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Are we at risk from wearing clothing with detectable amounts of PFASs or phthalates?

20 Aug 2021

Much ink has recently been spilled about our environment, and potentially our bodies, being contaminated by some of the estimated 60,000 chemicals being industrially produced today. That ink itself...

Mama Seals Are Asking; “Where’s my Ice?”

30 Jul 2021

The Gulf of St Lawrence is a large area of saltwater and is connected to the Atlantic Ocean by the Cabot Strait in the southeast and the Strait of Belle-Isle to the north. Surrounded by land masses...

Decline in Rush-Hour Traffic a Boon for Health

9 Jul 2021

This article was originally published in the Montreal Gazette...

Convergence: How Climate Change Brought Two Women Artists Together

30 Apr 2021

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, 30, is a native of the Marshall Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. This country of ~53,000 people is spread out over 1,159 islands with most of the population on 29 coral...

What exactly is “Green Chemistry?”

30 Apr 2021

In 1942 nylon went to war. American paratroopers dropped from the sky with nylon parachutes and hunkered down in nylon tents. Soldiers on leave hoped to seduce European women with gifts of nylon...

The Anti-Vaccine Propaganda of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

16 Apr 2021

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., does not want you to think of him as an anti-vaxxer. I have yet to meet an anti-vaxxer—someone who spreads misinformation about all vaccines being harmful—who is comfortable...

Human-Guided Evolution Closer Than You Think

23 Mar 2021

We tend to fixate on the drastic changes caused by evolution over huge timescales. It’s easy to ignore the small variations between generations that add together over time to form the big...

Should I Attach a Bell to My Cat’s Collar?

26 Sep 2019

​Reprinted with the permission of Animal Wellness Magazine.  Consider these pros and cons before attaching a bell to your cat’s collar.

Under The Microscope: Pollen

11 Mar 2019

Grains of pollen actually produce the male gametes (sperm cells) of flowering plants. They become dehydrated to better allow themselves to be carried on by wind, water and animals to other plants...

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