Tag Archive: Environmental Protection Fund

Jun 06

Try Not to Get Carried Away

The Great Lakes can have powerful currents as dangerous as those in the ocean. Tune in for some “current” events: When you think rip current, you might think the Atlantic Ocean. But rip currents are quite common in the Great Lakes as well. National Weather Service meteorologist Jon Hitchcock says there are a couple conditions necessary to …

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Apr 11

Hard to Tell the Good Guys From the Bad

There are thousands of different types of blue-green algae, and only a few produce harmful toxins. Tell your friends to listen to this: Blue green algae aren’t all bad. After all, there are about 6,000 different species… Boyer: And there are probably only a hundred or so that are known to make toxins that would …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/toxic-contamination/hard-to-tell-the-good-guys-from-the-bad/

Nov 26

Wetlands, Extreme Rain, and Climate Change

Wetlands slow and absorb water, making them critical for flood control as extreme weather becomes more common. Slow down and absorb this: Wetlands were once seen as boggy, buggy swamps with no value. Many were filled in and paved over to make room for new development. William Coon, a hydrologist with the US Geological Survey, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/wetlands-extreme-rain-and-climate-change/

Nov 24

When Teachers Get Hooked on Science

One 7th-grade science teacher is telling his students about the exhilarating week he spent on a research vessel. Get hooked on this: Seventh grade science teacher Scott Krebbeks of central New York says many kids think scientists are always tucked away in labs. But he knows better. Krebbeks and other educators spent a week with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/citizen-science-2/when-teachers-get-hooked-on-science/

Nov 20

Another Clean-Up for Mother Nature

Governments might be phasing out the use of microbeads, but nothing but time will remove the problem from the environment. Phase in to this: Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic most often made of polyethylene. Found in face scrubs and toothpastes, they wash down the drain, slipping through filters into waterways…where they’re eaten by birds …

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