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Not just skimming the surface

Not just skimming the surface

A couple’s crusade against ocean plastic attacks a vast problem from multiple angles.

In 1997, Captain Charles Moore was sailing from Hawaii back to the mainland when he found himself in a sea of floating debris the size of Texas. Some of the bobbing plastic was so big that Moore could spot it from the deck of his boat, though most was much smaller. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, as it became known, was the consequence of a gyre — a vortex of swirling ocean currents that sucked floating debris into its core. More…

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From pollution to power

From pollution to power

Scientists are working on turning harmful algae blooms intro practical energy sources

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Keeping barnyard sludge under control

Cows munching grass instead of corn could cut nitrogen pollution

Avian cholera strikes geese

Avian cholera strikes geese

Roughly two thousand sick birds collapse in Idaho: Should chickens be worried?

Manhattan’s own Snow White

Manhattan's own Snow White

This woman’s love for wildlife has saved thousands of urban birds

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

The squirrel-saving stuntwoman

Actress, stunt double and squirrel rescuer Adair Moran plans to open New York City’s first mammal rehabilitation center

Do I have to be vegan to combat climate change?

Do I have to be vegan to combat climate change?

A hunger for both meat and a sustainable lifestyle can be combined, but with some caveats

New law curbs Georgia’s electric car sales

New law curbs Georgia's electric car sales

Georgia used policy to spur electric vehicle sales, but that changes July 1.