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Amanda Proscia

STORYTELLER

Location icon United States of America

Journalist specializing in multimedia content creation
Ice pop enthusiast and wannabe mermaid. I lead a whimsical life.

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Great Lakes Echo
Untapped: When your only potable water comes in a bottle

The view from the driveway is surprisingly normal: there is snow on the ground, the neighbors' children are playing basketball in the street and the landscaping is meticulously manicured. Inside, family pictures adorn the walls, a television hangs above the fireplace and several houseplants complement the d├ęcor.

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Marketing at an arm's length

Pop artist Andy Warhol once said, "In the future everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes." It's been more than 50 years since the consumer-culture enthusiast predicted short-lived celebrity for the masses and it appears as though the future is now -- in a world of social media, viral videos and selfies, everyone...

Focus on First World
Social Eating

Let them tweet cake: Bonding through food via social media Twitter users' #FirstWorldProblems regularly involve food. Food is a culinary thread that connects all human beings. Social media users have embraced foodie culture and created their own online community. By Amanda Proscia The #FirstWorldProblems of Twitter users center around food.

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Born (horn) free: Minnesota lab stops them before they grow

By Amanda Proscia A Minnesota genetics lab is tweaking cow DNA to produce hornless cattle - a development that supporters say could improve cow well-being in the dairy industry. Recombinetics, a biotech lab in St. Paul, Minn., uses gene editing to modify traditional dairy cattle DNA so that the animals never grow horns.

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Air near chemical plant remains polluted long after it closed

The air near a mid-Michigan chemical plant that was closed for cleanup nearly 40 years ago because it threatened the environment remains contaminated with chemicals even today, according to a recent Indiana University study. The study, published Sept. 11 in Environmental Science and Technology, concludes that people living within six miles of the 54-acre former site of the Velsicol Chemical Co.

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Disposable Humans

Societal implications of a throwaway culture Today's hyper-consuming culture has an impact on more than the environment. Although the one-use products consumed in this culture may enhance daily lives, many members of society view fellow human beings with the same disposable attitude. By Amanda Proscia The product-related #FirstWorldProblems tweets reflect a society that expects items...

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