Fairfield County Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Stand Up

Stand Up

Concerned citizens will unite on April 22 for a March for Science in Washington, D.C., and locations around the world to call on leaders and policymakers to enact evidence-based standards in the public interest.

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Saving Sharks

Saving Sharks

With 30 percent of shark species threatened with extinction, island nations are establishing bans on shark fishing in surrounding waters.

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Petroleum-Free

Petroleum-Free

To replace plastic consumer waste, innovators have created a food wrap made of milk casein and a six-pack ring made of barley and wheat.

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Tree Terminators

Tree Terminators

From New England to the West Coast, forests are under attack from an army of invasive insects that may eat several native tree species to extinction.

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Dirty Driving

Dirty Driving

From Paris to Athens to Seattle, cities are struggling to counter vehicular pollution with car-free days and other strategies.

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Growing Organics

Growing Organics

Spurred by rising consumer demand, organic farmland in the U.S. increased 11 percent in two years.

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Water Saver

Water Saver

A South African girl has designed a super-absorbent polymer made of recycled avocado skins and orange peels that can store reserves of water hundreds of time its own weight.

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Butterfly Rescue

Butterfly Rescue

We can give a helping hand to vanishing species of butterflies by planting blossom-rich landscapes.

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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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