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Kat Merck is a freelance writer and editor based in Portland, Oregon. An amateur naturalist who studied forestry and natural resources at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, she writes on a wide range of topics for local and national publications.
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Cadillac, Volvo, BMW & Mercedes All Offer Auto Subscription Services

Millennials aren’t interested in buying cars, so automakers are hoping they’ll subscribe to them ...

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STUDY: Fasting for 24 Hours Found to Regenerate Intestinal Stem Cells

Scientists have found yet another benefit to fasting: After just 24 hours, abstaining from ...

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STUDY: Tourism Industry Emits Equivalent of 4.5 Gigatons of Carbon Dioxide Every Year

Researchers have found that tourism produces quadruple the amount of greenhouse-gas emissions as previously ...

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Hawaii Passes Bill Banning Sunscreen Containing Oxybenzone and Octinoxate to Protect Coral Reefs

Hawaii becomes the first state in the U.S. to ban chemical-based sunscreens containing oxybenzone ...

Colobopsis Explodens Ants Will Blow Themselves Up to Take Out an Enemy

Scientists discover a new species of ant where workers blow themselves up to save ...

PHOTOS: Elusor Macrurus AKA the Mary River Turtle Is on the Endangered Species List

A list of 100 critically endangered reptiles features a popular turtle with long green ...