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California City Turns to Compostables to Fight Drought

California is in its fourth year of reduced rainfall, leading to one of its worst droughts in modern times. Cities throughout the state have been cutting back, and one town, Fort Bragg, located along the coast in northern California, has been some of them most drastic water conservation steps.

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Trash and Technology

Americans have grown accustomed to the steady march of new technology. Many challenges that face our country seem to be solved using new ways of thinking. Can technology resolve the problem of trash?

The average American produces nearly 130 pounds of trash a month. A recent article in the magazine “Nature,” asks people to consider that global solid-waste generation will triple by 2100, to 11 million tons a day.

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Summer Fairgoers Enjoy Fried Foods and Generate Less Waste

Summer vacations are in full swing, as is the country’s great summer tradition of taking the family to county and state fairs. The fairs have fun for all ages: the rides, concerts, farm animals, fireworks and carnival games. And what may be the most bizarre tradition: Eating fattening unhealthy foods.

Forget the food booths selling hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and cotton candy. What’s really tempting fairgoers are unique high calorie, high fat items such as fried Twinkies, deep fried pickle dogs, golden fried peanut butter sandwiches, deep-fried nacho balls … hungry yet?

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