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Where is Our Water in 2024?

June 17, 2024
Water is often regarded as a renewable resource, given its continuous circulation through the hydrological cycle. However, despite its seemingly endless accessibility some people have, water is not an unlimited commodity. It is true that the planet is rich with water, yet not all of it is readily accessible or clean. Freshwater, the lifeblood of communities worldwide, is the key to sustaining life and supporting ecosystems. Yet, there's a critical distinction between freshwater that exists and freshwater that is clean, potable, and readily available for human consumption. Glaciers, for instance, store a significant portion of the Earth's freshwater resources in the form of ice.
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Food Container Waste 

May 15, 2024
Only one hundred years ago, obtaining food required significant effort. People grew crops, raised livestock, or ventured out to catch fish, often relying on local ranchers and farmers for their meat and produce. In contrast, today, most people have no idea where their food is grown or raised. The food industry has changed dramatically since […]
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Energy Resources: Primary vs. Secondary

April 29, 2024
Primary energy sources are the natural, unconverted forms of energy found in nature, otherwise known as unconverted or original fuels. They are typically the initial sources of energy that undergo extraction or harvesting before they can be used to generate electricity, perform mechanical work, or provide heat. For example, the fuels that can be mined, reaped, extracted, harvested, or harnessed directly. 
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Earth Day 2024

April 22, 2024
Emerging in 1970 amid an environmental movement fueled by mounting concerns over pollution, biodiversity loss, and the degradation of natural habitats, Earth Day has since become an annual global celebration held on April 22nd. Over the years, it has transformed into a powerful force for environmental action, galvanizing millions worldwide to champion environmental awareness and sustainable practices. Today, Earth Day serves as a resounding call to action for individuals, communities, and governments to prioritize environmental stewardship and collaborate towards a more sustainable future. But, above all, it serves as a poignant reminder of our collective responsibility to safeguard and nurture the planet we all call home.
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Celebrating Earth Week 2024

April 17, 2024
As Earth Week approaches, communities around the globe are gearing up to celebrate the planet and to take meaningful action toward its protection and preservation. From April 14th to April 22nd, Earth Day will be commemorated worldwide with events and initiatives that aim to raise awareness and inspire action on environmental issues. This year, Earth Day's primary theme will center around combating the impacts of plastic pollution, emphasizing the urgent need for collective efforts to address pressing environmental challenges that require people to understand many different energy-related topics.
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Working Through Food Deserts 

April 4, 2024
The modern-day individual has grown accustomed to the seemingly limitless access to food facilitated by the convenience of grocery stores. This is true, at least for those who reside in suburban or urban neighborhoods characterized by higher income levels and greater purchasing power. From restaurants to specialty grocery stores, those who call these areas home have a variety of fresh produce, meats, and other food essentials at their fingertips year-round. However, amidst this abundance, there exists a stark contrast in surrounding communities, where access to fresh, healthy food is severely limited.
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