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“Tarleton State University researchers have demonstrated that food-grade plant extracts, especially those from okra, have the power to remove microplastics from wastewater. The health effects of ingesting microplastics are unclear, but studies suggest that people unintentionally consume thousands of particles every year. They can be released from your clothing in the washing machine and end...
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The following fruits and vegetables have been found to contain the most pesticide residue. The Dirty 12 Strawberry Apples Spinach Grapes Celery Kale, Collard greens & Mustard greens Cherries Peaches Pears Tomatoes Nectarines Bell & Hot Peppers It is therefore recommended that organic versions of these products be purchased, if possible. The following fruits and...
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Recent Consumer Reports tests of more than 100 food packaging products from U.S. restaurants and supermarkets found dangerous PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals in many of the products, including paper bags for French fries, wrappers for hamburgers, molded fiber salad bowls, and single-use paper plates… That’s concerning, as growing research documents that PFAS, which are...
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Overview With the rapid pace at which technology is advancing, people are purchasing new computer systems, televisions, DVD players, and other electronic components in record numbers. Industry experts estimate that American consumers dispose of 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects the environment by keeping toxic materials, such as lead,...
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The NYS Court of Appeals decision on April 27 ruled that the Democrat controlled Legislature gerrymandered the Congressional and State Senate maps to give their party an advantage, and that they are unconstitutional. The maps must be re-drawn by a neutral expert. As a result, it may be necessary to move the Congressional and State...
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Dear League Members,  Last night, a US Supreme Court majority opinion was leaked in the case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The opinion seeks to overturn abortion rights decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. It is an extreme and frightening opinion that would severely erode the rights on which women and those who may...
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Diversity Equity and Inclusion Team
It was gratifying to get the messages of how folks had looked forward to the DEI workshop that had been scheduled with new author, Kimberlee Yolanda Williams and best-selling author, Debby Irving, for April 21st. Unforeseen circumstances required that the workshop be postponed. However, both authors are eagerly looking forward to the rescheduled workshop come...
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You don’t need to be a farmer to engage in regenerative techniques. Our lawns also have tremendous capacity to store carbon, and how we care for them can either interfere with that capacity or enhance it. Here are some ways to use this year’s growing season to help flatten the curve of the climate crisis:...
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