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Thousands of oyster castles line the shore of this island. Here's why.

When Hurricane Sandy hit in October of 2012, it wreaked havoc on states along the eastern seaboard.

Chincoteague Island, which is located in Virginia’s Eastern Shore region, was just one of the coastal communities that felt the impact of the storm’s tidal surge. 564 more words


Nigel Rolfe review in Circa Magazine

I have been writing on a variety of subjects on a few different blogs for a few years now and its been a terrific learning experience. 183 more words

This nonprofit is helping low-income communities harness the sun's energy

When Tyrone Evans moved into his Washington, D.C. neighborhood about 25 years ago, he remembers seeing black smoke coming from the smokestacks just down the street. 443 more words


Archaeologists are racing against time to recover ancient artifacts exposed by climate change

Glacial archaeologists in Oppland, Norway are racing against the clock to recover ancient artifacts that are emerging from the ice due to climate change.

Lars Pilø, the co-director of the Glacial Archeology Program at Oppland County Council, said the artifacts have been melting out of the ice since about 2006. 411 more words


That freshly-bottled Bloody Mary mix you just snapped up was made possible by a public cannery

A few years ago, food entrepreneur Will Gray was struggling to find a full-scale copacker interested in working with fresh produce.

Gray was looking for a way to scale-up his business,  531 more words


People aren’t Africa’s only victims of war, large mammals have also suffered

From 1977 to 1992 Mozambique’s civil war claimed the lives of an estimated one million people, according to UNICEF.

But humans weren’t the only victims of that 16-year conflict. 538 more words


You can’t often touch a piece of history, but 3D printed artifacts are teaching kids about slavery

Our knowledge of history often comes from textbooks or from visiting museums, but it’s rare to be able to hold a piece of history in your hands. 610 more words