Green News For The Weekend Volume 363

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How Consumers Can Grow Bee-Friendly Gardens Not long after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, bee colonies began disappearing in the U.S. Consumers contribute to the problem, too, when they buy products like Monsanto’s Roundup, Dow’s Rodeo or Bayer 2-1 Systemic Rose and Flower Care. Fortunately, those products are easy to avoid.

Reduced sea ice area also noted in winter During the last decades warmer Atlantic water has caused a retreat of the ice edge north of Svalbard. In contrast to other areas of the Arctic Ocean, the largest ice loss north of Svalbard occurred during winter.

More than half of America willing to pay higher fuel taxes for better roads A new study by AAA has revealed a rather interesting factoid – apparently, there’s a large number of Americans that wouldn’t mind shelling out a bit more coin for a bit better roads.

Vermont is first US state to create long-term climate plan Size-wise, Vermont may be a minnow, but it can boast the only long-term plan of any US state to prepare for climate change.

Future Fossils: Plastic Stone Researchers have discovered an unexpected way that some plastic waste is persisting: as a new type of stone. The substance, called plastiglomerate, is a fusion of natural and manufactured materials. Melted plastic binds together sand, shells, pebbles, basalt, coral and wood, or seeps into the cavities of larger rocks to form a rock-plastic hybrid.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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