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California Assembly passes bill requiring deforestation-free supply chains

As deforestation continues to worsen and causes climate change to become more uncontrollable, the California state assembly voted to do something about it this week by passing legislation requiring deforestation-free supply chains. Every year, the world’s rainforests disappear a little more, robbing us of trees that provide oxygen and reduce carbon dioxide, help in the […]

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Air pollution is getting worse and is harming every organ in our bodies

World leaders may be taking action to prevent uncontrollable climate change, but that doesn’t mean there’s less air pollution because it’s actually getting worse and is adversely affecting every organ in our bodies. Since the dawn of the industrial age, air pollution has been a constant problem affecting our health and lives. Millions of people […]

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The world is running out of helium because people are obsessed with party balloons

In the very near future, the world is going to have to make a decision. We either want helium for party balloons, or we save it for scientific and technological uses that benefit mankind. Because our current supply is running out, and helium is not a renewable resource. Just 150 years ago, humans discovered helium, […]

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Bayer loses another Roundup cancer case as California jury awards couple $2 billion

Bayer AG, the company that owns Monsanto, is reeling after a third jury in California awarded a $2 billion judgement against plaintiffs who sued the pharmaceutical giant for causing their cancer through the use of Roundup, a popular weed killer. Roundup relies on a chemical known as glyphosate, which the World Health Organization’s International Agency […]

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The future of glass skyscrapers just got greener with transparent solar panels

Solar power has been around for a long time. And with the increasing construction of glass structures such as skyscrapers, it’s about time the technology caught up. And it finally has. Glass structures are woefully inefficient and contribute to the massive carbon footprint produced by cities every day. In fact, a new study shows that […]

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Researchers find cocaine and banned pesticides inside freshwater shrimp

“All drains lead to the ocean,” or so said the Clownfish named Gill in Finding Nemo. The Moorish idol voiced by Willem Dafoe was trying to escape his fish tank by a trip down the toilet. The idea may not be entirely accurate but there is much truth in the thought that what goes down […]

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London is set to become the world’s first National Park city

The city of London is aiming to become the first National Park city in the world as part of the effort to go green and reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Cities around the globe are big polluters of the Earth. Scientific American reports that “residents of just 100 cities account for 20 percent of humanity’s […]

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