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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.
Last week, we talked about the Seafood Watch program. We’ve always said that a part of our sport – and our passion – is bringing fish to the table, but we need to harvest responsibly. That is true even when we’re not the ones doing the harvesting.
Selecting sustainable seafood for dinner involves many of the same decisions that you would face if you were planning to selectively harvest your catch.
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.
Plastic grocery bags come in Type 2 (high-density polyethylene film – HDPE) and Type 4 (low density or linear-low density polyethylene film – LDPE/LLDPE). Both types can, and should, be recycled. Many supermarkets and larger retailers collect plastic bags for recycling and will have a recycling bin in the lobby. Gather the bags you have […]
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 […]
Our neighbor informed us that she had received a call from her lawn service company asking if they could come out and for the first application of the year. She replied “no,” and indicated that the first application usually didn’t occur until April. When she reported her conversation to us, we added that she had […]
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.
Computers that can no longer calculate. iPods that can’t keep the beat. Walkmen that have taken one too many steps. Televisions that have broadcast their last Late Show. When these items make a hasty departure from our homes, they become electronic waste. It’s a problem.
When we think of invasive species, we think of something dramatic like the snakehead. The name conjures up a sense of the exotic, it almost sounds evil. The snakehead’s appearance, with its depraved, almost angry, grin, reinforces that thought. Invasive species, like the snakehead, can move in and destroy all living beings in their wake […]« Previous Entries