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Tips for a Tree-Free Home

By switching to electronic bills, substituting cloth for paper napkins, and supporting tree-planting non-profits, we can help preserve the planet’s forests.

Monstrous Morass

The floating garbage patch is twice the size of Texas, but the fact that it’s only 8 percent micro-plastic makes a clean-up possible.

Happy Hoppers

Natural evolution seems to be saving frog species in Panama that are growing in numbers after being nearly wiped out by a deadly fungal disease more than a decade ago.

Ancient Canines

The most primitive dogs on the planet, once assumed to be extinct, have been discovered in a remote highland region of New Guinea.

3-D Domiciles

A 3-D printed house built in 24 hours in Austin, Texas for $10,000 is a prototype that may be used to provide homes for an entire community in El Salvador.

Fire Hounds

Three border collies race around the charred remains of Chilean forests with special satchels on their backs that spread grass and flower seedlings.

Cork Rocks

Cork, which regenerates its bark after harvesting, is an eco-friendly fire retardant and acoustic insulator that also controls odor and humidity.

Poor Packaging

Each minute, one million plastic bottles are sold around the world, and most end up in the trash rather than being recycled.

Rare Breed

About 150 Exmoor ponies roam free on British moors, descendants of the original prehistoric horse that arrived from Alaska 130,000 years ago.

Smart Trash

Solar-powered trash cans with built-in Wi-Fi sensors are being installed in Baltimore to facilitate as-needed emptying of the cans.

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