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Turkey Poop: Not Sexy.

Apparently, turkey poop is “not sexy”. According to an article in the New York Times, an energy company named Xcel Energy is trying to stop buying electricity from a trio of biofuel plants based in Minnesota. Two of the biofuel … Continue reading

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Aridification in Africa 5000 years ago

To start off, what is the term “aridification”? I had no idea when I was looking at environmental articles. Aridification is “the process of a region becoming increasingly dry.” Instead of seasonal variation, this refers to a long-term change in … Continue reading

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In the News Post #2: Narwhal’s assist NASA in tracking melting Arctic ice

In an article published on NASA’s global climate change website, author Pat Brennan explains how narwhals are becoming “unlikely allies” in NASA’s attempts to understand Greenland’s quickly changing ice sheet. Marine biologist Kristin Laidre called them “unicorns of the sea,” … Continue reading

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Lab-Grown Steak

http://www.newsweek.com/will-vitro-meat-help-put-end-animal-suffering-669615 Meat is a massive part of human existence. In addition to being a crucial source of much-needed protein in our diet, the cooking and consumption of meats play a large role in practically every major society on our planet. … Continue reading

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In the News: Tropical forests have flipped from sponges to sources of carbon dioxide

I think as a global community when we see nature at its finest we are in awe of how grand things are how beautiful the wildlife is, how exotic the flowers are and how giant trees can grow to be … Continue reading

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In the News: Penn State Student’s CDC Internship

This past summer, Penn State environmental resource management student Aaron Blakney spent his summer interning for a CDC campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Aaron was 1 of 10 people chosen to intern with them from the 300 applicants. He spent his … Continue reading

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In the News: From Heat Waves to Hurricanes: What We Know About Extreme Weather and Climate Change

This article that was published in the New York Times describes how the recent weather events such as hurricanes and heat waves have effected the United States in various ways. The article states how these recent events have raised the … Continue reading

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