Arlette Ottow

Paper Replacing plastic

A unique manufacturing method for reinforcing paper packaging could mean new opportunities for the forestry industry. Researchers at Mid Sweden University’s FSCN research center have succeeded in devising a stronger, more moisture-resistant paper, with reduced energy consumption as an added bonus. It is now hoped that this paper can soon replace plastic in several areas.

Breaking the Wall

Donald Trump made his case for the US to expand its wall on the southern border.
The US president blamed criminal gangs and “vast quantities of illegal drugs” for “thousands of deaths”, described the situation at the border with Mexico as a humanitarian crisis and argued that the current immigration system allows “vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs” to prey on immigrants, especially women and children.

Student Internship Challenges

In searching for summer internships in the United States, international students face a number of barriers that domestic students don’t have to worry about.
According to a report by Career Services, just over half of international students in the College of Arts and Sciences had summer internships in the United States in 2014, versus 49 percent that reported having internships outside the U.S. 85 percent of U.S. internships taken by College international students were located on the East coast, especially in New York and Pennsylvania. Outside the U.S., just over half of all international internships were located in Asia, with India and China ranking at the top of the list.

Why should We Eat Organic ?

Organic foods are foods produced by methods that comply with the standards of organic farming. Standards vary worldwide; however, organic farming in general, features practices that strive to foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance and conserve biodiversity. Organizations regulating organic products may choose to restrict the use of certain pesticides and fertilizers in farming. In general, organic foods are also usually not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.

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