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Eew! High Level of Human and Animals Feces in Water at Some of The Most Popular Beaches in America – New Report Revealed

Report reveals California beaches to be among the dirtiest; addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky weighs in on the dangers.

Source: New report reveals high levels of fecal matter in water at beaches

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Top 10 most Instagrammed botanical gardens in the world

Including two must-see hotspots in the UK.

These days, the ‘Instagrammability’ of a destination is becoming an important factor when selecting the next ‘must-see’ location, with many turning to the photo app to seek out their next hotspot. And now, a new study conducted by garden furniture specialists Farawayfurniture.comhas analysed the number of times botanic gardens across the globe have been shared on Instagram, using correlating hashtags to track the amount of posts per location. Continue at Source: Top 10 most Instagrammed botanical gardens in the world

5 Eco-friendly Destinations for the Green-minded Traveler

Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures and definitely a luxury we should not take for granted. This June, as we commemorate World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, it is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and consider the impact we have on Mother Earth. Continue at Source: The Green Trip List: 5 Eco-friendly Destinations for the Green-minded Traveler

10 Best Cities To Bike in the World, So Car-Free That Every Cyclist Wants to Visit

Nothing is better for an avid cyclist than a trip to relatively car-free cities, so check out these ten picks for a cyclist’s dream vacation.

Thankfully, cities all over the world are realizing the benefits of adventuring on two wheels and planning their development accordingly. Bicycle-friendly roadways, dedicated paths, exciting innovations and even completely car-free areas are ensuring cycling is becoming increasingly popular for both residents and tourists all over the world. See more at Source: 10 (Almost) Car-Free Cities To Visit That Are a Cyclist’s Dream

25 most green cities across America

We consulted research by Siemens, WalletHub, and other sources to find the most environmentally friendly cities in America.

To find the most eco-conscious destinations across the country, we consulted a range of sources, including Siemens’ Green City Index for the US and Canada, which measures and rates the environmental performance of 27 cities in North America, andWalletHub’s list of the greenest cities in America, which compares 100 of the largest cities in the US across 26 “green” indicators like median air-quality and number of jobs accessible by public transit. Read more at Source: The most environmentally friendly cities in the US

Composting of human bodies to plant vegetable: Washington is 1st state to allow

FILE – In this April 19, 2019, file photo, Katrina Spade, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, poses for a photo in a cemetery in Seattle, as she displays a sample of compost material left from the decomposition of a cow using a combination of wood chips, alfalfa and straw. On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law that allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into soil in a span of several weeks. Th law makes Washington the first state in the U.S. to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.

It allows licensed facilities to offer “natural organic reduction,” which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into about two wheelbarrows’ worth of soil in a span of several weeks.

Loved ones are allowed to keep the soil to spread, just as they might spread the ashes of someone who has been cremated — or even use it to plant vegetables or a tree.

Source: Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams

Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. But streams that are fed by underground ice insulated by rock — called ‘icy seeps’ — offer some hope that the impact of climate change will be less severe in some areas.

Source: Warming climate threatens microbes in alpine streams

Bears that eat human ‘junk food’ may hibernate less

Wild black bears snacking on leftovers of sugary, highly processed foods show possible signs of faster cellular wear.

Source: Bears that eat human ‘junk food’ may hibernate less

Drinking California tap water over lifetime could increase cancer risk, study says

A new study claims drinking tap water in California over the course of a lifetime could increase the risk of cancer.

Source: Drinking California tap water over lifetime could increase cancer risk, study says

5 Brilliant Cookbooks To Help You Eat More Sustainably

It’s hardly news that the current food system poses one of the biggest threats to our environment – but figuring out how to adjust your own diet to be more sustainable is a tricky business. Ordering the five cookbooks below, however, is a great step in the right direction. Each one is filled with largely plant-based, seasonal recipes that minimise waste and also happen to be both delicious and healthy. What more can you ask for?

Source: 5 Brilliant Cookbooks To Help You Eat More Sustainably