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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How to treat poison ivy naturally
These home remedies can help you tackle the pesky poison ivy rash the natural way.

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50 ways to reuse your garbage

From fruit peels and coffee grounds to pantyhose and pill bottles, here’s how to save money and treat your trash like treasure.

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Thanks to loopholes in clean water policies that only benefit big polluters, harmful chemicals could make their way into water bodies that help supply our drinking water and that we swim in and fish from. 


Don’t let big polluters threaten your water: http://bit.ly/1dYJxGv
#ProtectCleanWater

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How to build a raised garden bed

Here’s an easy tutorial on how to construct your own raised garden bed in five easy steps.

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Want to see an ocean garbage patch in person?
A new contest from the 5 Gyres Institute offers to let one winner join a three-week research voyage — described as a ‘hardcore sailing adventure’ — through garbage patches in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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How to troubleshoot your compost pile
Is your compost pile slimy or smelly? We’ll explain what’s going on and how to fix it.

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75% of our brain, 82% of our blood, and 90% of our lungs — the majority of our body is made of water. Yet Americans are not adequately covered under current clean water policies. 


Help ensure that the water that keeps our bodies running stays clean & safe: http://bit.ly/1jvZwOC

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