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Losing Touch with Nature in the Cyber World

By Asha Kreiling Since when are computer and television screens more exciting than the outdoors? When did iPads and video games replace fort building and tree climbing? Are we, especially younger generations, losing touch with the natural world as technology advances? It seems we are spending more time working, communicating …

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Fair Trade Phone

 By Kim Robson When I first heard of a Fair Trade Phone, I thought, “Whaaat?” But when you think about it, fair trade technology makes a lot of sense. Mobile phones contain more than thirty different kinds of mined minerals and precious metals, including copper, cobalt, gold, and tin. Some of …

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British Engineers Create Fuel from Air and Water

By Asha Kreiling With gas prices fluctuating continuously upwards and climate change fears perpetually looming, it’s hard not to anxiously anticipate alternative energy and clean fuel to lessen our stresses. We’ve all heard about solar and wind energy. Then there’s algae fuel and hydrogen power. But, what about just plain air and …

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Car2go in San Diego

By Asha Kreiling Every day, I see at least one little white and blue car marked “car2go” either parked on the street or driving around San Diego. I had heard a thing or two about the car-sharing program, but I wanted to know more. What is it? Car2go is a …

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Powerful Rays of Light

By Kim Robson My neighborhood in the mountains, Cuyamaca Woods, is completely off the grid, and residents here all rely on solar electricity. When my husband and I fell in love with this area, we knew we’d have to learn about photovoltaic (PV) systems. Going solar doesn’t have to be …

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