Author Nina Munteanu’s “Water Is”

[pub. date August 11, 2018 —ed.] Ladner author Nina Munteanu will be at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village on Thursday, Aug. 16. Ladner author Nina Munteanu will read from her latest book and host a discussion at Stir Coffee House in Ladner Village next week.

Ladner author has water on the brain

Water Is has received much praise throughout the literary world since Munteanu released the book last year. It has been an Amazon bestseller for … [more…]

Teenager Invents Plastic Bag Made From Shrimp

photo: large whale shark swimming alongside a plastic bag

Science fair winner Angelina Arora of Australia demonstrated a biodegradable plastic made from natural material.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA What were you doing when you were a teenager?

Riding bikes, watching movies, learning trigonometry perhaps? Angelina Arora, from Sydney Girls High School, is doing all these things, but Angelina Arora is not your average teenager.

Arora explained to National Geographic the moment when she first understood the impact plastic was having on … [more…]

Girl Power Helping After Hurricane Harvey

photo: Well Aware volunteers helped distribute thousands of water filtration bags to Hurricane Harvey survivors along the Texas Gulf Coast.

Photo: Ready to Help – Well Aware volunteers helped distribute thousands of water filtration bags to Hurricane Harvey survivors along the Texas Gulf Coast.

How Toyota’s Mothers of Invention banded together to get the Texas Gulf Coast back on its feet after Hurricane Harvey

Thousands of miles separate Andrea Sreshta, Tricia Compas-Markman and Sarah Evans. But when Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas Gulf Coast last year, a shared … [more…]

How One Kid Stopped the Contamination of a River

photo: Stella Bowles, citizen scientist and environmentalist

Stella Bowles was 11 years old when she first donned her rubber boots to test for water contamination in the LaHave River, which runs beside her home on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada.

“I wanted to swim in the water, and Mom’s always said no,” Bowles told CityLab. But in 2015, after hearing her mom, Andrea Conrad, say that their neighbors were using illegal straight pipes, Bowles asked … [more…]

Flint water bottles become Genusee eyeglass frames

photo: founders of the company. Flint water bottles become Genusee eyeglass frames

In January 2016, Michigan native Ali VanOverbeke, 28, returned home from working as a designer for a clothing company in New York City to volunteer with the Red Cross to help with the Flint water crisis. Every day, she delivered cases and cases of bottled water.

“One of the first things that came to mind was, ‘What the heck is happening to all this plastic?’” after the bottles were empty,

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