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Eco-Joe

Coffee can be relished even more when it’s made with low-energy coffeemakers, is sustainably grown and equipment and accessories are recyclable.

Junior Achievement

On April 27, more than 3.5 million American workplaces will open to their doors to their employees’ children for memory-making experiences sure to last a lifetime.

Heave Ho

More than 640,000 tons of traps, crab pots, nets and other fishing gear litter the ocean floor worldwide, trapping and killing marine life.

Free Fuel

Scientists in Sweden and the United States are making rapid progress in “water splitting” to produce liquid hydrogen fuel from ordinary water.

Veggie Tales

Listen well. Australian scientists have found that plants communicate underground through series of clicks, sometimes in frequencies audible to the human ear.

Fungus Among Us

A Penn State plant pathologist has received federal approval for gene-altered mushrooms that don’t brown as rapidly when sliced and exposed to oxygen.

Watch the Birdie

In 2014, 49 people were killed while taking selfies of themselves with wild animals; peacocks and dolphins are among the animals that also died as the result of clumsy photo attempts.

Repurposed Pallets

The two billion pallets in use in the U.S., which eat up 50 percent or our annual hardwood harvest, are being converted into furniture by an enterprising Fort Worth company.

Laundry List

By using cold water, natural stain removers and line drying, we can turn out sparkling clean clothes in a planet-friendly fashion.

Protecting Pollinators

After losing 60 percent of its beehives last year, Maryland has become the first state to pass a law severely restricting pesticide use.