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What’s Hidden Under The Greenland Ice Sheet?

The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious – and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they’ve found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Does this water stay there, or […]

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Fertilizer Destroys Plant Microbiome’s Ability To Protect Against Disease…

A new study of the role microbial communities play on the leaves of plants suggests that fertilizing crops may make them more susceptible to disease. UC Berkeley biologists found that spraying tomatoes with microbes from healthy tomatoes protected them from disease-causing bacteria, but that fertilizing the tomatoes beforehand negated the protection, leading to an increase […]

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How & Why Big Oil Conquered The World…

Our reliance on oil is only growing, and our unabated demand continues to bulk the pockets of the energy companies in the process. There are few regions of the globe that remain untouched by this powerful industry, and fewer lives that aren’t affected by its dealings. Produced by the always provocative Corbett Report, How Big Oil […]

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Monsanto: The Company That Owns The World’s Food Supply…

Monsanto was one of four groups to introduce genes into plants, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops. Monsanto was one of the first companies to apply the biotechnology industry business model to agriculture, using techniques developed by biotech drug companies. Monsanto’s roles in agricultural changes, biotechnology products and […]

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You’re Eating Microplastics In Ways You Don’t Even Realize…

We’re increasingly aware of how plastic is polluting our environment. Much recent attention has focused on how microplastics – tiny pieces ranging from 5 millimetres down to 100 nanometres in diameter – are filling the seas and working their way into the creatures that live in them. That means these ocean microplastics are entering the food chain and, ultimately, our bodies. […]

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Humanity Has Wiped Out 60% Of The Animals On Earth Since 1970…

Scientists from around the world issued a stark warning to humanity Tuesday in a semi-annual report on the Earth’s declining biodiversity, which shows that about 60 percent of mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles have been wiped out by human activity since 1970. The World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Index details how human’s uncontrolled over consumption of land, […]

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Pollinators Under Pressure & How We Can Protect Them…

Pollinators Under Pressure is about the plight of pollinators around the world and the actions we can all take to ensure their survival, and that of humans and ecosystems everywhere. Narrated by Academy Award®-winning actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, the short film features expert voices and diverse points of view from representatives of federal […]

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26 Wild Mushrooms You Can Forage For & Eat…

In this video, “Old Man Of The Woods” filmed 26 Late Summer – Early Fall wild edible mushrooms in Northeast North America, including some rarely consumed ones. Please note that this video by no means intends to be a field guide for wild mushroom hunting. It is more of an introduction to wild mushroom hunting […]

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The Last Harvest – Life & Soil On Planet Earth…

Life, nature, environment and food chains on planet Earth all rely on soil. Can science reverse some of the worst damage done to earth? Soil is the basis for human life on our planet as we know it. Yet soil is something we take for granted and it is full of life that most people don’t […]

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