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World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing is Going Up So Animals Can Walk Safely Over 8 Lanes of L.A. Traffic

Construction of the “largest wildlife crossing in the world” passed a significant milestone in April placing the first girders over an 8-lane freeway near Los Angeles to preserve the local mountain lion population. After years of tireless work, erecting the first horizontal section of the 210-foot-long crossing was an historic moment for the National Wildlife… Keep Reading

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U.S. Unveils First-Ever Regulations to Remove ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Drinking Water

Despite a huge amount of political opposition from the chemical industry, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its first regulations aimed at limiting quantities of PFAs, or ‘forever chemicals,’ in American drinking water. For decades, Polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAs have been used for coatings that resist fire, oil, stains, and water and are now… Keep Reading

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Bizarre New Plant Species Feeds on Fungi: First New Flora Species in 100 Years to Be Discovered in Japan

In botany, it’s well-established that plants and fungi have multiple symbiotic relationships under the dirt of the forest floor, but a new species of plant identified in Japan has been found actually consuming fungi—a behavior never observed before. Scientists also say it’s the first time a new plant has been identified in Japan—a country renowned… Keep Reading

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