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February 2021:

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Saying ‘I Do’ to the Planet: Green Weddings Embrace Sustainability

Ways to green up your wedding through eco-friendly, sustainable invitations, venues, flowers, vegan food, favors and other planning details. Read More » 


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Earth-Friendly Engagement Rings

From conflict-free or ethical diamonds to inherited pieces or alternative gems, here are green, sustainable and meaningful options for engagement rings. Read More » 



Climate Change Makes Hurricane Destruction Worse

Research suggests hurricanes will remain stronger and persist longer after making landfall, causing greater and more widespread destruction, because of ocean waters heated by climate change. Read More » 


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Europe Tightens Methane Emission Monitoring, But U.S. Does Not

62 oil and gas companies acting as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s Oil and Gas Methane Partnership have adopted framework to report methane emissions, but none of them are in the U.S. Read More » 


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Low-Carbon Cement Offsets Climate Change

The manufacture of cement creates up to 8 percent of the total global carbon dioxide generated by humans, but a variety of approaches are being explored to lower these worrisome emissions. Read More » 


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Plastic Particles Ingested in Food and Water

Researchers estimate people that drink bottled water ingest an additional 90,000 microplastic particles annually compared to 4,000 microplastics for those that drink only tap water. Read More » 



Childhood Immunity Enhanced by Natural Environment

Research finds that switching a child’s playground from gravel to natural forest floor could foster a better immune system by exposing them to a greater variety of skin and gut bacteria. Read More » 


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