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  • Hundreds of Tibetans Protest Land Seizure Over Gold Mining Activities

    Habertalk
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hundreds of Tibetans in a county in China’s Gansu province staged protests this week over the seizure of farm land for the construction of highways catering to state-linked gold mining and industrial activities that are polluting the environment and destroying livestock, according to sources in the area.Unfurling huge banners criticizing what they called Chinese encroachment of local Tibetan land, the Tibetans gathered on March 16 and 17 to voice their opposition to the highway projects in Sangchu (in Chinese, Xiahe) county in the Kanlho (Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the sources…
  • Mountain Lion Poisoned as Rodenticides Move Up the Food Chain

    Beyond Pesticides Daily News Blog
    Beyond Pesticides
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 18, 2014) Test results have confirmed that the charismatic mountain lion named P-22 —that frequently roams the hills of the San Gabriel Mountains surrounding Los Angeles, California— has been exposed to highly toxic rat poisons. When remote cameras in Griffith Park caught images of the puma, state park officials saw a thin […]
  • Book on West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Tells First Responders’ Stories

    EHS Today
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    April 17, 2013, was not just another day in the life of the firefighters and emergency workers who responded to the West Fertilizer Co. disaster. Twelve of them, in fact, died in the explosion that leveled the fertilizer plant and ripped a hole in the town of West, Texas. Still, when Baylor University lecturer Amber Adamson asked several dozen first responders if she could interview them for a book about the explosion, she said they were “confused as to why I actually wanted to talk to them.” read more
  • How do the media – and public – learn environmental science?

    Media Notes
    lkonkel
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    A Wilson Center scholar says "with a few exceptions, there is almost no coverage of science and the environment in the general media, where much of the public still gets its news." The goal of her new project is to examine the relationship between the scientists and the media "to try to start a conversation between these two largely unengaged communities and cultures." Louise Lief, New Security Beat.
  • Kiwis go for mystery

    Toxicology News
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The Global Drug Survey 2014 , conducted in partnership with Fairfax Media, found that of the 5646 New Zealand participants, 5.3 per cent had in the past year snorted or ingested powder without knowing what it was.
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  • Mountain Lion Poisoned as Rodenticides Move Up the Food Chain

    Beyond Pesticides
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 18, 2014) Test results have confirmed that the charismatic mountain lion named P-22 —that frequently roams the hills of the San Gabriel Mountains surrounding Los Angeles, California— has been exposed to highly toxic rat poisons. When remote cameras in Griffith Park caught images of the puma, state park officials saw a thin […]
  • “DARK” Act Introduced to Stop the Labeling of GE Foods

    Beyond Pesticides
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 17, 2014) Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) recently introduced H.R. 4432, a bill that would give full authority of  genetically engineered (GE) labeling to the Food and Drug Administration, which now favors a voluntary approach to the issue. The bill is designed by industry to undercut a growing number of states that are taking […]
  • Public Interest Groups Intervene to Defend Kauai’s GE Law

    Beyond Pesticides
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 16, 2014) The U.S. District Court of Hawaii granted a Motion to Intervene jointly presented by Center for Food Safety (CFS) and Earthjustice on behalf of several community non-profit groups. The order allows the groups to participate in a lawsuit filed by Syngenta and other pesticide companies challenging Kauai’s County Ordinance 960, […]
  • Fish from Alaskan Wilderness Contaminated with Banned Pesticides

    Beyond Pesticides
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 15, 2014) A new study released last week by the National Park Service on contaminant use in Alaska, found traces of pesticides in fish —pesticides which have long been banned and likely never been used within the Alaskan wilderness areas. Researchers examined three Alaskan parks renowned for their remote, pristine and protected […]
  • Herbicide Ban Put on Hold In Sri Lanka

    Beyond Pesticides
    13 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    (Beyond Pesticides, April 14, 2014) Bowing to political pressure and agrochemical industry opposition Sri Lanka’s government has taken a step back from its original decision to place a ban on one of the most widely used herbicides worldwide —glyphosate. Scientific evidence has tied glyphosate to the incurable, deadly kidney disease that has afflicted thousands of […]
 
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  • Book on West Fertilizer Plant Tragedy Tells First Responders’ Stories

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:54 pm
    April 17, 2013, was not just another day in the life of the firefighters and emergency workers who responded to the West Fertilizer Co. disaster. Twelve of them, in fact, died in the explosion that leveled the fertilizer plant and ripped a hole in the town of West, Texas. Still, when Baylor University lecturer Amber Adamson asked several dozen first responders if she could interview them for a book about the explosion, she said they were “confused as to why I actually wanted to talk to them.” read more
  • Report Says Government Inaction Following 9/11 Contributed to Worker and Resident Illnesses

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:43 am
    A worker advocacy group is claiming government officials ignored or glossed over health hazards following 9/11 and that thousands are ill or dying as a result. The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has issued a report it claims offers evidence that action – and inaction – by government officials contributed to the toll of death and disease. read more
  • Have You Thanked a Police Officer Today?

