Tag Archive: environmental health

Feb 03

Mining for Gold in Poop and E-Waste

Recently, the topic of mining for gold in poop and e-waste caught my eye. For those who have been following my posts, my finding interest in this idea should come as no surprise, as I frequently write about recycling and the environment, since helping to save our Planet Home is one of my passions. Whether …

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Oct 16

Styrofoam, Health and Worms

I’ve written previously about my disdain for plastic and the environmental and health dangers associated with it. I referred to my displeasure as a plastic plague. In that discussion I didn’t focus on any one type of plastic in particular, but this time I am—and the target is #6, specifically Styrofoam (aka, polystyrene). This form …

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Sep 06

Plastic Plague, Fight Back

I’m from a generation when a reference to plastic often brought to mind a moment from The Graduate (1967). In a scene from the movie, a young man (Benjamin) who is searching for his life’s work is being advised by a businessman that the future is in plastics. Fast forward to 2015, when we are …

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Aug 09

Power Walking, Not What You Think

Walking is my favorite mode of transportation. It used to be running, but my joints and I came to an agreement several years ago to transition from that abuse to something less jarring. I take at least one and often two walks a day, rain or shine. That brings me to the topic of power …

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Jul 28

6 Seaweed Secrets

Seaweed has always fascinated me. While other kids were screaming for their moms to get the icky, stringy stuff off their arms and legs at the beach, I was examining it up close, smelling it and collecting different samples to bring home so I could look them up in my encyclopedia. I wanted to discover …

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