Happy Earth Day! - Save Energy, Save Money
By Shahir Masri - 4/22/15

Happy Earth Day everyone! This day was inaugurated 45 years ago today, just at the height of what would come to be the environmental...


How much paper does a tree produce?
By Shahir Masri - 7/24/14
Answering this question is not easy because the answer depends on a number of variables, such as the density of the wood...


Conserving Energy for Better Health
By Shahir Masri - 10/10/11
How does flipping on your light switch affect your health?  To answer this, consider the way electricity is...

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​​Obama's Lifesaving Mercury Regulations Are Coming to an End

By Mercer Weis - 7/28/19

After seven years of saving lives from the reduction in mercury pollution, the Trump Administration recently dealt a blow to public health. In 2011, the Obama Administration established...

The Impacts of Marine Plastics
By Shahir Masri - 7/22/13
Ocean contamination by plastic pollution is a growing problem worldwide.  Since plastics don’t biodegrade, they persist and accumulate in large ocean gyres (rotating ocean currents).  As many of these plastics float...

Disappearing Honeybees: What’s Happening and Are We at Risk Too?
By Shahir Masri - 10/9/12
Colony collapse disorder, or CCD, struck the United States during 2006-2007 and other countries soon after.  Characterized by the sudden disappearance of honeybees from their otherwise healthy beehives...

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