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My Writing Resolutions 2017

It is really easy to complain about 2016, but with 2017 here now, I can’t help but be more concerned.

If 2016 is the Star Wars of bad years, this could be the sequel. 609 more words

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U.S. Waters Polluted by 10 Million Tons of Dog Poop

by Jennifer Mueller

The 78 million dogs living in the United States create 10 million tons of feces annually, polluting waterways and posing a threat to public health, according to a pet waste removal service asking Americans to pledge to… 482 more words

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Sales of antibiotics for use in food-producing animals increases, FDA says

What if you get an infection and the antibiotic your doctor prescribes doesn’t wipe it out?

That scenario is happening more and more as the overuse of antibiotics in livestock production, especially, is helping to increase the creation and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections, Dr. 182 more words

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We could be saving a lot of money by living a cleaner, greener lifestyle â€" like in the trillions.

Look, I get it: Cleaning up your carbon footprint feels like a lot of work. What with all the dividing up your plastics and cans and cardboard and glass and dragging that bright green or blue bin out to the curb once a week. 16 more words

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As readers know, Donald Trump is an outspoken climate denier. He’s also going to be the Next President of the United States, which is a very serious problem because President Obama’s climate legacy is almost entirely the result of executive action, and what one President can do with a pen and a telephone, another can undo the same way. 661 more words

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Americans waste a ridiculous amount of food

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By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT
Posted Aug. 29, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.

The figures are more than troubling. With thousands of Mainers at risk of hunger every day and with so many resources used in the production of food, the amount that we waste is staggering.

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California Targets 1.5 Million Electric Vehicles in 10 Years

Environmental groups like Natural Resources Defense Council and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors told CARB  that auto companies may be able to reach the state’s target by simply submitting credits, and changes to the program’s credit system are required. 159 more words

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