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Be in the Know

Know, comprehend, understand imply being aware of meanings. To know is to be aware of something as a fact or truth: He knows the basic facts of the subject. I know that he agrees with me. To comprehend is to know something thoroughly and to perceive its relationships to certain other ideas, facts, etc.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Save The Planet

If the world’s natural resources are increasingly stressed and depleted, the silver lining may be that we’re becoming better equipped at tracking that destruction and potentially doing something about it. Cheap, widespread sensor networks, the internet of things, magnitude-improvements in computing power, open source algorithms–these all allow us to manage …

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GMO Arctic Fuji apple passes another approval milestone

GMO Apple

Okanagan Specialty Fruits, maker of the genetically-modified, non browning Arctic announced today their GMO Arctic Fuji has been approved by the Canadian government. The company is based in Summerland, B.C. The company’s press release: Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) third nonbrowning Arctic® apple variety, Arctic® Fuji, has been approved by …

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Sean Gallagher Launches Everyday Extinction Instagram

Grantee and National Geographic photographer Sean Gallagher launched a new Instagram project, Everyday Extinction, highlighting the mass biodiversity extinction underway around the world. In an interview with In Sight, the photography section of The Washington Post, Gallagher explains the goal behind the project: “I have been using Instagram as a key way …

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Water Shortages Amplify The Potential For Violence In The Developing World

Water Published on October 7th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor October 7th, 2017 by Guest Contributor Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons Human survival depends on access to water. It sustains living bodies and nourishes the land. Wars have been waged over water, often called “blue gold,” for centuries. Not …

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Is Plastic Pollution Contaminating Our Food Chain?

Plastic Pollution

There’s a big lie about plastic — that you can throw it away. But that’s not true; there is no “away.” Plastic bottles, plastic bags, snack wrappers, foam takeout containers, foam coffee cups, packing materials: these common, everyday items make up 85% of our waste stream. These items aren’t biodegradable …

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Poachers Using Academic Journals to Find Endangered Species

Hunters and poachers have begun trawling scientific journals and academic papers to learn the locations of endangered species in Australia and abroad. Biology professor David Lindenmayer from the Australian National University (ANU) told nine.com.au that the locations of rare Australian species like the night parrot needed to be kept a …

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The Vitamins That Protect Your DNA Against Air Pollution

Pollution

What if there was a vitamin that could actually protect your genetic material against damage from toxic substances in our air? Well, according to recent research, not just one vitamin can do this but a whole set of vitamins have this amazing protective ability. According to researchers at Columbia University’s …

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Scientists Warn That Humans are Ushering in the Sixth Mass Extinction of Life on Earth

Humans are bringing about the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth, according to scientists writing in a special edition of the leading journal Nature. Mammals, birds and amphibians are currently becoming extinct at rates comparable to the previous five mass extinctions when “cataclysmic forces” – such as massive meteorite strikes …

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Health Care Law Would Increase Hunger and Poverty Among Millions in the U.S.

May 25, 2017 Bread for the World is alarmed that 23 million people, including 14 million on Medicaid, would lose health insurance coverage under the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House of Representatives on May 4. The new estimate was recently released by the Congressional Budget Office …

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