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Millions of Americans Need to Prepare for Widespread Power Outages This Summer
Authorities are warning that extreme temperatures and widespread drought could cause America’s power grid to fail across large swaths of the country this summer.  In a statement, published on May 18, the North American Electric...
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Canada: Electricity Grid Damage ‘Beyond Comprehension’ Following Massive Weekend Storm, At Least 9 Dead
A powerful thunderstorm ripped through the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec over the weekend claiming the lives of at least nine people and leaving the electricity grid in shambles. Hundreds of thousands of people...
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Let’s Get Growing – Living Soil for Vibrant Plants
A healthy soil is teeming with life; including bacteria, fungi, tiny arthropods, arachnids and countless microorganisms that help break down organic matter and make nutrients readily available to plants. Living soil supports a host of...
Falling Shoreline at Nevada’s Lake Mead Reveals Human Remains Amidst Environmental Crisis
The receding shoreline of Nevada’s Lake Mead has led to the discoveries of two sets of human remains from at least 30 years ago.  For over a decade, water levels have been plummeting in Lake...
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Dozens Dead as Heatwave in India Shows No Signs of Relenting
Heat stroke is suspected to have claimed the lives of at least 25 people in India’s western state of Maharashtra,  the highest toll in five years, due to a heatwave that settled over the country...
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The Ins and Outs of Oat Milk – The Rising Star in Alt-Milk
While dairy-free dairy has been gaining consumers for decades, one (not)milk has recently become an especially hot commodity in a few short years. Oat milk—in particular, Oatly—seems to have everything going for it. What makes...
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In Canada, Collapsing Bee Colonies Could Drive Billion-Dollar Losses
A Niagara-based beekeeper, Greg Scott, is warning that due to collapsing bee colonies, losses in the honey and bee industry this year in Canada could surpass a billion dollars. In 2020, the honey and bee...
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Only 5% of the Plastic You Throw Away Is Actually Recycled, Studies Show
According to a report, published on May 4 by Last Beach Cleanup (LBC) and Beyond Plastics, between 5 and 6 percent of the plastic Americans threw away in 2021 was actually recycled; the rest either...
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Can Fungi Fix Our Plastic Problem? Polymer-Eating Mushrooms Show Potential in a Variety of Applications
Since the revolutionary discovery of the first synthetic polymers in 1869, plastics have become an indispensable part of everyday life. They were, in their own way, an eco-friendly solution for replacing natural materials like ivory,...