Environment

Do you need to rake leaves in the fall? Conservation group says ‘no’

Depending on who you ask, raking leaves can be a sign of the season or a tiresome chore. But skipping it altogether may have some major benefits, according to a conservation group in Canada.
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Lyft Pledges Commitment to All-Electric Fleet by 2030

Lyft plans to have a fully electric fleet by 2030. The ride hailing company announced on Wednesday its plan to transition to “100 percent” electric or zero-emission vehicles. Read more.
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Why We Celebrate Earth Day

This year marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. And while many will be celebrating the occasion — albeit in ways they never have before — few people know about the history of the event. This is why we celebrate the holiday.
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SDSU Researcher Names A New Plant After Jimi Hendrix

A new plant, found in Baja California, Mexico, has been christened Dudleya Hendrixii (aka "Hendrix's liveforever") after senior biologist and SDSU alum Mark Dodero was rocking out to the Jimi Hendrix song "Voodoo Child" in the field. Unfortunately, the plant is in danger. San Diego State says its...
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Robert Plant Sings Zeppelin's "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" On ACL

Robert Plant and his solo band the Sensational Space Shifters performed the Led Zeppelin classic "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You" during a taping of "Austin City Limits" and the live performance can be seen below. The episode premiered October 15 on PBS stations across the country. © Michael Albright |...
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Boulder, Colorado Astronomer Names Asteroid After Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury of Queen was always a star. Now he's an asteroid, too. Mercury's bandmate Brian May and a Boulder, Colorado astronomer got the asteroid "FreddieMercury17473" named after the late singer and the announcement (below) was first shown on September 4 at the Freddie Mercury 70th Birthday...
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Original Y&T Drummer Leonard Haze Dead At 61

Original Y&T drummer Leonard Haze died late Sunday, September 11 at the age of 61. Haze passed away due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Y&T frontman/guitarist Dave Meniketti posted the touching Facebook tribute below. © Tania Castán | Dreamstime.com
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