Archive for December, 2013

Bottled Water

12.09.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

—The bottled water in the U.S. is an —11 billion-dollar industry. Bottled water companies are able to make profit on something that is available to almost everyone. How did it get this way? Bottled water was not popular until the late 1980’s/early 1990’s. The main strategy that these companies used to get people to buy their water ...

Hurricanes

12.06.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricanes are giant, spiraling tropical storms that draw heat from warm, moist ocean air and release it through condensation of water vapor in thunderstorms. Hurricanes are usually found within the hurricane season usually spanning from May 15th to November 30th. To track and predict a hurricane, meteorologists use satellite and radar technology. —Since hurricanes need evaporated ...

The social impacts of mercury exposure

12.04.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Mercury exposure is a growing issue because of the harmful affects it can have on our health. For one if there is a sufficient amount of mercury exposure the individual may experience some kind of birth defects and nervous system damage.  How do we become poisoned by mercury? The main cause of mercury exposure is ...

Air Pollution: A Growing Blanket of Smog

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Air pollution has been a prevalent problem dating back to the Romans. Scientists have discovered gases trapped in ice cores that are believed to be from this time period. The increasing pollution from power plants, trucks, cars and even forest fires to name a few pollutants is depleting our fresh air and causing many problems. ...

Climate Change in the Arctic

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

Climate change in the Arctic is very real and is becoming a huge problem for not just the animals living there, but for people all over the Earth.  The rising temperatures are causing glaciers, sea ice and permafrost to melt causing there to be a significant rise in sea levels.  Animals such as Polar Bears, ...

e-waste

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

E-waste is another term for electronics nearing the end of their useful life. What most people don’t know is that these electronics can all be reused, refurbished and recycled. Approximately 20-50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated each year, and this is becoming a serious problem. The e-waste contain toxic materials including mercury, lead, cadmium, ...

Food Deserts

12.03.2013 · Posted in Uncategorized

For this project I focused on food deserts. Food Deserts are areas where communities lack access sources to affordable and nutritious foods that are necessary for maintaining a healthy diet. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service it’s estimated that 23.5 million people live in food deserts and more than one half of those people ...