Why do we have allergies??

It’s beginning to be that time of the year. You’re not sick, but your eyes itch, your nose runs and maybe a slight cough even develops. ALLERGY SEASON is here. I too, am susceptible to this annoying affliction, but why does our body respond so dramatically to something so seemingly harmless? To understand allergies, one …

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We all have a timeshare on Trash Island

Crossing the Pacific Ocean and need a place to rest? How about Trash Island, or as it’s formally known as, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. This patch of debris formed in the Pacific Ocean due to the “convergence zone” where the warm water from the South Pacific meets the cold water from the arctic. Although …

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How to feed a growing population and lower carbon emissions

The Nature Conservancy, a worldwide expert organization that implements sustainable practices, released an article investigating the global solution to feeding the world and lowering carbon emissions from farming practices. In this post I will summarize the exciting key findings that are hopefully going to feed us for a lifetime and preserve the planet in the …

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