Welcome to our April issue of the Isla Earth
Radio Series e-Digest.
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knowledge with our e-Digest crossword puzzle.
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Down in the dumps about trash? Imagine a
future where that waste is simply zapped
away, vaporized, and even the gas it creates
becomes an energy source. It sounds pretty
sci-fi, but it's
technology that's already a reality. And, one
community in Florida is hopeful they'll smell
sweet success with their new plant.
|Going to Bat for Bats
Bats get a bad rap, thanks to bad movies and
tall tales that make the hairs on the back of
your neck stand on end. But the truth is that
these creatures are quite fascinating. They
provide great services, like eating bunches
of bugs every night!
|Marketing Hog Dung
We've all heard the term "hog heaven," but in
Carolina, yellowtail worms may have found it!
on hog dung, these worms are giving the organic
compost business a boost and taking care of
an environmental waste problem.
|Ban the Bulb
Regular light bulbs are not very efficient
and in fact
waste about 90 percent of the energy they
use, as heat! compact fluorescent lights, or
CFLs, are a great alternative. They are more
efficient, and have a longer shelf life. So
how do you get people to convert to CFLs? A
group in England has an idea!
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700 years in the life of a Pacific Northwest
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placed not only within the context of history
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