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Category: Environment/Health

Tri-Saving the Environment One Bottle at a Time

By Fiona Hughes “Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment,”  the United States Environmental Protection Agency writes. “To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support present and future generations.” Environmental issues and sustainability are …

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Surviving Hurricane Irma

To say Hurricane Irma was devastating is an understatement. Florida residents were urged to evacuate in all parts of the state. Some people were unable to leave, living a nightmare while they were forced to stay and “wait it out.” “The first thing that was depleted was gas and water,” said Laura Marie, a resident of Pompano Beach near Fort …

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Tri-C Offers Benefits and Services to Student Veterans

What does it mean to be a military veteran? To be accepted by the Veterans Association and federal and state government, the service member must have completed at least 180 days of consecutive active duty service. This allows the service member to qualify for a characterized discharge from the armed forces and become eligible for veteran benefits. But being a veteran …

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Gender Sexuality Alliance

“People are like ‘Oh, it’s the gay group’, and it’s not, actually,” says Michael Flatt, sociology professor and faculty advisor of the Lambda Gender Sexuality Alliance on Cuyahoga Community College’s West Campus. Lambda’s objective is to shine a light on matters of prejudice while trying to create a strong, safe, and welcoming environment for anyone afraid to be themselves, he …

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Saving Shark Week: If we let sharks go extinct, Shark Week will die, too.

Shark Week was months ago, so it may seem like old news, but sharks still need our attention. “An estimated 100 million sharks are killed annually,” according to USA Today and shark researchers. “We’ve absolutely annihilated the species on a global scale,” says Demian Chapman in National Geographic’s August 2016 issue. In contrast, sharks rarely kill humans. In last July’s issue …

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The Cost of a Hurricane

The costs of Hurricane Harvey are equivalent to over 25,000 free Associate’s degrees for Cuyahoga Community College students. Harvey is estimated to cost as much as $160 billion. That includes lost wages, property damage, and economic losses. Rebecca Quiroga, a college student in Texas, had to deal with property damage firsthand. Her house flooded so badly, they had to …

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