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Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies

Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies A family in northern Siberia watches – but decides not to hunt – a musk ox that wandered into the area where they live. John Ziker, Author provided John Ziker, Boise State University Twenty-five years ago, when I […]

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Book Review: Anatomy of an Environmental Tragedy

2022-05-11 Book Review: Anatomy of an Environmental Tragedy  by Peter Andrey Smith By the late 1970s, the odor seemed just about everywhere on the east side of Niagara Falls, New York, in a neighborhood with thousands of residents and two area public schools. Noxious fumes seeped into basements. The stench filled backyards. It clung to one […]

Is it possible to heal the damage we have already done to the Earth?

Is it possible to heal the damage we have already done to the Earth? The Earth viewed from the Apollo 8 lunar mission on Dec. 24, 1968. NASA Scott Denning, Colorado State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it […]

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Planting mixes of flowers around farm fields helps keep bees healthy

Planting mixes of flowers around farm fields helps keep bees healthy   Bees feeding in monoculture fields of single crops such as sunflowers crowd together and pass parasites to one another at high rates. Lauren Ponisio/University of Oregon, CC BY-ND Hamutahl Cohen, University of Florida It’s springtime in California, and bees are emerging to feast on […]

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Urban evolution: How species adapt to survive in cities

  2022-03-27 Urban evolution: How species adapt to survive in cities Plants and animals are evolving in cities around the world — offering ways to study longstanding scientific questions and clues to where climate change is taking us By Eric Bender Brown rats in New York City may be evolving smaller rows of teeth. Tiny […]

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Why Eco-Warriors Will Love or Hate You, Depending On Where Your Hair is Done

Why Eco-Warriors Will Love or Hate You, Depending On Where Your Hair is Done NewsUSA Hint: It’s all about a new certification. 1.Right now, the beauty industry creates more than 877 pounds of waste every single minute in the U.S. and Canada.That’s over 421,000 pounds a day.And we’re not just talking hair (though there’s 63,000 […]

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Farmers are overusing insecticide-coated seeds, with mounting harmful effects on nature

2022-02-23 Farmers are overusing insecticide-coated seeds, with mounting harmful effects on nature Planting corn near Dwight, Ill., April 23, 2020. Virtually all corn seeds planted in the U.S. are coated with neonicotinoid insecticides. Scott Olson/Getty Images John F. Tooker, Penn State Planting season for corn and soybeans across the U.S. will begin as soon as March […]

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WHO Press Release – Tonnes of COVID-19 health care waste expose urgent need to improve waste management systems 

    2022-02-01 Tonnes of COVID-19 health care waste expose urgent need to improve waste management systems  Geneva, 1 February 2022 – Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental […]

Air Polution

    Air Polution Overview Air pollution is contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, […]

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