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How compostable plastic works (video)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2019 — Due to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, manufacturers are making more and more disposable plastic products from compostable polylactic...

Public Citizen Urges FDA to Ban Common, Deadly Gout Medication

WASHINGTON, D.C. January 11, 2019 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should immediately ban the widely used gout medication febuxostat because it...

Feral Cats Relocated from Jones Beach State Park

Jones Beach State Park, New York, January 8, 2019 - The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) and American...

Study: Americans Are Happier in States That Spend More on Libraries, Parks and Highways

WACO, TX, Jan. 7, 2019 - Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, such as libraries, parks, highways, natural...

Explore the California coast with the Coastal Commission’s new YourCoast iPhone app

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. January 2, 2019 - The California Coastal Commission released a free app that will allow the public to explore state’s iconic...

Urgent Message From PETA: Winter Survival Tips for Animals (VIDEO)

Dec. 31, 2018 - As a winter storm warning is affecting your area, animals, who can suffer from deadly frostbite and exposure, become dehydrated when...

UC Davis Research: What Are the Best Native Plants to Attract Pollinators and Natural...

December 26, 2018 - Newly published research by a trio of pollination ecologists at the University of California, Davis should help California gardeners and...

10 Tips for a More Sustainable Holiday Season

Dec. 12, 2018 - Did you know Americans throw away about 25 percent more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve? (CDC 2018). Statistics like...

JHU Survey: Americans Don’t Know Much About State Government

Dec. 12, 2018 - Americans trust their state governments to handle issues as important as education and health care and pay them more than...

Study: We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Dec. 7, 2018 - Is it in our nature to go to war? Should we just accept the fact that humans have this innate...

“Misinformation” is Dictionary.com’s Word of the Year

December 10, 2018 - The rampant spread of misinformation poses new challenges for navigating life in 2018. As a dictionary, we believe understanding the...

Hang in there. As couples age, humor replaces bickering

Dec. 3, 2018 - Honeymoon long over? Hang in there. A new UC Berkeley study shows those prickly disagreements that can mark the early...

Documentary “Paris to Pittsburgh”sends the message that America is not walking away from climate...

New York, NY, December 43, 2018  – On the heels of the alarming federal report on climate change, mayors, activists and environmentally conscious celebrities...

Worried you are dating a psychopath? Signs to look for, according to science

The often come with superficial charm. 4 PM production/Shutterstock Calli Tzani Pepelasi, University of Huddersfield December 3, 2018 - It may sound like a scene straight out...

Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 28, 2018) – Teens credit social media with helping them build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world,...

Late Payment? A ‘Kill Switch’ Can Strand You and Your Car

Nov. 27, 2018 - About a decade ago, when Erin Hayes was in her late teens, she bought a used car with a subprime...

Where Americans Find Meaning in Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – To tackle the complex question of where Americans find meaning in life, Pew Research Center conducted two separate...

Beware Holiday Shoppers: Deferred Interest Promotions Promise No Interest Now, but Can Cost Big...

BOSTON, Nov. 15, 2018 - As Black Friday approaches, the National Consumer Law Center warns holiday shoppers of a lurking danger in the local...

Polar Bears International Launches Sixth Annual Polar Bear Week This November

CHURCHILL, MB, CANADA, Nov. 5, 2018 – Snow, cold, polar bears:Polar Bear Week is here, November 4 - 10, 2018! Every year,...