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    Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

    Climate-Denying Groups Use Right Whales as Front to Oppose Offshore Wind

    One common tactic of renewable energy opponents is to emphasize the new technology’s environmental impact in a way that disguises the harm caused by what it is intended to replace. For example, wind power opponents often point to the turbines’ threat to birds. However, a 2012 study found that fossil fuel plants kill 35 times […]

    Wildlife Trafficking 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Wildlife Trafficking 101: Everything You Need to Know

     Quick Key Facts  Wildlife trafficking is the second biggest direct threat to species, following habitat destruction.  It’s a huge business with smuggled goods valued at $10 billion a year, and involves tens of thousands of species and millions of wild plants and animals.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found that 958 species […]

    Compost Bugs: The Good and the Bad

    Compost Bugs: The Good and the Bad

    Do you ever peer into the compost bin after taking out your kitchen scraps? What do you see (besides your food waste creating rich, beautiful, natural fertilizer)? There are probably a lot of happy creepy-crawlers at work breaking down that green and brown matter, which is exactly what you want to see. But, there might […]

    Marine Life and Ocean Threats 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Marine Life and Ocean Threats 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Quick Key Facts Marine environments cover 70% of Earth. Over 50% of oxygen on the planet comes from oceans. Top threats to oceans include pollution, noise and climate change. Plastic pollution is expected to outweigh all fish in the oceans by 2050. Prescription drugs, agricultural runoff, industry discharge and even sunscreen chemicals can alter the […]

    Precise Fermentation: Real Dairy, Without the Cows

    Precise Fermentation: Real Dairy, Without the Cows

    Imagine drinking a frothy, creamy milkshake — or maybe a cheesy, melty slice of pizza with a perfect cheese pull. Perhaps you start your day with a foamy cappuccino, or a bowl of your favorite yogurt topped with berries. Now, imagine enjoying your favorite dairy-filled treats, but ones that weren’t produced with cow-made milk.  600 […]