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Documentary Review: Seaspiracy

By Mia Currie Seaspiracy is a new Netflix documentary that sheds light on the issues contaminating oceans. Seaspiracy attempts to uncover what is really going on beneath the surface with regards to “dolphin-safe tuna”, “sustainable fishing”, and the “MSC” stamp.  Overfishing has been an issue for many years, and the mass killings which are happening in the ocean are unparalleled to those on

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This week’s topic: Food waste By Mia Currie Food waste is a far-reaching problem which has financial, ethical and environmental costs. There are a couple questions which need to be answered to understand this topic better. For example, what is food waste?  Society has uttered the words “food waste” and “food loss” interchangeably for many years, but the words actually

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This week’s topic: Fast Fashion By Elle Storoe We all love shopping for clothes, especially when we find websites where the clothes are inexpensive. It is an easy way to look fashionable at such an affordable cost. There is a name for this kind of business, it’s called “Fast Fashion.” Fast Fashion is a franchise that uses cheap materials, labor,

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This week’s topic: Household cleaners By Elle Storoe Most of us clean our house by using cleaning products. But do we know what is in those cleaning products? We like to assume that the cleaners we use for our home are safe, however most are not. Inhaling, ingesting, and touching some of these toxic chemicals can cause severe injury, and

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This week’s topic: Microfibers By Elle Storoe While washing clothes keep us clean, it’s also very harmful to the environment. Microfibers are micro-plastics that clothing, towels, and other fabrics release every time it is washed. The microfibers are exceedingly small particles of synthetic fabric that come from fabric while the items are in the washing machine. These tiny fibers travel from

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This week’s topic: Masks By Mia Currie When COVID-19 cases first began to rise in the United States, many individuals turned to buying disposable masks as a way to slow the spread of the virus. As estimated by the United Nations trade body, the global sales for mask production have exponentially increased $166 billion dollars in the past year. And

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This week’s topic: Traveling and the environment By Elle Storoe People love to travel, whether it’s for work, for family, or for fun. Traveling, however, isn’t necessarily the most ideal hobby that is best for the environment. Traveling by airplane is the worst way to travel. In an article written by Andy Newman for the New York Times, “One seat on a

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This week’s topic: Sea Ice and the Inuit Population By Mia Currie Sea ice is a vital component of the Arctic and Subarctic coastal environments. It is much more than just frozen water as it holds pockets of brine which provide the habitat with bacteria and algae. Due to the constant rising of water temperatures, brine tunnels form through the

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This week’s topic: Bamboo By Elle Storoe There are more than 1,000 different species of bamboo. Full grown bamboo can range from one foot to more than 100 feet, depending on the species. Bamboo is very important for the environment, and as it turns out, it’s even better than trees. One grove of bamboo can release up to 35% more

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This week’s topic: The Great Barrier Reef By Elle Storoe Located off the coast of Queensland, Australia in the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef has the world’s largest collection of coral reefs, with more than 400 types of coral and more than 5,000 different animal species. This reef is very important to us as it is not only home to thousands of

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