Don’t Get Sick at the Beach– National Resources Defense Council’s guide to beach health and wellness.
We are one step closer to printing solar panels as easily as newspaper. “In a nutshell, we can print solar panels just as we print newspapers, which is a large scale and cheap way to put a photovoltaic technology in the hands of everyone on the planet.”
Schools in New York are composting their food waste. Why aren’t we? New York City’s school composting program, kicked off just two years ago by parents on the Upper West Side, is now in 230 school buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island, and is expected to more than double in size and reach all five boroughs in the fall, with an ultimate goal of encompassing all 1,300-plus school buildings.
8 Things You Hate About Summer Are Getting Worse, due to climate change. Allergies, poison ivy and heatwaves are just a few of them. A report released in late June by a bipartisan committee of U.S. political and business leaders warned that climate change over the next century threatens extensive property damage from catastrophic flooding and sea-level rise, dangerous heat waves, and severe disruption of agriculture in the American corn belt and Southeast.
The ASPCA reminds us to keep special care of our companion animals during the summer holidays. Cats and dogs often cannot handle the loud noises of fireworks, get panicked and run off. Make sure you do the following to keep your animals safe: Keep them inside, perhaps confined to one room (but not alone!) during fireworks; ensure that they have on their collars and identification tags up to date (more pets are lost on 4th of July than any other day of the year), keep them on their regular diet and stay well hydrated during the hot weather.