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Facebook Project Wants You To ‘Buy Nothing’ And Ask For What You Need

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Hawaii Officials Send Different Messages For Residents And Tourists About Active Volcano

Hawaii officials continue to warn the public about dangers from the active volcano on the Big Island, including the lava flowing toward a power plant. In the meantime, they are trying to reassure possible visitors that the tourism opportunities have not been affected.

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As The Planet Warms, We’ll Be Having Rice With A Side Of CO2

Scientists find that rice grown under elevated carbon conditions loses substantial amounts of protein, zinc, iron and B vitamins, depending on the variety.

Scientists found that exposing rice to high levels of carbon dioxide causes it to lose valuable nutrients like iron, zinc, and B vitamins. But some varieties are better at resisting than others.

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Asteroid Impact That Wiped Out The Dinosaurs Also Caused Abrupt Global Warming

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The crash of the space rock that slammed into the Yucatan Peninsula also warmed up the Earth’s atmosphere for 100,000 years. And scientists say it’s a cautionary tale for people living today.

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Judge Orders Boy Who Started Oregon Wildfire To Pay $36 Million In Restitution

The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in the Columbia River Gorge east of Portland, Ore., in September. The teenager who threw the firework that started the fire has been ordered to pay $36.6 million to victims who suffered damages.

The judge acknowledged that the boy is unable to pay the full amount. The boy admitted throwing fireworks that started the Eagle Creek Fire, burning nearly 47,000 acres last year.

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Where can I drop off recycling?

Five recycling drop-off centers are available for residents and businesses not serviced by City of Memphis Sold Waste Management.

  • Downtown – Located in the gravel parking area on Mud Island Drive at the North entrance to Mud Island Park.
  • East Memphis – Located on Moore Ed, just south of the Shelby Showplace Arena at the Agricenter International.
  • Midtown – Located on the corner of Cooper and Walker at the First Congregational Church.
  • Southeast – Located at the Hickory Hill Community Center at 3910 Ridgeway.
  • ReCommunity – 3197 Farrisview Blvd., located off American Way just west of Lamar intersection. Place recycling material in carts located just outside the gate.