Seeing Red over a Sea of Green

From California to the Great Lakes and down to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. is being plagued by a rapidly growing and very toxic environmental hazard - Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs).  In 2016 alone, over 20 states have had serious outbreaks. What causes these blooms and how can we prevent future occurrences? HABs are … Continue reading Seeing Red over a Sea of Green

From Pesky to Pestilent

A pesky, purple cartoon mosquito adorned T-shirts given out by the Massachusetts General Hospital blood donor program in the 1990s, encouraging participants to “Starve a Mosquito - Donate Blood.” This whimsical, uplifting logo once used to promote blood donation might be given second thought today as a plethora of mosquito-caused diseases have been spreading around … Continue reading From Pesky to Pestilent

Recent Water Worries

A good mystery always entails intriguing circumstances and a circuitous pathway to its solution.  Whether it’s a deceptive villain intent on causing mayhem for the masses or a calculating killer, focusing single mindedly on his next victim, the goal is always the same - stay undetected and strike again.  This same objective may be true … Continue reading Recent Water Worries

“Eco-chic” Brewing

“Eco-chic”, which the Urban Dictionary defines as “anything new and trendy that causes a 'green frenzy'”, is certainly a new phrase for brewers from Bisbee to Oregon as they opt to find ways to reuse water in both processes and products. Some of these water saving techniques are quite practical while others are certainly turning … Continue reading “Eco-chic” Brewing