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Author - Laura Lee Cascada is an earth and animal protection advocate and writer based in Front Royal, Virginia. As the Campaigns Director for the Better Food Foundation, she works to build a healthier, more sustainable food system through an innovative approach called DefaultVeg. Laura earned her master’s degree in environmental policy from Johns Hopkins University. She is the founder of Plight of the Hermies, a grassroots campaign advocating for wild hermit crab freedom, as well as The Every Animal Project, a collection of photographs and awe-inspiring stories of animals around the globe. She published her debut novel, Dellie’s Run, in June 2019.

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400-year-old 'Muga dhambi' is one of the largest and oldest corals in the Great Barrier Reef

400-year-old ‘Muga dhambi’ is one of the largest and oldest corals in the Great...

The massive coral colony "Muga dhambi" is one of the largest and oldest of its kind in the Great Barrier Reef. (Image credit:...
An underwater forest of sculptures attracts marine life in the Mediterranean Sea

An underwater forest of sculptures attracts marine life in the Mediterranean Sea

Environmental activist and artist Jason deCaires Taylor specializes in site-specific sculptural artwork that’s installed permanently underwater and reflects modern themes of conservation ....
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Tired of Mowing? Here’s How To Replace Your Grass Lawn

Time to cut the grass. Again! Wreathed in the toxic fumes of a high-polluting mower engine, your head reels. Still, it’s clear enough...
Refrigerants explained: How supermarket fridges can help the planet stay cool

Refrigerants explained: How supermarket fridges can help the planet stay cool

Shutterstock Gorodenkoff Close Authorship Authors’ note: Ratio Institute taps Presidio Graduate School ’s students and alumni for sustainability research in the food industry....
Australia’s Big 4 Banks To Stop Lending To Thermal Coal Mining & Coal Fired Power Plants

Australia’s Big 4 Banks To Stop Lending To Thermal Coal Mining & Coal Fired...

Murdoch is upset — the major Australian banks will no longer lend money to the big carbon emitters. His flagship “Australian” newspaper carries...
Scientists look to wheatgrass to save dryland farming and capture carbon

Scientists look to wheatgrass to save dryland farming and capture carbon

Intermediate wheatgrass is an imported grain that has been grown in the U.S. Great Plains and Intermountain West since the 1930s; but could...
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