Archive for October, 2014

Why Aquaponics?

10.27.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Aquaponics is a way to environmentally produce plants and small aquatic animals. They live in a symbiotic environment where the nutrients from the fish help the plants to grow and vise verse. There are many different varieties of aquaponic systems that one can create consisting of different types of food, different sizes and complexity. Normally, ...

Sustainability

10.27.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

25 Simple Ways to be Sustainable: 1. Take shorter showers. 2. Turn off the water when you brush your teeth. 3. Wash your laundry in cold water. 4. Use a reusable water bottle. 5. Use a reusable to-go container. 6. Use a reusable mug. 7. Turn off the lights and use natural light (sunlight) when ...

Climate Changes Taking away Homes

10.22.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

People around the world have begun to realize that the world’s climate change is creating a big problem for more species than could be imagined. More and more evidence of the negative affects of this increasing temperature are being found in the North and South poles where ice is melting. The Chukchi Sea near Alaska is home to ...

Climate Change Causes Impact on Various Seasons

10.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

After attending the Peoples Climate March in New York City, I have been extremely interested with learning more about the effects of climate change on the planet. I found an article from Science Daily that discussed how climate change alters the ecological impacts of seasons. People seem to assume that highly populated coastal areas will ...

Improving Cities for the Environment

10.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

Cities can be one of the most damaging factors to the environment. With a few changes to the way we insulate the buildings, use transportation, and design the city can easily reduce our carbon footprint. Some simple projects that could cut down the carbon footprint of a building would be painting the roofs of buildings white ...

Save The White Rhinos or Say Goodbye

10.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

In 2009 there were eight Northern White Rhinoceros existing in the world. Leading up to this time the species had suffered greatly from human actions, i.e. poaching, as well as environmental changes. “The northern white rhinoceros is a ‘victim of evolution,’ Lewis added—it was a remnant population cut off from the southern white rhinoceros by ...

Antiobiotics and Fish

10.21.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

This article was about how human resistance to antiobiotics is beginning to pose a major threat to society. Researchers at the Arizona State University Biodesign Institute have found traces of antiobiotics in the six most eaten sea creatures in the world. These are shrimp, catfish, salmon, tilapia, and swai. “On September 18, President Obama proposed ...

Algae for Fuel

10.19.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

The use of biomass for fuel is nothing new. The most common application of this is the use of corn to make ethanol. An even better alternative that could save land, water, energy, and reduce waste is the use of algae for fuel. Algae is able to be grown in large amounts with limited space ...

Pure Life or Pure Profit?

10.16.2014 · Posted in Uncategorized

After watching The Story of Stuff online for Eco Reps, I now receive e-mails from the website every couple of weeks. These e-mails spread news about sustainabilty related issues and how we can take action in the fight. Most recently I received an e-mail detailing Nestlé’s push to privatize and gain larger control of public water resources. ...