Sunday, July 10, 2011

Think before you buy something that is not biodegradable

We all know that plastics do not deteriorate very rapidly. The same can be said for many man-made products. Batteries, or going cordless, can put a strain on our ecosystem once the batteries no longer hold a charge. They end up in dumps, land fills or worse yet, in our oceans, lakes and rivers.

There is good news on the technology of batteries. One company, Vendum, has filed a patent for a biodegradable battery. The battery is carbon based and is using nano technology. The entire thing is said to be non-toxic. They are being designed for personal cell phones and small electronics for now, with the aim for electric cars in the long run.

So the next time you go shopping to buy batteries, think about where they will end up once you are done with them.

Fresh water fish threatened

It has been a few months since I last posted here. My summer so far has been inland and not near any coastal areas. That is a bit of a change for me. Family functions and me with a summer job selling  ATV Accessories has kept me busy. Normally there is enough oceanic news to report but this time I want you to be aware of the inland oil spill in the Yellowstone River.

The oil is slowly destroying fish habitats for catfish, walleye and trout. There are several native and non-native species of fish that call this area home. I am sure that the area will recover but the question is, how many years will it take?