Living on Lead

The West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana was home to nearly 1,200 people, including 700 children, before residents were told to evacuate due to toxic levels of lead and arsenic in the soil. Residents first started noticing workers spreading mulch over bare spots of soil on their lawn.…

This Is The Plastic Island in the Pacific (Photos)

[caption id="attachment_1200" align="alignright" width="565"] Plastics in our Oceans, Source: IranDaily[/caption] Since the introduction of plastics as a cheap and disposable alternative to metal, wood, and ceramic, the environment has suffered heavily from the influx of waste. Due to the nature of powerful carbon-to-carbon bonding in synthetic polymers, plastics decompose at…

What You Did Not Know About Ecotourism

With summer fast approaching, many people are planning their vacation getaways. To reel in tourists, some countries have turned towards an interesting form of revenue generation, ecotourism, the latest fad in tourism marketing. In fact, "The United Nations World Tourism Organization has declared 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism…

They Eat Plastic For Lunch

For years scientists have been on the search for ways to deal with our burgeoning plastic waste burden. The issue of plastic is that it is not really biodegradable. A single piece of plastic can take hundreds to even thousands of years to biodegrade. Plastics are petroleum products that have…