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Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Jun 4th, 2013 | By
Be Water Smart by Brianna Moore

Rain barrels can help you be water smart.  Our lakes provide a fifth of the world’s fresh water.  Simply creating or purchasing a rain barrel can help preserve our fresh water and keep our lakes healthy and clean.  In addition, collecting rain water will also help to protect the many unique species that live and
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Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

May 15th, 2013 | By
Animals, Plants, Animals by Brianna Moore

“There is no doubt that the tropical rainforests of the world are in danger. Every hour approximately six species of life in our tropical rainforests are destroyed. Experts agree that the number one cause of extinction in the tropical rainforest is due to the destruction of the tropical   environment.” – Jason Albright Every day, more and more
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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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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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The Problem with Invasive Plants

Oct 5th, 2010 | By
The Problem with Invasive Plants

Did you know invasive, non-native plants can harm the environment?   These types of plants are brought in from other habitats or areas.  They often grow quickly and displace local plant species. One example of an invasive plant growing in my community is Dalmatian Toadflax.  It is originally from the Alps and was brought in and
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