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green sea turtle

Celebrate and reflect on Endangered Species Day

Celebrate the progress made to protect wildlife National Wildlife Federation – Endangered Species Day is observed each year on the third Friday of May as a way to both raise awareness of the continued plight of endangered species and celebrate those that have recovered because of

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blue green roofs

Blue Green Roofs Offer Solution to Heat Island Effect

Photo: Tribune Wired Bringing your roof to life! Greenroofs.com – You may be asking yourself, “I know about green roofs but where is this blue coming from?” Blue-green roofs provide a higher water retention capacity, allowing them to release evaporation for a longer length of time

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eco-friendly lawn

More Americans embracing ‘eco-friendly’ lawns

Goodbye to grass? PBS News Hour – Some people are experimenting with more “eco-friendly” lawns, seed mixes you can buy with native grasses that aren’t as thirsty or finicky. Still others are trying to replace lawns, entirely or bit by bit, with garden beds including pollinator-friendly

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composting

It’s International Compost Week

Celebrate composting this May 5-11, 2024, from backyard to large-scale! Compost Research & Education Foundation – Celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May, this annual education initiative is to raise awareness of the importance of composting, from the

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bluefin tuna

Why we should celebrate on World Tuna Day

Why is tuna conservation important? Seafood Watch – Best known for being strong, fast swimmers capable of traveling great distances, there are 15 species of tuna found all over the globe. Tuna management can be tricky, but tools like harvest strategies and low-bycatch fishing gear offer

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sustainable fashion

What is sustainable fashion?

credit: https://www.bycurated.com Fashion for the Earth Earthday.org – Behind every piece of clothing in a store, there is an industry stripping the Earth of its limited resources and exploiting the labor force that works in its garment factories. Fast fashion has completely revolutionized the apparel industry,

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urbanization

The Effects of Stormwater Management Practices on Water Quality

How to better understand the effects of Stormwater Best Management Practices U.S. Geological Survey – Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) can be used to mitigate the effects of urban development by retaining large volumes of stormwater runoff and treating runoff to remove pollutants.Urban development can have

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storm drain

Why soak up the rain?

Polluted runoff is one of the greatest threats to clean water in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – When we take action to soak up the rain, we keep rain closer to where it falls and reduce the runoff from our roofs, driveways, and parking lots.

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earth north america

Happy Earth Day 2024

Happy Earth Day 2024! Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s Environmental Affairs Department wants to wish all educators, students, and schools a Happy Earth Day 2024!Recognized in the United States on April 22 every year, Earth Day is a day of celebration through environmental education, awareness and

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mineralogy

How to become a Mineralogist

Mineralogy is the scientific study of mineral composition & properties Environmental Science – A mineralogist is a person who studies minerals, their crystalline and chemical structures, and their properties such as melting points, which technically include all naturally occurring solid substances.A mineralogist may performing chemical, heat,

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