“it’s not politics, it’s parenting,” Michelle Obama
We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet.
Can the chemicals that plants and trees give off be good for your health? Yes, say forest bathers, who are immersing themselves in nature to combat stress.
Website with useful info about microbeads and how you can reduce your impact on the earth. http://www.beatthemicrobead.org
Early last month the controversial pipeline leaked roughly 84 gallons of crude oil in South Dakota.
The spill occurred at a rural pump station and didn’t pose a threat to the public’s drinking water, local authorities said.
The spill is sure to give more ammo to the vocal critics of Dakota Access, a 1,172-mile long pipeline. Its construction has been strongly opposed by Native Americansand environmentalists. Despite protests, in January the Trump administration advanced the $3.7 billion pipeline in an effort to create jobs and enhance America’s energy security.
Would you be happier with more money? Only up to a point, and that threshold depends on where you live, shows new research provided by Gallup to TIME. In Atlanta, happiness peaks among people making about $42,000 a year—the lowest price tag on happiness among cities analyzed.
Americans eat a lot of foods that are deemed unsafe or outright banned in other countries. Here are five ingredients and foods other countries have put their foot down on.