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How do you take your coffee?

04.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Intensive? Or sustainably grown? Yes it’s that time in the school year where student’s caffeine and sleep deprivation levels spike preparing for their final exams. Coffee is needed now more than ever. Students drink whatever they can to get their ‘feine fix but do they even realize the impact their choice may make on the ...

What We do to Our Oceans

04.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Scientists say that our oceans changing chemistry is starting to take a toll on the wildlife that lives in the ocean waters. A CNN article recently brought attention to snails in the oceans whose shells were dissolving due to the increasing acidity of the waters. This article shows how delicate the wildlife is in our ...

Solar Cars

04.15.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

by: Jake Rafferty What do plants and solar cars have in common? They both get their energy from the sun!   Solar Energy Vehicles (SEV) is a company that installs solar panels on the roofs of hybrid cars.  This is a way to reduce the amount of electricity used to charge cars that may have ...

Easy Energy Saving Tips

04.01.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Many of us don’t realize how easy it is to save energy. It can go beyond just turning off lights when we leave a room.  There are lots of ways to save energy in very simple ways. A lot of these methods can even be followed on campus with a few simple switches. -unplug cellphone ...

Energy Through Motion

03.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Developing technologies have made it possible to turn motion into useable energy!  It’s been discovered that contact between surfaces creates a charge differential.  This charge differential causes a voltage difference that can be harnessed for useable power.  This makes it possible to reuse kinetic energy for technological uses.  In fact, it has been determined that one ...

Hurricane watch!- Cyclone Lusi hits New Zealand

03.25.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

A little more than a week ago, New Zealand experienced a category 1 hurricane that hit the island with strong winds and coastal flooding. New Zealand has recently been getting less rainfall than usual, but the cyclone delivered little rainfall and mainly winds ranging from 50-90 mph. The winds only caused minor damages to the islands. ...

Dark Chocolate is Good for You

03.19.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Researchers have just found out the exact reason why dark chocolate is so good for you. Certain bacteria in the stomach take in the chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds and that are good for the heart. They were able to find two types of microbes in the stomach, simply the good ones and ...

School lunch standards

03.18.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In 2012, federal standards were launched requiring schools to offer healthier meals. This has lead to an increase in fruit and vegetable consumption according to a study done by the Harvard school of Public Health. The study measured food consumption before and after the standards went into effect, however they have shown an increase in ...

Water Bottle Ban in San Francisco

03.17.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

San Francisco is going green. The city’s board of supervisors voted to ban the sale of plastic bottles within the city’s borders. This is a very big step in environmental change for the state of California. This ban follows Concord, Mass, which became the first city in America to ban the sale of plastic water ...