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    Like millions of Americans, I’m a sucker for a good cop show; that’s been the case ever since “Hill Street Blues” was on TV. (For those of you who have a few more gray hairs than I do, you might insert “Dragnet” or “The Streets of San Francisco” into that sentence.) EHS OutLoud Blog read more
  • Fatal Four: Safety in the Construction Industry [Infographic]

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    April 23 is Construction Safety Day and as these statistics reveal, four types of incidents lead to most of the fatalities. Safety should be one of the top priorities of any construction company. Since the 7th annual Construction Safety Day is just around the corner on April 23, Viewpoint decided to take a deeper look at the construction industry’s safety statistics over the past decade. read more
  • Disposable Gas Monitors: Are They Really Cheaper?

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Simple. Easy. Cost-effective. These are some of the words most commonly associated with disposable single-gas instruments. While all of these features sound attractive, just how simple, easy and cost-effective are disposable single gas monitors? EHS OutLoud Blog read more
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    Media Notes

  • How do the media – and public – learn environmental science?

    lkonkel
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    A Wilson Center scholar says "with a few exceptions, there is almost no coverage of science and the environment in the general media, where much of the public still gets its news." The goal of her new project is to examine the relationship between the scientists and the media "to try to start a conversation between these two largely unengaged communities and cultures." Louise Lief, New Security Beat.
  • The Center for Public Integrity responds to ABC News.

    lkonkel
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:31 am
    On April 14, 2014, Chris Hamby of the Center for Public Integrity was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for his investigation detailing controversial denials of black lung benefits to coal miners. On April 15, ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent a letter to the Center's Executive Director William Buzenberg calling on the Center to ask the Pulitzer committee to add the names of two ABC journalists to the award. Bill Buzenberg, Center for Public Integrity.
  • Chris Hamby joins Buzzfeed, Pulitzer in hand.

    lkonkel
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    Fresh off a Pulitzer win for his investigative work at The Center for Public Integrity, Chris Hamby is jumping ship to join the investigations desk at Buzzfeed. Hamby covered labor and the environment at CPI. But Buzzfeed editor in chief Ben Smith doesn't expect Hamby to continue covering those specific topics for the site. Johana Bhuiyan, Capital New York.
  • 2014 Pulitzer Prizes include environmental health projects.

    bbienkowski
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced Monday and included two environmental projects: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity won the investigative category for his reports on a system rigged to deny benefits to coal miners stricken with black lung disease, and Dan Fagin's book "Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation" won the general nonfiction category.
  • OnEarth magazine eliminates print edition.

    lkonkel
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:48 am
    The editors of OnEarth magazine, the editorial arm of the Natural Resources Defense Council, say that sticking to a digital platform will allow them to devote more resources to environmental journalism. Alexis Sobel Fitts, Columbia Journalism Review.
 
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  • 4-9-14-Dr. Hildy® and Robby Besner - PART 1 - THERASAGE: FAR INFRARED- "Heal with Heat" - Naturally

    Dr. Hildy
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
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  • Olives and Mold

    Vanessa
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    I was going to write about the importance of sleep; then it was sleep and mold, both being on my mind. Then it segued into and mushrooms (because they are fungus which is sort of like mold); then olives were added because well… One day I got home from work at 1:30pm starving just as my sister Paula called. I grabbed the first thing I could find: a can of black olives. The next thing I knew I was telling Paula I had just eaten a whole can of olives for lunch. I wondered what would happen to me. She laughed. So we looked at the can. Well I looked and relayed the information. A serving…
  • Mary 3.0

    raynaholt
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Gave a shot at 3-dimensional Mary. Work in progress.
  • Seasonal Pollen - Part 1

    moldsolutions
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:10 am
    Each spring, summer, and fall, the season is filled with lush colors of blooming trees, grasses, and weeds, which release tiny particles. The tiny particles are known as pollen. Pollen has several vectors it uses for mobility; anemophily (movement via wind), entomophily (movement via insects), ornithophily (movement via birds), hydrophily (movement via water), chiropterophily (movement via bats), and zoophily (movement via other animals). The pollen grains proceed by hitching a ride on the currents of the air. Then, nature does its part to generate variation and speciation through cleistogamy…
  • Seasonal Pollen - Part 2

    moldsolutions
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    A pollen count, which is familiar to many people from local weather reports, is a measure of how much pollen is in the air. This count represents the concentration of all the pollen, expressed as grains of pollen per cubic meter of air collected over 24 hours. This count is generated by certified Pollen Counters of the National Allergy Bureau (NAB). There are only 106 certified pollen counters in the country and 81 NAB-certified counting stations across the United States, Canada and Argentina. Each count comes from a NAB counting station, which is part of the American Academy of Allergy,…
 
