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EU Bans Bee-Killing Pesticides: Is the U.S. Next?

By Fredrica Syren As everyone who follows my web site knows, I have a love for bees and I believe bees are in danger of extinction. Toxic pesticides in our environment are a major reason they are dying. Some people have asked me why bees are so important. It’s fairly …

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Great White Sharks May Be Next on California’s Endangered Species List

By Asha Kreiling ​The ocean’s most notorious and most feared creature is displaying some vulnerability of its own. Great white sharks are an incredibly fascinating but widely misunderstood species, as they are popularly known only as violent ocean predators and perpetuators of erratic attacks on human victims. Vital to balanced …

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Food Deserts in America

By Asha Kreiling Have you ever seen fresh fruits and vegetables for sale in a convenience store? Oftentimes there’s nothing but a bountiful array of chips, candy and soda; but maybe you’ll find a sparse produce section with some drab, overpriced fruit of mysterious origins. Imagine if this and fast …

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The Necessity of Water Conservation, Now!

By Christopher Marciello Water: what would we do without it? Nothing! We wouldn’t exist without it, nor will our descendants if we don’t learn about where our water comes from and how our usage affects it. I realize that’s a fairly heavy introduction, but it’s the truth. Our numbers are …

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Extreme Weather

By Kim Robson In recent years, we’ve all noticed that destructive storms and severe droughts or flooding seem to be on the rise. Instead of these events happening once every 30 to 100 years, they seem to be happening practically EVERY year. From Hugo to Katrina to Ike to Sandy, …

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Is Your Food a World Traveler?

By Kim Robson  On Green-Mom, we’ve discussed the importance of buying locally grown, organic foods. There are many reasons for doing this, including freshness, taste, nutritional value, support of the local economy and building relationships with the farmers who grow our food. Another equally important reason to buy locally produced …

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Sweden’s Success in Transforming Trash to Energy

Don’t forget about the giveaway of What to Expect When Expecting and What to Expect The First Year. All you have to do is post a comment with an explanation why you would like one of these books. This might be a great Christmas present.The giveaway ends on December 17th. By …

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Fair Trade Coffee

 By Kim Robson Many people are surprised to learn that, as a world commodity, coffee is second only to oil. Over 100 million Americans drink coffee on a daily basis and spend $18 billion a year on the drink. Grown in more than 70 countries, coffee comes from three main …

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The Health and Tradition of Yerba Mate

By Asha Kreiling Although I love the aroma and flavor of coffee, I stopped drinking it because it upset my stomach, gave me headaches, and made me jittery and a little bit addicted. Then I discovered yerba mate and fell in love. I like the drink primarily for its robust …

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