All posts from Lynn Fang

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Natural Ways to Trap Mosquitos and Insects

It’s officially summertime here in the northern hemisphere, and for many neighborhoods and towns this means a crazy influx of flying, nipping, and nibbling insects. For some of us, the closest bottle of DEET-based insect repellant is a first response, but perhaps you would be interested in some more natural mosquito control methods? Did you […]

May 27th

How Toxic is Teflon?

Teflon is great for keeping burnt food off your pots and pans while saving you time and energy spent on scrubbing or seasoning. But is this convenience truly a convenient? Or is it an additional health hazard in your home? Let’s take a closer look at what Teflon is all about. How toxic is Teflon?

June 13th

Radioactive Tuna Found Off the California Coast

Traveling across the vast Pacific Ocean, Bluefin tuna were found contaminated with radiation originating from the Fukushima nuclear. The devastating accident occurred March 10, 2011. The contaminated tuna highlight the inconvenient truth of broad environmental impacts presenting and yet to reveal themselves. This evidence proves a catastrophic event in one part of the world indeed affects the rest of the planet. Learn more about the radioactive tuna found off the coast of California.

May 31st

64 Kenowa Hills High School Students Suspended for Riding Bikes to School

With rising oil prices, global warming, rising obesity, and lack of exercise among Americans, it would seem harmlessly riding bikes to school would be celebrated, perhaps even promoted as a new normal. On the second-to-last day of school, seniors rode their bikes to school under police escort, rendering complaints of illegal road traffic moot. It was supposed to be a fun twist on the typical things students do for senior prank day. Even the Mayor joined them, handing out free donuts. Unfortunately, the principal of Kenowa Hills High School in Walker, Michigan, thought differently. In a page from the book of absurdity, 64 students from Kenowa Hills High School were suspended for riding bikes to school.

May 23rd

Exercise to Create Renewable Energy

If you walked into an energy generating gym, you might not notice at first. You’d see your regular sweaty, toned bodies on sleek workout machines, but there’s a special icing on the cake here – these machines are hooked up to batteries that generate electricity. Essentially, kinetic energy from your workout is converted into DC, then converted into AC, the form of electricity used by most homes and appliances today. So your workout could potentially power the whole building, or even sell it back to the grid. You can exercise to create renewable energy, what a novel concept.

May 17th

Grass Clippings: How to Compost and Recycle Lawn Waste

Most of us still have lawns all around us, which, while beautiful, are truly energy intensive in Maintaining. The’re use of water, gas-powered mowing and weed killing are harsh on local eco-systems . You could consider a lawn alternative, such as a native plant garden, or something that fits with your micro-climate. Some people even grow food and veggie beds in their front lawns. If your heart’s set on keeping your lawn, consider cutting down on your energy use with a push-reel lawn mower and let your grass clippings stay on your lawn. Here’s how to compost and recycle your grass clippings.

May 9th

A Global Platform for P2P Cargo Bike-Sharing

We’ve talked about biking to work and how it helps the environment yet there’s still some difficulty in having biking become the main transport getting people from point A to point B. What if there was a way to share bikes, specifically, cargo bikes which offer storage space making an excellent car replacement. Enter a global platform for P2P cargo bike-sharing, helping replace driving with biking.

May 2nd

Arsenic in Organic Rice and What You Can Do About It

Rice is a staple grain for many cultures all over the world. For many, organic products are believed safer than traditional items so organic rice products were believed safe and healthy. Recently, however, inorganic arsenic was found in organic brown rice syrup. Learn about arsenic contamination in rice and some things you can do to keep your family safe.

April 18th