Tag: environmental health

Marine Animals Dying Along the West Coast

Numerous instances of marine mammals dying in record numbers have been reported along the west coast, particularly in California. In November, NBC Nightly News...

Harvard Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastic from Shrimp Shells

Our reliance on plastic is one of our biggest environmental issues. Plastic bags, bottles, packaging and more can take centuries to break down, and...

Why One Third of All Food Produced in the World is...

A report compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and released last September by the United Nations estimates that about 1.3 billion tons...

Amazonian Fungus Eats Plastic!

Another reason why our planet's rainforests are so crucially important to preserve: there are fungal species that dwell in them that can greatly help...

Top 5 Green Gifts to Give this Year

Another holiday season has arrived, and it’s time to begin the search for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Bring back that...

The Ultra Versatile ‘Illegal’ Superfood: 10 Benefits of Hemp

"Make the most of hemp seed, grow it everywhere" - George Washington, 1794 "We will not permit American farmers to grow hemp" - General Barry...

Could That Toxic Light Bulb Put You At Risk For Melanoma?

If you often leave your workplace feeling drained, achey and irritable, it may be more than your coworkers getting to you. According to research,...

Environmental, Social and Economic Impact of Our Current Drought

According to researchers America is in the middle of a water crisis. Although you may not feel the pinch at home, it is happening...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Causing Coral Bleaching

Millions of zooplankton in our oceans call coral home while coral, in turn, calls the zooplankton dinner. Coral is a living sea creature that...

The New ‘Green Energy’ – Algae Street Lights

French biochemist Pierre Calleja has harnessed the potential of green algae in a truly revolutionary manner: to control carbon emissions from traffic exhaust via...
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