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Eat Less Meat, Save the Planet

FIU News To conserve the planet’s ecosystems and their diverse plant and animal species, human populations should consume less meat, according to FIU researchers. Producing livestock, including cattle, goats and sheep, for human consumption is the single largest driver of habitat loss and deforestation worldwide. It accounts for 75 percent of agricultural land and is a leading cause of climate ...

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Prevent Birds from Hitting Windows

By Linda RichardsIf Nature Could Talk Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) Photo: Annetta Hoagland We’ve had two birds die from hitting windows over the last two weeks. It used to happen in our last house, which featured big picture windows facing a canyon. But now I think the native plant and wildlife friendly habitat we’ve nurtured is bringing more birds to ...

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Drought-Friendly Eating | Ecology Global Network

By Janelle Shiozaki, CUESA Education Intern, with Julie Cummins, CUESA StaffCourtesy of CUESA When farms face water shortages, our food is at stake. The current California drought—one of the most severe on record—is everybody’s concern, and farmers and eaters alike can be part of the solution! Food is thirsty. The average person eats as much as 1,320 gallons of virtual water every day. Virtual ...

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6 Reasons to Stop Buying Bottled Water

University of Alberta Student Life Have you ever thought about what happens after you throw your plastic water bottle in the recycling bin? Maybe you have, maybe you haven’t, but unless you work at a recycling plant, you may not know how involved the process of recycling a plastic water bottle is. It is hard to imagine how our own ...

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Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

By Paul Kazlov While being environmentally-conscious might not always be the prettiest or flashiest way to improve your home, eco-friendly upgrades are one of the best investments you can make. After all, you can save huge money on your energy bills and protect the environment at the same time. If you’re ready to make the switch to a sustainable lifestyle ...

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Is Buying a Real Christmas Tree a Good Thing?

By Penn State News The question of whether it is environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree has been asked repeatedly in recent years, and an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences wants to lay it to rest permanently. The answer, according to Ricky Bates, associate professor of ornamental horticulture, is an emphatic, “Yes!” Photo by Lori ...

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Why I Call Myself a Transformational Speaker

"Once upon a time, I dreamed I was a butterfly fluttering suddenly and suddenly. I suddenly woke up, and there I lay, myself again. now a butterfly dreaming I am a man. " ~ Chang Tzu Many public speakers use the title 'Transformational Speaker', as a way of informing their potential audiences of what they do and how they do ...

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Product Manuals Defined

As a manufacturer or marketer, you may currently be contemplating what documentation your product will need. Depending on how complex your product is, and whether it's designed for a consumer or commercial customer, you might need to produce only one manual, or a complete suite. Here is a suggested list of manuals, and what they should contain. Quick Start Guides ...

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Patent Claim Formats, Numbering and Preamble

Considering the different parts of a patent application, the most important part is the claims. The statue that relates to the format of the claims is 35 USC section 112 and more specifically, the second paragraph. This paragraph sets forth a requirement to 'particularly point out and clearly claim the invention'. The only acceptable way to 'particularly point out and ...

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