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Microplastics: The Toxic Food for Fish

By Abbie Lockwood The ocean is massive, covering more than 70% of the planet. That’s roughly 140 million square miles of surface. Did you also know that only about 10% of this vast and beautiful entity has been explored by humans? This may be hard to imagine as it seems like humankind has left no…

February 1, 2017 • Latest NewsNatural Resources & Conservation

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5 Things You Can Do to Help Save Monarch Butterflies

By Jillian Mock   On one of my habitual morning runs, I noticed a monarch butterfly resting on the Katy Trail, mere inches from my sneakers. It was nearly impossible to see in the dark of pre-dawn. As I ran on, I worried that an unwitting cyclist might run it over. So I turned around…

February 1, 2017 • Academic, Culture & CommunityLatest News

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The Next Mission: Helping Veterans Help the Environment

By Jillian Mock After returning from duty, many veterans are turning their skills and passion to environmental projects, finding healing and companionship in the process. Logan Nagy, Business Development Associate at Earth Day Texas and Air Force veteran   Today is Veteran’s Day. Today, we are reminded that freedom is not free – it is…

February 1, 2017 • Latest News

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There are now 41,415 species of animals and plants on the IUCN Red List, the foremost authority in threatened and endangered species. 16,306 of

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