What Are Microplastics? A Solutions Guide

What Are Microplastics? A Solutions Guide

Sometimes tiny things cause big problems. Deadly viruses are one example. Miniscule synthetic particles that don’t decompose, kill marine life, and make people sick is another. One of the differences between...

September 18, 2019
Is Tuna Good for You?

Is Tuna Good for You?

The answer is: no. And it’s not good for other people or other species either.Humans have been eating tuna for a long time. According to the journal New Scientist, people have been deep sea fishing for tuna...

August 21, 2019
Patagonia Vows to Be Carbon Neutral by 2025

Patagonia Vows to Be Carbon Neutral by 2025

A trailblazer in how to run an ecologically conscious company, Patagonia has just committed to even stronger environmental-protection initiatives. The company has vowed to be carbon neutral by the year 2025, they...

June 23, 2019
Happy Birthday, Edward Abbey

Happy Birthday, Edward Abbey

Today is Edward Abbey’s birthday. For those of you who haven’t read any of his books, he is probably most known for The Monkey Wrench Gang, which was published in 1975.The Monkey Wrench Gang centers around...

January 29, 2019
Mutant Plastic-Eating Enzyme Is Discovered

Mutant Plastic-Eating Enzyme Is Discovered

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) have unwittingly engineered a mutant enzyme that can super-charge the breakdown of PET plastic...

April 16, 2018
My Biogeography Professor Hero, Dr. Treichel

My Biogeography Professor Hero, Dr. Treichel

When I was an environmental studies major at San Francisco State, I had a biogeography professor named Dr. George Treichel. He had a few distinct characteristics, for which his students loved him. He had been a game...

January 28, 2017
Guided by the Bees in My Backyard

Guided by the Bees in My Backyard

Spring is here in Pacifica and I thought it would be a good use of my time to take a break from UniGuide and go out to the backyard and see what's going on. I was happy to see lots of bees buzzing around the Pride...

January 25, 2017

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