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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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Sustainable Seafood vs. Unsustainable Seafood: What’s the Difference?

With the demand for seafood growing at an exponential rate, many of the fish species we eat have become grossly endangered. This is why it is so important for us to be responsible and make seafood choices that are ecosystem-friendly. This means eating sustainable seafood as opposed to non-sustainable seafood. What’s the difference? Sustainable seafood […]

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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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What Is the Difference Between Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources? 7 Things You Need to Know

What is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources? These terms get thrown around a lot, but we want to help you understand their real meaning. So what is the difference? Renewable resources come from energy resources that can be used over and over, but non-renewable resources have a finite limit and can be depleted. While […]

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USGS Study: Threatened coral reefs protect humans against coastal flooding

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey underscores the need to protect and save threatened coral reefs around the world, particularly in the United States. Climate change is currently devastating the world’s coral reefs by allowing the propagation of algae, which kills the coral. Algae is usually kept at bay by fish that live […]

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The Hype Behind Hydroponic Plants: What They Are and 3 Top Choices for Starting Your Own System Today

If you have ever sprouted a seed in a glass of moist paper towels, you have grown hydroponic plants, or at least sprouted them. Hydroponics is one of the most fascinating ways to grow indoor or even outdoor plants. Instead of using soil, hydroponics relies on the use of an imminent medium such as clay pellets, […]

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The Arctic permafrost is melting, and could accelerate the climate change impact

Consider 1.5 ° Celsius. It really doesn’t seem like much does it? However, that small difference in temperature could spell disaster or salvation from a cascade of problems caused by climate change. In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a report that determined we must halt the Earth’s temperature rise at 1.5C […]

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Edible water bottles are here and just helped the London Marathon “save a ton”

It was a milestone for Marathon runners in London on Monday. The event is making worldwide news, but the news isn’t all about the runners. It’s about the edible and biodegradable water capsules handed out along the 26.2-mile route. A new product could help eliminate more than 215,000 plastic water bottles per marathon.   “The […]

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Study warns balloons are greater threat to seabirds than plastic straws

A new study reveals that while plastic straws is a killer of marine animals, it’s balloons that are a greater threat, particularly to seabirds. All of us at one time or another has probably released a balloon into the air and thought nothing of it. After all, it’s just a balloon, it couldn’t possibly kill […]

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Study warns we need to protect at least 30 percent of the Earth to save it

A new study is warning world leaders that we must strive to protect at least 30 percent, or preferably up to 50 percent of the Earth in order to save it from irreversible catastrophe that would negatively impact humans. Climate change and exploitation have put ecosystems around the globe at serious risk for decades and […]

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