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A Changing Environment

A Changing Environment- What Can We Expect? - Samantha Zeitz

Climate change has always been a threat to our ecosystems but with rising greenhouse gas levels some species are having a hard time keeping up with the changes. In the past, the biggest contributor of anthropogenic ecosystem change was the growth of .

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Compostable Bioplastic

Compostable Bioplastic - Sam Zeitz

In a world where we are constantly struggling with plastic waste, a biology graduate and avid surfer comes up with a compostable bioplastic made from a common root vegetable. A few years ago, Kevin Kumala realized how much plastic was polluting his n.

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Climate Change Threatens Beer

Climate Change Threatens Beer - Sam Zeitz

If you’re someone who enjoys a cold malt-barley brew on a hot day, your drink of choice might become harder to find. With global warming on the rise, farmers are having a tough time growing malt barley that is up to standards. Barley is already a t.

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Plastics Killing Turtles

Plastics Killing Turtles - Samantha Zeitz

It may not come as a surprise, but it is yet more evident that we are quickly destroying our environment, including sea life. According to research by the University of Exeter, marine turtles are taking a hit with death rates rising due to plastic po.

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Sparta Update – Zero waste is not a trend but a revolution

There was a time when people who looked to live an off-the-grid lifestyle were thought of as extreme. Now that choice is being re-considered. More people are realizing that drastic change is necessary as a means to long-term survival. Attempting to l.

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Taxing Meat

Taxing Meat - Samantha Zeitz

Scientists have been saying the meat industry is responsible for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions for years and now there are talks about taxing meat to combat global warming. Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) is an investment.

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Real or Artificial

Real Or Artificial – The Christmas Tree Debate from an Environmental View - Samantha Zeitz

If you celebrated Christmas recently, did you have a real or artificial tree? While you were debating which kind of tree to purchase, you probably weren’t thinking about the environmental impact your Christmas tree could have. However, Christmas tr.

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Wearable Batteries

Wearable Electronics - Teresa Madaleno

A team of researchers led by faculty members from Binghamton University, has created a completely textile-based biobattery. The wearable device can produce maximum power similar to that produced by paper-based microbial fuel cells. Imagine a battery .

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Good Diet Can Promote Healthy Planet

Good Diet Can Promote Healthy Planet - Samantha Zeitz

Eating healthy isn’t just about bettering yourself; scientists now say you can help the environment by maintaining a healthy diet. The agriculture industry is responsible for up to a third of global greenhouse gas emissions. A new study is looking .

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Smoke Stacks

Turning Emissions into Fuel - Sam Zeitz

While smokestacks on power plants are bad for the environment and bad for our health, MIT researchers are working to put that pollution to good use. MIT mechanical engineering experts have developed a membrane-based system that could convert power pl.

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