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New Scientific Study Finds Coral Reefs Under Attack From Chemical in Sunscreen

A new study published today in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence.A new study published in a toxicology journal has found that a chemical widely used in personal care products such as sunscreen, poses an ecological threat to corals and coral reefs and threatens their existence.

Oxybenzone is found in over 3,500 sunscreen products worldwide, and pollutes coral reefs from swimmers wearing sunscreens and through wastewater discharges from municipal sewage outfalls and from coastal septic systems.

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New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals Program

New USDA Data Show Growing Farm to School Efforts Help to Reduce Plate Waste, Increase Student Participation in Healthier School Meals ProgramAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced preliminary Farm to School Census data for school year 2013-2014 that indicate strong farm to school programs can increase the number of students purchasing school breakfast and lunch, improve consumption of healthier foods at school, and reduce plate waste. Census data also indicate that schools purchased nearly $600 million worth of food locally in school year 2013-2014, a 55 percent increase over school year 2011-2012 when the first Farm to School Census was conducted, creating new marketing opportunities for farmers and ranchers in their communities.

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Survey: Most Homeowners Believe Reusing Water is Safe, Beneficial

Whirlpool Corporation reveals results of a new study on water conservation

Water conservation is a high priority for the vast majority of homeowners, and 77 percent of them believe it is safe and beneficial to reuse water within the home, according to a survey released today by Whirlpool Corporation.

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Protect Greater Sage-Grouse From Mining, Urge Conservation Groups

 

More than 80 bird- and habitat-conservation organizations have signed a comment letter supporting a proposed 10-million acre mineral withdrawal to protect Greater Sage-Grouse habitat from hardrock mining. More than 80 bird- and habitat-conservation organizations have signed a comment letter supporting a proposed 10-million acre mineral withdrawal to protect Greater Sage-Grouse habitat from hardrock mining. The letter also urges the Bureau of Land Management to go further and protect all priority sagebrush habitat, as scientists have recommended.

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Rollors Transforms Family Time into Instant Memories

 

The hippest backyard sensation to sweep the nation is growing its fan base with a new expansion pack.

Rollors, the fun family game that originally hit lawns and beaches everywhere in 2010, is making it even easier for the whole extended family to play with the launch of its expansion pack. 

A game of both skill and chance, Rollors has a little something for every age and personality. By pairing the bowling motions of bocce with the goal system of horseshoes, they’ve created a whole new game with its own flair and unique set of challenges.

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Broward County Invited to Take Steps during Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Annual Event

April 30 Take Steps Fort Lauderdale raises awareness, funds for more than 1.6 million affected by digestive diseases

South Floridians are invited to lace up those shoes and join hundreds of supporters during the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Take Steps Fort Lauderdale Walk. The annualwalk for a cure is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases, mainly Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and begins April 30, 2106 at 3:00 p.m. in the Huizenga Plaza.

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