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Greenpeace: U.S. retailers show improvement on responsibly-sourced canned tuna, but big brands continue to...

Washington, DC April 18, 2017 - In its second-ever canned tuna ranking, Greenpeace USA found that a number of U.S. retailers have made significant...

Tax Day 2017: Where Your Tax Dollar Goes

April 13, 2017 – Americans typically have strong feelings about paying their taxes. And yet, many of us do not know what our taxes actually pay for. National...

Tired of Daylight Saving Time, Lawmakers Look to Lock the Clock

AVONDALE, AZ, April 11, 2017 — In every room of his stucco two-story house in this Phoenix suburb, Ray Harwood has a clock, or...

The accidental discovery of LSD (video)

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2017 -- Bicycle Day on April 19 honors not the two-wheeled mode of transportation, but the colorful ride taken by Swiss...

New Study Finds an Average ‘Surf and Turf’ Meal has the Carbon Footprint of...

ARLINGTON, VA, April 11, 2017 - A seven-year study concluded that the carbon footprint of a steak and shrimp dinner — were it to...

Video: “Nasty Man” by Joan Baez

"Nasty Man" (©️Gabriel Earl Music, 2017) words and music by Joan Baez. https://youtu.be/AHQ7N9lEl_E

Books: UCSB scholar paints grim picture of emotional and physical damage caused by U.S....

SANTA BARBARA, CA, April 6, 2017 - A hooded Iraqi man stands on a box in a crucifixion-like pose at Abu Ghraib prison. Wires...

Video: Happy hatch day to Einstein! Zoo Knoxville’s beloved African grey parrot turns 30

Happy hatch day to Einstein! Zoo Knoxville's beloved African grey parrot turns 30 today. from Zoo Knoxville on Vimeo.

As March for Science Approaches, AAAS Urges Scientists and Public to Stand Up and...

April 4, 2017 - At a time when communicating the value of science has never been more important to human well-being, the American Association...

How do I keep the soils in my raised bed healthy?

April 4, 2017 - As thoughts of spring enter our minds, many people are starting to design and develop their perfect spring and summer...

Book Review: A new era dawns and it won’t be human-friendly

LONDON, April 3, 2017 - Clive Hamilton’s book Defiant Earth – the fate of humans in the Anthropocene is not for the faint-hearted. Basically, its...

Pedestrian Fatalities Surge 11% in 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. March 31, 2017 - The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects an 11% increase in the number of persons on foot killed...

Why it’s important to just say no to bad drug policy

March 30, 2017 - In all the discussions about the proposed health care law, it was easy to overlook a statement made by Attorney...

Use Your Zip Code to Attract Brilliant Birds to Your Yard This Spring

NEW YORK, March 28, 2017— With spring arriving earlier than usual and bird migration currently underway, the National Audubon Society invites nature enthusiasts to...

How do we measure temperature? (video)

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 - We have a lot of confidence that we measure temperature accurately. But how do thermometers in the kitchen or...

Used Cars: Very Safe, Except for One Thing…

March 27, 2017 - Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition...

Celebrating a decade of Earth Hour for a future of climate action on March...

SINGAPORE/GLAND, March 10, 2017 - Ten years after the world’s first Earth Hour in Sydney put climate change in the spotlight, WWF’s landmark movement...

Rising Appalachia Releases Music Video, Honors World Water Day

March 22, 2017 - The Atlanta-born, Appalachian-bred, New Orleans-seasoned soulful Folk/World troubadours Rising Appalachia released their latest music video today in honor of World...

Loss of spouse or partner to suicide linked to physical, mental disorders

March 20, 2017 - People who lose a partner to suicide are at higher risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including...

What’s the Best Way to Cook Pasta? (video)

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2017 — Pasta noodles contain only three ingredients: eggs, water and flour. But how can you achieve a tasty result every...