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Calcium deficient fauna and brown water awaiting

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92% of the world’s population exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution

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Volcano emissions linked to increases in asthma attacks

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Bill Mollison, co-originator of permaculture, dies

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Acidity in atmosphere minimized to preindustrial levels

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A chicken tractor on steroids: Using chickens to build your soil

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Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

With the health of bees on the decline, researchers race to help support these critical pollinators. An amazing bit of research reported by scientists from...

Gorillas, rhinos, lions and more will soon become extinct without immediate action

A report by 43 wildlife experts warns that without changes now, many of Earth's most iconic species will be lost forever. Link to full source:...

How to make an instant garden. From trash.

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