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Extinction Scenario

Extinction Scenario

The risk of humans disappearing from the Earth is estimated at one-tenth of a percent every year, say environmental biologists, but rising temperatures and populations may push that probability up to 3 percent.

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Greening Planet

Greening Planet

In the last 33 years, one quarter to a half of Earth’s vegetated lands have become more dense with living plants, which can help counter rising carbon emission levels.

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America Outdone

America Outdone

To protect its traditional seeds and agriculture, Venezuela has passed perhaps the toughest law in the world regulating the use and research of genetically modified organisms.

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Wise Woodsmen

Wise Woodsmen

Products linked to deforestation will no longer be purchased by Norway’s public agencies.

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Patient Pets

Patient Pets

An Ontario hospital allows patients’ cats and dogs, once thoroughly scrubbed, to visit them for an hour each week.

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Eco-Toy Story

Eco-Toy Story

Planet-friendly toys are both more sustainable and often more entertaining for youngsters.

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Stoned Doggies

Stoned Doggies

Although a certain form of marijuana can ease pet pain, dogs that mistakenly gulp THC-laced food can suffer trembling and seizures.

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Message Received

Message Received

Enthusiastic consumer demand is driving Kroger’s and Walmart’s new emphasis on organic sales.

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Stark Mark

Stark Mark

Carbon dioxide levels reached 400 parts per million this year, a dangerous level unlikely to change in our lifetime, warn climate scientists.

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Safer Citizens

Safer Citizens

The country follows France and Bulgaria in forbidding fracking because of possible risks to drinking water.

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