Teflon and Forever Chemicals

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Bee Brains Busted

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Teflon and Forever Chemicals

Written by Jake Rogers In 2001 a class action lawsuit was brought against DuPont Chemicals Company claiming that Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), commonly known as C8, was the cause of six different illnesses that were a result of contaminated drinking water due to chemical waste being dumped…

Bee Brains Busted

By Arden Benner A study released by the Imperial College London’s Department of Sciences last week illustrated the long-term effect pesticides can have on Bumblebee colonies. Neonicotinoids are a water-soluble type of pesticide widely used in global agriculture (although restricted in the EU and some American states). The study found…

Opportunities for Organic Farming in Developing Regions

[caption id="attachment_2397" align="aligncenter" width="728"] Cocoa producer in Ecuadorian Amazon. Image: World Economic Forum[/caption] Written by Jessica Devous With nearly 30% of the global workforce in agriculture, the impact of sustainable farming practices is crucial to the health of people and the planet. The organic food industry and growing agri-environmental practices…

Eco Village

EcoVillage, Ithaca New York Written by Katelyn Neff   Eco Village Ithaca is a co-housing community. Co-housing is a form of community-oriented housing that has the privacy of individual homes with strong neighborhood ties and interests. Common houses are centered on sharing the space with one another, engaging in social…
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