By: Jackie Dutkanych Our bodies are exposed to pollution in the air on a day-to-day basis. How is pollution affecting us and could it cause health implications for us later in life? Depending on where you live, you will experience various levels of pollution in their daily life. NCBI has said that 10% of adults … More Is Pollution Making You Age Faster?
By: Jackie Dutkanych According to the World Health Organization, there are 4.2 million deaths worldwide caused by air pollution. More than 90 percent of the world’s population is breathing in unhealthy air on a daily basis. We often hear about how human pollution is affecting Earth, causing climate change and global warming, and how this … More The Effects of Air Pollution on Brain Activity
By: Michael Hallagan Today’s political climate is focused around the extensive damage we as people do to the environment. When I think about this issue, I often wonder if I play a strong enough role in the solution. This contemplation finally brought me to the conclusion that I need to become more actively involved. I … More Cleaning Up Peffer Park
At some point in life, you have probably been introduced to the idea of a carbon footprint. Your carbon footprint is the total amount of carbon dioxide you release day to day by just living. It includes home heating/cooling, transportation, eating habits and more. You may have even been previously asked to calculate your carbon … More Leaving a Positive Mark: “Handprints”
Have you ever stopped to think about what’s in the air we breathe? Sure you’ve got oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, water vapor – anyone with at least one science class under their belt could tell you that – but what else? How about ash, soot, smog, car exhaust, and noxious fumes. Kind of makes you … More S(h)ooting the Breeze
Did you ever have that annoying neighbor growing up? Maybe their dog liked to dig up your lawn, or they liked to play really loud music at night, or throw obnoxious parties. Well, in a lot of ways, the developed countries are like that annoying neighbor to the developing countries when it comes to global … More Opinion: Annoying the Neighbors: Global Warming and the Developing Countries
College students today make up a generation captivated by technology. The leader of this wired youth movement is, of course, the all-powerful smartphone, and other Apple products that surround it. While we’re all mesmerized by games, social media and other wonderful apps a smartphone offers, little thought is ever given to how such a miraculous … More The Real Price of Your Smartphone
Fall 2012 – It is tradition in many indigenous cultures that the men are responsible for the fire and the women are responsible for the water, so its not hard to understand that when that water starts making members of the tribe sick, its the women who begin wondering why and advocating for a solution. … More Lessons in Environmental Leadership