Posts by Katy Stambler

Norway’s State-of-the-Art Energy Technology

Deforestation, coal mining, and carbon dioxide emissions (the primary greenhouse gas emissions from human activities) continue to cause devastating environmental damage, especially given runaway human population growth across the planet. Norway has taken proactive measures to counteract these problems with such operations as wind turbines, a hydrogen hybrid project, and osmotic power plants capable of producing hydrogen fuel generally emission-free. The vast advancements the country has introduced with state-of-the-art technologies in hydroelectric

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Women’s Bean Project: Smart Assistance for Those in Need

In the 1980s, Jossy Eyre volunteered at a Denver homeless shelter. She began to realize that although that the shelter provided many essential needs, people needed a different type of support to change their lives permanently. In 1989, Eyre bought 500 dollars’ worth of beans and employed two homeless women to sell the beans, thus creating the foundation for an organization she named “Women’s Bean Project.” Four years later, King

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Single Parenting in the 21st Century

When my son Rylee fell off a bunk bed, cracked his skull, and ended up in an emergency room, every fear in my life crystallized in a horrifying flash of uncertainty. I started to think back to a few days before when I had become frustrated and scolded him, and I became frightened that it may have been the last day we ever spent together. Regret and doubt filled my

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Growing a Healthy Community in Colorado Springs

In a time where pesticide usage has become a common practice on many farms and genetically modified foods have made their way to the grocery stores, it’s easy to see why many people have taken up the responsibility of growing their own produce. Since food costs have been increasing substantially, a glut of store-bought produce has become unaffordable for the average American family. As such, it’s no mystery why many

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