Yule Be Sorry

Live Christmas Tree Shortages According to the National Christmas Tree Association, more than 27 million holiday trees were purchased in the U.S. last year. But during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009, growers didn’t have the funds to plant …

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Alcohol Fallout

Beer and Wine Contaminated With Monsanto Poison In 2016, beer testing in Germany revealed residues of glyphosate, a suspected carcinogen, in every sample of beer. The environmental organization EcoWatch has found glyphosate in all of the most popular brands of …

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Scouts Updated

Name Change Embraces Guys and Gals  The Boy Scouts of America’s flagship program has been known simply as the Boy Scouts for more than a century, but with girls soon entering the ranks, the group says that iconic name will …

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Frigid Farming

Antarctic Greenhouse Yields First Crop Scientists at Germany’s Neumayer Station III, in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without soil, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on other …

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Bridge Reborn

Tappan Zee Repurposed into Reef The old Tappan Zee Bridge, a three-mile span over New York’s Hudson River, is being turned into several artificial reefs off Long Island. Barge loads of decades-old concrete chunks and steel will significantly expand a …

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Eco Jets

Electric Planes on Horizon European airline EasyJet aims to begin service with electric-powered airplanes within the next decade by collaborating with aviation startup Wright Electric. The company wants to build vehicles with room for 120 and 220 passengers and a …

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Not Yet Extinct

New Species Discovered We know a lot about the Earth and its creatures, but never everything. The State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, in Syracuse, has compiled a list of the top 10 new species …

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A Global Wake-Up Call

Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point Call it enlightenment, awakening, transcendence, self-realization or any of the myriad terms used to describe the ultimate higher state of consciousness. People have been seeking it for millennia, yet beyond peak experiences of heightened …

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Pound-Shedding Workouts

Best Exercises from Yoga to Cardio There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss, but most trainers agree that consistent exercise is vital. According to studies by the National Weight Control Registry, 90 percent of individuals that are successful at shedding …

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Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

Family-Pleasing Holiday Meals The festive season might signal indulgence, but it also calls for simple, healthy recipes with easy cleanup. We might have friends that drop by, family staying for the weekend or last-minute guests. The simpler we can make …

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