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  • Tide Turning Against Plastic Microbeads in ToiletriesTide Turning Against Plastic Microbeads in Toiletries
    There are signs that the era where plastic microbeads from personal care products pollute bodies of water worldwide and aquatic food chains might be drawing to a close. Microbeads are miniscule spheres of plastic commonly added as abrasives to personal care products like face scrubs, shower gels and toothpaste. They’re designed to wash down the […]

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  • <span class="entry-title-primary">The Internet of Vegetables?</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">Sensors on Plants Could Revolutionize Agriculture</span>The Internet of Vegetables? Sensors on Plants Could Revolutionize Agriculture
    That in the future plants will be able to “talk” to us, broadcasting their water state or signaling s.o.s. in the presence of “unwelcome” parasitic guests is not an extract from a futuristic science fiction novel nor does it border on the insane. The fundamental notion that plants are inherently inexpensive, sustainable sensors for monitoring […]

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  • <span class="entry-title-primary">The Real Cost of Fracking</span> <span class="entry-subtitle">New book pulls back the curtain on dirty fracking industry</span>The Real Cost of Fracking New book pulls back the curtain on dirty fracking industry
    The Real Cost of Fracking: How America’s Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food pulls back the curtain on how this toxic process endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock. Michelle Bamberger, a veterinarian, and Robert Oswald, a pharmacologist, combine their expertise to show how contamination at drilling sites translates into […]

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