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Envirothink · 2M ago

Do your favorite products do animal testing?

Among the hundreds of emails and newsletters that come my way everyday, one quickly caught my attention. In it was an article that talked about companies that do animal testing, a topic I’ve...
Envirothink · 2M ago

Volunteers Transform Illegal Encampments into Welcoming Public Places

Many of you know I was a long time resident of Northern California, a place of beauty and many natural wonders that still holds a special place in my heart. The following is an excerpt from ...
Envirothink · 2M ago

Thousands of farmed salmon escape into the Pacific – after the powers that be said it wouldn’t happen

Contrary to assurances by fish farming concerns, thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon have escaped into the Pacific Ocean. They escaped from a damaged net pen at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm...
Envirothink · 3M ago

National Park Service rescinds ban on plastic water bottles – a bad and dangerous policy for wildlife

In what is clearly bowing to pressure from both our infamous, uh, illustrious national leader and lobbying (as with beaucoup dollars thrown at them or the federal agency that oversees it) by...
Envirothink · 3M ago

Utility company’s bee hives and solar garden produces sweet results

As the prices drop for solar panels, solar has gained incredible popularity over the past few years. From home use to huge commercial arrays, solar has become a fixture in the American lands...
Envirothink · 4M ago

FERC accused of failing to address pipelines’ impacts

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) – is (supposedly) an independent tasked with regulating the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas, and oil. According to its own...
Envirothink · 5M ago

Online shopping is choking our landfills when we could recycle better

Last week’s news about Amazon purchasing Whole Foods has left consumers in a tizzy. On the one hand, it will make high quality food even more accessible. On the other hand, as is always the ...
Envirothink · 6M ago

Roundup without Glyphosate? They have it, just not in the U.S.

Roundup and Monsanto have been taking some pretty hard hits from environmentalists, farmers, scientists and others because of the highly toxic main ingredient glyphosate. Even though the EPA...
Envirothink · 8M ago

Bridging the Disconnect – Schoolkids Learn about Growing Food

Editor’s Note:  The following article was published in the March-April 2017 issue of AgMag magazine. Growing up in the Rio Grande Valley used to mean being surrounded by citrus orchards and ...
Envirothink · 8M ago

Compost – a Smart Way to Better Soil Health

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the December-January issue of AgMag magazine Compost – a decaying mixture of organic matter that can include dead leaves, food waste, anima...