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  • Get Answers to Delicate Matters with Home DNA Testing

    harris
    15 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    If there are any questions surrounding who the father of your child is, then everyone involved will need to know the facts as soon as possible. Not knowing can cause stress, anxiety and conflict, so the sooner you find out the sooner you can formulate the best plan for everyone. Thankfully it is now easier than ever to get DNA and paternity tests completed, and you can even get them done from the comfort of your own home. This reduces the stress involved with getting these tests completed, and it also makes them discrete too, which is helpful with such a delicate matter.   Once you order…
  • 4 Fun and Safe Activities for You and Your Baby

    harris
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Your world can often feel smaller after you have a baby. All the risks and precautions involved in taking them out and about can sometimes be overwhelming and it feels like an easier option just to stay indoors. But with the weather warming up in spring and the sun out for longer, it’s time to get active with your little one, even by taking baby steps. To give you a few ideas, here are four safe activities to do with your baby, and they’re super fun too! Read at the Library Local libraries usually have lots of activities and facilities that welcome parents and babies. Children will often…
  • Getting your Family Prepared on How to Deal with an Emergency

    harris
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:38 am
    Your first priority is your family, and disaster can strike at any moment. Is your family prepared to deal with an emergency? If not, here are some things to considering when preparing your family to deal with an emergency: Have Emergency Contact Numbers Have a list of emergency contact telephone numbers in a prominent location. In addition to the 911 number and other emergency contact numbers, include the number of your emergency veterinarian if you have pets; the number a relative or friend in close proximity who can help in a short time frame; the number of your family physician; the…
  • How to Host a Child’s Fancy Dress Party

    harris
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:36 pm
    UK retail sales have slowed in recent times, as households look to tighten their belts in the face of the rising cost of living. This is hardly helped by the fact that disposable income is unlikely to rise in the UK until 2015, which means that consumers need to keep a close eye on their existing levels of expenditure. This does not mean that you are unable to enjoy life or plan fun, recreational events, however, as careful budgeting and considered planning can help to reduce costs without compromising on your short-term goals. Hosting a Child’s Fancy Dress Party: 3 Key Considerations If…
  • Choosing a Trendy Timepiece for your Teen

    harris
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Choosing a stylish watch for your teen can be tough but the following tips should help you rise to the challenge. Picking out the perfect accessory for a teenager requires an eye for current trends and the ability to seek out a watch that is both fashionable and functional. Accessories played a key role on the catwalk at London Fashion Week and with this in mind here are four watch trends to look out for. Neon Shades Trends change constantly from season to season and for this reason picking out a fashionable accessory that won’t be discarded a few months down the line is difficult. However,…
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  • It's Earth Day!

    20 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Find out more about Earth Day's history, what it means, and suggestions on how you can celebrate it... Read more.
  • The Effects of the Western Drought

    15 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    The 2013-2014 winter will be remembered for being unusually cold and snowy in much of eastern North America. In the West, though, it was a different story. Many parts of California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona, and New Mexico are going through a severe drought. Read more about the expected effects from that record drought....Read Full Post
  • Today's Top Environmental Issues

    14 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Environmental threats change over time. Wetlands were once converted to agriculture at a high rate, destroying habitat for numerous plants and animals. Now, wetlands such as these, in the prairie pothole region, are threatened by climate change. What do you thing are the top current environmental issues? Here is my take on it...read more....Read Full Post
  • It's Maple Syrup Time, Part II

    6 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    As promised, here's an article examining whether sugar maples, and maple syrup production, are affected by climate change. The sugaring season here in New York is winding down, although we had a very nice sap run today. Soon the buds will start opening, changing the composition and abundance of sap. At that point, any syrup made would have a very poor taste. Enjoy the spring.
  • It's Maple Syrup Time!

