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The Cuckoo’s Song   

By Aiman Khattak I hear the cuckoo sing, Perched on a branch outside my window, Amidst the noise of rushing highway traffic, Its voice is loud and clear. The cuckoo’s song touches my heart, It is singing to the universe, It is singing to me, It says, ‘I bring hope, I bring peace’. Spring hasContinue reading “The Cuckoo’s Song   “

Nature strikes back?! Birds as Agents/Victims in Malinda Lo’s Adaptation duology (2012-2013)

By Alena Cicholewski Malinda Lo’s young adult novel Adaptation starts with a bang: “The birds plummeted to the tarmac, wings loose and limp. They struck the ground with such force that their bodies smashed into dark slicks on the concrete” (7). This eerie scene foreshadows the catastrophic event that sets the plot of Adaptation intoContinue reading “Nature strikes back?! Birds as Agents/Victims in Malinda Lo’s Adaptation duology (2012-2013)”

The History and Future Promises of Biochar, Terras Pretas, and African Dark Earths Soils

By Catherine Price Biochar is a material that has increasingly attracted scientific attention over recent years. This attention has occurred because biochar acts as a carbon sink, it can act as a soil conditioner, it increases fertility, and can increase the water holding capacity of soil. Biochar is a carbon-rich substance produced by a thermochemicalContinue reading “The History and Future Promises of Biochar, Terras Pretas, and African Dark Earths Soils”

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