Archive | February, 2015

Millions of Tons of Trash Being Dumped In Oceans

23 Feb

Trash

Millions of tons of plastic trash have been flowing into the world’s oceans each year, and a new study finds that much of it is coming from China and developing economies in Asia. The new study published in the journal Science has estimated that China’s costal population that is filled to the brim with residences […]

Why Planting Tropical Milkweed Is Actually Hurting Monarch Butterflies

12 Feb

Monarch Butterfly

The monarch butterfly is arguably the most recognizable and popular butterfly in the United States. As such, Americans have a special place in their hearts for this orange and black beauty. However, it appears that some Americans, in an attempt to help the monarch thrive, are in fact harming them. Some gardeners, who are concerned […]

Yellowfin Tuna May Become Poisonous as Mercury Levels Rise

6 Feb

Yellowfin Tuna

Seafood lovers have been warned time and time again about the high concentrations of mercury that is found in fish; a rise in methyl mercury levels in tuna and other large fish have been a public health concern for some time. The Food and Drug Administration recommend that young children and pregnant women limit their […]