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Why Greek Yogurt Makers Want Whey To Go Away

That extra-thick, rich taste of Greek yogurt is popular, but you get it by creating lots of waste. For every pound of authentic strained Greek yogurt, there are 2 or 3 pounds of liquid whey. And getting rid of it can be expensive.

Coconut Conservationist Seeks Pacific Islands For Fun And Palm Preservation

Are the sources for your trendy coconut water and oil in danger? Not yet, says a French scientist, but he has an elaborate vision for how to overcome the coconut's biological challenges and ensure that the plant's dozens of varieties stick around for a long time.
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David Haskell: "The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature"

Biologist David Haskell spent an entire year observing the same section of Tennessee forest. He writes about how the experience gave him insights into many of the biggest questions in science.


Sandy Stirs Up Superfund Site In New Jersey

As Northeast states take measure of the destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy, there's a new concern. New York and New Jersey have dozens of Superfund sites close to the shore. Some of these toxic zones were flooded by Sandy's storm surge. There are worries in Newark that toxic chemicals may have been swept into some people's home.
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Waterkeeper Alliance Accuses Maryland Poultry Farms Of Pollution

All poultry farms on the Eastern Shore could soon be in hot water for pollution violations under the Clean Water Act.


The Big Apple's Mayor Makes A Very Scary Video

The mayor of New York City wants you to see what an hour's, a day's, a year's worth of NYC's carbon dioxide emissions would look like — if you could see them. The gas is normally invisible. So he's made a video, and it ain't pretty. Why would the mayor do this? What's it look like? See for yourself.
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D.C. Businesses Barred From Running A/C With Open Doors

The D.C. Council passed a measure that would fine businesses from propping their doors open while running air-conditioning unit, as part of a measure to conserve energy.


In Sandy's Wake, A Reshaped Coastline

Superstorm Sandy caused billions of dollars of damage, washing away houses, boardwalks and boats. But it also washed away dunes that protect coastal communities, literally redrawing the map.