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Photographer Gregg Segal: The King of Garbage Exposure

American photographer Gregg Segal exposes consumers habits in his 7 Days of Garbage project
American photographer Gregg Segal exposes consumers habits in his 7 Days of Garbage project

Gregg Segall’s 7 Days of Garbage Project Californian photographer Gregg Segal thinks you use too much stuff. Or rather, he thinks we all do, and our...




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    Water Wars Begin in California

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly... Read more

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    Amazon Oil Spill has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

    By Barbara Fraser, Environmental Health News Cuninico, Peru - On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of... Read more

  • Australia's native mammals have fared poorly since the arrival of Europeans. (news.mongabay.com)

    Australian Government Relaxes Conservation Efforts

      On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government’s recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack... Read more

  • Scientists had previously known about the volcanic rock structure under the 1,500 mile-long Appalachian mountain chain, says Cindy Ebinger. "What we didn’t understand was the size of the structure or its implications for mountain-building processes." (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr, CC BY)

    Why the Appalachian Mountains Veer Off Course

    A dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced a shift in the 1,500 mile Appalachian mountain chain as it formed millions of years ago... Read more

  • The RFCx system. (Courtesy of Rainforest Connection)

    Phone Alert System Ready for Amazon Forest

    After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing... Read more

  • Woman harvesting spinach. A lemon cucumber. Dry beans. Sugar snap peas. Pumpkin. Boy standing in a pole bean field. All images through Wikimedia commons.

    7 Organic Garden Crops to Plant Now, It’s Not Too Late

    Maybe you were too busy this spring to give your garden much love. Or maybe your plants have died since, leaving room for new life... Read more

  • Basil (Sweet Basil) is one of the most common herbs grown in gardens. (Todd Heft/bigblogofgardening.com)

    My Favorite Garden Herbs and How To Grow Them

    Before our modern synthetic scents were created, herbs were an important aspect of everyday living.  They were used for many functions including dyes, medicines, room... Read more

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    Oregon First State to Map GMO Crops

    Oregon will become the first state to map GMO field locations across the state after an order from the governor last fall. They’re the first... Read more

  • Water-lily (Nymphaea sp), Nymphaeaceae, Sumatra, Indonesia. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

    Garden Pond Plants: Which are Best?

    With garden temperatures reaching their annual peak, providing you have kept good care of your filtration system and water quality, your garden pond should now... Read more

  • With only 3.5 percent intact vegetation left in the Atlantic Forest, it is the world's most imperiled biodiversity hotspot. This is an image of intact forest in Intervales State Park. Photo by: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen/Creative Commons 3.0.

    Only 15% of 35 Biodiversity Hotspots Are Untouched

      The world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots—which harbor 75 percent of the planet’s endangered land vertebrates—are in more trouble than expected, according to a sobering new... Read more

  • The 262-foot hole is located in the Yamal Peninsula in the gas rich section of Northern Siberia, a section of Siberia so remote people actually call it “The End Of the World.” (AOL Screenshot)

    Mysterious Giant Hole Suddenly Appears (Video)

    Helicopter crew in Siberia have discovered a giant hole in the ground. Now scientists are on their way to figure out what caused it. Video... Read more

  • Honduras, Bay Islands, Utila Island, Brain Coral And Fan Coral. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)

    Coral Reefs Key for Saving Millions of Humans

    Coral reefs form one of the most delicate and valuable ecosystems along the coastlines of the world. Even though they cover less than 1% of... Read more

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    California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating Aquifers

    California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s... Read more

  • Southern elephant seals battle for mating rights. Photo by: G. Harris/WCS.

    Argentina Gains Biosphere Reserve on Peninsula

        Conservationists are celebrating the announcement that UNESCO has dubbed Argentina’s Península Valdés a biosphere reserve under the Man and Biosphere Program (MBA). A... Read more

  • A dead scalloped hammerhead shark, Sphyrna lewini, lying in the sand. Ecuador.  (Photo by Jim Abernethy/National Geographic/Getty Images)

    First Shark Species Protected Under the ESA

    Many, if not most, of our large terrestrial predators – lions, tigers, bears, and wolves – have enjoyed Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for decades... Read more

  • Are animals able to express gratitude? This might be an instance where one turtle was showing his thanks to a diver who saved its life. (AOL Screenshot)

    Diver Saves Sea Turtle, Then THIS Happens (Video)

    Can animals express gratitude? Most pet owners believe they can and this video suggests that saying “thank you” isn’t uniquely human. While spear fishing for... Read more


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