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Does environmental protection help or hurt the poor?
When pristine natural areas are turned into nature reserves, what happens to the communities that surround them?

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Salamanders take a bite out of climate change
We rarely see them, but salamanders are the most common vertebrates in North America’s forests. And these stealthy amphibians also help sequester CO2 that would otherwise fuel climate change.

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How Are You Celebrating Earth Day?

Today, our Guidance Green committee celebrated #EarthDay by hosting it’s monthly meeting at Mendocino Farms - a big supporter of the Slow Food Movement and Sustainable Farming. 

Many upcoming projects resulted from today’s meeting and we can’t wait to share them with you.

To help mark the day, take a look at this gorgeous photo of our planet as tweeted by NASA today:  MT @NASA_EO: The Blue Marble from Apollo 171.usa.gov/1lBRSU7 pic.twitter.com/4pNnSMjf0o

Happy #EarthDay from Guidance Green!

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How to hike with your dog: Tips, rules and great gear

A guide for how to prepare, what to pack, rules for the trail, and resources for finding great dog-friendly hiking trails.

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How the ‘Mushroom Death Suit’ breaks down your body for nature
Artist and MIT research fellow Jae Rhim Lee is designing a suit that will make your body a veritable buffet for mushrooms.

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11 masterfully painted eggs, straight from the bird
Easter may bring on a riot of festively decorated eggs, but birds mastered the art long ago.

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Diapers made from jellyfish? Researchers say it’s a cleaner, more efficient option

Diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in less than 30 days and soak up twice the mess.

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4 years after Gulf oil spill, wildlife still dying
The 2010 BP oil spill left a lasting legacy that the National Wildlife Federation says is still killing animals in record numbers.

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DIY recycled crayons

Do you have broken crayons that you don’t want to waste? Why not reshape them into new, fun recycled crayons!

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Do we need 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day?

Vegetables help a bit more than fruit, with a 16-percent reduction in a person’s risk of dying compared to the 4-percent reduction associated with fruits.

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America’s tire mountains: 90 percent are gone, thanks to recycling programs

Once we had 2 billion tires scattered around the U.S. landscape, but now 90 percent of the piles are gone. Ground rubber from tires is becoming roadways, playground equipment and auto floor mats.

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Young adults take note: Exercising now may improve brain function later

A new study shows that exercising in young adulthood may benefit verbal memory, psychomotor skills, and higher thinking skills 25 years down the road.

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