August 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Competition changes how people view strangers online: On sites like eBay, strangers no longer seen as ‘just like you’

An anonymous stranger you encounter on websites like Yelp or Amazon may seem to be just like you, and a potential friend. But a stranger on a site like eBay is a whole different story. Continue reading

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June 20, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Student engagement more complex, changeable than thought

A student who shows up on time for school and listens respectfully in class might appear fully engaged to outside observers, including teachers. But other measures of student engagement, including the student’s emotional and cognitive involvement with … Continue reading

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May 21, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Fourteen closely related crocodiles existed around 5 million years ago

Today, the most diverse species of crocodile are found in northern South America and Southeast Asia: As many as six species of alligator and four true crocodiles exist, although no more than two or three ever live alongside one another at the same time… Continue reading

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October 15, 2012
by Janie Chen
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Reimagining Our Water’s Future: From Stories to Solutions

Janie Chen, Program Assistant – Midwest, Chicago, IL

When I attended the Chicago Ideas Week talk, “Water: A Ripple Effect,” I expected to hear solutions to the global water crisis. Yet when Shalini Kantayya, a filmma… Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
by Peter Lehner
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Approaching the BP Spill’s One Year Anniversary: the Disaster in the Gulf Lives On

In 50 days, America will mark the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon blowout that unleashed the largest peacetime oil spill in history.  BP will likely tell us that everything is fine now; they’ve clean everything up. But resident… Continue reading

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December 20, 2010
by Reduce
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How Earth911 Spent Yahoo!’s $100

Editor’s Note: A few weeks ago, our friends at Yahoo! invited us to take part in the How Good Grows campaign. The premise was simple: Start a ripple of kindness and see where it goes. To spur on the challenge, Yahoo! gave us $100 to spend how we saw fit. Our Managing Editor took to [...] Continue reading

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November 16, 2010
by Reduce
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A Trip to the Landfill

The following is an op-ed piece by Earth911.com Staff Writer Jennifer Berry and does not describe the views or opinions of Earth911. If you open the book “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” going to a landfill probably isn’t there. It certainly wouldn’t have made my own “bucket” list – after all, Thailand and [...] Continue reading

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October 6, 2010
by Barry Nelson
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ESA Protections Increase Dry Year Water Supplies – No, Really!

Last week, the Department of Water Resources released its new State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report for 2009.  The report opens with the dire claims about Delta water supplies that we have heard so frequently from DWR and some water… Continue reading

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