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Waterborne Drugs, Image: Irina Kozorog/Shutterstock.comA new study published in the journal Ecosphere confirms that in urban streams, persistent pharmaceutical pollution can cause aquatic microbial communities to become...

Helping Hands, Image: MarinaGrigorivna/Shutterstock.comThe emerging technology of three-dimensional (3-D) printing can benefit the world in many ways. Re: Purpose for Good, in Australia, creates robotically 3-D...

Women Warriors, Image: gualtiero boffi/Shutterstock.comThe Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit aims not only to protect rhinoceroses in South Africa by patrolling the Balule Nature Reserve, in Greater Kruger National Park, but to also...

Love Rocks, Image: Ev Thomas/Shutterstock.comArtistically decorated rocks featuring inspirational messages are turning up in Mobile, Alabama, and along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline as part of...

All That Glitters, Image: Steve Cordory/Shutterstock.comScientists have called for glitter to be prohibited due to the threat it poses to wildlife. The glistening, decorative, plastic microbead powder may...

Obsolete Packaging, Image:  JuliusKielaitis/Shutterstock.comThe British supermarket chain Iceland is planning to eliminate or drastically reduce plastic packaging for more than 1,000 of its house-label products by...

Temporary Protection, Image: Alaskan mining critics cheered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency decision to maintain an existing policy not to permit the Northern Dynasty Minerals’ Pebble copper and gold mine in...

Bottle Buyback, Image: PICSFIVE/SHUTTERSTOCK.COMBritain only recycled 57 percent of the plastic bottles that were sold there in 2016, and is considering charging a deposit fee to...

Recycling IQ, Image: Photomontage/Shutterstock.comAs ambitious folks undertake spring cleaning, questions arise about what is and isn’t recyclable, as well as how to do the right thing on...

Top Polluters, Image: Photomontage/Shutterstock.comIn July 2017, historic new research from environmental nonprofit CDP, in collaboration with the Climate Accountability Institute, revealed...

Waxworm Wonders, Image: monticelloSefa KayaWaxworms, a type of caterpillar, are vexing to beekeepers because they devour the wax that bees use to build honeycombs. It turns out that they can do the same to...

Sink Setback, Image: SVIATLANA SHEINAtterstock.comA study published in the journal Science found that forests across Asia, Latin America and Africa release 468 tons of carbon per year, equivalent to nearly...

Clear Gain, Image: Dirk Ercken/Shutterstock.comSolar energy is now the cheapest form of new energy in dozens of countries, with record-setting solar farms being built worldwide. Researchers have been investigating ways to...

Distributed Power, Image: Big Pants Production/Shutterstock.comSome municipalities spend between 20 and 40 percent of their annual budgets on the energy needed to...