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  • Plant Parenthood for Beginners
    October 25, 2020 The FIG Team

    Plant Parenthood for Beginners

    Think a succulent would look cute on your window sill? Want to convert your apartment into a small jungle? Don’t let us hold you back, but before you go running to the store for some new houseplants, keep these few...

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  • fig tree
    September 2, 2020 Derek Markham

    10 Great Trees for Small Yards

    Trees are amazing. From a single small seed or nut can grow a relatively enormous solar-powered, air-purifying, hydraulic machine that produces everything it needs from sunshine, soil, and water. Even a young tree begins to provide ...(Read more here!)

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  • Tea towels and swedish dish cloths
    September 2, 2020 Melissa Breyer

    A Tour of my Zero Waste Kitchen

    Rejecting the unbridled thrust of plastic into our lives is not for the faint of heart – the material is everywhere and its convenience is a siren song hard to resist. But resist we must. Plastic pollution has become a...

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  • bikes lined up
    September 2, 2020 Chris Baskind

    12 Reasons to Use a Bicycle for Transportation

    We've always taken the greenness of bike transport as a given. But if you're just getting started — or perhaps trying to convince an employer that bicycle commuting is a good thing — we've rounded up a dozen reasons to...

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  • Hurricane Harvey landfall
    September 2, 2020 Russell McLendon

    Are Hurricanes Linked to Global Warming?

    Global warming is adding more moisture to the atmosphere, providing more fuel for big storms like hurricanes. But tropical cyclones are extremely complicated. How much can we really link them to human-induced climate change?It dep ...(Read more here!)

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  • Kaeng Krachan National Park in Thailand
    September 2, 2020 Russell McLendon

    21 Reasons Why Forests Are Important

    Forests cover nearly a third of all land on Earth, providing vital organic infrastructure for some of the planet's densest, most diverse collections of life. They support countless species, including our own, yet we often seem obl ...(Read more here!)...

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