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
11:33 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Eco Minute August 4, 2014

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Eco Minute
10:51 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Eco Minute August 1, 2014

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Eco Minute
4:25 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Eco Minute July 31, 2014

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Should you use air conditioning or open your windows?  This is the EcoMinute and I’m ES.  

Keeping windows open when traveling at highway speeds causes air drag, reducing your mileage by 10%. According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection although auto air conditioners also reduce fuel economy, when driving over 40 mph, using the air conditioner uses less fuel than having open windows.  

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3:31 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Eco Minute July 30, 2014

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Depending on where you live, anywhere from 30 - 70% of residential water is used for outdoor use, such as lawn and landscape irrigation. This is the EM and I’m ES.  According to the EPA, some experts estimate that more than 50 percent of commercial and residential irrigation water use goes to waste due to evaporation, wind, improper system design, or overwatering. 

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Eco Minute
2:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Eco Minute July 29, 2014

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Getting ready to spruce up your home?  Check your windows.  Installing, high-performance windows will improve your home's energy efficiency. While it may take many years for new windows to pay off in energy savings, the benefits of added comfort and improved aesthetics and functionality may make the investment worth it to you and there might also be tax incentives. Many window technologies are available that are worth considering. 

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Eco Minute
2:05 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Eco Minute July 28, 2014

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Don’t waste energy and money heating the water in your pipes.  When you need to use only a little water, such as when you rinse a dish or your hands, use cold water.  It can take several minutes and several gallons of water running through the pipes before the water at the sink is warm and by that time, you’ll likely be finished. 

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Eco Minute
1:55 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Eco Minute July 25, 2014

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Pathogens are disease-causing organisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites that can pollute rivers and streams. This is the Ecominute and I’m Christian Wagley.

These disease-causing organisms can come from human and animal waste, and cause a range of illnesses including stomach flu, skin rashes, ear infections, hepatitis, and more. Since many pathogens are washed into waterways by rain, health officials often recommend waiting 48 hours after  heavy rainfall before swimming.

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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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