Twin Cities Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

Title Issue
Bee Killers

Bee Killers

As use of controversial neonicotinoid pesticides on plants grew from 1994 onward, extinction rates of bees grew by a parallel amount.

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Last Call

Last Call

Endangered species may lose their federal protection if some Republican senators from western states succeed in taking the teeth out of the Endangered Species Act passed in 1973.

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Species Die-Off

Species Die-Off

Species of rhinoceros, tortoise, treefrog and leopard are among those verified as having disappeared forever as of 2016.

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Astonishing Agriculture

Astonishing Agriculture

A greenhouse in the South Australia desert uses coconut husks, solar power and desalinated seawater to grow 17,000 tons of non-GMO food every year.

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Robot Janitors

Robot Janitors

Solar- and hydro-powered trash robots are sucking up plastic, Styrofoam and other debris from Baltimore’s harbor, and the waste is used to generate electricity.

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Healthy Holdover

Healthy Holdover

Michelle Obama’s White House kitchen garden that promotes healthy eating will continue for 17 years.

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Rigged Research

Rigged Research

French researchers have concluded that 40 percent of 579 GMO (genetically modified food) studies are tainted by conflicts of interest, such as a study author being employed by a company that profits from genetically engineered crops.

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Floral Throughways

Floral Throughways

If you’re awed by the mass of blooms decorating highway meridians and embankments, you often have local garden clubs to thank, along with partnering state highway departments.

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Beverage Battle

Beverage Battle

Bottled water has now surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the U.S.

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Safe and Smart

Safe and Smart

Two food-industry trade groups have settled on just two phrases to communicate food safety: ‘Use By’ to indicate perishability and ‘Best if Used By” to indicate peak flavor.

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