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Starbucks Kills a Million Trees to Make 4 Billion Non-Recyclable “Paper” Cups Per Year

March 16, 2018 at 6:56 pm

Starbucks deceives customers into thinking they are recycling, but their “paper” cups are lined with plastic, so almost all of them end up in landfills

In 2008, Starbucks pledged to develop a 100-percent recyclable, biodegradable cup. Ten years later the company still hasn’t delivered, but quietly allows consumers to believe it has.

Iceland Could Become First Country to Outlaw Circumcision

March 13, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Taking a knife to an infant’s genitals could soon get you 6 years in prison in Iceland

Iceland is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to criminalize male circumcision.

Forward-Facing Baby Wearing is “Cruel, Stressful and Terrifying,” Expert Says

March 13, 2018 at 12:20 am

Wearing your baby facing away from you causes stress, hip dysplasia and spinal injury, parenting expert warns

Parents are overstimulating, “terrifying”  and injuring their babies when they wear them in forward-facing chest carriers, parenting author and professor Dr. Cathrine Fowler says.

British Grocery Store First in World to Go Plastic-Free

March 12, 2018 at 12:35 am

A major British grocery chain shows the world it’s possible sell food without plastic

The British grocery retailer “Iceland” recently pledged to eliminate plastic packaging from all its store-brand products by 2023.

The Pheromones of the Forest

March 8, 2018 at 11:30 pm

Breathing in the aroma or “pheromones” of the forest instantly reduces the stress hormone cortisol, heart rate and blood pressure, while boosting white blood cell count

Humans have been removed from their natural habitat — the forest.

We haven’t evolved for fast-paced, high-stress, tree-less city life, so it’s no wonder we suffer so many mental and related physical health problems.


Grow a 100-Year-Old Food Forest in Your Backyard in Just 10 Years

March 8, 2018 at 5:05 am

Engineer develops method for growing mature, dense food forests in just 10 years

Most of the world we live in today was once forest, our natural habitat for millions of years.

Legos Will Be Made of 100% Plant-Based Plastic by 2030

March 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm

Lego company pledges to phase out fossil-fuel-based plastics and make all blocks from sugarcane by 2030

Danish toy maker Lego announced last week that all its core products and packaging will soon be made from “bio”plastic.

Fracking Emissions 5 Times Higher Than Reported, Study Finds

March 6, 2018 at 10:29 am

Fracking is a “death sentence for humanity,” analysts say after study finds natural gas companies emit 5 times more methane pollution than they report.

Spiral Shaped Beehives Mystify Scientists (Video)

March 3, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Scientists baffled by the mysterious spiral-shaped fortresses of curious species of “stingless” bees in Australia.

Not only do Australia’s sugarbag bees not sting, they are brilliant architects, building amazing spiral-shaped hives.

China Tells Troops to Put Down Their Guns, Take Up Their Shovels and Plant Trees

March 2, 2018 at 2:47 am

China deploys 60,000 troops to fight enemy number one in the country — air pollution — by planting 16 million acres of trees

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China is going to war with a new kind of enemy — industrial air pollution. The People’s Liberation Army has reassigned 60,000 troops to plant 16 million acres of trees to help clean the air.