What’s The Future Of Sunscreen In Florida? Environmentalists And Doctors Burn In Disagreement
After Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed $76 million in continued state funding for Visit Florida in February, the house announced last week plans to fund the agency only through Oct. 1. The Senate, however, proposed $50 million for Visit Florida, but not without a catch: The agency can’t promote any community that bans certain sunscreens. The […]more
Do You know How Spring Cleaning Products can Effect your Health and the Environment?
Toxic chemicals from your spring cleaning products could end up in the water you drink. Cleaning products are crucial for maintaining clean conditions in your home and workplace, but the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports some cleaning products contain chemicals associated with eye, skin, or respiratory irritation and other human health issues. Experts say cleaning […]more
U.S. States Finalize Plan to Reduce Water Usage on the Colorado River
Seven Western U.S. states that rely on the Colorado River for water supplies have reached a consensus on a landmark plan to voluntarily reduce water usage, the Associated Press reported. The new strategy is part of an effort to safeguard the river, which serves 40 million people and irrigates 7,812 square miles of farmland, in […]more
California Seeing a Butterfly Boom After 7 Years of Drought
California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers. According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks […]more
Trump Signs the Reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund
The Land and Water Conservation Fund was permanently reauthorized today following President Donald Trump’s signature on a law that received overwhelming bipartisan in both the House and the Senate. “With this important milestone, our nation is closer than ever to meeting the program’s original intent: to dedicate proceeds from the use of our natural resources […]more
California Touts Desalination, but Take It With a Grain of Salt
Process is drought-resistant way to meet water demands, supporters say Desalination is harmful to environment, costly compared to other sources, according to opponents Slimming down a $17 billion plan to shunt water from Northern California to the arid south has the state considering ways to supplement water needs. Desalination is one of the methods getting […]more
Supreme Court to hear case that could restrict federal water rules
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a major dispute with potentially far-reaching implications for how the federal government protects waterways from pollution. The case, County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, challenges an appeals court’s ruling that pollution discharged into groundwater that later flows into a navigable waterway can constitute a violation of the Clean Water Act. […]more
7 Ways To Travel in an Eco-Friendly Way!
Most of us know about leaving no trace when we visit a place, but there are plenty of ways that tourism can have a negative impact on an ecosystem, especially in areas where those ecosystems live in delicate balance. Being a tourist doesn’t mean that you have to leave a harmful imprint, however, and it […]more
Pollution in Paradise: Is there any hope?
“Located almost in the centre of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii is one of the most isolated, yet populous places on earth. That’s why the majority of environmental issues affecting Hawaii today are related to pressures from increasing human and animal population increasing every year. As the separation between the islands is fairly small and this […]more
New material cleans and splits water
Some of the most useful and versatile materials today are the metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). MOFs are a class of materials demonstrating structural versatility, high porosity, fascinating optical and electronic properties, all of which makes them promising candidates for a variety of applications, including gas capture and separation, sensors, and photocatalysis. Because MOFs are so versatile […]more