    30 Mar 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Here on the Allegheny Plateau the snow has been melting and the days are getting longer. It's sugaring time. The spring ritual of tapping sugar maple trees is here. We have been boiling sap down all weekend, reducing it 40 to 1 to make maple syrup. The window during which the sap runs is very short, maybe 2 or 3 weeks. This phenology event varies in timing from year to year, and old-time maple syrup producers have notice changes in the last few decades. Here's an article examining whether climate change is affecting the sugar maple stands of eastern North America, along with the maple syrup…
 
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    Inter Press Service » Environment

  • IPCC Climate Report Calls for “Major Institutional Change”

    Carey L. Biron
    14 Apr 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Mitigation goes most directly to the heart of what can make the UNFCCC negotiations contentious: how to pay for the expensive changes required to move into a new, low-carbon paradigm. Credit: BigstockBy Carey L. BironWASHINGTON, Apr 14 2014 (IPS) Greenhouse gas emissions rose more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than anytime during the previous three decades, the world’s top climate scientists say, despite a simultaneous strengthening of national legislation around the world aimed at reducing these emissions. The conclusions come in the third and final instalment in a series of updates by the…
  • Yakama Nation Tells DOE to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

    Michelle Tolson
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    At the perimetre of Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State. Credit: Jason E. Kaplan/IPSBy Michelle TolsonYAKAMA NATION, Washington State, U.S. , Apr 14 2014 (IPS) The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the U.S., when Native American anti-nuclear activist Russell Jim interrupted their musings: “We’ll tell them.” He tells IPS “they looked around and saw me. I said, ‘We’ve been here since the…
  • Turtles Change Migration Routes Due to Climate Change

    Diego Arguedas Ortiz
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Waves and high tides are eating away at the beaches in Costa Rica’s Cahuita National Park, where the vegetation is uprooted and washed into the sea. Credit: Diego Arguedas/IPSBy Diego Arguedas OrtizCAHUITA NATIONAL PARK, Costa Rica , Apr 14 2014 (IPS) The critically endangered hawksbill sea turtle has few sanctuaries left in the world, and this is one of them. But in 2012 only 53 nests were counted on the beaches of this national park in Costa Rica. And there is an enemy that conservation efforts can’t fight: the beaches themselves are shrinking. For centuries, the over eight km of…
  • Whales Find Good Company

    Lowana Veal
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Workers start to dismember a fin whale at the whaling station in Hvalfjordur, about 45 km north of Reykjavik. Credit: Lowana Veal/IPS.By Lowana VealREYKJAVIK, Apr 14 2014 (IPS) Posters with the words “Do you know who caught your seafood?” are now appearing on buses, trains and other venues in Boston. They are part of a campaign organised by a coalition of U.S. environmental groups called Whales Need Us, to draw attention to the links between Icelandic whalers and fish sold in the U.S. A picture of a whale appears on the poster, together with the name of the website where those interested…
  • “Sanitation for All” a Rapidly Receding Goal

    Michelle Tullo
    11 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    An open drainage ditch in Ankorondrano-Andranomahery. Madagascar receives just 0.5 dollars per person per year for WASH programmes . Credit: Lova Rabary-Rakontondravony/IPSBy Michelle TulloWASHINGTON, Apr 12 2014 (IPS) World leaders on Friday discussed plans to expand sustainable access for water, sanitation and hygiene, focusing in particular on how to reach those in remote rural areas and slums where development projects have been slow to penetrate. The meeting, which took place amidst the semi-annual gatherings here of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be the…
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    Dr Robert Muller - The Zeitgeist is Changing

  • King Coal Is Dying a Slow Death in America

    Dr Robert Muller
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:22 pm
    by Tara Lohan, originally published by Alternet, Resilience.org: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-04-14/king-coal-is-dying-a-slow-death-in-americaYou’ve seen the photos or read the stories.In some of China’s cities you can’t even see the sun.People walk down the streets wearing surgical masks.Tourists pose for photos in front of fake landmarks since the real ones are obscured.China’s economic salvation might end up its undoing... and ours. The country’s prosperity is clouded in a thick haze of smog belched from coal-burning power plants. In cities choked by pollution and a…
  • Uncertainty Isn't Cause for Climate Complacency – Quite the Opposite

    Dr Robert Muller
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:42 pm
    by Ben Newell, UNSW Australia and Michael Smithson, Australian National University If we’re not certain that the problem’s there, then … we shouldn’t take actions which have a high severity the other way.This was the response from David Murray - then chairman of Australia’s Future Fund, now head of the government’s financial system inquiry - when asked about climate change in an ABC interview in November 2011.On the face of it, his rationale might sound reasonable, and Murray is certainly not alone in voicing this kind of opinion. But our research shows that his logic isn’t…
  • Inside the Prison Walls of Consumerism

    Dr Robert Muller
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists: http://www.theminimalists.com/prison/There’s a shopping mall in San Diego that used to be a prison. Restored, repurposed, and redecorated, it’s hard to imagine that this place once imprisoned hundreds of inmates.One might argue, however, that it’s a different kind of prison now. A voluntary incarceration, caged by the invisible walls of consumption.This might sound hyperbolic, but it’s an apt analogy. After all, consumption isn’t the problem; compulsory consumption (consumerism) is the problem.We’ve trapped ourselves…
  • As the Globe Warms, We Get Hot Air From Politicians

