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Really interesting and thought provoking TED talk (is that redundant?) by Jae Rhim Lee on a kind of “mushroom death suit,” that will help recycle you. Quirky? Sure. But she raises some really good questions about our current burial practices and suggests a more green alternative.

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My seventh grade class is currently studying the ecology of the Long Island Sound, and we’ve been talking about bioaccumulation. I stumbled across this TED talk from last April by Stephen Palumbi called Following the Mercury Trail. It turns out to be more about PCBs than mercury, but it dovetailed nicely with what we’re covering in class, tying together the issues of bioaccumulation, toxic contaminants, and pathogens. It’s definitely worth a watch.

Stephen Palumbi: Following the Mercury Trail

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