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Colony Collapse Disorder: Past, Present, Future

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Past Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) started popping up in the news around 2006. Not many people knew what the problem was attributed to back then, but a lot…

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Jul
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The Disappearing Package Project

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A box of soap that dissolves in the shower? A pod of detergent you can toss in the washing machine? While big brand names are trying to make their…

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Jul
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The New Electric Vehicle Race

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Back in 2009, auto blog Gas 2.0 published a fun little rivalry between former mayors of San Francisco and Portland who each declared that their city would be…

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Jul
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Book Review of Mad Sheep

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A Fine Line Between Safety and Panic: A Sheep Story My grandmother’s first husband died of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, otherwise known as mad cow disease, years before my grandmother…

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Jun
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Forest Elephants In Danger With New Roads In Africa

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The African Forest elephant is a species under threat these days. Scientists in 1989 estimated there were 170,000 elephants left in the wild from approximately 700,000 a few…

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Jun
29

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WatAir: Turning Air Into Water

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Back in 2006, WaterAid crafted a contest/challenge to inspire solutions to our global water crisis. This “ideas competition” as it was called, lead to more than 90 entrants…

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Jun
27

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Global Energy Poverty Highlighted by World Bank-Led Report

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A business-as-usual approach will not end global energy poverty on its own, says a newly released report on energy led by the World Bank. At present, an estimated 1.2…

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