    Dr Robert Muller
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:27 pm
    by John Passant, En Passant: http://enpassant.com.au/2014/04/10/as-the-globe-warms-we-get-hot-air-from-politicians/The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on climate change writes Michael Kandelaars in Red Flag.Written by more than 240 experts from 70 countries and citing more than 12,000 scientific references, it is the most comprehensive analysis of the state of our knowledge about climate change - and the starkest confirmation yet about the extent of global warming.Despite the scientific consensus and dire warnings of the need…
  • Building Resilience: Beekeeping in the Paso del Istmo

    Dr Robert Muller
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    Bees and wasps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)by Richard Joyce, Paso Pacifico Meliponiculture Intern, One Percent for the Planet: http://onepercentfortheplanet.org/2014/04/building-resilience-beekeeping-in-the-paso-del-istmo/A lean man past middle age, Francisco Cerda still goes to work most days of the week at a limestone quarry in Las Mercedes, an area of the Paso del Istmo near the Costa Rican border.His house is rustic and similar to many in the region.Approaching it, we pass a well, an outdoor shower, and a large basin for washing clothes.Scrawny dogs lie sprawled on the ground, and…
 
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    Plastic Bag Ban Report

  • Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Work

    Ted Duboise
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:35 pm
    April 8, 2014 (PBBR) – There are now approximately 163 jurisdictions across the U.S. which have adopted various forms of plastic bag regulations. The big question is: Do plastic bag bans work? We were curious. So we did research to find the answer. We looked at five of the top bans in the country where […]
  • European Parliament Supports Carrier Bag Reduction

    Ted Duboise
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:46 am
    Berlin, April 16, 2014 – Today, the European Parliament adopted a report to demonstrate its support for decisive action to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags in Europe. The Parliament’s report exempts very lightweight plastic carrier bags (below 10 micron thickness) from the scope of any measures. The report further requires their replacement […]
  • Plastic Bag Ban Milestones

    Ted Duboise
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    April 3, 2014 (PBBR) – The first plastic bag ban in the U.S. was adopted in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1990. In 1998, Galena, Alaska adopted a ban which went into effect in January, 1999. In 2002, two more Alaska villages, Emmonak and Kotlik, passed plastic bag bans. These first towns and villages were the pioneers […]
  • Mercer Island Bag Ban Starts Earth Day

    Ted Duboise
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:19 pm
    Mercer Island, Washington, April 2, 2014 (PBBR) – Mercer Island, WA, located in King County, passed a plastic bag ban late last year which will take effect on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. There are now 13 jurisdictions in the State of Washington with plastic bag regulations. The ordinance will affect all retailers, not just […]
  • Chico, CA Plastic Bag Ordinance Adopted

    Ted Duboise
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Chico, CA, April 1, 2014 (PBBR) – The City Council of Chico, California voted 4-2 to adopt a plastic bag ban at their regular meeting tonight. The ordinance also mandates a ten cents fee on single-use, recyclable paper bags required by customers. Shoppers can avoid the fee by bringing their own bag of any type […]
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    Greenfudge.org

  • It depends on us. Let’s do it Mediterranean!

    Marija Tegovska
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    Let’s do it Mediterranean is a campaign for creating a network of people who recognize their own power; that in an organized way and in a very short period of time, they can make a big change. This year it’s about protecting the coasts, improving the environment and stopping the flow of trash into the Mediterranean […] The post It depends on us. Let’s do it Mediterranean! appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Austria: Salzburg cheetah escapes for third time

    Nina Bernardon
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    This year seems to be embody “the call of the wild” for many big cats in different European zoos. After two lynx escaped from Ljubljana Zoo this February, a female cheetah escaped from its premises at Salzburg Zoo. The Slovenian lynx got out due to a broken fence damaged by fallen trees, but how did […] The post Austria: Salzburg cheetah escapes for third time appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • Jack Russell terrier is the most abandoned dog breed in Belgium

    Krisztina Kupi
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:03 am
    Although the Jack Russell terrier is one of the most-bought dog breeds in Belgium, it is also the most abandoned one in the country. This is what statistics of the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (SRPA) show. Most frequently, it is the Jack Russell terrier that becomes the victim of ill-informed dog owners […] The post Jack Russell terrier is the most abandoned dog breed in Belgium appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • The road to green haulage?

