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Buying a real Christmas tree is a good thing: expert

The question of whether it is environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree has been asked repeatedly in recent years, and an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences wants to lay it ...

Dec 03, 2010
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US Supreme Court overturns ban on GM crop

In a landmark first ruling on genetically modified crops, the US Supreme Court overturned Monday a four-year ban on alfalfa seeds engineered by biotech giant Monsanto to resist weed killer.

Jun 21, 2010
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Controlling Forests Doesn't Have To Be Toxic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Running electricity through a forest can be a dangerous business. To ensure that high-voltage power lines aren’t touched by branches or brought down by falling trees, they need to have a clear zone free ...

Apr 15, 2010
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Pork belly cuts better for environment than beef steak

Milk, eggs, pork and chicken are friendlier for the environment than beef. This is the conclusion after examining sixteen life cycle assessment (LCA) studies of animal products. However, the margins for the various measurements ...

Mar 18, 2010
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