What if there was a healthy alternative to mammal- or fowl-meat pet food? So, would you consider feeding bugs to your beloved dog?
As it turns out, insects like crickets are not only a great protein alternative to traditional animal proteins, they’re also a more sustainable choice.
Summer is here and it’s time to spend time outside on the lawn! A soft, green grassy area is the perfect spot to play cornhole, read a book, wrestle with the dog, or play tag with the kids. You’ve worked hard to make sure your lawn is healthy and comfortable. But what happens if you suddenly have an irregular dead patch of grass the color of straw? You may have a bout of Ascochyta Leaf Blight. This fungus can come on quickly! We have some tips to help you control Ascochyta Leaf Blight if you ...
Medical sharps are a biohazardous waste resulting from self-administering injectable medication, conducting a blood test, or managing a medical condition. Although sharps cannot be recycled, it is important to understand how to handle and dispose of this medical waste safely.
Currents caught up with Robin Cook, the regulatory compliance manager for the utilities department of Daytona Beach, Florida, to discuss how these rules inform the daily operations of environmental labs.
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If you're serious about reducing your carbon footprint in all aspects of your life, you've likely taken a close, hard look at the car you drive. But, how much better is a hybrid vehicle, really? Are hybrid cars worth it? We have some arguments for and against hybrid vehicles to take a look at before considering a purchase.
Recycling isn’t the same as it used to be. A few years ago, China accepted much of the world’s plastic, textile, and paper recycling. But in 2018, China tightened restrictions on what it would accept due to the high level of contaminated material sent by the U.S.
Now, it’s time for the United States to take responsibility to recycle these streams of waste domestically in order to impove the “materials security” of the nation.
Climate change is an important global issue that touches all of us. In Ohio, we are seeing warmer winters and stronger storms. Throughout the world, there are melting ice caps and wildfires. NASA itself has a whole division devoted to studying climate change and explaining it to the masses. (Check out their content for some solid science and educational tools!) Authorities tell us that in order to turn this problem around, the human race needs to both reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and d...
For couples in love who also love the planet, there's good news: planning an eco-friendly wedding doesn't require any extra stress or complication—just some forethought. We have a few simple ideas to make your big day a green event. Here are some easy swaps you can make regarding invites, dresses, food, travel, and more.
Outside of the regulated tests in your menu of offerings, your lab can choose to include additional ones for unregulated contaminants. In fact, you may have already received requests from customers for noncompliance water tests. But what's the best way to handle an ask like this? And how do you decide if your lab should take on additional analyses?
Pollination is a pretty basic, yet massively important, concept that we all learned about in elementary school. It’s the birds and bees of making food that uses birds and bees! By not using pesticides and by adding specific plants and features to your yard, you are creating pollinator habitat. Inviting pollinators into your backyard can actually help the world’s food production!
Recycling has evolved dramatically over the decades, and many products that once fell to their fate in landfills can now find a new home through recycling. However, there are still some things you can't recycle curbside. On top of that, there are many items that were once recyclable just a few years ago that can't be recycled anymore.
These facts create plenty of confusion about what happens with our recycling.
You read that right, flowers can hear. If hearing means responding to sound and vibration, that is. As reported in National Geographic, research conducted at Tel Aviv University last year concluded that flowers definitely respond to nearby vibrations.
One water testing lab for a large public utility spoke with Currents to share their most common audit dings in an effort to help other labs learn from their mistakes.
As winter draws closer, those thermometers will continue to drop. In most climates, that means it's time to start heating our homes against the chilly air outside. But how do your methods of home heating affect the environment? Sustainable heating options vary by location, but some home heating methods have a greater impact on the environment than others. Let's do a comparison and discuss ways to reduce your heating needs overall!