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Japan Whaling Stopped after UN Court Decision

By Fredrica Syren:  The United Nation International Court in Hague ruled that it’s illegal for Japan to hunt for whales in Antarctica, and revoked its whaling licenses. Japan will not be granted any further permits. Critics of Japan’s whaling practices, Australia and New Zealand, applauded the UN court’s ruling. But they also caution that …

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LaJolla Sea Lions

By Kim Robson:  La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach in La Jolla, California, within walking distance of the Children’s Pool Beach. On the bluffs above the beach and stretching south is Ellen Browning Scripps Park, a grassy area with trees and landscaping, where my husband and …

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UN Scientist Warns Of Global Warming Risk to Humans

By Fredrica Syren: Global warming is real, is putting humans at risk and it’s only just the beginning, United Nation scientists reported. According to them, everyone on this planet will be effected by global warming and the time to take action is now, before it’s too late. Global warming is causing extreme changes to the weather world wide, like killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the …

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Earth Hour 2014— A Moment Of Darkness Over Global Issues

By Fredrica Syren: Today, Saturday March 29th is Earth Hour when people around the world will come unite for one hour of darkness at 8:30-9:30 local time. Earth Hour is a global moment created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that encourage communities and people all over the …

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Long Live Denim

By Larraine Roulston: Jeans are still fashionable even when they have holes in the knees; however, if they become too tight or too loose, there are lots of ways to reuse them. Denim can be sewn into quilts or braided into rag rugs. Annie Wall, co-owner of Wilno Craft Gallery situated in …

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The Dirty Business of Shrimp

By Fredrica Syren: All over the world, shrimp is popular. In the United States alone, an average of 4.1 pounds of shrimp per person is consumed annually. Here in Sweden where we live, shrimp is the classic weekend food, and shrimp sandwiches are a Swedish tradition. However, the high demand …

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Lone Wolf: Making Changes to Our World

By Dawna Matthews: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” – John Muir Can one species completely alter an ecosystem? After reintroducing wolves intoYellowstone National Park, it appears to be true. At the time wolves were brought back …

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Putting Food Waste On The Front Burner

By Larraine Roulston: Reports reveal that North Americans trash over $27 billion worth of food a year, and that approximately 35% of food produced is wasted through spoilage in grocery stores, excess production at food processors or in restaurants, careless handling and during consumption. Furthermore, when food is wasted, the …

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World’s Largest Solar Plant Being Built

By Kim Robson:  Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India, has approved a $19 billion dollar plan to make India a world leader in solar energy by 2050. The ambitious “solar mission,” announced in June 2008, is part of India’s national action plan on climate change. The plan aims to …

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Microbeads: A Major Issue

By Dawna Matthews: We use soap everyday — not a surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that many of us use something known as microbeads in our soap. These tiny beads, used as exfoliants, are not only in our soaps but also in other beauty care products such as …

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