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Does Love Island really influence our lives?

Love Island is the UK’s newest Marmite – you either love it or you hate it. The vast majority of people that I have spoken to love it, and I have spent many a day having in-depth conversations about subjects such as whether Camilla is ‘fake’ or not. 612 more words

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Purple Hibiscus - Chimamanda Adichie

Another Chimamada novel. This was so, very captivating. The gentleness of Kambili. The growing strength of Jaja. The ferociousness of Papa, his sister and her children – especially Amaka (my favourite character). 359 more words



This will be the last post for 2 weeks as I am headed out on a mission trip to Mexico. I will post some pics on FB Faith Builders Page via my phone but will have no WIFI. 173 more words


In 1901, a drilling derrick at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont, Texas produced an enormous gusher of crude oil, coating the landscape for hundreds of feet and signalling the advent of the American oil industry. 357 more words

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Plant disease puts local economy at risk

A stand of dead tanoaks, swaying like skeletons in the wind, are clustered in front of forester Randy Wiese as he stands on Alder Ridge Road. 36 more words

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Sudden Oak Death is on the move | Galleries 

Tan oaks throughout southern Curry County are infected with Phytophthora ramorum, a non-native, invasive plant pathogen that has devastated tree populations in Curry County and continues to spread. 11 more words

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Marbled Murrelet study along the Oregon coast

From the Simpson Reef overlook, two field technicians are holding out antennas, listening for marbled murrelets.

The crackle of the receiver can be heard above the wind and seals as it scans through 61 frequencies unique to each of the threatened seabirds that have been tagged. 46 more words

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