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Green Eyes On: Is Bees’ Thirst Leading to Their Demise?

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Image via About My Planet.

Guest blogger Sara Snow is green lifestyle expert and board member for Discovery’s 24/7 future-forward network Planet Green.

Beginning back in 2006, beekeepers began reporting that their honeybees were disappearing, sometimes at rates as high as 90% of their hives. The sudden and unexpected loss became known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). The main symptom being no or few adult honeybees left in the hive, though the queen bee still lives and there are no signs of dead bee… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Women With High PBDE Levels 50 Percent Slower to Conceive, New Study Says

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Guest blogger Cara Smusiak is a journalist and regular contributor to NaturallySavvy.com‘s Naturally Green section.

Having trouble getting pregnant? If you’ve gotten the caffeine habit under control and are managing your stress, the culprit might just be your ma… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fast, Sustainable, Organic, and Now Humane: Frozen EVOL Burritos

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Photo courtesy of EVOL Burrito.

Guest blogger Cara Smusiak is a journalist and regular contributor to NaturallySavvy.com‘s Naturally Green section.

How can an organic frozen burrito get more eco-friendly? Simple: Its meat can be sourced from a sustainable ranch where the animals are humanely raised.

According to a press release, all beef and pork for the frozen EVOL Burritos, a brand by Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Flu Vaccine Derived From Army Worm Cells Instead Of Whole Chicken Eggs

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Army worm invasion. Image credit:ABC News: Scott Ross

Most people probably don’t realize how flu vaccines are made – by injecting live flu virus into living chicken eggs, incubating the virus-infected eggs, etc. That 50-year old vaccine making process poses a potential risk… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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