Posted on February 28, 2013 by Envirothink
The proliferation of drug residue in our waterways has become an increasingly challenging health hazard, one that until now has seen no large scale solution, other than educating the public to dispose of unused medications properly.
Filed under: Breaking news, Health concerns | Tagged: algae, drugs, drugs in our water, ecosystems, environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, membrane distillation, pharmaceuticals, science, technology, wastewater, waterways | 1 Comment »
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Envirothink
It’s the first of its kind in the world. A short but graphic TV ad is airing in western Australia. It exposes the public to the 2012 Séralini research study, published in the US science journal Food and Chemical Toxicology,. This important study links consumption of Genetically Modified (GM) food to cancer, liver and kidney damage. This raises serious questions about the Barnett Government’s promotion of GM farming in Western Australia.
Filed under: Food Safety, Health concerns | Tagged: Australia, cancer, genetically modified, GMO, health, Safe Food Foundation, safety, Séralini, science | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 26, 2013 by Envirothink
Not all juice drinks are created equal. Many contain chemical additives and high sugar and calorie content. I recently discovered in my local supermarket a great healthy alternative called Sparkling Ice.
This combination of lightly carbonated mountain spring water and fruit juice offers refreshing great taste. Certified kosher, these delicious juice drinks contain antioxidants and natural flavors including green tea extract. They have no caffeine, no sodium and zero calories.
To learn more about this healthy juice line with its many delicious flavors, see http://bit.ly/13fI2Nn.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: antioxidants, chemical additives, green tea, healthy, juice, kosher, natural flavors, Sparkling Ice | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 25, 2013 by Envirothink
I’ve written a number of articles about plastic waste and about innovative companies that are working to torn it into useful new products. I just saw this video about a company in India, Daman Ganga, whose recycling process is creating super useful products that specializes in recycling of “difficult to recycle” packaging products.
Filed under: Recycling | Tagged: daman ganga, environment, landfills, packaging, plastic, recycling, waste | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 22, 2013 by Envirothink
A report released today says that the bald eagle that was recently rescued from a Rhodes Island landfill was shot in the head. According to clinic director Jennifer Brooks, a CT-scan of the young eagle convalescing at the Wildlife Rehabilitator Association center has revealed that the pellet is lodged in the right side of the eagle’s brain.
Filed under: Breaking news, Uncategorized | Tagged: bald eagle, gunshot, landfill, lead poisoning, W, Wildlife Rehabilitator Association | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 21, 2013 by Envirothink
I’ve written a number of articles about the shortfalls and risks of compact fluorescent light bulbs. These include that CFL’s are expensive and, unless you’re willing to spend beaucoup bucks, they won’t deliver the kind of higher wattage we’ve come to expect from incandescents. Another concern is that CFL’s contain mercury, a highly toxic substance in itself, and if a bulb breaks, this poses a real hazard.
Filed under: Health concerns | Tagged: cancer, CFL, cfl bulbs, compact fluorescent light bulbs, incandescent, LED, mercury, SWITCH Lighting, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on February 19, 2013 by Envirothink
I recently was interviewed by Diane Brandon, who hosts an online radio show on BlogTalkRadio. Ms. Brnadon asked some great questions, including what is an eco-innovation and what does the term “green” really encompass.
We discussed a wide variety of green products that I’ve tested and written about and the impact they have for consumers. It’s a delightful and informative program that can be really useful to help expand your knowledge about what really is and isn’t green and how to know the difference.
Click here to listen to the entire interview. Due to technical difficulties (telephone-related), after the introduction you’ll want to fast forward to around 5:45 minutes into it. Skype definitely saved the day!
Enjoy and let me hear from you afterwards!
Filed under: Fun and Educational too | Tagged: Diane Brandon, eco-innovation, green, green products, radio | Leave a comment »