    Daryl Worthington
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The last week or so has seen the European Commission take a serious look at reducing the environmental impact of road haulage in the European Union. But how far do the proposed measures go to a genuine reduction in pollution levels? On the 10th April the European Commission published the first EU Transport Scoreboard. It […] The post The road to green haulage? appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
  • The canyon of happiness and other dreams

    Richard Farrell
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Bourke’s Luck Potholes at approximately 24.4914° S, 30.7597° E is the gateway to the South African Blyde River Canyon. There the ground drops 1,833 meters (4,537 feet) to riverine forests far below. At its head, the confluence of the Blyde and Treure rivers has etched a series of potholes many meters deep into rich red […] The post The canyon of happiness and other dreams appeared first on Greenfudge.org.
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    Green Living Everyday Blog

  • Water Saving Tips

    greenlivingeveryday1
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:25 am
      Fix leaks.  The most common fixture that leaks is the toilet flapper.  Checking for leaks should be part of your overall maintenance plan and should be done on a regular basis. Perform a water audit. Take a look at your water meter when no one is likely to be using water.  If the meter is moving, you have a leak. Install water-saving devices. Can you transform your single flush toilets to dual flush with a kit?  How about installing a Smart Faucet in every bathroom?  The EPA has rolled a complete line of water saving fixtures under its WaterSense label, however, but these…
  • Remember Earth Hour March 29th, 2014

    greenlivingeveryday1
    22 Mar 2014 | 10:10 am
    On 8:30pm, Saturday 29th March, the WWF are encouraging everyone to switch their lights off for 1 hour to help recognize the increasing problem of climate change.  It is widely accepted that climate change is causing the ice caps to melt and seas to warm, threatening ecosystems and coastal areas around the world. This is also causing related effects in other places as rising temperatures are causing increased droughts , threatening the most vulnerable animals and people worldwide.For just 1 hour, 8:30pm, Saturday, March 29th, many landmarks and cities throughout the world are showing their…
  • Which Caulk Works Best?

    greenlivingeveryday1
    8 Mar 2014 | 10:48 am
    The prep for caulking and sealing small repairs like windows and doors is usually pretty minimal. The surface needs to be clean and dry and it is best if the temperature is at least 55.  Rain should not be in the immediate forecast as the caulk needs to cure properly.  Using the right material for the job, however, is critical. Price is not really an issue, as most of the caulking materials are inexpensive, but there are some ease-of-use issues. The water-based spray foam is probably the easiest for a novice to use around windows and doors and the clean up is pretty easy.  Look for…
  • Natural remedies and Treatments To Help You Stop Smoking

    greenlivingeveryday1
    4 Mar 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Why is Smoking Addictive? There is no doubt about it: Smoking kills. One of the best ways to live a longer, healthier life is to stop smoking. This however, has proven to be one of the hardest things for smokers to do. It is hard for smokers to quit because they are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine is a powerful, highly addictive drug found in tobacco that is considered to be as addictive as heroine and cocaine. But, nicotine is not the only harmful drug found in tobacco. There are over 4000 toxic chemicals and gases that are toxic and addictive, including arsenic, methane, ammonia, carbon…
  • The Hovenring, Netherlands’ Suspended Bike Roundabout

    greenlivingeveryday1
    28 Feb 2014 | 7:35 am
    The Hovenring is an incredible suspended roundabout designed by IPV Delft to allow cyclists to safely navigate congested traffic by traveling above it. The Hovenring is located between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. The circular steel bridge not only offers an alternative route for cyclists, but is also aesthetically pleasing landmark for locals and tourists. The structure adds is an intriguing element to the landscape, with a pylon that soars approximately 230 feet high with 24 steel cables attached to it, holding the circular pathway up like a hovering saucer. The Hovenring…
 
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  • Walgreens: We Need You to Mind the Store

    rebecca
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
  • Eastern Washington – The Times, They Are A’Changin’

    rebecca
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:39 pm
    I don’t know if it was the abundant sunshine (well, more than Western WA at the time), the rolling hills unfolding into the horizon or that we were starting out on an adventure to meet with like-minded people and groups on the other side of the state, but whatever it was, I had high hopes for our Eastern Washington foray and I was not disappointed.
  • Who put toxics in my shopping cart?

    rebecca
    28 Mar 2014 | 12:46 pm
    You make your shopping list. Maybe you’re expecting a new baby, so you’ll need a carseat for sure. Kids grow fast and you need clothes and footwear. And rather than serve meals on boring grown-up plates, what could me more fun than tableware made just for kids with their favorite characters on them? And every child should have a lovey – a soft toy they can sleep with and carry everywhere. Oh – and don’t forget all of the toy cars and dolls kids can’t seem to do without.
  • Screening of Toxic Hot Seat in Spokane on March 26th

    rebecca
    13 Mar 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 26th at 7:30pm for the public release of Toxic Hot Seat, a film by James Redford and Kirby Walker that follows the courageous moms, firefighters, scientists, and law-makers who fought to expose a shadowy campaign that left a toxic legacy in our homes and bodies—a campaign so cunning, it’s taken nearly 40 years to unravel.
  • Out With the Old, In With The New

    rebecca
    12 Mar 2014 | 10:38 pm
    If you’ve been following our tips on choosing safer products you may have old products in your cupboards waiting to be discarded. It may surprise you to learn that those household products you could so readily buy at the neighborhood store actually require disposal as hazardous waste. The turn of the year is the perfect time to tackle the cupboards. You know, out with the old, in with the new! Read on for how to dispose of household hazardous waste.
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  • Artisanal mining in critical ecosystems

