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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.

Saving Sharks

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

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.

Dirty Driving

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

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.

Growing Organics

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

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.

Butterfly Rescue

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

Botanical Breakthrough

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

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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