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Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

Drought: Santa Cruz region faces tough decisions as water shortage continues

By Ava Poen, Kirby School, Santa Cruz, Calif.

April 21, 2014

Verticillium wilt is a monster. The pathogen wreaks havoc on strawberries--shriveling stems, yellowing leaves, stunting growth, and damaging plant tissue. Swanton Berry Farm kills this pervasive soil pathogen with a carefully executed five-year crop rotation. Across their five farms, Swanton follows thi...

Ignore dehydration symptoms your own risk

Ignore dehydration symptoms your own risk

By Joe Cramer, Harrisonville (Mo.) HS

February 7, 2014

Imagine enjoying a day of nice weather outside doing activities, after a long cold winter, when all of a sudden you realize you have become thirsty. You shrug it off as nothing, and continue to participate in the fun with your friends. What you may not realize is that your body could be beginning to...

Beverage ban is all wet

By Taylor Wieneke, Civic Memorial High School, Bethalto, Ill.

October 29, 2013

Starting this school year, Civic Memorial students have not been allowed to bring outside drinks into the building or drink beverages in the classroom, a change that could be harmful to students’ health. Many of these students are outraged; some need their coffee to start off the morning before...