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Clean Energy Nepal (Signs of Progress)

Clean energy Nepal Clean Energy Nepal Nepal is working to increase its use of clean energy in order to reduce its reliance on coal and other fossil fuels. The government has set a goal of generating 60% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. Hydroelectric power is the primary source of renewable energy in […]

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Who Discovered Recycling?

Who discovered recycling? Who Discovered Recycling The concept of recycling has been around for centuries. However, the first organized recycling program was started in 1897 by the bottle manufacturer Owens-Illinois. Who invented plastic? The first plastic was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1855. Who invented recycling? The first known recycling program was implemented in the […]

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What Country Buys the Most Plastic? (On Which Country)

What country buys the most plastic? Country Buys the Most Plastic The United States buys the most plastic. What country is plastic free? There is no plastic free country. What country uses the least plastic? There is no definitive answer to this question as it largely depends on individual consumption habits. Some countries, such as […]

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How Are Polymers Made?

How are polymers made? How are polymers made Polymers can be made through a process called polymerization, which involves combining many small molecules, called monomers, to form a larger molecule, called a polymer. What arestarch-based polymers? Polysaccharides are polymers made up of carbohydrate monomers. Starch is a polysaccharide made up of glucose monomers. Can you […]

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How Many Schools are in the US?

How many schools are in the US? Schools are in the US There are approximately 132,000 schools in the US. How many schools are in the world? There is no definitive answer to this question as new schools are created every day and schools close for various reasons. However, according to the most recent data […]

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What Countries Have Zero Emissions? (and Worst Polluters)

What countries have zero emissions? What Countries Have Zero Emissions? There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on how “zero emissions” is defined. Some people might consider a country with no emissions at all to be “zero emissions,” while others might consider a country that has emissions but offset those emissions […]

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Can We Survive Without Sun? (Glimpse on Earth Destruction)

Can we survive without sun? No, we cannot survive without sun.  Sun is the source of all life. It provides the energy that drives the water cycle, the atmospheric circulation, and the carbon and nitrogen cycles. Plants need sunlight to photosynthesize, and without plants, we would not have food to eat.   Will the Earth […]

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The HERMOSA Study

The average woman in the U.S. uses about 12 personal care and cosmetic products daily. The average man uses about 6. Many of these products contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) including phthalates, parabens, and triclosan. These EDCs are of concern because of their potential links to cancer, infertility, and developmental harm to children. To investigate these […]

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Findings: CHAMACOS Health Outcomes

Organophosphate (OP) pesticides: Mothers’ exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides during pregnancy is associated with: Shorter duration of pregnancy. (Go to publication) Poorer neonatal reflexes. (Go to publication) Lower IQ and poorer cognitive functioning in children. (Go to publication 1, 2) Increased risk of attention problems in children. (Go to publication) Organochlorine (OC) compounds: DDT: Higher levels of […]

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Health Outcomes Studies

CHAMACOS is a longitudinal birth cohort study, meaning that we enrolled a group of children before they were born and are following them as they grow up to study their health and development. What the CHAMACOS Health Outcomes Study investigates: Initially, the CHAMACOS  Study focused on the health impacts of children’s exposure to pesticides.  In […]

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