Enid Sisskin http://wuwf.org en Eco Minute July 22, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-july-22-2014 <p></p><p>Too many nutrients are flowing into the nation’s rivers and streams—making them one of the largest sources of water pollution. This is the Ecominute and I’m Christian Wagley.</p><p>Nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus, fuel the growth of plants. In the water these nutrients feed microscopic plants called phytoplankton, which form the base of the marine food web.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:29:06 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 12207 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute July 22, 2014 Eco Minute July 21, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-july-21-2014 <p></p><p>Improving water quality in area bays and bayous is the highest priority of scientists and environmental advocates working to restore our waterways. This is the Ecominute and I’m Christian Wagley.</p><p>In order to improve water quality, sources of pollution have to be identified and either eliminated, captured, or treated so that they no longer reach waterways. There are several main types of pollutants in our bays, bayous, and streams.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:27:20 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 12206 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute July 21, 2014 Eco Minute July 18, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-july-18-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Disposable or cloth, incandescent or compact fluorescent, paper or plastic, desktop or laptop. If you have the choice between using a desktop or laptop computer, choose the laptop. Also, if it's time to upgrade to a new computer, consider a laptop.&nbsp; Laptops draw only 15 to 45 watts per hour during regular use, as compared to the 60 - 250 watts used by a conventional desktop computer and monitor. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:54:50 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 12034 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute July 18, 2014 Eco Minute July 17, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-july-17-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you do use a clothes dryer, try to minimize the amount of energy you use.&nbsp; Separate your wet laundry by weight.&nbsp; Dry towels and heavier cottons separately from lighter-weight clothes.&nbsp; Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it, if you’re in the market for a new dryer; consider buying one with a moisture sensor that automatically shuts off the machine when your clothes are dry. </span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:45:33 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 12033 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute July 17, 2014 Eco Minute July 16, 2014 http://wuwf.org/post/eco-minute-july-16-2014 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hanging your laundry on a clothesline will save a lot of energy. The clothes dryer is one of the biggest energy users in your home, using anywhere from 6 – 10% of home energy use, coming in just after refrigerators and washing your clothes in hot water. &nbsp;Hanging your clothes on a line instead of using the clothes dryer saves energy, money, wear and tear on your clothes, can connect you to the outdoors and might even help you meet your neighbors. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:43:02 +0000 Enid Sisskin & Eco Minute 12032 at http://wuwf.org Eco Minute July 16, 2014