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The Ocean Genome Helps Fight Disease: Here’s How We Save It

April 30th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

The ocean plays a surprising role in fighting COVID-19. With death and infection numbers escalating daily, the World Health Organization has made it clear that countries need to do three things to successfully fight this pandemic: test, test and test


The Global Biodiversity Crisis Just Got Personal

April 18th, 2020 | by NRDC

This post offers some wonderful short films embedded in the tweets regarding biodiversity. These could even be helpful for homeschool discussions. One is never too young to grasp biodiversity. It is time to educate your children about the importance, the critical, wonderful, importance of biodiversity


Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020

January 7th, 2020 | by World Resources Institute

It seems like a lifetime ago when at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, I watched more than 100 heads of state and government queue to sign the original documents of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Convention and Agenda 21. Negotiations had been tough, and some leaders were more enthusiastic than others


Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

May 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big


Mowing Your Lawn? Skip One Week, But Not Two

May 17th, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Ecologist Susannah B. Lerman believes most homeowners fall into one of three groups when it comes to lawn care. Group #1 includes “lawn people,” who covet the perfect lawn and “spend thousands of dollars each year to have a lush, green, weed-free lawn,” she said. Group #2 is made up of “neighbors of lawn people,” who are clueless, but watch what their neighbors do with their lawns, and follow their lead. “They figure that they, too, should irrigate, fertilize and mow,” she said. Group #3 are those who just don’t care, and “do the minimum to keep the lawn alive,” she said. Which group are you in



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