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Wildlife Christmas Trees

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Making Ripples

By Amanda Bancroft There’s a debate about which type of tree — artificial or real — has the least amount of environmental impact. Wikipedia states a real tree generates 3.1 kg of greenhouse gases every year, while an artificial tree produces 48.3 kg over its lifetime, but these numbers are affected by how long you…

Solar-Powered Plane To Fly Around World

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Solar Impulse

University Of Arkansas Professor Designs Autopilot System To Keep It In The Air At Night By Mason Carr Robert Saunders, University Of Arkansas electrical engineering instructor, will design an autopilot system for the first solar-powered airplane scheduled to fly around the world in 20 days and 20 nights, making it the first solar-powered plane to…

Unlucky In Shove

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“In love, it’s the little things that count, like keeping your boyfriend’s food warm while he’s in your closet talking to another woman.” By Amy Alkon My husband was a heavy-drinking, drug-taking, skirt-chaser who worked only sporadically, so I divorced him three years ago. He quit drinking and doing drugs, renounced skirt chasing and was…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Cash Grab

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Movies

By Christopher Lawrence Sure, producers split the final “Harry Potter” novel into two movies. But that book weighed more than many healthy newborns. And the “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” franchises followed suit. Because, hey, money! But carving the roughly 300 pages of “The Hobbit” into three movies — the first of which clocks in at…

Walmart Responds to Concerns of Sustainability

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Sustainability

By Mason Carr A University of Arkansas research organization that gathers information on consumer goods’ sustainability has been ranked as one of the top 10 world-changing ideas of 2012. Scientific American recognized the Sustainability Consortium in their December issue as one of the potential “game changers” that are “not pie-in-the-sky notions but practical breakthroughs that…