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A Use for Zebra Mussels – Making Beaches

Zebra mussels are an invasive species in the U.S. and many other countries. Attempts to control them have proven futile. They’re apparently here to stay for a while, but what use are they? One innovative Lake Michigan resident has an idea – use them to make beaches.

May 17th

Alberta Tar Sands Project

The Alberta Tar Sands Project is in the U.S. news a lot these days. As a U.S. citizen, I’m usually focused on the potential effects of the Keystone XL pipeline contaminating aquifers and soil. This TEDx video shows the effects on Canada. The Alberta Tar Sands is basically just a huge strip mine that goes on as far as the eye can see.

March 2nd

The Real Cost of Flying

What is the real cost of flying? Between the plastic baggies, plastic travel size bottles of sundries, and bottled water (more plastic, which often ends up in the oceans and on our beaches), how much is this costing us as individuals?

January 24th

Sinkhole in Allentown, Pennsylvania

A sinkhole in Allentown, Pennsylvania opened up in the last week of December, taking several houses with it and exposing a broken water main. Experts are undecided as to whether the cavern broke the water main or if the water main broke and caused the sinkhole.

January 10th