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Science

Returning to the Three “R”s: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

When it comes to environmental sciences and policy, waste is a huge issue. We keep producing and we have no idea where to put it all. From the birth of the environmental movement, the three “R”s of reduce, reuse and recycle have been drilled into our minds. The amount of waste diverted to recycling has […]

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Science

Earth Day!

Earth Day was yesterday, but the Earth is a pretty important piece of rock, so I figure it can get more than one day. Heck, the Earth deserves to get at least a week. Unfortunately, I’m not Queen of the World (side note: if you’re interested in helping with my grassroots campaign, please send your […]

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Science

Recommended Reading: Science and Nature

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to read at least one book a week, and I have a lot of science books on that list. Here are some of my favorites, and some I’m still looking forward to exploring. If you’re looking to read more science books, too, hopefully you can find some inspiration […]

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Sho Sho Esquiro

Sho Sho Esquiro’s clothes are as radiant as she is. A fashion designer, artist, and youth worker, Sho Sho’s work combines her Native American roots with her love of hip hop and intoxicating color. Born and raised in Yukon, Canada, and taking inspiration everywhere from her grandmother to her interest in recycled materials, to call […]

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International Women's Issues

International Women’s Issues: Wangari Maathai and Environmentalism in Kenya

On September 26, 2011, the world lost a great force for good: Wangari Maathai passed away. I’d be remiss if I didn’t pay homage to the work of this amazing woman. She was a professor, an environmentalist, a scientist, an activist for democracy and human rights, a parlimentarian, a peacemaker, and so much more. She’s […]

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Movies

Even More Compulsively Watchable Documentaries on Netflix!

So Selena has already written a wonderful Top Ten post on Netflix Watch Instantly documentaries, but our documentary preferences are divergent enough that, despite writing this Top Ten blissfully unaware of hers, our lists have no cross-overs. Phew. And apparently Persephone attracts smart women since we’re all up in the Netflix documentary section.