Electronic waste, nicknamed e-waste, is increasingly becoming a global problem. Electronic waste describes discarded electrical or electronic devices. Often, people buy new electronics, like smart phones, despite ours being fully functional. The average American only keeps a cell phone for 18 months before discarding it. These devices pile up in landfills across the globe and [...]
How to avoid causing the spread of invasive species
Different types of flora and fauna have taken root across Ohio, hurting ecosystems and destroying native species' habitats. Many of these species have caused others to go extinct or endangered them. While there are measures in place to try to counteract the damage they do the method that works best is prevention. A very common [...]
What does the Ohio Sea Grant College Program do?
The Ohio Sea Grant College Program has worked with researchers and educators for over 30 years to protect Lake Erie's environment, as well as the other Great Lakes. Based at The Ohio State University, it is a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which is a network of 33 sea grant programs across [...]
The sea lamprey’s journey from the ocean into the Great Lakes
The "Vampire of the Great Lakes" has remained a dangerous invasive species for more than a century. Sea lamprey, are given their nickname for the way they feed. They latch onto a host fish with their suction cup like mouth and drain it. Sea lampreys originate from the Atlantic Ocean and began to enter the [...]
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