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Alex Lin, Teenage Activist

Alex Lin, Teenage Activist
He's overseen the recycling of 300,000 pounds of e-waste. He's successfully lobbied the Rhode Island state legislature to ban the dumping of electronics. He's used refurbished computers to create media centers in developing countries like Cameroon and Sri Lanka to foster computer literacy. He’s Alex Lin and he’s just 16 years old. “I don’t see anything uncommon in it,” says Lin, a high school senior from Westerly, Rhode Island. Lin’s catalytic moment came in 2004 when he chanced upon a Wall Street Journal article. E-waste, or electronics garbage, is the fastest growing section of the U.S. trash stream. While there is no federal law banning e-waste, 20 states have passed legislation mandating statewide e-waste recycling. If only the states with e-waste laws in their 2010 legislative pipeline—Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, and Utah, to name a few—had an Alex Lin at their disposal. Alex Lin, third from right, has taken e-waste matters into his own hands. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Difference Between Toxic and Hazardous | Difference Between What is the difference between toxic and hazardous? Both words are adjectives to mean something that might cause a person harm. We are often advised to stay away from things that are called ‘toxic’ or ‘hazardous’. ‘Toxic’ is generally used as an adjective to show that something contains or is a harmful or poisonous substance. ‘Toxic’ also has a figurative or metaphorical usage that is very common in English. ‘Hazardous’ is the adjective form of ‘hazard’. Whether to use ‘toxic’ or ‘hazardous’ depends on the substance or material you are describing. Related : If you like this article or our site.

Alex Lin - Turning E-Waste Into E-Treasure Alex Lin was a boy who was just reading the newspaper one day. He read an article about something called e-waste. He learned that it is the waste generated as people upgrade electronic devices. When people are done with things like computers, phones, mp3 players, etc. and throw them away, that’s e-waste. He also learned that e-waste is dangerous to the environment. To help stop e-waste, Alex got help from his community service group, the Westerly Innovations Network (WIN). Additional Resources: Here is an article about Alex and his efforts.Here is an interview with Alex.Click here for more InspireMyKids stories about the environment.Find great books in our store, like Acting for Nature, about how children can help the environment.This video is about recycling e-waste. Topics for Discussion: Think about all the electronics families have. Take Action: Talk to family and friends about the danger of e-waste and tell them to recycle their old electronics! Teacher Features:

Polar Bears and Climate Change Floods. Droughts. Heat waves. Massive storms. In fact, if our chief scientist, Dr. "Events like these will continue to increase in number and severity as the world continues to warm." What's causing climate change? What's causing climate change? Greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere act like a blanket that keeps the earth warm. Other factors such as deforestation have added to the problem. Do scientists agree about climate change? The laws of physics dictate that the world will grow warmer and warmer as greenhouse gas concentrations rise. Are scientists still debating climate change? The important point to remember is that natural fluctuations in the climate system will continue with global warming, but the baseline will climb higher and higher. And once we cross those thresholds, it will be bad news not only for polar bears—but countless other species, including humans. How are polar bears affected by climate change? What can be done? Humans have caused this problem, humans can fix it.

Where Toxic Waste Comes From and Its Dangerous Effects Hazardous wastes are poisonous byproducts of manufacturing, farming, city septic systems, construction, automotive garages, laboratories, hospitals, and other industries. The waste may be liquid, solid, or sludge and contain chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, dangerous pathogens, or other toxins. Even households generate hazardous waste from items such as batteries, used computer equipment, and leftover paints or pesticides. The waste can harm humans, animals, and plants if they encounter these toxins buried in the ground, in stream runoff, in groundwater that supplies drinking water, or in floodwaters, as happened after Hurricane Katrina. The rules surrounding hazardous waste are overseen in the U.S. by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as state departments of environmental protection. Toxic Waste in Practice A common hazardous waste facility is one that stores the waste in sealed containers in the ground. EPA began regulating hazardous waste in 1976.

Teenage girl is dogs best friend | NZNews While most teenage girls are busy doing their nails and downloading the latest music, Faye Carey is helping re-home dozens of abandoned dogs. The 16-year-old Waikato teen volunteers with her local branch of Animal Control, giving abandoned animals a second chance at life. She has set up a Facebook page, Animal Re-home Waikato, where she advertises puppies and dogs who need adopting. It all started when Faye underwent a week of work experience at Animal Control last November. "We picked up a puppy in the pound the first day I went to Animal Control and then on my last day he was still there and I felt really sorry for him," she says. "So I advertised him on TradeMe and he got a lot of interest and he went to a lovely home in Auckland." The idea for the Facebook page came when Faye was trying to re-home a litter of abandoned kittens, and needed a free way to advertise. The page has nearly 300 likes and a loyal following of satisfied new parents. "I'd love to have a career in Animal Control.

ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species Wildscreen's Arkive project was launched in 2003 and grew to become the world's biggest encyclopaedia of life on Earth. With the help of over 7,000 of the world’s best wildlife filmmakers and photographers, conservationists and scientists, featured multi-media fact-files for more than 16,000 endangered species. Freely accessible to everyone, over half a million people every month, from over 200 countries, used Arkive to learn and discover the wonders of the natural world. Since 2013 Wildscreen was unable to raise sufficient funds from trusts, foundations, corporates and individual donors to support the year-round costs of keeping Arkive online. As a small conservation charity, Wildscreen eventually reached the point where it could no longer financially sustain the ongoing costs of keeping Arkive free and online or invest in its much needed development. Therefore, a very hard decision was made to take the website offline in February 2019.

Toxic waste - Wikipedia Toxic waste is any material in liquid, solid, or gas form that can cause harm by being inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through the skin. Many of today’s household products such as televisions, computers and phones contain toxic chemicals that can pollute the air and contaminate soils and water. Disposing of such waste is a major public health issue. Classifying toxic materials[edit] Toxic materials are poisonous byproducts as a result of industries such as manufacturing, farming, construction, automotive, laboratories, and hospitals which may contain chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, dangerous pathogens, or other toxins. The waste can contain chemicals, heavy metals, radiation, dangerous pathogens, or other toxins. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has identified 11 key substances that pose a risk to human health: With the increasing worldwide technology there are more substances that are being considered toxic and harmful to human health. Health defects[edit]

Animal Homelessness Is a Community Challenge | Gary Weitzman, DVM Our relationships with the animals we keep are highly personal. They provide us with unconditional love, and we take on a personal responsibility for making sure that they are well cared for. But when the bond between an animal and his guardian is broken, as when an animal is lost, abandoned, or surrendered to a shelter, who then has responsibility for the animal and his care? Most people would say it's the local animal shelter's responsibility. That's because we can't do this work by ourselves. In fact, just a few weekends ago we had an amazing adoption event -- a real example of community partnership. This private veterinary hospital, the largest in the nation's capital, understands the need for community involvement in animal welfare. With the help of that hospital, we made a lot of new friends and found many new homes. And that's exactly what we bought our new adoption truck to do -- bring our animals literally into the waiting arms of adopters. It's all about community.

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