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    Driverless cars

    In the article "Are Driverless cars a good idea? (Upfront, April 21, 2020) I learned that driverless cars can be a good idea because automation can help reduce crashes inroads. This can be beneficial to many people that need...

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  • Dear Geraldine,

    I am surprised by your post “Women’s right to vote” because women should have the right to vote. And because women ad men are humans and should have the same rights as men. Women deserve the same rights because women fight so much to have the same rights. 

    One sentence that stood out to me was “Women took so long…Read More

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    Climate Emergency

    In the article "A Climate Emergency" (Upfront, May 16, 2022 subscription needed) I learned that a major new report on climate change, released a month earlier, finds that nations need to move away from using fossil fuels much faster...

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    Reduce the use of plastic straws

    In the article, "Should plastic straws be banned?" (Upfront, May 13, 2019 subscription required), I learned that many people throw away millions of plastic straws every day. A lot of that plastic ends up in the ocean and ...

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    • While yes, I agree that single-use straws are inefficient and that reusable straws are objectively better for the environment, consider that it is more than just straws. All types of single-use plastic break down into microplastics polluting our one and only earth. I think we should all move towards bringing our own utensils to places that typically use single-use plastics. It is also simply the more responsible thing to do.

    • Dear Patricia, I was very intrigued by your post “Reduce the use of plastic straws” because I very much agree that the use of straws should be slowed by restaurants, stores, etc, or even just have a reusable one.

      One sentence that stood out to me was “only nine percent of plastic is actually ever recycled”. this stood out to me because we here think that with the little we recycle were doing something good but that’s false, only a very little amount ever does get recycled. meaning we should slow the use of plastic.

      Thank you for writing, I cant wait to hear about what you have to write about next because this post was outstanding, and very easy for me to understand what the main point was.

    • Dear, Patricia, I agreed so much with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” because straws are very replaceable we should buy eco-friendly straws were they are made from bamboo, glass, silicone, and stainless were it can be reuseable help prevent plastic in our oceans and prevent any animal, especially the ocean. To help protect not only our animals but our environment.

      One sentence that stood out to me was “Plastic straws are so dangerous and we should not use them.” This stood out to me because it is very true I feel like we should be staying away from plastic because it affects the environment where is not only in the ocean but everywhere.

      Question: As people, we are the most responsible we should do better where should discontinue straws and people stop getting straws because clearly, we don’t know how to touse them after.

      Thank you for writing, this post was straightforward I understand what the main point was, this post was very outstanding, and good information that everyone should know of.

    • Dear, Patricia

      I can agree with your post, “Reduce the use of Plastic straws” since straws are a danger to our ocean and we wanna protect it by using less plastic and more Eco-friendly straws that can make our ocean a better place as it will not only help sea life but our environment.

      One sentence that stood out the most to me the most was “Plastic straws can easily be swept into the ocean and break down into microplastic particles. It’s scary how this also affects the water we all drink” this stood out the most because this detail lets us know the dangers of plastic as they bring many issues to our environment.

      Quesion: What would we need to do to make plastic reduce in use is to have limits where plastic should be at as for the cities in the bay area it should be more limited to plastic compared to other towns or cities nowhere near the ocean.

      Thank you for writing his post about this issue “Reduce the use of plastic straws” as it made me learn a lot of what changes we could do to make our world a different place.

    • dear patricia

      I agree with your post Reduce the use of plastic straws since it is a good idea for society and the environment and not do more harm to marine animal.

      one sente what a like is many people throw away millions of plastic straws every day. A lot of that plastic ends up in the ocean and is harmful to the marine animals. Millions of marine animals die each year from plastic waste.

      Thank you for writing this post and so maybe you can get them to see that the use of plastic is bad since it gets too contaminated and as you said too many animals die from this cause.

      orlando

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    Dear Diana, 

    I am surprised by your post “Nutrition Impacts” because eating too much food can have a lot of consequences. This is dangerous at the same time because of how a lot of fast food can affect. 

    One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was “ The effects of unhealthy food can bring no forever great condition”. This st…Read More

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