July 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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‘Taste sensor’ genes in female butterflies vital to species’ survival

Giving the phrase “Mother knows best” a whole new meaning, researchers have identified unique genes in female butterflies that enable them to select the best host plant for their larvae — and avoid deadly ones. Continue reading

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March 19, 2013
by Reduce
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Everything You Need to Know About Paper Recycling

In 2011, 66.8 percent of paper consumed in the United States was recycled. Every ton of paper recycled saves more than 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space, and if you measure by weight, more paper is recovered for recycling than plastic, aluminum and glass combined. Continue reading

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March 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Speech emerges in children on the autism spectrum with severe language delay at greater rate than previously thought

Study could reveals key predictors of speech gains. New findings reveal that 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have a history of severe language delay, achieved phrase or fluent speech by age eight. Continue reading

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April 24, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Smart growth is a start. But it’s not enough.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
I want to follow up on yesterday’s article about placemaking.  Reacting to an excellent essay by Ethan Kent, I posited that that the creation and strengthenin… Continue reading

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May 27, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Awesome little video on the case for smart growth

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC This is a terrific production.  The film actually doesn’t mention the phrase “smart growth,” preferring “new urbanism.”  That’s more than forgivable, since it was… Continue reading

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September 20, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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Maybe the best little video yet on smart neighborhood-building

California-based architect and co-founder of new urbanism Peter Calthorpe was one of my early inspirations for getting into this field.  Reading Peter’s work in the mid-1990s, I felt for the first time that I had a positive vision to advocate as a… Continue reading

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