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Scientists at the San Diego Zoo find some hope for saving the nearly-extinct northern white rhino

Only two northern white rhinos remain on Earth — two females, Najin and Fatu. But scientists have hatched a scheme to save the subspecies, and recently published a new study revealing preserved cells could hold enough genetic diversity to seed a viable population.

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Give goods, find goods, and do good on National Thrift Store Day

If you’re the type of scavenger that lives for finding hidden gems in vintage shops, then you’ll want to mark August 17th on your calendar. That’s when National Thrift Store Day returns to encourage everyone to support their local thrift shops and score secondhand goods. New York City is taking this initiative a step further by bringing awareness to the day’s charitable component and reminding us why it would do a world of good if we went the thrift store route instead of buying brand new…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Researchers find sunscreen becomes toxic when exposed to chlorine

Before spending time outdoors in the summer, most people are quick to reach for a sunscreen. While common wisdom tells one this is the right thing to do, new research reveals that slathering on sunscreen before swimming in a chlorinated pool can result in the concoction becoming toxic. In fact, chlorine mixed with suncream has been found to result in kidney and liver dysfunctions, as well as nervous system disorders.

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Researchers find dangerous amounts of lead in fidget spinners

Fidget spinners have recently spiked in popularity, used by kids and adults alike to curb stress and improve focus. But environmental activist Tamara Rubin recently found high levels of lead in these little devices. She tested two fidget spinners, and the results will shock you.

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Geologists find seventh continent hiding in plain sight

There’s another continent on our planet, and it’s been lurking in plain view for a long time. Geologists identify six continents, combining Asia and Europe into Eurasia, but a new study reveals New Zealand and New Caledonia are actually part of a seventh geologic continent called Zealandia. Not only is the information an exciting curiosity, but it could impact the politics and economics of the region. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building