Author: Lori Bell

This Group is Turning Scientists into Politicians to Combat Trump Agenda

Donald Trump has become the 45th president. For many, it’s difficult to stomach. Over the course of the presidential primaries and after the election, Americans saw a darker side of society. While all of the controversies, name calling, and starkly contrasting views may leave some wondering what to believe, groups like 314 Action remind us that we can’t lose sight of the hard facts. The recently formed non-profit, which gets its name from the commonly reoccurring ratio Pi, or 3.14, strives to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in the states, advocate for scientifically driven policy, and encourage people...

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New Zera™ Food Recycler Makes Homemade Fertilizer within 24 Hours

To turn old scraps of food into fertilizer usually takes a lot of patience. Most people just throw out their leftover fruit and vegetable skins without even entertaining this eco-friendlier option. But making fertilizer at home just became a whole lot easier. On Friday, Whirlpool Corporation announced the release of its Zera™ Food Recycler. The system, designed by WLabs, is available for pre-order on Indiegogo and will soon be available via retail. “Zera™ Food Recycler brings a purposeful innovation to consumer kitchens, and delivers on an increasing demand for more environmentally-driven solutions for the home,” said Jennifer Bonuso, Senior Director of CPG...

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Icy Polar Bear Dip Raises Nearly $150,000 for Clean Water

Canadians in Oakville ushered in 2017 by taking a freezing dip into Lake Ontario to raise nearly $150,000 for the Canadian Courage Polar Bear Dip for World Vision. Convincing someone to jump into frigid winter waves isn’t easy, but over 800 people were willing to take the plunge on January 1st. The event coincided with the year of Canada’s 150th birthday, so participants waved Canadian flags and matched festive shirts with their bathing suits and water gear. Since its founding in 1995, the event has grown to become the largest Polar Bear Dip in Canada, raising over $1.5 million. While the funds go to different...

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The Best Christmas Gift: Heat Will Stay On for 1,300 Shelter Dogs and Cats

While most people were putting up holiday lights, baking delicious sweets, and deciding what gifts to buy for their loved ones this holiday, a Ukrainian animal sheltered struggled with much bigger problems. They had trouble just keeping the power on. The shelter, which is home to over 1,300 dogs and cats, is in debt to an electrical company. The manager of the shelter, Vita BryzgalovaIf, told the Great Animal Rescue Chase & Harmony Fund that since 2016, the debt had accumulated to about $7,000. If they didn’t pay soon, they’d lose power. “If the electricity in the shelter would be cut, the veterinary...

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4 Amazing Vacation Adventures that Help Save Wildlife

Traveling is exciting – you get to see a new place, culture, landscape, and of course, wildlife. Who isn’t interested in catching a glimpse of animals you’d never see roaming around in the states? Unfortunately, in their enthusiasm to get up close and interact with lions, elephants, and other exotic species, some tourists end up unknowingly contributing to animal cruelty. To make sure your vacation is packed with wildlife and adventure but also responsible to the animals and their environment, World Expeditions designed 4 amazing vacation adventures with the help of nonprofit World Animal Protection (WAP). “All of the...

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