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Recent Tests of Honey Sourced Around the World Show Contamination by Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Citizen Science Project Reveals Widespread Contamination of Honey. A recent study published in the journal Science revealed that seventy five percent of honey samples collected between 2012 and 2016 showed measurable amounts of neonicotinoids, a type of neurotoxic insecticide. The project, begun as a citizen science project by researchers at the Botanical Garden of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, tested…

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Green Living Hacks…Recycle Your Old Cell Phone

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About 130 million mobile phones are retired every year, resulting in more than 65,000 tons of waste―including potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury. Recycle yours with Call2Recycle.org (log on to find a drop-off location near you) or programs like cellphonesforsoldiers.com, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and…

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Water, Water, Everywhere…

In the U.S., a seemingly endless supply of clean, running water has led to a mental disconnect between us and our water supply. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated August National Water Quality Month. The month is to remind everyone how each action can impact the nation’s waterways and water supply. As of right now,…

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Great News For The African Elephant Population!

At the end of May 2015, The Chinese government announced that it will “eventually” shut down its legal domestic ivory market. The move, which surprised conservationists, could provide a major boost in efforts to stop the mass killing of elephants for their ivory. Read the rest of the story from Mongabay Environmental News…

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“Mangia Bene, Ridi Spesso, Ama Molto”

Translated from Italian, this means “Eat well, laugh often, love much.” Thanks to the efforts of Expo Milano 2015, many people who are currently starving or suffering from a shortage of food, may be able to fully realize that beautiful idea. Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from May…

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The Plastic Bag Ban Movement

Approximately two hundred U.S. cities and counties have banned plastic grocery bags or placed restrictions on their use as of 2015. Did you know that each year the U.S. uses 84 billion plastic bags? That represents a huge percentage of the total worldwide (currently estimated at 500 billion). They are not biodegradable, and are making…

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