - 4:10:57 PM

Are Self-driving Cars Good for the Environment?

( - You know the future is here when you see that the car beside you at a red light has nobody at the helm.

Dec 10, 2016 - 9:03:21 AM

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