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Nothing Is Protected

by Ken La Salle Some years ago, before my father died in Chandler, Arizona, he and I would drive through the desert, looking out at the saguaro cactus and he would tell me, “Those are protected, you know. They’re protected by Arizona state law. Nobody can harm them.” My father was a devout, lifelong Republican.…

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Colin Doyle on Developing Sustainability

by Michell Spoden I am excited to share my correspondence with Colin Doyle of the Lost Valley Educational Center about the educational work his organization has been doing for over two decades. Michell: Please tell our readers a bit about you. Colin Doyle: I live and work at Lost Valley Educational Center, where I’ve been…

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FLOW: For Love of Water

Irena Salina’s 2008 documentary Flow: For Love of Water takes audiences through the alarmingly dangerous problem of drinking water contamination and the resulting health hazards. The film addresses a number of the fundamental causes of water contamination, including the corrupt/corporate-driven attempts of industry to control the otherwise free and common natural resource of water. Among…

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How Much Oil Does the United States Produce?

by Miranda Tulsi  The world oil market is constantly changing, and for the past two decades, U.S. oil production has been steadily increasing. In 2012, the United States only imported 40 percent of the petroleum that it consumed. This is the lowest level recorded since 1991. However, the United States is still the world’s largest consumer…

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Sustainable Fish Farming and 3D Designing

by Edward Lakatis South African innovator Alan Flemming has recently made news by securing a finalist’s spot in the well-known Siemens Stiftung’s Empowering People Award, which recognizes and rewards the most helpful technical innovations across the world in a developmental context. Fleming was quoted regarding fish farming as “South African innovation in action”. Fleming’s innovation…