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:32 am
    An estimated 20 million people around the world rely on artisanaland small-scale mining (ASM) for their livelihood, working inmore than 80 countries. They produce some 10 percent of the world’smined gold, 15 to 20 percent of mined diamonds, approximately 20 to25 percent of mined tin and tantalum, and a staggering 80 percent ofcolored gemstones.Many people engage in ASM because it brings them more income andfaster economic returns than other locally feasible livelihoods, such asagriculture. Some turn to ASM when displaced by conflicts and instability.ASM can allow people to escape absolute…
  • Environmental advocates call for new mining law in Easter appeal

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    The testimonies of mining of affected communities of Marinduque and Compostela Valley paint a picture of the gravity of environmental degradation and human rights violations brought by the large scale mining in these areas, he added.These conditions impair communities' rights to adequate housing, safe water and to an environment that does not harm their well-being. The past nineteen years since the Mining Act of 1995 enacted, it is very disheartening to witness the worsening rural poverty and continuing disaffection of affected communities on mining, Garganera…
  • Deadline lapses in Peru for illegal gold miners

    20 Apr 2014 | 3:20 am
    A study of mercury contamination from rampant informal gold mining in Peru's Amazon says indigenous people who get their protein mostly from fish are the most affected, particularly their children. The clock has run out for an estimated 40,000 illegal gold miners who had until Saturday to legalize their status in a region of southeastern Peru where fortune-seekers have ravaged rainforests and contaminated rivers.http://www.chron.com/news/world/article/Deadline-lapses-in-Peru-for-illegal-gold-miners-5415149.php
  • Hundreds of Tibetans Protest Land Seizure Over Gold Mining Activities

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:28 am
    Hundreds of Tibetans in a county in China’s Gansu province staged protests this week over the seizure of farm land for the construction of highways catering to state-linked gold mining and industrial activities that are polluting the environment and destroying livestock, according to sources in the area.Unfurling huge banners criticizing what they called Chinese encroachment of local Tibetan land, the Tibetans gathered on March 16 and 17 to voice their opposition to the highway projects in Sangchu (in Chinese, Xiahe) county in the Kanlho (Gannan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the sources…
  • The Age of Diminishing Returns

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    But there will be plenty more toxic materials, in particular heavy metals such as mercury, which will remain dispersed in the ecosystem for hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. For instance, we don't really know what the human-health consequences will result from having dispersed large amounts of heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, chromium, and so on, in the ecosystem. The ecosystem can surely adapt to these substances, in the long run, but it will not be without pain and our near future descendants will be the ones suffering most for the adaptation.
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  • Massage Therapy – Why is it an Eco-friendly Career?

    kamran
    18 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    Every day more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that having a cleaner and greener environment is quite important to keep our home (earth) safe and healthy. This also led to people pursuing careers that tend to be environment friendly as well – not just a way of making a living. Message therapy is one of those careers which can be easily considered an eco-friendly career; let’s see how it is so:Heal the Green WayThe orthodox way of getting cured nowadays is pretty simple – go see a doctor and do as they recommend whether it’s taking medicines, getting a surgery, medical…
  • What Are Your Options When It Comes To Selecting Eco Bathroom Blinds?

    kamran
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:16 am
    Whenever the main area of concern is related with the zone of bathroom blinds, then there are different eminent measures, which you need to follow, in order to deal with the significant aspects of probable products, near hand. Reliable and tough quality blinds can help in improving the interior décor of your place along with some useful measures, as well. Each and every corner of your place needs to be precisely managed and so is the bathroom blinds. As the blinds are used for bathroom purpose, therefore; make it a point to deal with the waterproof options available. These can either be in…
  • Planning an Eco Friendly Wedding

    kamran
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Environmental issues are at the forefront of many people’s minds. If you are one of these individuals then the last thing that you want when planning your wedding is to significantly contribute to those issues by stamping a giant carbon footprint on the day. Thankfully, it is now much easier to you to be able to plan an eco friendly wedding that is just as enjoyable as a conventional one (if not more) with the added satisfaction that you have done something to benefit the environment on your special day.So, where do you start when you are planning your eco-friendly wedding?The VenueYour…
  • List of Renewable Resources – Top 3

