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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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Journalist explains why we should all stop eating ocean fish

The oceans are being depleted of fish, and the biggest thing we can do to restock the populations is to stop eating fish until the fishing industry is more tightly regulated and fishing becomes more sustainable. Right now, human exploitation of the high seas is resulting in massive species decline and ecosystem collapse. There simply […]

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Brazilian couple spends 20 years replanting a rainforest and something amazing happens

As deforestation ravages the world and contributes to worsening climate change, one Brazilian couple has provided an example of how we can unite and breathe life back into our rainforests. Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado grew up in the state of state of Minas Gerais on a 1,700 acre property teaming with wildlife and lush forests, […]

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How educating girls and family planning tops solutions to turn around climate change

What is the number one solution for addressing climate change? Most people might say, “moving away from fossil fuels.” However, there are many more impactful and much less talked about solutions according to legendary American environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist, Paul Hawken.   As Vox beautifully illustrated, one of Hawken’s top solutions would be in […]

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United Nations: One million species at risk of extinction because of humans

A frightening United Nations report due for release next month outlines the risk of extinction for up to one million species and names humans as the top cause of the coming devastation and our own demise. The world is racing against time as climate change becomes an even greater threat to our very survival. The […]

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