Loving Nature

Outdoor Adventures for Kids by Ronica A. O’Hara Getting kids off the couch and into the great outdoors can be a challenge when they tend to be better acquainted with the popular Angry Birds video game characters than with the …

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Over Dose

Citrus Crops to Receive Human Antibiotics Scientists at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressed concern over a recent ruling by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that opens the door to widespread use of the antibiotics streptomycin and oxytetracycline …

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Fuel Folly

Nuclear Waste Disposal Remains Elusive A new report issued by environmental watchdog Greenpeace details the growing global dangers of accumulating nuclear waste that will remain hazardous for hundreds of centuries. Several of the designated storage facilities in the seven countries …

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Balancing Act

Endangered Species on the Rebound The Endangered Species Act seems to be working, with more than 75 percent of protected marine mammals and sea turtles protected by the act recovering, according to a new peer-reviewed study by scientists at the …

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Muddled Message

GMO Labeling Diluted Under final rules released by the current administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s national labeling standard for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) completely exempts foods made with highly processed ingredients grown with GMOs, including sugar made from sugar …

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Worldwide Worry

Environmental Risks Register as Top Threat Environmental risks are the top three concerns among the 1,000 global decision-makers surveyed in the latest Global Risks Perception Survey of the World Economic Forum (WEF). For the third straight year, “extreme weather” ranked …

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Power Switch

Taking a Home Off the Grid by Jim Motavalli Jesse Stafford and Alyssa Craft quit their jobs in 2015, bought five acres of remote land far away from utilities and began building their 36-foot-by-36-foot timber frame home from scratch. Next …

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Into the Woods

Hiking for Health and Happiness by Marlaina Donato Many of us equate fitness with going to the gym, but a good hike in a natural environment can foster unique benefits for both body and psyche. Hiking or walking outdoors not …

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POTLUCK FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Breaking Bread, Building Community by April Thompson Americans are eating alone more than ever, with adults going solo for nearly half of all meals, according to consumer research consultants at the Hartman Group. Yet, fellowship-minded foodies are bucking the trend …

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Help for Type 2 Diabetes Sufferers

Dr. Zane Sterling, owner of Dynamic Fat Loss, is offering a successful workshop titled Reverse Type 2 Diabetes, Right Now. The interactive workshop explains the cause of Type 2 diabetes and presents medical research supporting the reversibility of the condition …

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