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Cory Barker

Cory Barker is a summer intern for Earth Eats and senior IU student from Hartford City, Indiana. He is double majoring in journalism and communication and culture with a minor in business.

Recent Posts by Cory Barker

July 28, 2009

Obesity Epidemic 

fat-americans

New Study: Obesity Continues To Fatten Health Care Costs In U.S.

As obesity has been outed as a major cause of rising health care costs, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at a proposal to stop the expanding waistlines and costs.

July 28, 2009

Climate Change 

A forest fire from above.

If You Don’t Believe in Rising Temperatures, Here’s Your Evidence

Just in case there are still some people out there who think that climate change is not a big deal, check out these stories.

July 25, 2009

Recessionomics 

A box of organic veggies.

The Ups and Downs of the Recession And The Food Industry

Surprisingly, organic food sales are still thriving in the midst of the global recession.

July 21, 2009

Alternative Energy 

Wind turbines in a green field.

Alternative Energies, Alternative News: Wind Energy and…Urine?

Recent developments in wind power, and...scientists have recently developed a technology that will convert urine into hydrogen.

July 21, 2009

Green Technology 

the sputnik satellite in a museum

Is Green Technology The New Space Race?

With the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing upon us, Earth Eats' Cory Barker looks at what could be this generation's Apollo program.

July 15, 2009

Controlling The Weather 

A hurricane viewed from NASA's satellite.

Bill Gates Aims To Control The Weather…Really.

Bill Gates is taking on the weather, filing for five patents for technology that could stop hurricanes from forming.

July 14, 2009

Childhood Obesity 

A bowl of yogurt and fruit.

Obesity Epidemic: Kids Eating More Yogurt, Less French Fries

Great news? Studies find that child obesity rates are stabilizing and kids are making healthier food choices.

July 13, 2009

Green Jobs? 

The Tongass National Forest

Jobs vs. Trees — Which Is More Important?

The Obama afministration recently approved the sale of timber in a road-less, Alaskan, national forest. What does this mean for the species that live there?

July 13, 2009

Climate Change 

A melting glacier empying out into a lake.

Climate Change You Can Believe In

The Obama administration has released a report on the effects climate change is having on our world and what all we should be doing to prevent it.

July 8, 2009

Emission Controls 

A private jet on the ground.

Study Suggests Wealthy Could Be Key To Solving The Climate Crisis

Last year half the world's emissions came from just 700 million people. Economists suggest that the wealthiest individuals are most to blame.

July 7, 2009

Alternative Energy 

wind turbines

Wind Power: Why Aren’t We Using More of It?

Wind power seems like an uncomplicated issue, but muddled by politics, money and public opinion, it becomes very complicated. Cory Barker takes a closer look.

July 7, 2009

Food Labeling 

A pile of heirloom tomatoes

The “Organic” Label Again Finds Itself In Hot Water

New research indicates that foods with the "organic" label may not be as pesticide-free as you might hope.

July 3, 2009

Holiday Tips 

fireworks display above new york city skyline

Have A Fun, Safe And Sustainable Fourth Of July

With the Fourth of July holiday weekend upon us, Earth Eats rounds up some of the best tips to keep your parties healthy, safe and fun.

June 30, 2009

Food Safety 

nestle

How Safe Is Our Food? Food Safety Emerges As A Major Issue

Food Safety is growing into a "hot button" issue among consumers and lawmakers. Earth Eats has some resources to help you stay informed.

June 23, 2009

Organic Foods 

organic vegetables

The Recession Can’t Keep Organic-Minded Consumers Down

A recent study showed that despite recent economic hardships, consumers are still dedicated to purchasing organic foods.

June 23, 2009

Movie Review 

mcdonalds sign and a small farm

After Food, Inc.: Will Anything Really Change?

With the Internet buzzing about Food, Inc., Cory Barker wonders what (if anything) will come of its release.

June 22, 2009

Climate Change 

US Capitol Building

Climate Bill Rollercoaster Continues

This week has been full of ebbs and flows if you have been following the important climate bill making its way through Congress.

June 22, 2009

Climate Change 

Gas pump.

Global Carbon Emission Growth Down in 2008, Recession The Cause

A study by Dutch analysts found that the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions dropped dramatically in 2008. So what's the bad news?

May 23, 2009

Food Psychology 

A vegan, chocolate chip cookie.

Chocolate Chip Cookies And Mind Control

What is it about chocolate chip cookies that make us feel so warm inside? There's a whole lot more that goes into producing this comfort food than you think.

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