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Frederic Beaudry

Updated Articles and Resources

By Frederic Beaudry

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Threat from New Zealand Mudsnail Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Learn about invasive New Zealand mudsnails, their impact, and what you can do to slow down their spread.
    • Invasive Species: What They Are, How They Got Here Created: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Invasive species heavily colonize new areas. Learn more about how they can expand their range so dramatically.
    • Invasive Species Vectors Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Definition and examples of vectors responsible for accidental and intentional introductions of invasive species.
    • Top 6 Environmental Issues Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      What are the 6 top issues threatening our environment?
    • How to Stop Freshwater Invasive Species Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to lakes, rivers, and streams.
    • How to Stop Terrestrial Invasive Species Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to terrestrial habitats.
    • How to Stop Marine Invasive Species Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Learn important steps to prevent transferring invasive species to salt water ecosystems.
    • White Nose Syndrome Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Find out what white nose syndrome is, where it is from, and how it is threatening North American bats.
    • How Do Oil Spills Damage the Environment? Created: Tuesday, May 04, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      That oil spills are bad for the environment is a universal truth, but what makes them so bad? How do oil spills damage the environment, and how long do those damaging effects last?
    • Should Batteries Be Tossed or Recycled? Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      May batteries be safely discarded along with other household trash, or must they be recycled? While newer batteries contain less mercury and other toxic substances than older versions, they do include trace amounts that could potentially harm the environment.
    • The Pros and Cons of Biofuels Created: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel offer a cleaner alternative to fossil fuels. Derived from plants, biofuels are renewable and more environmentally friendly than petroleum products, but many environmental experts question whether producing biofuels requires too much energy and agricultural land to make biofuels viable.
    • What is the Greenhouse Effect? Created: Thursday, August 25, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      A good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming, plus dissenting opinions from some scientists and what is being done to address the problem.
    • What Causes Hurricanes? Created: Monday, September 26, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Rising air and water temperatures worldwide are creating more frequent and severe hurricanes. While scientists debate what may be causing the temperature changes, there's no disagreement about the destructive force of the hurricanes those conditions create.
    • Reusing Plastic Bottles Can Pose Serious Health Hazards Created: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Reduce, reuse and recycle is the mantra of environmentalists everywhere, but reusing plastic bottles may do more harm than good by releasing toxic chemicals that can cause a host of serious health problems. Learn the dangers of reusing plastic bottles as well as some safe alternatives.
    • Deborah Seiler's Bio Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Deborah Seiler is a guest contributor to About.com's Environmental Issues site.
    • Water Quality: The Best Beach States in the U.S. Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out which states have the cleanest beaches.
    • Water Quality: The Worst Beach States in the U.S. Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out which states have the beaches with the worst water quality.
    • What are the Drawbacks of Using Ethanol? Created: Monday, October 06, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Ethanol and other biofuels are often promoted as clean and relatively low-cost alternatives to gasoline, but what are the challenges inherent in the widespread adoption of ethanol and other biofuels?
    • San Antonio Plans to Convert Human Waste to Energy Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      San Antonio will be the first U.S. city to convert human waste into energy that can fuel power plants and other facilities. Methane from human waste, also known as biosolids, will be converted into...
    • Is Earth Day a Communist Plot? Created: Saturday, May 15, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Some people still claim that April 22 was chosen as the date for Earth Day in 1970 because it was the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin, the Russian revolutionary and communist polit...
    • Energy Saving Tip: Heat Only the Space You Need Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      One way to save money on your heating bill and reduce the amount of energy you’re using is to stop heating rooms you rarely use.
    • Thomas Edison: Champion of Renewable Energy Created: Monday, March 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Thomas Edison may have invented those incandescent light bulbs everyone is replacing these days, but he was also a pioneer in the use of renewable energy and green technology."
    • Energy Saving Tip: Bundle Up to Stay Warm, Save Money, and Help the Environment Created: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      One way to stay warm while saving both energy and money is to make efficient use of your own body heat by bundling up in warm clothes and then lowering your thermostat.
    • U.S. Surgeon General Reports Indisputable Dangers of Secondhand Smoke Created: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The U.S. Surgeon General has declared secondhand smoke a hazard to human health and says the only way to eliminate the dangers to children and nonsmoking adults is to create smoke-free environments...
    • What are red tides and other harmful algae blooms? Created: Sunday, November 12, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What are red tides and other harmful algae blooms?
    • Does Congestion Pricing Reduce Traffic Congestion and Pollution? Created: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      International cities use congestion pricing - higher tolls for drivers during peak traffic times - to reduce traffic congestion and pollution. Will NYC be next for congestion pricing?"
    • What is the History and Origin of the EPA Seal? Created: Thursday, December 02, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The EPA seal, like the agency it represents, has become a symbol of environmental protection, justice and conservation across the United States and around the world. But what is the origin of the E...
    • What was the first national wildlife refuge in the United States? Created: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge was the first national wildlife refuge in the United States. Learn all about Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
    • Do Chemicals Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer? Created: Sunday, June 17, 2007 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Breast cancer and common chemicals - Learn how chemicals in everyday products are linked to breast cancer, what governments are doing, and how to protect yourself." itemproexpr="$zTP='t3'" --> item...
    • Americans Would Support Higher Gas Tax to Reduce Global Warming Created: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Americans are generally opposed to raising the federal tax on gasoline, but a majority would support a gasoline tax increase if they knew the money would be used to reduce global warming or to less...
    • Can Vaccines Cause Autism in Children? Created: Friday, December 16, 2005 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Is it true that toxins in some common childhood vaccines cause autism? Should parents consider not vaccinating their children to avoid the possibility of autism? Learn the facts."
    • Radiation Safety: Is Radiation Ever Really Safe? Created: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Radiation safety is a controversial subject. Government and nuclear industry officials talk about "safe" levels of radiation that have no apparent health risks, but doctors who are radiation exposu...

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