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Carbon Dioxide

Submitted by: Aimi Wen Sharp increases of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have already caused big problems for humanity and are projected wreak worse havok: higher than normal temperatures, fluctuating weather patterns, dying ocean animals and their environment. But hey, at least …

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How Rare is Hurricane Harvey, Anyway?

Submitted by: Stephanie Zhang It’s important to note that Hurricane Harvey did not come storming in without notice, for its predecessors rocked communities just months and years before. Last year, a “1,000-year” rainstorm—supposedly one that comes every thousand years—inundated Baton Rouge and …

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Vegans & Vegetarians

Submitted by: Lauren Watt “Animals are friends, not food” is a phrase that many people have used or heard at some point in their lives. However, even after hearing this phrase, most people still continue to eat meat. A study by Vegetarian …

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Lake Tahoe

Submitted by: Lauren Watt Lake Tahoe, a popular vacation getaway, is remembered for the great skiing conditions in winter and the remarkable view of the clear lake during summer. Lake Tahoe, notably the second deepest lake in the United States, has risen …

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Cotton

By:  Lauren W When you go to a store to buy clothes, you may have been that person to wonder what materials make up that piece of clothing. Is it polyester, wool, or cotton? Well, it turns out that some t-shirts are …

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Palm Oil

Submitted by: Katherine Han What is that one common ingredient that lipsticks, toothpastes, processed bread, candy bars, biodiesel, soap, detergent, and thousands of other products share? The answer is palm oil. The qualities of palm oil are amazing. Because of its relatively …

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Breathing Death

Submitted by: Aimi Wen When we think of pollution, the first thing we imagine is dying animals and endangered species. We envision the poor turtles vainly trying to tug a plastic ring off of his head. We envision the dead miserable birds …

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