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Thrift shops can be wonderful conduits for charitable giving opportunities. In 2015, the charity proceeds from the sale of donated goods to thrift stores exceeded $2.5 million, which went to support local, national, and even international charities. Every once in a while, however, something is found inside a thrift...

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A recent study out of the University of Notre Dame has examined whether green or reflective roofs could help over-heated cities cool down. Conducted by the University’s Environmental Change Initiative, the study researched the effects of plant-covered green roofs and the effects cool roofs surfaced with reflective materials might...

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digital camera

Expanding upon an already revolutionary camera, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis have developed one of the the fastest, highest-quality picture-taking cameras in the world. According to LiveScience.com, the same researchers had previously developed a “streak camera,” which was already one of the fastest cameras in the world...

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aquafina water bottles

Nestle, Aquafina, and Baraka are facing criticism after Egyptian health officials reported in May that they had produced bottled water that was not safe for human consumption. According to EgyptIndependent.com, the General Directorate of Food Control and the Central Administration for Environmental Affairs released a joint statement warning consumers...

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