Freecycle Means Free Stuff and a Cleaner Environment

Written by Joe Hickman, HaLife.com


Over one million members in almost 3,000 communities worldwide are sharing their unwanted stuff.

Allrepparttar getting and giving is possible through an organization called Freecycle, a grassroots movement of people who give away things for free in their own towns. Each local group is run by a local volunteer moderator. All ofrepparttar 147095 trading is done online. Membership is free. Freecycle is open to individuals and non-profit organizations.

The Freecycle Network was started in 2003 in Tucson, Arizona, to promote waste reduction and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. In just two yearsrepparttar 147096 idea has spread worldwide. The process is quite simple. Go to www.freecycle.org and find a group near you. (If there's not one close, consider starting one yourself.) Then when you want to find a new home for something, just send an e-mail offering it to members of your Freecycle group.

Some groups have restrictions on what you can and cannot post, but most limitations are simply thatrepparttar 147097 item needs to be completely free, legal, and appropriate for all ages. What you offer doesn't matter: computer parts, couch, clothing, an old window, broken car, perfume, whatever. If you have it and don't want it, someone else probably can put it to good use.

If something is posted that you're interested in obtaining, simply respond torepparttar 147098 member's offer. The giver decides who receivesrepparttar 147099 gift and sets up a pickup time for passing onrepparttar 147100 treasure. Sometimes it's as simple as "I'll leave it onrepparttar 147101 front porch of 123 Main St., come by anytime."

Cormorant Overabundance in Wisconsin

Written by Kevin Doberstein


Article intro: Inrepparttar 1970s,repparttar 146908 Cormorant was nearly wiped out from existence when its habitat was loaded with toxic chemicals. With very little control withrepparttar 146909 use of toxic chemicals in that decade. The wildlife environment was being contaminated. The bald eagle was also nearly wiped out from eating contaminated food (fish) during this period.

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Cormorant Overabundance in Wisconsin by Kevin Doberstein Copyright Protected 2005

What is a Cormorant?

The double-crested cormorant is just a bit more than two feet long on average with a wingspan of about four feet. Its color is dark brown to black feathers and has a long hooked bill. The males and females look quite similar. They are a migrating traveler fromrepparttar 146913 Alaskan coast to Mexico. It loves to eat fish. It tends to live in a freshwater habitat.

Inrepparttar 146914 1970s, it was nearly wiped out from existence when its habitat was loaded with toxic chemicals. With very little control withrepparttar 146915 use of toxic chemicals in that decade. The wildlife environment was being contaminated. The bald eagle was also nearly wiped out from eating contaminated food (fish) during this period.

Finally people started to realizerepparttar 146916 fact that dumping these chemicals in mother earth was not a good idea. Now we have to work to clean father sky from acid rain.

Rebounding Cormorant.

Inrepparttar 146917 early 1970s, there were about 130 remaining. Since thenrepparttar 146918 cormorant population exploded to nearly 40,000 pairs!

Withrepparttar 146919 huge increase ofrepparttar 146920 cormorant, fishing sportsmen are saying they are excessively eatingrepparttar 146921 game fish inrepparttar 146922 Green Bay, Wisconsin area waters. Particularlyrepparttar 146923 Yellow Perch. Environmentalists claim that invasive zebra muzzles and white perch are also taking a toll on Yellow Perch. Alsorepparttar 146924 increase of game fish like walleye is consuming their share. Becauserepparttar 146925 cormorant are protected byrepparttar 146926 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal permit had to be obtained in 2004 to try to controlrepparttar 146927 birds inrepparttar 146928 Green Bay area waters. A total of 436 cormorants were killed in 2004. They all had fish in them from eating according torepparttar 146929 officials. (What were they expecting from a fish eating bird, apples or oranges?)

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