Posts Categorized: Environment

Haereticus Environmental Laboratory: Plastic Bags are Poisonous to Fish

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Plastic bags can be poisonous.   A scientific study published by researchers at Haereticus Environmental Laboratory and the University of Maine shows that a chemical in plastic bags made to U.S. FDA food-grade specifications can leach from the bag into seawater at such high concentrations that it can be deadly to fish.  This chemical, called nonylphenol,… Read more »

ISEIF funds new projects to engage consumers about smart grid and home energy management technology

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Today the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) announced a new cohort of grantees. This marks the fourth cohort that has been funded through the foundation for the purpose of educating and readying consumers to reap the benefits of the smart electric grid, including engagement of energy usage data monitoring, smart energy management technology,… Read more »

MARCO Applauds Fishery Council Move to Protect Deep Sea Corals

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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) applauds the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC) on their recent approval of an amendment to protect deep sea corals from the impacts of fishing gear in the Mid-Atlantic. If approved by the Secretary of Commerce, the amendment will create “deep sea coral protection zones” in areas where… Read more »

Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal Redesign Links Users via Stories, Data, Mapping

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This week, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO) and partners launched a redesign of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal ( – an online toolkit and resource center that helps stakeholders find and visualize ocean use data through mapping. First launched in 2010 to prepare for the regional ocean planning process, the new features… Read more »

G2 Gallery, NWF and National Park Rangers Present: Helping Los Angeles’s Mountain Lions Discussion

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“Helping Los Angeles’s Mountain Lions:  An Update on the Liberty Canyon Crossing”, May 14, 7:00–9:00 PM On May 14, 2015, The G2 Gallery will welcome California Director of the National Wildlife Federation Beth Pratt-Bergstrom and National Parks Service Biologist Jeff Sikich for a fascinating talk on the famous P-22 mountain lion and the future of… Read more »