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Money or Health?

Submitted by: Eileen Guo China has undoubtedly become an economic powerhouse. However, the country is polluted. Though many have risen out of poverty, 1.1 million people have been killed by air pollution (in 2015). The government has already taken action to promote …

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Merry Christmas! I guess…

Here are some facts about the holiday season’s impact on our environment: As many as 30 million Christmas trees will be dumped in the landfill each year More than a billion Christmas cards are likely to be dumped or burnt – which, …

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Pollution and the Taj Mahal

Submitted by: Antonia Zhou The Taj Mahal is a grand ivory marble mausoleum built on the banks of India’s Yamuna river. It is regarded by many as India’s most beautiful monument, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one …

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The Year of Oil Drilling

Submitted by: Aimi Wen For years, conservationists have fought to keep the oil industry from encroaching on lands that should be defended and protected. National parks and wildlife refuges have all been created in order to protect these said lands that many …

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They See Me Mowing My Front Lawn

Submitted by: Lauren Watt Everyone has always seen that perfectly green and nicely cut grass, whether it be your neighbor’s lawn or a field you pass on a long road trip. But aside from admiring it and wishing your lawn looked like …

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Ban Glitter

Submitted by: Eileen Guo Sparkly, shiny, bling—GLITTER! Commonly used in arts and crafts, glitter is popular on clothing, cards, bath bombs, and various art projects. However, glitter is made of small plastic particles. Since glitter is so small, it’s hard to filter …

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New Marine Parks

Submitted by: Aimi Wen In an era of rapidly warming waters and overfishing, the marine ecosystem has suffered greatly. Global warming obviously causes ocean waters to become warmer than usual, making animals adapted to cooler environments suffer; sea lions, for example, have …

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Dehydrated Koalas

Submitted by: Eileen Guo Did you know that our cute little tree buddies–koalas–don’t usually drink water? In fact, their name comes from a word that means “no drink”. They don’t need to drink water because they get all their hydration from their …

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Pruitt Strikes Again

Submitted by: Katherine Han Scott Pruitt, the current head of the EPA who was appointed by President Trump, has already become a controversial figure. He does not believe in the link between human activity and climate change. He has been working with …

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