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Fish Market Survey

Senior biology students use a DNA barcoding kit to test local grocery store fish samples, and discover if the fish they bought is mislabeled and part of food fraud!
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Fish Market Survey

Timothy Burkhart | Coordonnateur à Peace River Break

Timothy Burkhart

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Peace River Break Coordinator
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Timothy Burkhart

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Krista Pooley

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Environmental Assessment Coordinator
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Krista Pooley

plastic food containers, trays and food packaging made from polystyrene

Polystyrene: The Pros, the Cons, the Chemistry

Learn the organic chemistry behind this very useful plastic. Why is recycling polystyrene hard? Why does polystyrene often end up as solid waste?
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Polystyrene: The Pros, the Cons, the Chemistry

Salmon aquaculture pens

Farmed Salmon vs. Wild Salmon

Aquaculture is seen as a sustainable way to produce fish. But are farmed salmon better than wild fish?
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Farmed Salmon vs. Wild Salmon

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Green Chemistry 101

Green chemistry is a field that looks at the sustainability of products and processes designed by people.
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Green Chemistry 101

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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

Biofuels are a renewable energy resource that can often substitute for fossil fuels. Why are biofuels promising, and why aren’t we using more of them?
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Biofuels: An Alternative Energy Source

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Should We Eat Bugs?

What's tasty, abundant and high in protein and vitamins? Bugs! Bugs feed about 2 billion people each day. They also hold promise for food security and sustainability.
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Should We Eat Bugs?

Solar panel project in Dakar, Senegal

What are Carbon Offsets?

Can carbon offsets help you reduce your environmental footprint, practice sustainable living and fight climate change?
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What are Carbon Offsets?

Wasted food on the ground

The Environmental Impact of Wasted Food

One-third of all food produced is wasted. Learn about the environmental consequences of food waste, and what you can do about it.
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The Environmental Impact of Wasted Food

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the Greenhouse Effect?

Explore the greenhouse effect and learn about the impacts it can have on the environment.
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

How is food packaged?

How is food packaged?

Take a closer look at food packaging. Explore why and how food is packaged in different ways.
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How is food packaged?

What makes soil hard and compacted?

What makes soil hard and compacted?

Explore how walking on soil changes how water soaks into the ground and why that matters to gardeners and farmers.
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What makes soil hard and compacted?

Plastic drinking straws

We Use a Lot of Plastic

What are microplastics? How are plastics polluting aquatic ecosystems?
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We Use a Lot of Plastic