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Global Warming
Jan 13,2009

I am an 8th Grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School and have written to address the public's hysteria over the global warming theory and its affect on the earth. It has not been proven and therefore we can not build up a fear of what we know to be a natural cycle. Throughout time, the earth has gone through cycles that transition between warming and cooling periods. We should take steps to improve, not harm, our environment, but we should not think the earth is dying because of global warming.

Recycling Paper
Jan 13,2009

Hi, I’m Sean Goad and I’m writing about how recycling paper more can save a lot more trees. Americans use 50 million tons of paper each year. It takes more than 17 trees to make one ton of paper. If everyone in the U.S. recycled their Sunday newspaper, half a million trees would be spared weekly. Some ways of recycling in your house are:

Jan 13,2009

My name is Brandon Steuerwald and I go to Carl Sandburg Middle School. I did some research about conserving water. The earth only has 1% of fresh water, the rest of the water in the world is either frozen or is salty. If you turn off the water everyday when brushing your teeth, you can save up to 10 gallons of water. If you buy a low flowing shower head in each of your bathrooms,

Climate Change
Jan 13,2009

Dear Editor, My name is Maddy Bolger, and I am an eighth grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Recently we have started a unit on climate change. There has been a lot of discussion about the issue of global warming. Some people believe it'ss mainly man's fault. I and other people believe that the planet is warming up naturally, but humankind is speeding up the process.

Water Crisis
Jan 13,2009

The average amount of water that American’s use outside per year is over 66,175. Each person per household uses about 70 gallons of water per day. We can reduce these large numbers with a few easy tricks, which in turn will help our suffering environment. A faucet dripping once per second will waste 3,000 gallons per year, so make sure you turn off that dripping faucet.

Jan 13,2009

I am a student a Carl Sandburg Middle School. Starting off the New Year of 2009, our science is beginning the unit of Investigating Energy and Its Transformations. Many students of our school have strong opinions about whether global warming is a natural cause. Other students, including me,

global warming
Jan 12,2009

Hi my name is Brian Smith and I am an eight grader at Carl Sandburg Middle School. I believe that Americans are accelerating the global warming in our earth by using too much energy. Even though America only has five percent of the world’s population, we consume 26 percent of the world’s energy. America is ranked second in the world when it comes to consuming energy.

The environment
Jan 12,2009

I am a student in the eighth grade at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Two words in today's society seem to cause a lot of commotion. Climate Change. Some say it's us, some says it's just a natural cycle. I personally think it is both. Yes the earth has patterns, and maybe we haven't been around long enough to have seen this happen before. But there has to be some reason why the changes are starting again, why now?

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