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  • Earth Talk: Dealing with Mounting E-Waste

    Dear EarthTalk: We must really be swimming in electronic waste, what with all the iPhones and other devices that are so common. How is this all being dealt with?      -- Mary S. With electronic equipment and gadgets the fastest gro...

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  • Earth Talk: Over-Fortified Processed Foods

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that much of our food—including cereals and snacks eaten by children—is actually over-fortified with excessive amounts of vitamins and minerals that can be dangerous to our health? -- Diane S. Added nutrients in the processed foods we...

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  • Rooftops Newsletter: The Paradox Between Hunger and Food Waste

    Forty percent of all food produced in the United States goes to waste. The production of this food accounts for 25% of freshwater use in the U.S., as well as 25% of U.S. methane emissions.  Meanwhile, 50 million Americans are food insecure.  Dana Frasz has a vision...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: The American Legion Helps Veterans Connect With Benefits

    Just being able to speak with someone about their problems and issues brought satisfaction to some who came to The American Legion's Veteran's Crisis Center (VCCC) week-long event. The VCCC was set up specifically to help Veterans navigate the VA health care system and conne...

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  • Top 10 Byways and Highways

    As Americans, we love our cars and taking a drive out into the country or a ride to see fall colors and falling leaves is part of our shared experience. For some, getting behind the wheel is a chance to think, for others, it’s a chance not to think and to lose the trou...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Vickie's Angel Foundation Relieves Financial Worry

    Vickie's Angel Foundation is a nonprofit that provides immediate and tangible relief to patients and families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. They don't raise money for research, which is not to discount the value of research, but when you're knee deep in medical treatments...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: Manny Ohonmes Changes Lives With Shoes

    Good samaritans are people who do good deeds or get involved to help others. We think of good samaritans as heroes, especially when their actions save lives. Good samaritans are around us all the time responding and reacting and inspiring others, like the simple act of offer...

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  • Top 10 water parks to visit with families

    Now that the temperatures are heating up, it's time to find a place to cool off. With names like Water Country and Wet n' Wild, it's no secret we're slipping and sliding our way across the country to seek out the best places to spend the day getting wet and enjoying it. From...

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  • Earth Talk: Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars Still a Viable Green Option?

    Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars?                        &...

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  • AmericanTown's Heroes: The Blue Ocean Society Protects Marine Mammals

    You may have heard of Boyan Slat, he's the young man who came up with an idea that could harvest the plastic swirling in the world's oceans. It's an ambitious project that he's been gaining support for over the past few years. It's called The Ocean Cleanup and it's currently...

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