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India Bakes Under Unprecedented Heat; Millions Seek Refuge Indoors While Crops Fail, Electricity Demand Skyrockets
India has been baking under an unprecedented heat wave with numerous regions in the country recording temperatures well in excess of 40°C (104° F) for days on end with little relief in sight. The heat...
Is the Modern Conservation Mentality Threatening the Environment?
As much as 21 percent of all land on Earth is ecologically intact due to the conservation practices of indigenous people and local communities that inhabit these areas, according to the 2021 report by ICCA,...
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Facility Designed to Fight Global Warming Breaks Down Due to Freezing Temperatures
A first of its kind facility located in Iceland east of Reykjavik, the Climeworks “Orca” plant, designed to remove CO2 from the atmosphere in an attempt to combat global warming recently ran into a snag...
2.4 Billion GE Mosquitoes to Be Released in US, Despite Uncertainties
UK-based biological pest control company Oxitec claims to have discovered a way to apply genetic engineering (GE) on insects to curb mosquito-borne diseases. While the plan has met with approval by the EPA, various concerns...
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Talking Trees – Communal and Altruistic Habits of the Forest
According to Peter Wohleben, best-selling author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, understanding how trees communicate with each other may help us better understand ourselves and the world around...
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Uranium Found in Two-Thirds of US Community Water, Study Finds
A study on metal concentrations in U.S. community water systems recently published in the Lancet by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, has revealed that two-thirds of U.S. community water systems are contaminated with...
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Important Lessons in Traditional Values From Indigenous Peoples
Indigenous peoples have inhabited Earth for millennia. Being descendants of the first occupants of a given region, each native population has its own way of life and worldviews that are passed down through countless generations...
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How and Why You Might Swap Out Avocados for Peas
The avocado is a large berry, containing a single, sizable seed. On the outside, it appears egg-shaped or spherical, with green, black, or brown, leathery skin. Its outer color is harmoniously contrasted by a bright...
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Cestum Veneris – A Mesmerizing Mystery of the Sea
The ocean is a restless and enigmatic place. Below its surface, the diaphanous comb jelly Cestum veneris or “Venus Girdle'' (from the Greek goddess of love and the word "kestos" meaning girdle), may be found...