Tampa Bay Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Not Yet Extinct

Not Yet Extinct

Even as species die out from the impact of human activity, scientists are discovering new ones, including in 2018 a great ape, beetle and marsupial lion.

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Eco Jets

Eco Jets

Europe’s EasyJet airline is working to get electric-powered planes into the sky with room for up to 220 passengers and a range of 335 miles.

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Yule Be Sorry

Yule Be Sorry

Because tree growers cut back their planting during the lean years of the recession a decade ago, consumers will be finding fewer Christmas trees to purchase through the next 10 years.

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Bridge Reborn

Bridge Reborn

Chunks of concrete and steel from the former Tappan Zee Bridge are being turned into artificial reefs in the waters off Long Island.

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Frigid Farming

Frigid Farming

German scientists have grown salad greens, cucumbers and radishes inside an Antarctic greenhouse buffeted by outside temperatures of minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Alcohol Fallout

Alcohol Fallout

Virtually all beer and wine tested in two recent studies contained residues of glyphosate herbicides, which are neurotoxic, endocrine disruptive and damaging to the liver.

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Breathing Room

To prevent air pollution and lower energy use, officials in America and China are exploring ways to increase green spaces and forested land in urban areas.

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Scouts Updated

Scouts Updated

To roll out the welcome mat for girls, the Boy Scouts of America has changed its name to Scouts BSA.

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Earth Christmas

Earth Christmas

Eco-strategies for trees, decorations and gifts mean we can extend our holiday good will to our beleaguered home planet as well.

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Really Natural

Really Natural

An emerging standard in organic labeling will distinguish produce grown in hydroponic conditions from that grown in soil.

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