The water has been off for two days now. We woke up in the beautiful country house we are staying in, surrounded by tropical forests and the cacophony of early morning rooster crows to find that the faucet at the sink was hissing air and nothing more. We planned to be gone all day and hoped for running water on our return. Later, when the kids came back from a long day at the beach expecting showers to wash off that mix of sunscreen and caked-on sand, there was still nothing flowing. First world problem, right? Continue reading
I am a big fan of the Story of Stuff Project and have been using it as material to share with students for years now. There are a variety of spinoff videos produced by the same group. This one address microplastics, which we are going to be hearing more and more about as we continue to assess their impacts.
“By 2050, the plastic in the sea could weigh more than all of the fish.”
Check this 45 minute documentary on plastic accumulation in the oceans.