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How Dutch bus stops are helping bees

How Dutch bus stops are helping bees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Bus stops in the Dutch city of Utrecht now have gardens specifically to help the bee population.
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catch a bus - save a bee...  great city ideas for roof tops....

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Exposing the Corrupt and Damaging Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry

Exposing the Corrupt and Damaging Impacts of the Palm Oil Industry | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
 
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so NOT good....

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7 smart swaps that will get you closer to a plastic-free life

7 smart swaps that will get you closer to a plastic-free life | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
But there's so much more disposable plastic out there, meaning we have a lot more work to do — and not a moment too soon. Our plastic problem is growing, and it's ending up literally everywhere, from inside the fish we eat to microplastics in the salt we use to flavor our food. At this point, we've created a geological layer that will be left behind for tens of thousands of years. If we all disappeared tomorrow, aliens could land 50,000 years from now and find a geological layer of plastic 50 years thick. So that's our legacy? A layer of plastic blanketing the Earth?
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if we all dies tomorrow - 50,000 years from now......   they would still find PLASTIC! - that is a bothersome statement - perhaps time to correct the mistake....

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There might be microplastic in that compost

There might be microplastic in that compost | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A 2018 study found that microplastics are being introduced to the environment through fertilizers made through large-scale composting.
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anyone getting the feeling that we need an alternative to plastic?

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The war on plastic is heating up

The war on plastic is heating up | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Many countries, states and municipalities are getting serious about reducing the use of plastic bags, utensils and containers.
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it is about time....   

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What is plant blindness?

What is plant blindness? | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Plant blindess is the "inability to see or notice the plants in one's own environment," which leads to "the inability to recognize the importance of plants."
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are you guilty of plant blindness?

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San Antonio looking for places to add more trees

San Antonio looking for places to add more trees | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
A pool of money started by San Antonio more than 20 years ago to address the loss of trees that are cut down for new development has grown substantially in recent years, city officials say. Under a 1997 ordinance enforced by the Development Services Department, developers either preserve trees, replace them on-site or pay fees aimed at providing shade canopy where it is needed elsewhere in the city. Although amounts paid into the fund var
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we all know why trees are so important - really glad to see San Antonio looking for a way to plant more....

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Methane-hunting satellite aims to expose industrial leaks

Methane-hunting satellite aims to expose industrial leaks | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
The Environmental Defense Fund is developing a satellite that will regularly monitor 50 major oil and gas regions for methane leaks.
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a satellite with a great purpose...  your thoughts?

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Why planting a garden is better for bird-watching than filling a feeder

Why planting a garden is better for bird-watching than filling a feeder | ECO EVOLUTION TODAY | Scoop.it
Creating a garden of bird-friendly plants has several colorful advantages
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more and more it seems a return to the "natures way" is better than the "benefits" created by man - are we listening? so we plant naturals and someone does not make a profit selling us seeds...  imagine that!

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America's lead poisoning problem isn't just in Flint. It’s everywhere.

The available data shows that lead exposure is a pervasive issue in the United States.
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something you do not want your city to overlook - ever.....

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