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Research Suggest Cattail as Insulating Material

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The cattail, or the Typha, is a plant that is has been long known to human civilization for thousands of years. The plant has served several uses throughout…

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Jul
17

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How Private Companies are Key to Saving Brazil’s Other Forest

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Big Business and Biodiversity When the Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral first reached the coast of present-day Brazil in April 1500, he found a paradise. Waiting ashore was…

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Jul
16

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DOE Proposes Safeguards for ‘Climate-Resilient’ Energy Sector

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It is no coincidence that the energy sector, which has contributed much to altering Earth’s atmosphere, is itself now in danger from climate change. From fuel transport to…

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Jul
15

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Offshore Wind: An Answer to Our Energy Needs

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President Obama made a historic speech on Tuesday June 25th, 2013, which laid out a climate action plan for the country that is aimed at decreasing carbon pollution…

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Jul
12

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Car Free Mackinac Island

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Do you know a place where driving your car on the road is illegal? Well now you can say you do because nestled in between Michigan’s peninsulas is…

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Jul
9

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South Africa Community Plants Forest To Save World’s Rarest Parrot

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To save the only parrot endemic to South Africa, local communities are planting trees critical to the iconic bird’s survival. National Geographic featured the plight of the South…

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Jul
6

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Global Bird Populations Increasingly Threatened

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West Coast Sea Bird Endangered? The coastal waters and offshore islands of sunny California is home to the ashy storm-petrel – a small gray seabird who specifically hangs…

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