Environment

Ireland Leading The Mass Tree Planting Trend

One of the best things we can do to help the environment, is to plant trees. Trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. So, officials in Ireland have pledged to plant 440-million trees over the next 20 years. That's 22-million new trees, covering nearly 20,000 acres, each year. The project...
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One State Will Pay Homeowners To Not Mow Their Lawns

Lawmakers in Minnesota are proposing legislation that would pay residents to turn their yards into bee sanctuaries, instead of maintaining the neatly manicured lawns that we have become accustomed to in surburbia. James Wolfin , a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota’s Bee Lab and...
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Jury Orders Monsanto To Pay Couple $2-Billion

A jury in Oakland, California ordered Monsanto, Co. to pay a couple $2.055 billion in damages over their claim that the company's RoundUp caused their cancer. The state court jury concluded that the weed killer caused the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod each contracted. The...
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Salmon Caught Near Seattle Loaded With Cocaine And Anti-Depressants

According to a paper published in the international journal Environmental Pollution , salmon caught near Seattle , contained traces of over 81 different types of drugs, including many illegal narcotics, stimulants and other classes of drugs. Some of the drugs found in the tissue of these salmon...
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Philippines Threatens War With Canada If They Don't Take Out Their Trash

Chronic Plastics reportedly shipped 103 containers to the Phillipines holding 2,450 tons of trash between 2013 and 2014. While they were labeled as recyclable plastics, inspectors found that they were not recyclable; in other words, garbage. Officials there also claim the Canadian company shipped...
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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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