Posts Tagged ‘ conservation ’

Fast Fact; Fast Solution

Feb 5th, 2013 | By
Fast Fact; Fast Solution

“Each of us consumes an average of seven trees per year in paper, wood, and other products made from trees. Over a lifetime, this amounts to approximately 525 trees- sufficient to cover about 1 acre of land.” What YOU can do to stop this from happening: -Use social networking (email) instead of sending letters or
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Rain Water Harvesting by Abdikadir Aden

Dec 11th, 2012 | By
Rain Water Harvesting by Abdikadir Aden

Photo by: Abdikadir Aden Water is life and every running life is in need of it. It is one of the most important elements and no creature can survive without it. What happens when there is no single drop of water? This small world seems to come to an end. But as humans we appreciate
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Fast Facts; Fast Solutions

Sep 19th, 2012 | By
Fast Facts; Fast Solutions

Holiday season is slowly approaching, but soon enough it should be here… “Americans purchase around 7 billion greeting cards each year. If none of them contained any recycled paper, that would mean that more than 2.5 million trees were chopped down to produce them.” Some things YOU can do to to stop this from happening:
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The Fort Worth Zoo’s MOLA and Conservation

Apr 9th, 2012 | By
The Fort Worth Zoo’s MOLA and Conservation

I went to the Fort Worth Zoo recently and talked with Joey the zookeeper in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The Fort Worth Zoo describes the MOLA as “spacious, humidity-controlled exhibits and state-of-the-art conservation tools, such as quarantine rooms and hibernaculuma that facilitate the breeding of rare, endangered and critically endangered animals. In response to
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An Interview with Scott Wilson of the earth friendly Quorum Architects

Dec 29th, 2011 | By
An Interview with Scott Wilson of the earth friendly Quorum Architects

My friend’s dad, Scott Wilson, owns the Quorum Architects firm in Fort Worth, Texas.  They’ve been in business for almost 20 years. Quorum Architects try to build with the earth in mind. I (Joe K) talked a little with Scott about how his company is trying to help conserve and maintain natural habitats. J: Why
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Manatee Conservation…From a Different Perspective

Nov 14th, 2011 | By
Manatee Conservation…From a Different Perspective

People come from all over the world to Florida to see manatees; this is especially true during the winter months when the state’s warm waters offer shelter from the surrounding cold.  Manatees are Florida’s state marine mammal and they’re also endangered.  You are lucky if you get to see one in person.  What isn’t so
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Re-use that bathwater!

Oct 13th, 2011 | By
Re-use that bathwater!

Have you ever thought about re-using your bath water?  I am not talking about for another bath, but for something else that you use every day in your bathroom.  If you guessed toilets, you are right!  We are going to talk about how you can flush your toilet by re-using bath or shower water. Did
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#SocialMedia #grandfinale

Sep 2nd, 2011 | By

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Friendly Water

Jul 31st, 2011 | By
Friendly Water

This summer, our family traveled to Washington State so we could learn how to make and use biosand water filters.  This training was given by Friendly Water for the World.  This nonprofit organization helps people all around the world to have safe drinking water.  The way they help is by teaching people about sanitation, and
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Friendly Water

Jul 22nd, 2011 | By
Friendly Water

                 This summer, our family traveled to Washington State so we could learn how to make and use biosand water filters.  This training was given by Friendly Water for the World.  This nonprofit organization helps people all around the world to have safe drinking water.  The way they help is by teaching people about sanitation,
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A Little Equals A Lot

Mar 15th, 2011 | By
A Little Equals A Lot

It doesn’t take much to help save the earth in a big way! Last year my brothers did a Science Fair experiment to see how much water we’d save if we turned off the faucet while we brushed our teeth. How much do you think our family of five saved in a year? 3,364 3/4
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Save Orangutan

Feb 25th, 2011 | By
Save Orangutan

“Orangutan mothers never willingly give up their babies, so in most cases we must assume the worst—that the mother was killed by poachers in order to get the infant,” says Jimmy, WWF-Indonesia’s communications coordinator in West Kalimantan. “While I’m happy that this orangutan was rescued, it is a real tragedy to lose even a single
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Earth-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

Dec 10th, 2010 | By
Earth-Friendly Tips for the Holidays

Here’s a few tips for how to put more green in the holiday red-and-green this year.



Biodiversity

Nov 8th, 2010 | By
Biodiversity

“Biodiversity” is a term that’s somewhat hard to define…if you break it down, “bio” = life and “diversity” = variety. So “biodiversity” is basically just the variety of life, right? Well, yes, but it’s often not so simple to measure that variety. I’ll give you an example. I’m part of a research project studying a genus of
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Mourning Doves in the Morning

Nov 4th, 2010 | By
Mourning Doves in the Morning

This morning when I woke up I saw seven mourning doves on our swing set. That made me think of all the other birds I see. Birds are always around, but this is a great time of year to see them as they start their migration! I like to watch them feeding. All it takes
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“Gombe 50”

Oct 19th, 2010 | By
“Gombe 50”

Those of you who are familiar with Jane Goodall‘s work to protect chimpanzees in Africa (or who read National Geographic and have seen this month’s issue) may be aware that this year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Goodall beginning her work in Gombe, Tanzania. In these fifty years, it’s amazing how far scientists have come
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