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Waxworm Wonders

Waxworm Wonders

Bacteria found in waxworms can digest plastic in mere weeks or months, far outperforming other plastic decomposition processes requiring 10 to 1,000 years.

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We Need Trees

We Need Trees

With the loss of 73.4 million acres of tree cover globally in 2016, annual tree-planting programs like Arbor Day in the U.S. and more massive tree-planting programs like those in Brazil, India and New Zealand are sorely needed.

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Sway Congress

Sway Congress

The Trump Administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget again calls on Congress to lift long-standing prohibitions on the destruction and slaughter of wild horses and burros.

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Wind Harvest

Wind Harvest

The first floating wind farm in the UK, Hywind in Scotland, will have a 30-megawatt capacity to provide clean energy to 20,000 homes.

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Sickly Salmon

Sickly Salmon

Parasitic sea lice that kill salmon and render them inedible are disrupting salmon farms worldwide, driving up the price of salmon.

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Grassroots Gumption

Grassroots Gumption

The Sweet Potato Project, a collaborative venture in St. Louis, trains at-risk youth in culinary, business, horticulture and restaurant skills.

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Fossilized Financing

The world’s biggest economies provide four times more public financing for fossil fuels than for renewable energies.

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Food Sourcing

Food Sourcing

Efforts are underway to grow the sea microalgae that can produce the nutrients needed to feed a growing global population.

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Veggie Renaissance

Veggie Renaissance

Motivated by health, animal welfare and environmental concerns, 28 percent of Britons have drastically reduced their meat intake.

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Protective Plants

Protective Plants

Houseplants can help purify indoor air quality, which is often contaminated by toxic chemicals in paint, furniture, dry-cleaned clothes, cleaning supplies and other household products.

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