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    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    Palm Oil 101: Everything You Need to Know

    What is Palm Oil?  If you use cosmetics, take showers or even just eat processed foods, chances are you put quite a bit of palm oil onto or into your body. Made from the fruit of an oil palm plant, palm oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil on the planet, and manufacturers have […]

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    5 Big Threats to Rivers

    By Tara Lohan If we needed any more motivation to help save our ailing rivers, it should have come with the findings of a recent study, which revealed that “Nowhere is the biodiversity crisis more acute than in freshwater ecosystems.” Rivers, lakes and inland wetlands cover 1% of the Earth but provide homes for 10% of […]

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    Former Industrial Wasteland Becomes New Nature Reserve in England

    A former industrial wasteland in Manchester, England, has officially been designated an 1,824-acre nature reserve that will provide 300,000 locals with access to nature, a press release from Natural England and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs said. The Flashes of Wigan and Leigh will become one of England’s most extensive urban nature […]