Tag Archives: pollution

How News is Presented: Food for Thought

The importance of food is crucial to human survival, but the way food is managed today strikes debates on certain practices done to food and what we as a society are constantly consuming. How that news is presented can make all the difference. 1. The video explaining “The Hidden Costs of Hamburgers” was the most […]

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What is fracking pollution denial costing us?

In December of 2011, the EPA released a report confirming that water pollution detected in areas near natural gas extraction sites were indeed caused by hydraulic fracking, the process by which the gas is obtained. According to the ProPublica article describing the report, local water samples were found to contain various synthetic compounds, including Benzene, […]

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Environmental Pollutant Source Locator, Illness Tracker, and Community Builder

Requested Amount: $5,000 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 3 months This locator would reveal the direct public health effects of point source water, air, and soil polluters in the United States. It would be a map-based technology, with auxiliary features that allow for map customization, searching, interacting with other users, and contributing to […]

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One man’s trash is another man’s treasure

It is a truism that material consumption in much of the developed and developing world has gotten out of control. Rampant consumerism and waste, superflous packaging and down-right negligence have created a problem that seems insurmountable. In fact, the world’s largest trash dump is actually a massive floating pile of trash known as the Great […]

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