Artificial Rhino Horn: An Artificial Solution?

Rhinos are worth more dead than alive. In South Africa, owning a rhino is a liability rather than a privilege. This is because rhinoceros horn is revered in some countries as a medicine and status symbol that promotes health, wealth, and prosperity. A kilogram of horn can cost up to $65 000, exceeding the value …

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“From Farm to Table”: The Power of Locally-Sourced Food on a Large Scale

From-farm-to-table: it’s the idea that our food is pulled right out of the farm ground with one hand and placed onto our dinner tables with the other. With our backyard gardens and our organic supermarkets, it seems like we have reached the ideal: we are closer to the “farm-fresh” way of eating right now more …

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Growing a Balance: The Removal of the Campus Honor House Prairie Garden

On a clear-skied Tuesday, a yellow butterfly flickered amongst purple and golden flowers. A soft breeze rolled past an array of plants and grasses, eliciting the sounds of crickets, grasshoppers, and gold finches in its wake. It was a typical day for the ecology of the Florida and Orchid Prairie, filled with the sounds of …

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Hurricane Watch: Connection to Climate Change?

It seems as if everyday on the news they’re talking about another destructive mega-storm that is devastating a certain region of the world. In this past month alone, there have been two major hurricanes that have ravaged different regions of the United States, as well as a number of island nations in the Atlantic Ocean. …

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