Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Environmental Science - The Plant that Bleeds like Beef

Impossible Foods is working on a burger made from a plant. A veggie burger that bleeds and sizzle just like real ground beef!
You can read the NPR story here:Silicon Valley's Bloody Plant Burger Smells, Tastes And Sizzles Like Meat
or you can just visit the Impossible Foods website.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Microbeads in Cosmetics: The New Water pollution.
That $20 avocado and mango facial scrub with microbeads are a danger to the ocean, life and human. Most beauty product that exfoliate have little tiny round balls of plastic called microbeads. These beads wash down the drain after bathing and are NOT removed from waste water at the local treatment plant. The beads eventually enter the rivers and ocean on our planet. Sometime these beads are mistaken as food by fish and other wildlife.

You can read about it here: Toxic Timebomb: Here's the science that explains why microbeads are a disaster

Of course, This is not the only place microbeads show up. Try your toothpaste...

Why dentists are speaking out about the plastic beads in your toothpaste

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Environmental Science: Flint's Water Crisis

Flint's Water Crisis OR How public decisions affect you!

Flint's water has been toxic for some time now due to a budget decision made over a year ago. You can see the CNN story here:

How Tap Water Became Toxic in Flint, Michigan

You may find the NPR stories helpful as well. Give them a listen if you want.

High Lead Levels in Michigan Kids After City Switches Water Source

and this one:

Who's to Blame for Flint's Water Problem