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5 Mushrooms With Fantastic Health Benefits

5 Mushrooms With Fantastic Health Benefits

Fungi are everywhere, even if we can’t see them. There are between two and four million known species of fungi on Earth with thousands more discovered every year, and we’re increasingly recognizing their ability to address plastic pollution, climate-warming greenhouse gases, and environmental toxins. Below the soil, mycelium breaks down organic matter, and mushrooms are […]

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    CDC Issues Alert on Harmful Bacteria in Coastal Waters Amid High Sea Surface Temperatures

    CDC Issues Alert on Harmful Bacteria in Coastal Waters Amid High Sea Surface Temperatures

    The CDC has issued an emergency alert over a harmful bacteria, Vibrio vulnificus, in warming coastal waters. The center noted that with extreme weather, like heat waves, flooding and severe storms, people should be careful when participating in coastal water activities. “Amid increasing water temperatures and extreme weather events (e.g., heat waves, flooding, and severe […]

    Drinking Water for 26 Million Americans Contaminated With Dangerous Levels of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals,’ New EPA Data Says

    Drinking Water for 26 Million Americans Contaminated With Dangerous Levels of PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals,’ New EPA Data Says

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    Is It Really Expired? The Truth About Food ‘Expiration’ Dates

    Is It Really Expired? The Truth About Food ‘Expiration’ Dates

    Forgot about that container of yogurt in the back of the fridge? A bag of granola lost in the pantry? A glance at the expiration date might tell you that it’s time to toss it, but in fact, “expired” food might still be perfectly safe and enjoyable to eat.  Heeding expiration dates often causes us […]