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Something Alive Is Moving About Half Of The Water In The Oceans


This engaging article provides a quick tour of the huge contribution whales make to the marine environment. As content, it is an unusually clear, concrete explanation of how biodiversity works. 45 more words

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Stories from the Field - Teachable Moments

Contributed by Jen Mesta, Environmental Health Specialist 3

Improper Cooling

On a recent inspection in a full-service restaurant, I did a quick walk-through of the kitchen to see what activities were going on. 258 more words

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I Found It!

We waited for the garage door to finish its assent as it rattled up the track. Brisk but amazing weather for mid-January welcomed us. My wife, two boys, and brother in Christ, Shane, were headed for church. 578 more words

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You Are The Bank

A very wise person in my life suggested I get quieter.   She said you have a lot of good information to share and you read situations well but stop.   178 more words


An Inspiring New Friend

A few weeks ago, a new hire at work started and he was seated at a desk just behind me. He was from Mexico originally, which was a cool feature that already interested me enough to get to know him. 700 more words

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One Man's Chaos is Another Man's Paradise

The other day I walked into the front door from work and I entered into pandemonium. I caught the image of my wife walking by the entrance hallway, “You are coming into chaos,” she said with a hint of humor in her voice as if she was half preparing me for what was to come and half wanting to watch the reaction of the impending shock. 308 more words

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Just Ask

My youngest son, Silas, has a very independent personality. I couldn’t count the times when I walked into the kitchen and he had pushed one of the dining room chairs to the front of the fridge and climbed inside in order to get whatever he was craving. 317 more words

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