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Are Real or Artificial Trees Better for the Environment?

Are Real or Artificial Trees Better for the Environment? By: Katie Pfeifer Real or artificial Christmas trees, which is better for the environment? This question seems to come up every year around the holiday season. There are many factors that go into making an environmentally friendly choice this season depending [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Are Real or Artificial Trees Better for the Environment?

State Stops Plan to Burn PFAS Waste

The state of Vermont changed its mind about sending about 2,500 gallons of the hazardous fire depressant known as PFOA and PFOS to a hazardous waste incinerator, when it discovered that the operator of the plant had been cited for numerous clean air violations. The Heritage Thermal Services incinerator in [...]

Love Canal a Model for Creating Change

Forty years ago, on October 4th, a beautiful child at the age of seven was taken from his family. Why? Because he played in his own backyard. Unknown to anybody, this backyard was contaminated with chemicals. Jon Allen was a special little boy who at the age of seven was [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Love Canal a Model for Creating Change

Solar in the US is Booming!

By: Katie O'Brien Solar in the United States is booming! According to the most recent Solar Market Insight Report by Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), there are more than 58 Gigawatts (GW) of solar currently installed in the US. That’s enough to power over 11 million American homes! The amount [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Solar in the US is Booming!

Periodic Mass Shootings Aren’t The Only Source Of Lead In Schools

By: Sharon Franklin In a November 5, 2018 Katie LaGrone and Matthew Apthorp of ABC Action News Tampa Florida, reported that “most Florida school districts don't test for lead on campus”.  They reported that Florida law requires school officials to protect children’s health and safety, but the law does not [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Periodic Mass Shootings Aren’t The Only Source Of Lead In Schools

Cleaning up PFAS from the environment- and from our drinking water

By : Lauren Maranto The analysis of water quality is a critical to both the environment and our daily lives. Water quality is often measured by the presence or lack of metals, toxins, and nutrients, and allows us to determine how these levels may affect human health. Although in the [...]

By |October 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cleaning up PFAS from the environment- and from our drinking water

Climate Change: The Elephant in the Room

Hurricanes Michael, Florence, Harvey, Sandy, Katrina. Once in 500-year superstorms that are hitting land once every 3 years including twice this year. Deadly wildfires that have devastated parts of California. Torrential rains that have caused massive flooding in parts of Asia. A punishing heat wave that killed dozens in Japan, [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Climate Change: The Elephant in the Room

Many Communities Don’t Have the Complexion for Protection

Charlie Powell in Birmingham, Alabama has waited since 2005 for action from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Instead he gets the run around. Why? Because like so many other communities that we work with they are poor and African American. They have the wrong complexion for real protection. Instead of [...]

By |October 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Many Communities Don’t Have the Complexion for Protection
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