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March 24, 2017 Environment
A plastic cup, designed to be recycled and eventually reused, has instead been tossed to the ground, where it becomes pollution. (Photo: Simone Smith / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Designed for Reuse, But Often Tossed Aside

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the second piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Last week, we introduced you to the Plasticity Forum, an organization that...

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March 22, 2017 Human Health
Is fluoride safe? (Photo: Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr)

Fear or Folly? The 411 on Fluoride

By: Michael Cervin

It is perhaps ironic that the same day the WWII Battle of the Bulge ended on January 25th, 1945 (Hitler’s last offensive to dominate Europe) is also the exact day...

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March 21, 2017 Opinion
Photo: Vladimir Chuchadeev / Unsplash

Environmental Negligence to the Highest Degree

By: Dana Hunnes

The United States population hovers around 320 million people. We represent less than 5 percent of the world’s population – 7.4 billion people -- yet, use roughly 25 percent of the...

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March 20, 2017 Opinion
Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo: Gage Skidmore / Flickr)

Scott Pruitt, How the Hell Do You Sleep at Night?

By: Ariane Sims

Dear Mr. Pruitt, Congratulations on your confirmation last month as the United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. What a political coup that was! Surely, no other nominee has ever faced...

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March 20, 2017 Wildlife
Azzedine Downes, President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, feeds a rhino at the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Kaziranga, India.

International Day of Happiness: How Animals #MakeItHappy

By: Azzedine Downes

March 20, the International Day of Happiness, created by the UN, is a perfect time for us all to take a step back from our daily activities and the long lists...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Photo: Jeff Pantukhoff / Spectral Q

South Central Farm Restoration Committee Rallies to #BuyBackTheFarm

By: Linda Piera-Avila

In 2006, the South Central Farm (SCF) was a flourishing oasis in the heart of Los Angeles until bulldozers razed the land, displacing hundreds of farmers and leaving a scar...

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March 16, 2017 Environment
Lighters and other plastic pollution litter Midway Island. (Photo: Kris Krug / Flickr)

Our Plastic World: Promoting Sustainability Through a Circular Economy

By: Nick Marinoff

This is the first piece in a three-part series about recycling and the efforts of the Plasticity Forum. Plastic is everywhere: in our homes, our offices, our schools – we...

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March 15, 2017 Wildlife
A leaping coyote at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Tom Koerner / USFWS)

The U.S. Government Killed 2.7 Million Animals in 2016

By: Center for Biological Diversity

The highly secretive arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 2.7 million animals during 2016, according to new data from the agency. The multimillion-dollar federal program targets...

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March 14, 2017 Climate & Energy
City officials in Oslo, Norway, are attempting to enact an ambitious plan to drastically cut the city's greenhouse gas emissions—but they're being stymied by the right-wing national government. (Photo: Moyan Brenn / Flickr)

Climate Fight Pits Cities Against National Governments

By: Common Dreams

By Nika Knight Cities worldwide are setting climate goals that are far more ambitious than the targets agreed upon by national governments, leading to clashes between urban leaders and national...

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