Jul 02 2018

Promise in the Belize Barrier Reef

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Last Christmas I was falling over the side of a small boat off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. San Pedro is an island so small, its inhabitants don’t even own cars. Instead, everyone putters around in supped up golf carts, conducting their business. For most of them, that business is eco-tourism. The eastern coast […]

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Jul 02 2018

Is Banning Plastic Straws a Viable Solution?

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You probably have a friend that judged you for getting a plastic straw at a restaurant or blatantly told you not to get one. But why? If you’re not aware of the environmental effects from discarded plastic straws, the article:¬†Why are plastic straws so bad for the¬†environment?, would be a great precursor to understanding the […]

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Jul 17 2013

Frack: Forget the Facts

The passing of the Fracking bill was news in North Carolina. Its passage had many outraged because of how quickly the legislation passed and how heavily influenced by private energy companies the passing was. The influence was blatant when the state Mining and Energy Commission approved a move to have energy companies disclose some the […]

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