Currents OnLine: Q: What is the difference between an ecosystem, biomass, and habitat?
Belle Bergner on local ecology.
READ IT HERE • WEB ONLY ARTICLE Q: I’ve read about the chemical Bisphenol A being in some types of plastic. Is Bisphenol A hazardous to our health? What plastics should we avoid? Is this chemical still being put in plastics? A: As with most chemical studies, Bisphenol A safety analyses are done using animals, […]
Q: I heard that walking behind a lawn mower for an hour is like hanging your head behind your car tailpipe for 100 miles. Could this be true? – Nick A: According to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 2006 lawn mower engines contribute 93 times more smog-forming emissions than 2006 cars. Why are lawn […]
Q: Sometimes my dog’s poop gets lost in the snow before I can pick it up – especially when there are several feet of snow in the yard or next to the sidewalk. Is it OK to let this biodegrade into the grass when the snow melts?
Q: You wrote about compact fluorescents previously, but what about the big, long fluorescent lightbulbs? Can we recycle those at our local hazardous waste drop off too?