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Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) is a network of international youth engaged in environmental journalism and Education for Sustainable Development. It is coordinated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and operates in more than 25 countries.

Young Reporters, aged between 11 and 21, investigate environmental issues and problems and propose solutions through investigative reporting, photographic or video journalism.

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LL 2nd & YRE 3rd place: Disposable Coffee Cups; the Plastic Bags of Tomorrow

Take a walk outside. Anywhere. I bet that before the day ends, you will see at least one individual drinking a store-bought coffee or beverage, a paper cup in the waste bin or as litter on the ground. In today’s society, coffee can be seen as an everyday necessity that gets most people through their day. According to statistics, 4 billion cups of coffee are consumed in Canada each year! That’s a lot of coffee. However, are we really aware of what this small routine are doing for our environment?
By Lovely Juson on Jun. 05, 2013 - 4 views
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YRE 1st place: Kebdana Forest: 1810 Hectares have become history

The Eastern region takes the lead of fire-affected areas in the year 2012. The most important of these is Kebdana forest-fire which devastated 1810 Hectares to score as the worst disaster in the region. What is the cause for this heavy damage? What are its repercussions on man and environment? Do precautionary measures contribute to limiting the fire spread? These questions and many others are the questions we have put in this report.
By Meriam Marghich, Soumia El Ghoumari, Ghalia Mazouz, Kaoutar Makhoukhi and Imane Ouaali on Jun. 05, 2013 - 4 views
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YRE 1st place: Used Cooking Oils, a Green Solution in the Crisis

Nowadays, that our country is facing its worst economic crisis that tortures its’ population, in combination with the continuous increase of the oil prices and the exhaustion of the natural reserves, the need for solutions that can free us from the need of fuel, is more than ever imperative. We may all place our future hopes into our gas wealth but in the meantime we need other solutions.
By Popi Aresti and Christina Maki on Jun. 05, 2013 - 4 views
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YRE 3rd place: Is there GM food in Montenegro?

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is a living organism artificially created in the laboratory in which the genes of two in nature incompatible species are connected: e.g. fish and tomato, bacteria, viruses and corn, sea cucumber and pepper, man and pig, etc. GMOs are mainly used in agriculture, medicine and pharmacology.
By Mira Bulajić on Jun. 05, 2013 - 4 views
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