Environment

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Why We Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is an annual global event, observed on April 22, that celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about pollution and ways to maintain a clean habitat. The event was first celebrated nationally in 1970, but its inception began following a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara...
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Billy Joel Picks Up Trash

Last Friday night, Billy Joel played Madison Square Garden in New York City for the 63rd consecutive month. But he didn't sleep in the next morning. Instead, he went to the beach. Not to relax in the sand or work on his tan, but to pick up garbage. Every spring, the town of Oyster Bay on Long...
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Finally A Viral #Challenge That's Positive!

April 22nd is Earth Day but it seems every day on Social Media there’s another viral #challenge and teens will do whatever it is to go viral and most of the challenges are dangerous! Well, It seems several years ago this #challenge: #trashtag was introduced but never caught on. Then on March 5th a...
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Do The Oceans A Favor This Holiday Season ... Skip The Glitter

While you're decorating this holiday season, as festive as it looks, please take a pass on the glitter. A widely used ingredient for sparkly packaging and greeting cards, these little bits of plastic really do a number on our waterways. Since glitter is made from plastic sheets, when it gets washed...
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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Headed For Extinction

The rusty patched bumble bee has the dubious distinction of being the first to be added to the federal list of endangered species. Scientists say the bee's population numbers have dropped nearly 90 percent in the last 20 years. Although there's still hope that they can be saved. There are many...
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WATCH: Another Step Toward Eliminating Wasteful Paper Plates

A company in Poland is working to eliminate paper waste around the world. They've created a disposable plate made from wheat bran. The plate will decompose and can even be eaten, if you didn't get enough of what was originally on it. Video of Biodegradable Plates Are Edible
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Adidas To Use Only Recycled Plastic

Adidas is making an environmentally friendly pledge! The German shoe-maker says it is committed to using only recycled plastic in their products. In a statement, the company said that it will eliminate the use of "virgin plastic" in all its products by 2024. That includes polyester, which accounts...
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Combining Two Great Ideas In One Place

A married couple in Minnesota has found a way to use the same piece of land to combine two helpful ideas. Solar power and bee hives. The increase in the use of solar energy has simultaneously occurred with the alarming decrease in the honey bee population. So, Travis and Chiara Bolton have...
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The Unlikely Place To Find New Species

Hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences and New York University , the Microbes in the City conference found some interesting things. Among them, when surfaces in New York's subway system were tested, 48% of the genetic material discovered was unidentifiable. That's right, nearly half of the...
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Your Desire To Maintain A Youthful Appearance Could Be Detrimental To Marine Life

Millions of sharks are killed each year, not to keep people safe, but to keep people from looking old! Shark livers contain an oil, known as squalene, that’s widespread in sunscreen, lipstick, foundation, lotion, and many other cosmetics. And in remote regions around the world, millions of rare,...
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