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Rapé, an ancestral medicine in Rio Branco, Brazil. subvertivo _lab / Unsplash

Indigenous communities contain vast amounts of sophisticated knowledge about the plants surrounding them and the functions that those plants serve. This could be everything from how chewing a certain root can cure indigestion to how a berry can ward off chest congestion.

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Sustainable seafood companies make it possible to know where your seafood actually comes from. rez-art / Getty Images

If you love seafood but the documentary "Seaspiracy" and seafood fraud have you worried, there may be a solution: seafood that is actually sustainable. These foods come from the sea but are caught and processed in ways that either don't harm or help regenerate fragile ecosystems. Some even help in the fight against the climate crisis.

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You can't discount the importance of your gut health. Research shows that the microbiome within your digestive system has a disproportionate impact on how well your whole body functions.

Unfortunately, bad diets, the overuse of antibiotics, and other stressors mean many of our digestive systems are in trouble. Probiotic supplements claim to solve this problem by replenishing your gut with the healthy bacteria it needs for optimal functioning. Here, we'll analyze the popular probiotic brand Seed to determine whether its supplements are worth taking.

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The Airlander 10 is designed to hold up to 100 people. HAV is also developing the Airlander 50, which will hold 200 people. Hybrid Air Vehicles

Love flying but feel guilty about the air pollution and carbon emissions that airplanes produce? Sometimes, simple solutions to big problems float right above our heads — literally.

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Under the Mattel PlayBack program, old Barbies, Matchbox cars and MEGA toys can be sent back to Mattel for recycling. Mattel

Mattel, the maker of Barbie, Matchbox and MEGA toys, wants your old toys. The 76-year-old toy company has launched a pilot program to recover and recycle materials in certain old toys into future Mattel products, creating a more circular model with sustainability in mind.

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Cricket-based protein is full of minerals, nutrients, and healthy fats. Marta Wave / Pexels

Origen Farms in Castilla-La Mancha was founded two years ago to create a lot of one thing: crickets. In central Spain, the company is growing thousands of these bugs as healthier, more sustainable "livestock" for consumption.

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The Sydney Opera House has had an Environmental Sustainability Plan in place since 2010. Johnny Bhalla / Unsplash

Coronavirus and the climate crisis are inspiring change at some of the most traditional venues in the world: opera houses.

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An intact female Pacific Footballfish washed up on the shores of Laguna Beach. Ben Estes and Crystal Cove State Park

Last week, an amazing and unusual fish washed up on the beach in Southern California.

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EcoWatch joins Fabien Cousteau to remove marine debris in the Florida Keys and talk about the future of the oceans. Tiffany Duong / Ocean Rebels

Much of what we've been able to learn about the underwater world has built on the legacy of underwater explorer and pioneer Jacques Yves Cousteau. In 1943, Cousteau invented the aqua-lung, which completed his self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). This technology forever changed how humans interact with the blue world and remains the precursor of modern-day scuba diving equipment.

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Small rosette succulents in California are among the victims of the black market plant trade. quangpraha / Getty Images

After almost a decade of no precipitation, 10mm of rain caused an entire desert in South Africa to bloom. Rare species in Richtersveld National Park awoke and flowered for the first time in nine years, only to be stolen for the illegal plant trade, The Guardian reported. Plant poaching is not new, nor is it unique to the area; but, pandemic-inspired houseplant purchases have exacerbated the issue worldwide.

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Restore foodware cutlery and straws are made of a biomaterial that breaks down naturally in seawater, soil and compost. Newlight Technologies, Inc.

Sustainable plastic alternatives can feel too good to be true or unfeasible on a large scale. Not the case with Restore foodware, a line of biodegradable straws and regenerative cutlery made from methane and now available at Target stores nationwide.

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A 2017 study found that half of Los Angeles sushi was not what it claimed to be. d3sign / Getty Images

How can you tell that the fish on your plate is the real thing? You can't — and that's the problem.

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The recycling industry in America is broken. With unsellable scrap materials and already-burgeoning landfills, many consider the entire industry confusing and complex, at best, and a lost cause, at worst. Nevertheless, some local governments are trying to address program shortfalls with various policies.

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