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23

Apr

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It’s time for U.S. employers to go green

22

Apr

Take an entertaining animated look back at Earth Day’s history.

Take an entertaining animated look back at Earth Day’s history.

30 great ways to celebrate Earth Day every dayHere’s a month-long list of eco-awesome activities you can do to celebrate the planet every day.

30 great ways to celebrate Earth Day every day
Here’s a month-long list of eco-awesome activities you can do to celebrate the planet every day.

21

Apr

Plastic Bank: How to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same timeWe all know there’s too much plastic making its way into the environment; here’s an innovative solution to a seemingly intractable problem.

Plastic Bank: How to solve the plastic pollution problem and poverty at the same time
We all know there’s too much plastic making its way into the environment; here’s an innovative solution to a seemingly intractable problem.

17

Apr

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the AmazonDecades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

Using mushrooms to clean oil spills in the Amazon
Decades of oil exploration have contaminated soil and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Could mushrooms help clean them up?

16

Apr

4 years after Gulf oil spill, wildlife still dyingThe 2010 BP oil spill left a lasting legacy that the National Wildlife Federation says is still killing animals in record numbers.

4 years after Gulf oil spill, wildlife still dying
The 2010 BP oil spill left a lasting legacy that the National Wildlife Federation says is still killing animals in record numbers.

09

Apr

Salamanders take a bite out of climate changeWe rarely see them, but salamanders are the most common vertebrates in North America’s forests. And these stealthy amphibians also help sequester CO2 that would otherwise fuel climate change.

Salamanders take a bite out of climate change
We rarely see them, but salamanders are the most common vertebrates in North America’s forests. And these stealthy amphibians also help sequester CO2 that would otherwise fuel climate change.

Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?

Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?

08

Apr

5 places already feeling the effects of climate changeClimate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.

5 places already feeling the effects of climate change
Climate change forecasts tend to focus on how the world will look in a century, but some places need evaluation now.