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KFC goes vegetarian with plans to test faux chicken in U.K., Ireland
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:48 PM

The pilot starts later this year and if it’s a success, the plant-based chicken would launch in 2019, the company said.

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Why are so many Florida honeybees dying?
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:42 PM

We know honeybees are under siege. But Florida honeybees are in even bigger trouble. Hurricane Irma in September added to their existing challenges.

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Wildfires: Valencia turns to “biological lawnmowers” for weed control
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:32 PM

The Mediterranean city wants to encourage the use of sheep to reduce the risk of wildfires and promote breeding of a native endangered species.

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Refugees who eat Onondaga Lake fish have high levels of mercury, lead: study
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:25 PM

Most people hadn’t heard of warnings not to eat fish.

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Here’s what each party commits to First Nations in the Ontario election
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:23 PM

Vice News asked about a range of issues, including drinking water, mining royalties, and the over-representation of Indigenous children in foster care.

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EPA accuses ‘Fixer Upper’ stars of violating lead paint rules
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 11:20 PM

The stars of the hit HGTV renovation show “Fixer Upper” violated federal regulations for mishandling lead-based paint, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

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J&J faces high-stakes trial over 22 women’s talc claims
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:23 PM

Johnson & Johnson has defended lawsuits alleging its baby powder caused ovarian cancer in women in the past, but the stakes in a trial that began in St. Louis Wednesday are massively higher.

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A big analysis of environmental data strengthens the case for plant-based diets
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:20 PM

A new study calculates the bonus for the planet of choosing more foods from plants.

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Conservationist seeks truth about contaminated soil in Henan
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:19 PM

A conservationist is challenging China’s agriculture authority to release information about the alleged contamination of wheat fields in the country’s breadbasket.

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New test: 10.7 million asbestos fibers on floor at Philadelphia elementary school
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:16 PM

New tests show off-the-chart levels of asbestos fibers on surfaces at Olney Elementary School after officials at the School District of Philadelphia had ordered a cleanup.

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Across the world, cyclones are creeping more slowly
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:15 PM

Sluggish superstorms like Hurricane Harvey – which loitered over eastern Texas for four days in 2017, dumping up to a metre of rain and causing unprecedented floods – may be commonplace in the future, if a newly identified 70-year slowdown in tropical cyclone speeds continues.

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An inconvenient spoof
Wednesday June 06th 2018, 10:14 PM

No more coddling Mother Nature. Instead, we should let her fight for her own survival, competing against industries that can provide the same services, argue ecologist Guillaume Chapron and his colleagues in a recent article.

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