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.
The Emerald Ash Borer is a wood boring beetle that's killed tens of millions of ash trees in the U.S. and on its way to ruining millions more. Cutting down these trees is just one way to get rid of the pest, but it’s not enough. Jerome and Kate Sackman from EcoMyths Alliance talk with two experts about other options and the tree's significance to Chicago.