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Wild Horses Ride Out the Storm
Horse Sense, Image: North Carolina’s free-roaming wild horse herds on the Outer Banks have “ridden out” their share of storms. When Hurricane Florence struck the area in 2018, the...

 

Sharp Decline Threatens Ecosystem
Bug Apocalypse, Image: Insects around the world are in a crisis, and a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that the problem is even more...

 

High-Tech Instant Homes on Horizon
3-D Domiciles, Image: Shane Gross/Shutterstock.com A 3-D printed home can be built in less than 24 hours at a cost of $10,000. Developers hope to cut it to...

The Self-Regenerating Building Material
Cork Rocks, Image: andersphoto/Shutterstock.com Cork is both recyclable and renewable because it regenerates its bark after harvesting, which causes no harm to...

The Problem With Bottled Water Is the Bottle
Poor Packaging, Image: Gilmanshin/Shutterstock.com One million plastic bottles are sold around the world each minute. Most are used for bottled water, and most end up in...

Baltimore Rolls Out Sensor-Equipped Bins
Smart Trash, Image: Baltimore is spending $15 million to deploy 4,000 sensor-equipped trash receptacles that signal when they...

Great Pacific Garbage Patch Out of Control
Monstrous Morass, Image: Shane Gross/Shutterstock.com In the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and California, the 80,000-ton Great Pacific Garbage Patch is...

Organic Labeling Evolves to Meet Challenges
Frigid Farming, Image: givaga/Shutterstock.comScientists at Germany’s Neumayer Station III, in Antarctica, have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without...

 

Growing Cities Must Add Woodlands
Breathing Room, Image: The U.S. Forest Service has determined that as the acreage of urban environments more than doubles between 2010 and 2060, green spaces and urban forests need to...

 

Guide to Sustainable Merry-Making
Earth Christmas, Image: Aleksandr Petrunovskyi/Shutterstock.comThere is symmetry between living in an eco-conscious manner and the spirit of Christmas. Striving for peace on Earth and good will to all can also be expressed in...

 

Big Bank Acts to Protect Oceans from Mine Waste
Dumping Disincentive, Image: SurfsUp/Shutterstock.comCitigroup is no longer financing mining projects that dump mine waste into the ocean. The move comes in response to...

 

Countries Ban Single-Use Plastics
Plastic Pushback, Image: Kanittha Boon/Shutterstock.comBans on plastic consumption have been increasing globally for the last two years. Single-use plastics will be officially banned in...

 

Tiny Houses Can Benefit Seniors
Teeny Town, Image: Susan Law Cain/Shutterstock.comThe University of Southern Indiana (USI) is building a small, modular home on its Evansville campus to demonstrate how...

 

Chinese GMO Regulations Dampen U.S. Exports
Soybean Slowdown, Image: domnitsky/Shutterstock.comEven before recent disruption of U.S. trade with China through increased tariffs, China had made importing genetically modified (GMO) soybeans more difficult after a...