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The benefits of using natural hair dyes

If you need to lighten or bleach your hair, there’s no chemical-free way to do it, though plenty of sun exposure should help. But if you want to change or enrich your hair color and cover those grays, there are…

Visitors flock to see Lithuanian Christmas tree that resembles chess piece

Every holiday season, the city of Vilnius — Lithuania’s capital — welcomes the season by erecting an unusual, massive Christmas tree in the city’s central Cathedral Square and Old Town area. Lit with 70,000 lights, this year’s tree is 27…

Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America

It’s December, which means it’s “meteorological winter” for the Northern Hemisphere. And while there are still a few weeks until the winter solstice — which marks the official beginning of “astronomical winter” on Dec. 21 — the weather across much…

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Monkeys inform group members about threats — following principles of cooperation

Humans are often faced with the choice of investing in the greater good or being selfish and letting others do the work. Animals that live in groups often encounter threats, and informing others could potentially save lives. Researchers show that wild sooty mangabeys, when facing dangerous vipers, do not just call out of fear or to warn their family, but will call when the information about the threat might otherwise not reach all group members.

UN Summit To Hear Call For Rich Nations To Pay Climate Reparations

Officials at the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid next week must consider implementing taxes on developed countries to transfer wealth to nations dealing with “the cost of drought, floods, and superstorms made worse by rising temperatures,” more than 150…

Tracking Australia’s Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor at COP25

I established this page to track Australian Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor at the UN Climate Conference, but with current events surrounding this scandal plagued minister his attendance at COP25 is still up in the air. Australia could…

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Habitat restoration alone not enough to support threatened caribou

New research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou — an iconic animal that’s a major part of boreal forests in North America and a key part of the culture and economy of many Indigenous peoples in Canada.

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Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…

Lost Apple Project hunts for vintage varieties

We’re familiar with deer hunters, truffle hunters and house hunters, but a two-person team of retirees in the Pacific Northwest has found something else to track: vintage apples. There were once 17,000 apple varieties in North America; it’s estimated that…