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Growth hormones in animal wastes present an emerging risk to aquatic environments. Given the trend in agriculture toward concentrated animal feeding operations and the extensive volume of waste generated, the risk for environmental impact is great.
The issue of “food-miles”, a rough measure of how far food travels between its production location and the final consumer, has been a consistent fixture in the debate on food sustainability. There are more variables that contribute to the overall footprint of food, though.
We’ve tried two recycling apps recently… iRecycle allows you to search for recycling venues based on category. It has a surprisingly Windows 8-like interface that allows you to search based on type such as Automotive, Batteries, Construction, Electronics, Garden, Glass, Hazardous, Household, Metal, Paint, Paper, and Plastic. You can search within categories, for example, I could […]
It goes without saying that oil and water don’t mix. There was a time when the accepted practice was to walk down the street and dump spent oil down the storm sewer. Fortunately, those days are long gone. There are few people who would even entertain such a thought.
Even when the water is low, anglers, such as Steve Masters, like to fish. Masters notes “exploring your favorite lake during low water periods will eliminate a lot of unproductive water and will show you promising fishing areas that you never knew existed.”« Previous Entries