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“A tree [can] fall on you resulting in instant death!” Day in the life of a lumberjack

“While cutting down the trees […], there is a possibility of a tree falling on you resulting in instant death. Another fear is hunters that use illegal pipe guns to shoot wild animals. Loggers can get shot, so we are always on the lookout for hunters.” Wired868 highlights the day-to-day …

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Dear Editor: Can we afford to continue ignoring global warming?

“Arguments in favour of aggressively mitigating global warming, while supported by the hard data of climate science, is usually co-opted in favour of maintaining economic vitality due to global dependence on hydrocarbon energy sources. “[…] Just this year, countries in Europe and the US saw massive heat waves and wildfires …

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Water, water everywhere but is it safe to drink?

“For years we have heard from environmental experts about the impact of leachate from our landfills and the negative impacts that can have on groundwater. We have only recently heard that our potable (drinking) water may have traces of lead. “Just that idea is frightening since lead is a pervasive environmental …

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