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The climate-inspired detente on the Colorado

For the first time in history, low water levels on the Colorado River have forced Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico to cut back the amount of water they use. It’s the latest example of climate change affecting daily life, but also an encouraging sign that people can handle a world with less: These orderly cutbacks are …

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Back To School – 6 Ways To Keep It Eco-Friendly

Back To School Season Often Means Buying Stuff. It Doesn’t Have To.   I remember going back to school as a bit of a nightmare, with busy shops and grumpy parents. But it doesn’t have to be! Here are 6 tips that will help you get organised and avoid the panic. And of course, they’ll …

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The U.N. report calls for better farming. Which 2020 candidates have a plan for that?

In a modest sign of Americans’ escalating interest in global warming, several 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have been talking a fairly decent climate policy game. Thanks to the push for a Green New Deal, candidates are throwing around phrases like “decarbonizing the economy.” Spiritual healer Marianne Williamson talked about climate injustice on national television, and …

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Restless Leg Syndrome – Causes

Find Out What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome – and How To Cure It   Restless Leg Syndrome has probably been around for ages, but more people are aware of it now than ever before, perhaps because of advertisements. My father had RLS and it was very uncomfortable for him – and horrible also for my …

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Healthy Tropical Hawaiian Muffins with Pineapple, Coconut & Macadamia Nuts

Healthy Hawaiian Muffins

Learn how to make these healthy Hawaiian-inspired muffins from scratch! They’re filled with pineapple, coconut, macadamia nuts, and a generous splash of vanilla. These yummy muffins are extremely moist and fluffy from Greek yogurt, and they’re just 123 calories too!     During my trip to Hawaii last month with my mom, I naturally woke …

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Eaten to Extinction

In downtown Reykjavik, several restaurants catering to tourists offer whale meat. Perhaps they find the idea of doing something that’s illegal back home tempting. Perhaps they believe eating whale is a traditional Icelandic experience. Whatever their reasoning, many tourists will choose to eat whale steak during their Iceland vacation. But the environment is global, and …

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A hot planet threatens food and water more than realized, IPCC says

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As the planet warms, parts of the world face new risks of food and water shortages, expanding deserts, and land degradation, warns a major new report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Those …

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Earth911 Quiz #68: Know Your Diet’s Water Footprint

In this Earth911 quiz, check your knowledge of the water used to produce the food you eat. The water footprint of a meal is secondary to the CO2 emissions that were generated making your food, but water use is just as important to understand when making informed eating decisions for the planet. Earth911 Quiz #68: …

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