Katie Garrity

Katie is a Chicago-based writer, boring married lady, and mother of two (human baby and fur baby). She enjoys Dawson’s Creek reruns, deep-dish pizza, and the occasional sing-along.

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    Renewables

    New Zealand’s Prime Minister Pledges 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

    In order to help slow down the use of our earth’s energy sources, New Zealand has made a pledge to achieve 100 percent renewable energy by 2020.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Greta Thunberg Proves She’s a Force in New Documentary ‘I Am Greta’

    In the new documentary, 'I Am Greta', viewers get a closer look at Greta Thunberg’s life and mission to stop climate change and save the environment.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Food

    Miley Cyrus Is No Longer a Vegan, Says Her "Brain Wasn't Functioning Properly"

    Miley Cyrus explained that she was no longer participating in the vegan lifestyle, citing that it didn’t make her feel like herself.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Michigan Has Finally Reached a Deal With Flint Water Crisis Victims

    After years of controversy, it looks like the victims of the Flint water crisis will receive a settlement from the state of Michigan.

    By Katie Garrity
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    Living

    If a Queen Bee Dies, the Hive Quickly Replaces Her

    So it’s no surprise that when the queen bee dies, either slowly or accidentally, the entire bee colony works to gain back its steady organization.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    A Pipeline in Canada Just Spilled up to 50,000 Gallons of Oil on Indigenous Land

    Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline has spilled as many 50 thousand gallons of crude oil in British Columbia. So, what exactly happened?
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration Rollback of Law To Protect Migrant Birds

    A federal judge struck down a Trump administration attempt to rewrite the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, allowing the killing of birds.

    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    President Trump Signs Great American Outdoors Act to Promote Conservation

    President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act recently, which is actually a really great thing for the planet.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    The NIH Is One Step Closer to Being Forced to Cut Primate Experiments

    The full HAC has passed legislation telling the NIH that they need to spell out a plan for reducing taxpayer-funded tests on thousands of primates by 2025. 

    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Zac Efron Stars in the New Netflix Docuseries ‘Down to Earth’

    Down to Earth, starring Zac Efron, follows the actors as he travels around the world to experience different cultures and learn about sustainability.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Community

    A Day at a U.K. Beach Led to 40 Tons of Trash Being Left Behind

    The local council declared the day a “major incident” due to many aspects, including the 41 metric tons of waste that were left behind.

    By Katie Garrity
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    Living

    After 17 Years, the Cicadas Are Ready to Make Their Return

    Mother Nature has decided that it was about time for the cicadas to come up from underground and emerge. So, when do they get here?
    By Katie Garrity
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    Community

    The Greenhouse Effect Is What Makes Earth the Perfect Place for Humans

    In order to fully understand how global warming occurs, we must first dive into what the greenhouse effect is and how the process works.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Johnson & Johnson Announced They Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder in North America

    Johnson & Johnson reveals plans to transition out talc-based baby powder.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Living

    Furrow Irrigation Can Help Save Water, But Is It Worth the Labor?

    Furrow irrigation is a method farmers use to keep their crops growing, but are the glaring disadvantages worth the savings in water?
    By Katie Garrity
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    Food

    Here's Everything You Need to Know About Monocropping (And How It's Hurting the Environment)

    For farmers and gardeners, planting monoculture crops may seem an easy method to get the job done. However, when it comes to the environment, the benefits are few.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Wildfires Are Blazing in Siberia and Humans Can Help Stop the Spread

    Wildfires in Siberia and the Russian Far East have become as much as ten times worse compared to this time last year. Experts say humans are to blame.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Living

    Hurricane Season is Coming, But How Do Hurricanes Even Form?

    Hurricane season may be worse than ever this year. It's important to know what exactly starts the process of a hurricane, and how they are formed.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Food

    Native Corn Is Now Protected as of Part of Mexico’s National Heritage

    Farmers, scientists, and consumer advocates in Mexico are ready to protect native corn under federal law to prevent "intellectual plundering."
    By Katie Garrity
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    Business

    Oil Prices Are Negative: What Does This Mean for the Everyday Consumer?

    The economy took another hard-hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic when US oil prices plunged to a record low, but how did this happen?
    By Katie Garrity
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    Community

    Bees and Wildflowers Might Make a Comeback Amid Coronavirus

    Bees and wildflowers are among the living things thriving in lockdown.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Community

    Biodiversity Is a Big Deal and Here's Why

    The term biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, and it's very important to the well-being of our planet. Here’s why.
    By Katie Garrity
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    News

    Don’t Worry, Michigan: You Can Still Garden During The Pandemic

    Many Michigan residents have been confused by the order interpreted it as a banning on gardening all together. This is, however, not true.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Home

    How to Minimize Your Packaging Waste From Amazon

    It’s more important than ever to help reduce our carbon footprints. Here are some really simple ways to minimize your packaging waste from Amazon.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Home

    Are Disinfectant Wipes Compostable?

    While disinfectant wipes are not compostable, there are some alternative cleaning methods that can help you stay healthy and your house stay clean.
    By Katie Garrity
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