Get Ready to Celebrate World Metrology Day – May 20, 2019

The weight is over: kilogram redefined at ’emotional’ conference

 

The changes to the mole, kg and K will officially take place on world metrology day May 20, 2019.

Party like a scientist and build a kibble balance for the Big Day (May 20, 2019)
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Palm oil and Primates – learn more about harvesting organic compounds

Iceland’s Christmas TV ad was deemed to be too political and had to be removed: Is it possible to harvest sustainable palm oil?  Put your organic chemistry to work and learn more about the harvesting of Palm Oil 

Greenpeace has a petition to end dirty palm oil harvesting practices learn more

Put your new Organic Chem. Knowledge to work – learn more about sugarcane plastic.

Learn more about the new “low-carbo” plastic but “high” slavery plastic.  What are the implications of using Brazilian Plants to produce lego

Learn More about the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry;

Nature is the best Chemist The 5th women to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry!

Scientists call for a Complete Ban on Organophasphate​s

Bruce Lanphear, one of the paper’s co-authors and a scientist at Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University, said: “We found no evidence of a safe level of organophosphate pesticide exposure for children. Well before birth, organophosphate pesticides are disrupting the brain in its earliest stages, putting them on track for difficulties in learning, memory and attention, effects which may not appear until they reach school-age. Government officials around the world need to listen to science, not chemical lobbyists.”

Organophosphates belong to the class of compounds known as esters.

Organophosphates belong to the class of organic compounds known as phosphate esters.

The top 5 plastic polluters are – Learn More about how plastic pollution continues to be a major problem for marine ecosystems

Learn more about the top 5 plastic polluters by brand:  Nestle, Tim Hortons, PepsiCo., The Coca-Cola Company, and McDonald’s Corporation.  Plastic garbage from these 5 brands is the most frequently collected in clean-ups.

A Greenpeace diver holds a banner reading “Coca-Cola is this yours?” and a Coca-Cola bottle found adrift in the garbage patch. The crew of the Greenpeace ship MY Arctic Sunrise voyage into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch document plastics and other marine debris. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a soupy mix of plastics and microplastics, now twice the size of Texas, in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean.

Read the press release from Greenpeace to learn more about specific actions individuals can take to help prevent plastic pollution.

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How will the Province of BC Clean up from an oil spill off of the BC Coast?

How easy is it to remove oil and other contaminants from marine ecosystems?  Learn more about how the Province is practicing to clean up Bitumin from Burrard Inlet.

Marine Spill Response Enhancements – Is it possible to remove contaminants from Marine Ecosystems?