For our monthly EcoMyths segment with Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance, today’s myth is: "Global Warming Doesn't Affect Freshwater Fish." The short answer according to EcoMyths: Incorrect, it does. The National Wildlife Federation released a report on the impact of climate change on our nation's fish in rivers, streams, and lakes. We'll talk about the report with Frank Szollosi of the National Wildlife Federation.
A frequently asked questions to EcoMyths Alliance is “do you need to rinse all containers before tossing them into the recycling bin”? To explore this issue, today on our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talked with engineering professor and researcher Eric Masanet, PhD, of Northwestern University.
Reheated frozen chicken nuggets, mushy green beans, and jello have long been staples in many school cafeterias. But the times they are a changin’. Efforts are being made across the U.S. to bring fresh, local foods to kids at school. Today, on Worldview’sEcoMyths segment, Liz Soper of Eco-Schools USA gives the fresh facts.
On our next EcoMyths segment we talk about antibacterial soap. Studies show that using antibacterial soap chemicals like triclosan does not, in fact, get you cleaner and may pose risks to public health and the environment.
We learn about a prison escape and new attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Journalist and author Alfredo Corchado joins us to assess Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto's strategy to combat drugs. Kate Sackman and Dick Co highlight the practicality of solar power.
Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance is back to tell us how technology advances and subsidies can make solar energy a reality in our homes. Also joining Kate for today's EcoMyths segment is Dick Co, managing director of the Solar Fuels Institute and an environmental chemistry professor at Argonne-Northwestern Solar Energy Research Center.
Hard to believe, but true: the average American kid spends an average of seven and a half hours per day using entertainment media on a computer, cell phone, TV, or other electronic device, according to a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.