Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte Edition

Archive of: Global Brief and NAPC

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Fare Price

Fare Price

With strategies ranging from flying off-hours to clearing cookies from your computer, you can rack up savings on airfare.

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Eco Sneakers

Eco Sneakers

With a compostable sneaker made of cotton and corn, Reebok is moving to reduce the negative impact of shoes on the environment.

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Saving Salmon

Saving Salmon

In response to a Native American tribal lawsuit, a court has ordered Washington State to remove culverts that block salmon from passing beneath roads.

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Resource Saver

Resource Saver

Building biodegradable bricks built with sand and bacteria depositing chemicals similar to the way coral grows is proving to be more energy efficient than cement manufacturing.

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American Roots

American Roots

In a move respectful of Native American history, some Oklahoma communities have changed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Migrating Trees

Migrating Trees

Three-quarters of American tree species have shifted to the West since 1980 due to dryer conditions in the East and changing rainfall patterns.

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Mold Gold

Mold Gold

Instead of burning fallen tree leaves or carting them to the landfill, we can use them as mulch to enrich the soil and discourage pests.

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Wildlife Wipeout

Wildlife Wipeout

More than a million birds and bats are killed annually by wind turbines, but fatalities are cut if the turbines are located offshore and are turned off during low wind speeds.

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Fast Foodies

Fast Foodies

The journal Pediatrics reports that children under the age of 2 are more likely to eat French fries than healthy vegetables on any given day and many eat no veggies at all.

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Milk Muddle

Milk Muddle

A huge Colorado feedlot that supplies organic milk to Walmart and Costco has come under scrutiny after satellite imagery raised questions about whether it complies with outdoor grazing rules.

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