Enid Sisskin

Eco Minutes Producer and Host

Dr. Enid Sisskin received her PhD from Columbia University in Pathobiology. She has worked as an environmental activist in this area for more than 20 years. She is currently on the faculty of the School of Allied Health and Life Sciences at the University of West Florida. She is the creator of the Eco Minute and has produced & hosted the series 2005. Her interests include continuing to garden despite yearly failure and continues to work for environmental protection with her husband and children. She is also everyone's favorite Jewish mother and stage manager at RadioLive.

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Eco Minute
2:49 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Eco Minute July 24, 2014

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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.

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.

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Eco Minute
3:29 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Eco Minute July 22, 2014

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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.

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.

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Eco Minute
3:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Eco Minute July 21, 2014

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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.

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.

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Eco Minute
10:54 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Eco Minute July 18, 2014

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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.  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.

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Eco Minute
10:45 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Eco Minute July 17, 2014

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If you do use a clothes dryer, try to minimize the amount of energy you use.  Separate your wet laundry by weight.  Dry towels and heavier cottons separately from lighter-weight clothes.  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.

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