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A Vertical Farm on Skid Row

 Few green spaces exist around Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.  Grimy gray buildings, tents of the homeless, and barbed wire fences are the most frequent sights. Grocery stores and vegetable markets are rare because quickie marts and liquor stores monopolize ...

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When Buildings Die: How to Deconstruct Instead of Demolish

What happens when a building dies (aka is abandoned)? In most cases it’s demolished and tons of usable lumber, bricks, and metal become trash in our landfills. According to the reuse advocacy website Waste to Wealth,“The construction and demolition (C&D) industry ...

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Children Writing for Children

Ryan C. Farrell pulls out his hair, repeats things other people say, and stretches his mouth till it develops sores. For Ryan these impulses are uncontrollable, he has Tourette syndrome and in his words, “There aren’t many people that are ...

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The Current Global Food Crisis and World Hunger

According to the United Nations, 25,000 people die of starvation everyday; 16,000 of them are children. That’s one child every 5 seconds. Amidst these horrifying numbers, Oxfam warns that millions of people in Africa “are fast being pushed towards severe ...

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Putting Puppies in Jail – Where They Belong

More puppies should be sent to jail. I say this as an animal lover and someone who realizes our prisons are already bursting with inmates. So why crowd prisons further with dogs? Because people both inside and outside of “the ...

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