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This article is from Jaymi Heimbuch, originally from Treehugger. So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the ... keep reading
Already rubbish (trash) is being generated faster than other environmental pollutants, including greenhouse gases. Writing in a Nature Comment piece, Daniel Hoornweg and co-authors use ‘business-as-usual’ projections to predict that by 2100, solid-waste generation rates will exceed 11 million tonnes per day — more than three times today’s rate. The ... keep reading
Australians are getting heavier and, as a result, are more likely to suffer life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes. But should we be worried about a bit of excess weight? After all, isn’t it better to focus on exercise so we can be healthy, whatever our ... keep reading
The world wastes 1.3 billion tons of food annually—a third of all the food that’s produced—according to a report published last week by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This waste not only results in major economic loss, but also causes significant harm to ... keep reading
Africa as a whole is going to face two major problems in the 21st century: The first problem is how to feed the growing population of the continent, the second is how to adapt to climate change. Both problems are interlinked since climate change has the potential for having ... keep reading
A new study by the University of Hawaii shows the state is on pace to lose 100 feet of beach in the coming decades and Maui is most at risk. Kailua beach has been fighting erosion for years but now a new study finds that Maui beaches are disappearing even ... keep reading
The State Department's decision to hand over control to the oil industry to evaluate its own environmental performance on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has led to a colossal oversight. Neither Secretary of State John Kerry nor President Barack Obama could tell you the exact route that ... keep reading
Wisdom teeth, the palmaris longis tendon, ear wiggling: these qualities were desirable millions of years ago, but due to changes in our diet and environment, are slowly disappearing. However, such features aren’t just useless remnants – they provide valuable insights into our evolutionary past. One of Charles Darwin’s most ... keep reading
Over Over 50% of the world's population lives in coastal cities, so rising sea level is catastrophic across the world. From From Vouchercloud keep reading
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