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Wildlife Wipeout

More than a million birds and bats are killed annually by wind turbines, but fatalities are cut if the turbines are located offshore and are turned off during low wind speeds.

Tea Time

Australian scientists are seeking citizens around the world to bury tea bags in wetlands to measure the rate as which the bags capture and store carbon.

Bee Killers

As use of controversial neonicotinoid pesticides on plants grew from 1994 onward, extinction rates of bees grew by a parallel amount.

Turtle Turnaround

A drive to increase public awareness of turtle-friendly practices seems to be paying off with record numbers of successful hatchlings on beaches in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

Constructive Campaigning

An Internet radio program is offering nonpartisan questions and apps that stimulate intelligent and inclusive discussions about politics on social media.

Fracking Water

Organized opposition is building in key states to the environmentally risky practice of fracking, which continues to contaminate large volumes of precious drinking water supplies.

Ballot Power

Activists are increasingly using ballot initiatives enabling voters to enact local policies created to protect clean air, clean water and clean energy.

No-Choice Vaccines

Daycare workers and others that work with children are now required by California law to be vaccinated against measles, whooping cough and flu.

Interactive Government

President Obama’s office has a team assigned to facilitate responses to online petitions that garner more than 100,000 signatures.

Invest Wisely

Organizations are spearheading events surrounding the United Nations Climate Change Conference and encouraging investment in alternative energy companies

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