Tampa Bay Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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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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Dumping Disincentive

Dumping Disincentive

Under pressure from the Ditch Ocean Dumping campaign, Citigroup is no longer financing mining projects that dump mine waste into the ocean.

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End Game

End Game

An authoritative list of declining plant, mammal, bird, amphibian and marine species includes 5,583 considered “critically endangered.”

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Plastic Pushback

Plastic Pushback

The Bahamas is joining such countries as Antigua, Belize, Kenya and the United Kingdom in moving to ban plastics linked to marine litter.

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Teeny Town

Teeny Town

By designing and building a $75,000 tiny modular home, the University of Southern Indiana wants to demonstrate how independent living can be made accessible for people of many ages and abilities.

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