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Our circadian cycle Pauline Lee Light is essential for our lives, not only for our vision, but also for our life cycle. How our body functions depends more or less on the time of the day; our biological clock (or circadian cycle) determines how we feel and the state of our body. In recent decades,…

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Pauline Lee Just what is processed food? Why is it the cause for our epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and chronic health problems? How does food processing damage our environment? Concerned about the health and environmental effects of processed food, 26 year-old Megan Kimble, a food writer in Tucson, decided to spend a year eating only…

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Water in our lives, part II Pauline Lee Fresh water is not always available and plentiful where we need it. The availability of fresh water varies from location to location and from time to time, depending on geography and climate conditions. Worldwide average usage of fresh water is 70 percent in agriculture, 20 percent in…

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Water in our lives Pauline Lee The importance of fresh water in our lives is easy to overlook. The amount of fresh water a person uses is not just the total of his bottled water purchases and the amount of water indicated on his monthly water bill. It turns out fresh water intersects many parts…

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Pauline Lee While most national parks were established to preserve vast areas of untouched nature from human development, Cuyahoga National Park has a very different story. Before the area was designated a national park, it was ruined and then restored. The park’s centerpiece, the Cuyahoga River, was originally pristine and unblemished until two expanding industrial…

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Our national parks The National Park Service will be 100 years old on August 25. To celebrate this grand event President Obama has decreed in 2016 all fourth graders and their families may enjoy our 400 plus park facilities free of admission charges. Many families are taking this open door policy to experience nature which…

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Usefulness of solar cooking Pauline Lee If you are using a solar cooker, you can cook anywhere outdoors when the sun is out – in a camp, on the beach, on a boat, outside of an RV, or in the yard. While your food is cooking, you don’t need to stir and tend it; it…

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Pauline Lee Did you know that nearly three billion people in the world still rely on wood, animal dung, crop waste, charcoal, or fossil fuels for cooking and boiling water? Yes, these are the women and girls in third world countries, the world’s poorest households where fuel is about 40 percent of these households’ budget.…

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Pauline Lee Why is organic produce healthier than fertilizer grown produce? While they may appear no different from each other, their biochemical composition may have important differences. They both have common constituents such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Organic produce, however, has micronutrients that fertilizer grown produce lacks. These components are vital for total health.…

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Earth Day 2016 Pauline Lee The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 involved 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The movement encourages awareness of growing problems of air, water and soil pollution and promotes ecology and respect for life on the planet.…