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July 30, 2018


Is It A Waste To Wash Your Recyclables?

Are squeaky clean bottles and cans actually better for recycling?

July 24, 2018


Hurricane Damage That Lasts

We've all seen the devastation caused by hurricanes, whether on the news or first-hand. However there is even more damage that most people never hear about.

June 1, 2018


Glitter Pollution

It's okay if you hate glitter; it's probably bad for the environment.

May 4, 2018


Microwaves And Pollution

A recent study found the annual carbon emissions produced by the manufacture, use, and disposal of 131 million microwaves in the EU equals the yearly emissions of ~7,000,000 cars.

April 22, 2018


A Trip To The Trash Isles

You’ve probably heard of the garbage patch found between California and Hawaii that is approximately the size of Texas. Myths swirl around it: the patch is so big it can be seen from space and it looks like an island. The trash is so dense—dumped furniture, barrels, wood—there are people living on it. All the […]

April 19, 2018


Preparing For Earth Day

The 2018 Earth Day Theme is getting rid of plastic pollution. On Earth Day, we’ll be running a blog post specifically about plastic pollution in the oceans that has advocacy and conservation tips, as well as an expiation about what “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is. If you want to read and think about pollution […]

February 21, 2018


A gravestone.

Sixteen Percent Of Global Deaths In 2015

What was the largest cause of premature death in people in 2015?

December 29, 2017


Emydocephalus annulatus (the turtleheaded snake) usually looks like this.

Industrial Melanism

How do animals adapt and evolve due to industrial pollution?

October 2, 2017


The Arctic Ocean.

Plastic In The Arctic

Plastic waste from the eastern United States, the UK, and Europe is ending up in the Arctic Ocean.

September 4, 2017


A vanilla vine.

Green Vanilla

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

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