No More Baked Beans For You!

Cow flatulence

The Obama Administration's "Climate Action Plan" aims to save the earth by reducing flatulence.This is the kind of story to tickle the six-year-old kid in the last row in the classroom.  You know the kid:  the guy who can toot on command, and who loves to create faux farts in his armpit during math tests by raising and lowering his elbow...  the bane of classroom etiquette, the kid who singlehandedly raised the teacher's blood pressure by three points last semester. *     *     *     *     * … [Read more...]

At St. Mary’s College, Joining Pope Francis in Combatting the Culture of Waste

Kitchen Crew Against Food Waste - logo

Pope Francis, speaking to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, June 3, made reference to the United Nations World Environment Day and denounced the excesses of food wastage.  “This culture of waste,” the Pope said, “…has made us insensitive even to the waste and disposal of food, which is even more despicable when all over the world, unfortunately, many individuals and families are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.“Once our grandparents were very careful not to th … [Read more...]

SMASHING TURTLES: Clemson Student Uncovers a Dark Side of Human Nature

Turtle crossing road

Why did the turtle cross the road?Changing habitat, mating instinct, egg laying….  There are plenty of reasons why a healthy young box turtle would set out for adventure on the other side of a busy roadway.Problem is, the population of South Carolina’s box turtles has declined—in part because of the reptile’s propensity for strolling out into traffic.When Clemson University student Nathan Weaver, a 22-year-old senior in the School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, st … [Read more...]