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Republican Politicians Want Government To NOT Work For You — That’s A Problem

November 28th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The latest US midterm is over — or nearly over — and Democratic candidates had a record wave of support from voters, but there's still plenty of misunderstanding to clear up. We've gone through decades of misinformation campaigns, gaslighting, and political dystrophy. One blue wave doesn't mean we've got everything in order. One topic I was recently inspired to address is a simple one, but one that seems to skate under the radar of public consciousness


Toxic Metals in Your Water? No Problem, Have a Banana

March 11th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

Yes, we all know that thing about getting high from banana peels was a 1960's hoax, but this is the real deal. A team of researchers has found that minced banana peels can clean pollution from river water, such as lead and copper. Not only that, but they can do it more quickly and efficiently than conventional chemical water treatments. Okay, so you'd probably need a ton of bananas to clean up a big site, but the discovery does have some implications for small scale uses, especially where budgets are tight



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