“You might think it’s harmless to flush something down the toilet, rinse something down the sink, thinking you’re never going to see it again,” Jeremy Canfield, forensic science research technician at Bowling Green State University, said. Actually, every discarded tablet, every leftover cup of coffee and every flush of the toilet is just the start of the journey for certain compounds.
Foragers are having a social media resurgence. But foraging is an ancient practice whose purpose has evolved over time, and such changes demand new approaches and considerations in a modern context. Learn about how foraging impacts the environment and mushrooms that grow in Ohio.
Rats! Whether categorized as rodents, wildlife, vermin or pests, they have a profound impact on human populations in big cities — affecting wide-ranging aspects of residents’ lives from food to psychology to safety. In Chicago, which has been ranked the rattiest city in the United States for eight years by pest control company Orkin, experts are finding new solutions to educate about and hopefully eradicate the invasive species known as the sewer rat.
In 1900, the Chicago River was reversed to protect the city from disease and water pollution. Today, this decision poses questions to a city that faces unprecedented climate conditions and irreversible changes in the ecosystem.
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