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Earth Day Report by Hina Hazrat

May 14th, 2013 | By
Earth Day Report by Hina Hazrat

“Earth is our first belonging, saving it is our first priority!” – Hina Hazrat It all happened on April 22, 2013, when we observed Earth Day all up in our colorful calendars. An activity was to engage participants in bringing wonderful ideas to save the Earth! Participants made a total of 19 amazing posters which had Earth
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The Deadly Styrofoam by Brianna Moore

May 9th, 2013 | By
The Deadly Styrofoam by Brianna Moore

Polystyrene was laying around on the beach, soaking up the sun, using her real name so she could remain surreptitious.  For those of you who do not know her, her street name is Styrofoam, also known as the Deadly Styrofoam.  I will attempt to explain to you what Polystyrene is and what she is capable
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Ivory Trade by Abbie Barnes

May 8th, 2013 | By
Ivory Trade by Abbie Barnes

It is estimated that in 2011 over 25,000 elephants were brutally killed for their ivory, nearly 7% of the total African elephant population. Ivory (elephant tusk) has been used throughout history, all around the globe, to create ornaments, jewelry, and other highly-prized possessions  It was made illegal to sell and trade in 2000, when CITES (Convention on International
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Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

May 2nd, 2013 | By
Heavy Floods Displace Many in Garissa and Tana River Districts, Kenya by Abdikadir Aden

All over the news, from radios to the internet to mobile updates, climate change and its anticipated impacts are all you hear. Though much of the
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Green On! by Hina Hazrat

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
Green On! by Hina Hazrat

We can not refute the significance of green plants on this planet. Without oxygen we cannot live for even a moment. Without oxygen, the animal world will die away. Plants make the oxygen and spread it in the air. While inhaling air we take the oxygen with it and live in life. Carbon dioxide makes
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Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Apr 25th, 2013 | By
Global Warming by Brianna Moore

Global Warming is the increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere, oceans, and landmasses of Earth. The reasons for the increase in atmospheric temperature are the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas which release carbon dioxide and other substances known as “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere. This release saturates
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Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By
Earth Day 2013 Fast Facts / Fast Solutions by Sam

Did you know that the average North American produces approximately 4.4 pounds (2kg) of solid waste each day? This adds up to almost 60 tons of trash over the course of their lifetime! Did you know that garbage remains in a landfill for an average of 30 years before decomposing? This volume of garbage could
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Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Go Zero Waste This Summer! by Harnoor Gill

Zero waste can be viewed as direct action against global climate change, habitat destruction and over consumption. Did you know that an average Ontarian in Canada produces approximately 385 kilograms (nearly 849 pounds) of waste per year? In this article, you will explore the depths of Zero Waste, the benefits of keeping stuff out of the
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Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Apr 18th, 2013 | By
Kick Cigarette Butts In The Butt! by Brianna Moore

Two cigarettes, one named Kool and the other named Newport, were walking down the street looking for some where to hang out.  It was no mystery that they were actually looking for some where to live and survive.  As they walked down the street, they talked about the myth that cigarette butts are biodegradable.  Smarter
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Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Apr 16th, 2013 | By
Earth Day – April 22, 2013

Please visit: http://www.earthday.org/2013/about.html  to learn how you can contribute to Earth Day 2013!   Earth Day flyer made by Volunteer Youth Blogger Brianna Moore. 



Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Apr 4th, 2013 | By
Biodiversity by Pavan Gowda

Author Pavan Gowda (left) at INBIO, National Biodiversity Institute, in Costa Rica. (Photo credit: P. Gowda) Biodiversity is a variety of living things that make up an ecosystem. Biodiversity keeps everything in an ecosystem balanced, and helps make sure that no one species over populates the area. For example, if there is a huge decrease
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Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Mar 26th, 2013 | By
Canadian Tar Sands by Abbie Barnes

Oil plays a key role in supporting modern-day life. As examples, it is used in plastics, as a fuel, for heating, and as a fertilizer;
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Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Go Green With Friendly Yellow by Brianna Moore

You are probably wondering, “What in the world is she talking about?” Well, let me share my secrets of how you can “Go Green With Friendly Yellow”.  Did you ever stop to think about that glass of lemonade you enjoy occasionally, or that slice of lemon that is wedged on the side of your water
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Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Celebrate EARTH HOUR! Saturday, March 23 8:30 PM

    Beijing, China Young People Hold Green Leaves That Symbolize Their Environmental Change. (c) Diandian.com/Zhang Jiawei/WWF-China   Find out how YOU can participate here:  http://www.earthhour.org/page/about/about-earth-hour
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Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Tigers Can Save Tigers By Harnoor Gill

                    From left: Salman Khan, a real tiger, and Tiger Jeet Singh (Photo credit: H. Gill)   “Killing tigers is for GREED, not for NEED: SAVE TIGERS” – Anonymous This quote reminds us as animal lovers, to help stop the widespread and growing international poaching of the tigers.
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White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
White House Recognizes Donate Don’t Dump

                      Congratulations to 2012 Eco-Hero Gabrielle Posard, whose organization Donate Don’t Dump has teamed with the White
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Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

Mar 21st, 2013 | By
Let’s Switch to Paper Bags! By Hina Hazrat

                          The father of Youth Blogger Hina gives a talk to youth about  “How We Can Switch to Paper Bags”. (Photo credit: H. Hazrat)   Nowadays, plastic bags are seen everywhere, it’s common to see people carrying their shopping items in plastic bags. There are many
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Drinking Water Out of the Air by Alberta Yoo

Mar 19th, 2013 | By
Drinking Water Out of the Air by Alberta Yoo

I came upon an interesting video on YouTube. The capital city of Peru, Lima, has only two inches of rainfall a year which makes people
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The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

Mar 14th, 2013 | By
The Life of The Plastic Savage by Brianna Moore

I was born on December 31, 2010, made of virgin plastic, and I will become either a water drinking bottle or a soda pop bottle.  As I leave the factory, I can’t help but to wonder how long my journey will be before I end up in that paradise called the landfill.  I am in a hurry,
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Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

Mar 13th, 2013 | By
Lilstock Beach Clean-Up (February 24, 2013) by Abbie Barnes

I had originally arranged a small family beach clean-up as a film shoot for my entry into the 2013 EcoTales film competition, but as my
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