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It’ll Take More Than a Pretty Face to Win This Beauty Pageant

Mar 12 2019 Miss Eco International Philippines 2018-2019 representative Maureen Montagne is planning to finish the pageant season with a bang. She plans to win Miss Eco International 2019 at the Almasa Capital Theater in Cairo, Egypt. If she is successful, the Philippines will become the first country to achieve a back-to-back victory in the... read more
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New Eco Detail Protects Endangered Short-Eared Owls

Mar 7 2019 Region 8 Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) recently conducted a unique detail in Livingston County, New York. This was done in an effort to both protect an endangered owl species and assist local landowners concerned with traffic and public safety. For years, Livingston County has been the winter feeding grounds for... read more
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Mardi Gras Becoming Mardi Green with Eco-Friendly Fat Tuesday Beads

Mar 5 2019 Today is Fat Tuesday, which marks the beginning of the Easter season. Complete with its wild parties, outrageous parade floats, and boisterous band processions, Fat Tuesday is the biggest marks the biggest day of the Mardi Gras festivities for both locals and tourists alike in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Unfortunately, it... read more
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The Hottest New Deal in American Politics Might Just Help Cool the Planet

Mar 1 2019 A sprawling and hyperambitious initiative, the Green New Deal aims to stem both global warming and economic inequity. Championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to date, the serious proposals for reversing climate change have been both market-based and incremental. This includes credits and offsets for carbon emissions, capturing and... read more
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2019 Oscars Red Carpet Goes Green with Red Carpet Green Dress

Feb 27 2019 The Oscars were this weekend. Whether you are a film fan or not, everyone can agree that fashion is a much a focus as the awards themselves. Ten years ago, environmentalist and former actress Suzy Amis Cameron founded Red Carpet Green Dress. RCGD is an initiative that challenges designers to create sustainable red carpet designs.... read more

My Green Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to an Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Feb 25 2019 Why Go Green in the Kitchen? The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s often the beating heart of a household, where people eat, socialize, relax, and congregate. With such a vital role, it should come as no surprise that your choices, knowingly or not, can have an environmental impact. More and... read more
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The Next Alternative to Plastic Could Come from Squid

Feb 21 2019 The remarkable properties of a recently discovered protein could revolutionize materials in a way that is unattainable with conventional plastics, finds a review published in Frontiers of Chemistry. Where is this protein found? Squid, of all places! Originating in the ringed teeth of a squid's predatory arms, this protein can be... read more
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Seychelles Opening Its Arms to Tourists with an Eco-Friendly Camp

Feb 19 2019 Tourism organization Blue Safari Seychelles (say-SHELLS or say-SHELL) has set up an eco-camp on a remote island in the nation located in the Indian Ocean. Located 1,030 kilometers (640 miles) from the archipelago's main island of Mahe, visitors can experience a true getaway adventure on the paradise island of Cosmoledo. Conservation,... read more
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Can We Use Something Other Than Road Salt to Help Drivers?

Feb 16 2019 The polar vortex that recently shocked the Midwest recently brought record breaking temperatures with it. Along with these temperatures was lots of snow, and with snow comes ice—and lots of it!Keep a hot drink nearby to warm up your insides. Make sure it stays hot with a reusable stainless steel water bottle. Usually, to melt ice... read more
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Yet Another Holiday for the Combo of Red and Green–Chinese New Year

Feb 12 2019 For thousands of years, the Chinese have been celebrating what they call the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. This year, New Year's Day was February fifth, with billions of people across the world ringing in the Year of the Pig (4717 in the Chinese calendar). With the celebration almost over, the festival has become more... read more
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Trees Felled by Disaster Used for Eco-Friendly Products

Feb 7 2019 Five months ago, in early September, a strong earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan. In disaster-affected areas, an increasing number of people are finding uses for the fallen trees felled by landslides. The central and Hokkaido governments, local forestry cooperatives, and paper manufacturing companies are developing plans to use these... read more