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September 4, 2017

 

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Green Vanilla

The current process for creating artificial vanilla flavoring impacts the environment in negative ways. Scientists are innovating ways to change that.

June 23, 2017

 

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Pollution And Synthetic Estrogen

Pollution containing synthetic estrogen can have a negative impact on animals and people.

July 29, 2016

 

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You Are What You Breathe

Research suggests that early exposure to air pollution increases the risk of obesity.

August 10, 2015

 

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Coral Reefs   

Human activity is causing grave damage to the ocean's coral reefs.

May 18, 2015

 

biodiversity exhibit

Declining Biodiversity—Is Earth Dying?

Human behavior is placing at least a third of Earth's species at risk of extinction.

February 5, 2015

 

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Adapting to Climate Change

Can we just roll with the punches? Adapting to climate change isn't that simple.

January 22, 2015

 

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Nuclear Waste-Eating Bacteria

"Extremophile" bacteria might be able to clean up toxic nuclear waste sites.

March 13, 2012

 

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

Geothermal is a green power source and doesn't add carbon to the atmosphere the way fossil fuels do.

February 17, 2012

 

mushroom pine needles

Plastic-Eating Fungus?

A discovery by students at Yale University might one day mean we can throw plastic into the compost pile.

January 26, 2012

 

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Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

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