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Giant Pandas Making a Comeback

By Amanda Wilkes: In 1970, only an estimated 1,000 Giant Pandas were left in the world. On January 23, 1984, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally declared Giant Pandas endangered, as defined by the Endangered Species Act, created in 1973. The International Union for Conservation of Nature first listed …

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Grow Your Own Garlic

By Kim Robson: Garlic is a natural immune system powerhouse that fights against bacteria, viruses and fungi. A vegetable from the Allium family, garlic is an excellent source of Vitamin B6, as well as other vitamins and minerals including Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin C and Allicin (an anti-oxidant). Consuming raw fresh …

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Learn How To Recycle Plastic Properly

By Larraine Roulston: Have you ever wondered how plastic is recycled? The process involves different types of plastics melted and blended with new raw materials that create pellets or powder which are then used to create the same packaging or different products, such as decking or sturdy tote shopping bags. We all …

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Tips for Using Rhubarb

By Fredrica Syren: Here in Sweden, rhubarb is one of the first “fruits” to grow in the summer. I grew up with rhubarb, and during the season my friends and I would break off a piece and eat it — just like that. Rhubarb is actually a vegetable related to …

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Simple Summer Fun  

By Larraine Roulston: The beginning of July always reminds me of gazing at a fresh new canvas. I suppose this feeling comes from winding down most of the activities I have participated in during the year and now being able to follow a passion to fill in some of those lazy, hazy …

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World Scientists Race To Save Coral Reef

By Fredrica Syren: 2,000 scientists from all over the world gathered last week at a conference in Hawaii to discuss how to save the world’s precious coral reefs. These once vibrant coral reefs are now in danger of significant outbreaks of coral bleaching, and huge swaths of them are now …

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Recycling Grey Water

By Kim Robson: What Is Grey water? Grey water is the wastewater from shower drains, baths, sinks and washing machines. Unlike black water, which is sewage from the toilet, grey water can be used for watering houseplants, landscaping, or even flushing the toilet; so it’s a recyclable resource. Instead of …

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The Road To Reducing Trash

By Amanda Wilkes: Producing trash is inevitable; however, some of us produce much, more than others. By simply being aware of the amount of trash you produce, you can easily cut your trash production in half with just a few simple tricks. #1 Many families have only one trash can …

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Stop Factory Farming—Support Local Organic Family Farms

By Fredrica Syren: At an alarming rate all over the world, expansion of factory farms is forcing family farmers out of business. According to U.S Farm Aid, every week 330 farmers leave their land in the U.S alone. As a result, there are now nearly five million fewer farms in the U.S. …

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