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Maine experiments with ready-made campsites to attract more people to the great outdoors

If you ever wanted to experience Maine without staying at an expensive resort or hotel, now’s your chance after the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry has teamed up with a company known as Tentrr. In an experiment to attract more people into the great outdoors, Maine helped Tentrr set up ready-made campsites in […]

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Earth Day 2019: Dedicated to protecting species like beautiful sea turtles

The first Earth Day took place in spring 1970 when there were no laws to protect the environment. The national event organized by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was a huge success. Over twenty million Americans took to the streets on April 22, 1970, demanding action on environmental pollution. Their efforts led to the […]

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Electric cars set to be just as affordable as regular vehicles in three years

If you have always wanted to switch from your gas-guzzling vehicle to an electric car, but hesitated because of the higher price, you may be just three years away from finally being able to do so because that’s when electric cars will reach cost parity with conventional cars. A new report by Bloomberg energy analysts […]

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Montana judge blocks mining in Yellowstone because the environment is more valuable than gold

It’s a court ruling that mining companies are likely to raise objections to, a Montana judge ensured this week that Yellowstone National Park and the public lands surrounding it will be protected from mining for years to come. Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding areas are a national treasure. Americans have been exploring the wonders […]

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Australian restaurants pledge to serve only sustainable seafood

In an effort to reverse ongoing environmental concerns surrounding the fishing industry, some of Australia’s top restaurants are pledging to stop serving seafood that has been red-listed in the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s Sustainable Seafood Guide. The guide, which you can find here, was “developed in response to growing public concern about overfishing and its […]

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Flint, Michigan finally gets the money

The embattled city of Flint, Michigan is finally getting much-needed funding to fix its water infrastructure after years of dealing with poisonous levels of lead. While under the management of then-Governor Rick Snyder’s so-called “emergency managers,” the city of Flint switched their drinking water source from Lake Huron and the Detroit River back to the […]

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U.N. treaty would be first ever to protect ecosystems in international waters from exploitation

The United Nations is preparing to take a stand in defense of international waters to protect ecosystems from exploitation by crafting a treaty to regulate how nations exploit the resources found in parts of the ocean not under anyone’s jurisdiction. As climate change, pollution and over-fishing continue to negatively impact ocean ecosystems, the world is […]

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Scientist finds beloved lake from his childhood polluted, see what he did next

What if there were a totally safe, biodegradable nanomaterial that could transform polluted ponds and lakes into healthy, vibrant ecosystems again? It turns out, that such a technology already exists, created by a young man named Marino Morikawa.   A Peruvian-Japanese scientist with a degree in environmental science from a university in Japan, Marino Morikawa, […]

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