Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Botanical Breakthrough

Botanical Breakthrough

Spurred by consumer demand, pioneering chicken farmers are replacing antibiotics with oregano oil and cinnamon.

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Clean Jeans

Clean Jeans

More than 90 percent of struggling middle-school kids attended classes more often when they were able to bring their dirty clothes to school for washing in Whirlpool-donated machines.

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Raw Hide

Raw Hide

Iowa State University researchers have made synthetic-leather shoes and vests out of fabric they developed using kombucha tea, vinegar and water.

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Toxic Crops

Toxic Crops

At least two water districts in California’s Central Valley are selling oilfield wastewater to farmers, threatening the safety of Americans’ food supply.

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Bag Ban

Bag Ban

After 52 percent of voters gave a thumbs-up, California is banning all single-use plastic bags, which have numbered a whopping 25 million daily.

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Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement

On April 27, more than 3.5 million American workplaces will open to their doors to their employees’ children for memory-making experiences sure to last a lifetime.

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Fish Story

Fish Story

Fish farms in backyards and pools throughout Africa are boosting incomes for 10 million people and improving the diets of 200 million more.

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Eco-Joe

Eco-Joe

Coffee can be relished even more when it’s made with low-energy coffeemakers, is sustainably grown and equipment and accessories are recyclable.

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Heave Ho

Heave Ho

More than 640,000 tons of traps, crab pots, nets and other fishing gear litter the ocean floor worldwide, trapping and killing marine life.

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Free Fuel

Free Fuel

Scientists in Sweden and the United States are making rapid progress in “water splitting” to produce liquid hydrogen fuel from ordinary water.

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