Can living by a body of water be beneficial?

Imagine the peaceful sound of a river's waters rushing down a hill. The birds are chirping all around the sky. Deer and other forest creatures rustle around the fallen leaves of the nearby forest. Turtles and otters cozy up to the river's edge. These are some of the things you may experience if you choose [...]

Environmental overload: where can you get involved?

I was always overwhelmed by the idea of environmental issues. I found it nearly impossible to wade through all the technical jargon, politics and constant flood of new dangers and effects. So, I gave up trying to keep track of it all. But I still felt bothered and compelled to do something. But what? I [...]

Down the drain: Where have all the microbeads gone?

I’m sure at one point, all of us owned some kind of product with microbeads in it. I remember walking down the isles of the drugstore and seeing bottle after bottle of face wash filled with those little blue beads that promised softer, clearer skin. But slowly they began disappearing. Throughout the years, concerns related [...]