Question for June 18,2021
In a historic move, which one of the following countries has unanimously banned single use plastics in the food industry?
- Chile – correct answer
Chile's legislature has unanimously passed a plastic regulation law that will reduce the country's plastic waste by more than 23,000 tons every year! The new law targets single-use plastics in the food industry and introduces a certification for compostable plastics, among other things. Happy Good News Friday!
Question for June 17,2021
A ‘cub chamber’ is where baby _____ stay so they can be with their mothers.
- Sea turtles
- Polar bears – correct answer
Polar bears set up dens in the snow and ice for shelter and to give birth. Their cubs stay with their mother for up to 2 and a half years, living in what’s called a cub chamber (near the main chamber where their mom resides). Polar bear cubs also happen to be one of the cutest animals on the planet!
Question for June 16,2021
The most from any continent, there are _____ countries in Africa that border an ocean or sea?
Question for June 15,2021
Most sponges and scour pads are made of plastic and when you wash your dishes with them, they shed tiny fibres called…
- Cellulose fibre
- Microplastics – correct answer
Microplastics shed from your sponge or scour pad and end up in the ocean, where marine animals and eventually humans, consume them. Say goodbye to gross disposable sponges and hello to awesome plastic-free alternatives - including our new round kitchen scours made of coconut!
Question for June 14,2021
In psychology, the Big 5 Personality Traits can be remembered using the acronym of…
Question for June 13,2021
What is the name of the warm ocean current that crosses the Atlantic Ocean?
- Western Australian Current
- The Gulf Stream – correct answer
- California Current
- Agua Caliente Channel
The Gulf Stream is one of Earth’s major climate-regulating ocean currents. This strong ocean current brings warm water from the Gulf of Mexico into the Atlantic Ocean and extends all the way up the eastern coast of the United States and Canada.
Question for June 12,2021
Which one of the following “ray” species has a poisonous barb in their tails to defend themselves if disturbed?
Question for June 11,2021
It’s Good News Friday! Which one of the following States has recently banned mini toiletry bottles from hotels?
- South Carolina
- New York – correct answer
The State of New York has passed legislation that will eliminate millions of single-use plastic toiletry bottles from hotels - eliminating over 27 million annually in New York City alone. They are the second state to pass this ban, after California. Happy Friday everyone!
Question for June 10,2021
What is the name of a ring-shaped island that encloses a lagoon?
- Barrier reef
- Atoll – correct answer
- Fringe reef
An atoll is a ring-shaped island that encloses a lagoon. Over eons, oceanic volcanoes sink back beneath the surface of the water leaving behind the barrier coral reefs that grew up around them and forming the atoll. Want to see what it looks like?