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4 Great Questions To Ask Before You Buy Your Local, Organic Food

In honor of Earth Day, what can we do individually do to go green? Many green advocates are talking about shopping local these days. Of course, shopping local can be better because this supports local farmers and promotes energy conservation, among many other reasons. However in some areas, a variety of local and seasonal foods may not be available for much of the year. Cities like New York ...

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What Japan is Hiding for Toxic Meat

As I swim joyfully in the deep blue sea, I am surrounded by my friends and family and we are traveling towards the Pacific ocean. "BANG" "BANG" "BANG" What's this noise? They're chasing after us. We are swimming as fast as we can. I'm so tired. I'm blacking out. I can't focus. I can't breathe. Where am I going? I'm trapped. Where is mom, dad and my baby? Oh no, we are all ...

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Shark Attack Odds and What You Can Do About Finning

We fear what we don't understand. And most of us are afraid of sharks, because we don't understand them. This includes me, especially when I lose my kite board and  "body drag" in the deep ocean.     Photo from Northwest Kiteboarding Forums With the above being said, I have a secret wish of free swimming with sharks because I am fascinated by these creatures. I sometimes ...

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Happy Penguins! How YOU Can Make a Difference …

Fluffy, wobbly, agile. Who doesn't love these marine birds? Unfortunately, out of 18 species of penguins, 11 are listed as Vulnerable and Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature! Not only are penguins are threatened by climate change, they're also threatened by marine pollution and industrial fishing. Petroleum spills have also killed thousands of penguins around ...

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