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Peruvian Gold Mine Operating Without Permission Destroys Forest In Protected Region

Authorities with the regional forest authority of Huánuco, Peru, were inspecting a protected forest in the region recently when they discovered something that stunned them: A gold mine was operating in the area without the proper permits and had destroyed a large section of the forest, Mongabay reports: “When inspectors from Peru’s Technical Administration for […]

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New Research Reveals That 95 Percent Of Baby Food Contains Toxic Metals

Just released research from a group of scientists shows that 95 percent of the baby food currently on the market contains dangerous levels of toxic metals that have been shown to damage the development of children’s brains, EcoWatch reports: “Heavy metals that may damage a developing brain are present in 95 percent of baby foods […]

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It May Soon Be Possible To Generate Clean Energy From The Darkness Of The Night Sky

Aaswath Raman still recalls growing up and visiting his grandparents in Mumbai, India, where the daily temperature often reaches 100 degrees Fahrenheit and the humidity is stifling. But what Raman recalls most is how hot the house his grandparents lived in was during the day, especially since they refused to buy an air conditioner: “It’s […]

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Sludge From Sewage Treatment Plants Is Poisoning Dairy Products Across the U.S.

Art Schapp is a second-generation dairy farmer in New Mexico. And he recently had to dump 15,000 gallons of milk each and every day because it was contaminated with dangerous chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, which are also known as PFAS. Eco Watch reports that PFAS are used for multiple purposes: Numbering in […]

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The Way To Fight Both Climate Change And Food Shortages May Be As Close As The Oceans

Though we often don’t think of it when discussing climate change, the world’s oceans have a vital role to play in helping alleviate the growing threat from both climate change and global food shortages, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, which notes: “While the Amazon plays a vital role in global […]

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Groundbreaking New Film Reveals The Source Of The World’s Plastic Crisis

The world is drowning in plastic waste, and a new film is pointing the finger at wealthy nations for dumping their plastic debris on poorer countries in an effort to hide the problem. A new feature-length documentary, The Story of Plastic, takes an up-close look at how consumption leads to environmental disaster, according to EcoWatch: […]

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Rare Songbird Returns From The Brink Of Extinction Thanks To The Endangered Species Act

Anyone who says that the government cannot make a difference when it comes to protecting and preserving the environment needs to hear the incredible story of the Kirtland’s warbler. In 1971, the tiny songbird was near extinction, according to EcoWatch: “There were only 201 singing males living in six counties of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, Science […]

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Peruvian Company Creates Compostable Plates Made From Banana Leaves

A group of young people in Peru recently announced that they have created biodegradable dishes made of banana leaves as a way of reducing the amount of waste found in landfills across the globe, according to Intelligent Living: “(‘Bio Plant’) can decompose within 2 months – it’s completely degraded naturally before the 60 days are […]

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