10 Oct

Is Biodegradable Plastic Safe for the Earth?


Biodegradable plastic seems earth-safe, and yet it’s been the center of controversy for environmentalists for years. After all, the average consumer hears “biodegradable” and “compostable” and immediately assume that the items are good for the environment. However, biodegradable plastics aren’t all that marketers portray them to be…least of all, actually biodegradable.

12 Dec

How Bad is Plastic, Really?


Plastic is a part of our everyday lives, present in everything from the toys our children play with to the foam cushions on our couches. Chances are good that you likely drink out of a plastic water bottle and rely on the plastic mouse you need to use your computer, and that is why it is so difficult to imagine a world where plastic is not a part of our everyday lives.

18 Sep

A Penguin’s Journey Through Climate Change


We see birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors in our daily lives, but one bird in particular has captured the hearts and minds of humans since the first explorers set sail on the open seas. Penguins, everyone’s favorite tuxedo-clad birds, have a long history of charming everyone lucky enough to encounter them. From their awkward way of walking (okay, waddling) to their enviable parenting methods, penguins are fascinating birds with a storied and interesting history – and a tenuous future.