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Fun Ways to Upcycle Paper

By Larraine Roulston : To amuse children, we have been upcycling paper since the invention of newspapers, magazines and calendars. Traditional ways for youngsters to utilize paper include making paper airplanes, decorative chains, fans, hats and snowflakes. Children also delight in cutting out and coloring “paper people” holding hands. This craft is shaped by folding the …

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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Save the World One Piece of Paper at a Time

By Fredrica Syren: Did you know that trees are important for human survival? That’s because each tree creates oxygen for about three people. They are important for maintaining the balance of nature. And trees protect the earth from global warming. Now, we all know that paper is made from trees, …

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Eco-Friendly Ways To Read Books

By Fredrica Syren: Owning books is a wonderful thing! Especially if you are like me, someone who reads a lot. Buying books has its advantages. First of all, buying books pays the authors who, unless they are a major best seller like J.K. Rowling, need all the sales they can …

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Giant Sequoias Are No Doubt Feeling the Drought

By Amanda Wilkes: In its size and stature, the California state tree undoubtedly trumps most others. The ancient Giant Sequoia can grow to be over 30 stories high, with a 30-foot diameter. They have been thriving in many areas for over 3,000 years! Unfortunately, even with all their strength and …

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Hug an Urban Tree

By Larraine Roulston: Acting as great air filters, trees cannot be underestimated, as they maintain life on earth. Literally every tree counts — not only those in the forest but also those growing in urban areas. Scientists at the Lancaster University in the U.K. measured how much air pollution goes into …

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