    kamran
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:29 pm
    In this day and age, energy is one of the most important things to make sure our daily lives run smoothly. If our body needs blood and oxygen to keep us alive, energy is what makes it easier for us to live our lives. However, some orthodox of producing energy like coal, oil, gas and nuclear reactors although have proven beneficial to us but for our environment it has been a different story all around. Let’s have a look at our list of renewable resources that could help us to kill two birds with one stone – producing energy while keeping it cleaner and greener.1.      Wind PowerWind…
  • 5 Additives in Tap and Bottled Water You Didn’t Know About

    kamran
    12 Apr 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Ideally, water is the perfect drink. It’s healthy, hydrating, and generally good for you, and health experts the world over keep telling you to drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of it every day. Perhaps you drink it straight from your tap or maybe you pay premium prices for purified bottled waters, but what are you really drinking? There are additives in both tap and bottled water, and whether good or bad, it’s imperative to your health that you’re aware of them.Calcium in the WaterHard water is primarily a tap water problem. It typically occurs in homes that get their…
 
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  • Small Footprint Fridays #69 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
  • Orgasmically Good Deviled Eggs with Bacon and Dill

    Dawn Gifford
    7 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    I just love eggs. They are a cheap, delicious superfood that nourishes my family’s body and soul. And springtime is when the hens start laying again and when many religions and traditions include eggs in their rites as a symbol of fertility and abundance. This means there is often a surplus of hard-boiled eggs around. That’s when I like to make deviled eggs.  My recipe for deviled eggs uses healthy pasture-raised eggs, which are far better for your health and the environment than regular industrially produced , or even organic eggs. (Here’s why.) However, you…
  • 40 Ways to Save Money by Going Green

    Dawn Gifford
    6 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Our environment is in dire shape, and we seem to be running out of everything while trash and pollution seem to never stop increasing. But trying to live a little greener can seem quite daunting. Beyond recycling, what more can you do? Where do you start? Here is a list of 40 basic entry points to a sustainable lifestyle that will not only go easy on the planet, but will go easy on your wallet, too. And who couldn’t use more money, right?  Sustainability starts at home, in your household and in your neighborhood. To save money by going green a little at a time, I suggest picking…
  • Small Footprint Fridays #68 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
  • Small Footprint Fridays #67 – A Sustainable Living Link-Up!

    Dawn Gifford
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Welcome back to another Small Footprint Friday—a blog link-up party about sustainable living. Every Friday, we come together to support and encourage each other in living greener, healthier more sustainable lives. By joining together and sharing our wisdom, we can turn the tide on our health and environmental crises, and create a better world for our children and grandchildren. There are so many things we can learn from each other, like how to: save energy, water, trees, gas, and other resources; grow, preserve and store food; avoid toxins and heal ourselves naturally; make our own…
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  • Throwback Thursday: 1990 Goldman Prize Ceremony

    lizmeans
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:58 am
    For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are taking a look back at the first ever Goldman Prize ceremony, which took place on April 16, 1990 to coincide with Earth Day. Coincidentally, it was also Goldman Prize co-founder Richard Goldman’s 70th birthday.The Goldmans sent out over 3,000 invitations to the ceremony, expecting only a small fraction to attend. Instead, 1,600 people sent RSVPs, and on the day of the event, a lively and supportive audience cheered the first six Goldman Environmental Prize winners: Lois Gibbs, Bob Brown, Janet Gibson, Harrison Ngau Laing, János Vargha, and…
  • Watch the 2014 Goldman Prize Ceremony LIVE on YouTube

    lizmeans
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:08 pm
    We are excited to announce that for the first time ever the Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony will be broadcast LIVE on the Goldman Prize YouTube channel. Attendance to the Goldman Prize ceremony is by invitation only, but this year all our followers will have the opportunity to experience the ceremony in real time.The 2014 Goldman Prize ceremony will take place on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:30 PM (Pacific Time). Be sure to subscribe to the Goldman Prize YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/goldmanprize and tune in on Monday, April 28. 
  • Throwback Thursday: 2009 Goldman Prize Winner Yuyun Ismawati

    lizmeans
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:21 pm
    In 2009, Yuyun Ismawati was awarded the Goldman Prize for her work to implement sustainable community-based waste and sanitation management programs that provide employment opportunities to low-income people and empower them to improve the environment.In the Q&A below, Ismawati updates us about her work in the years since winning the Prize.Tell us about the campaign you’ve been working on since winning the Prize in 2009?In the last 5 years, most of our urban sanitation program was adopted nationwide and expanded to various programs by many stakeholders in systematic way. Since then, I…
  • The Voice of the Goldman Prize

    lizmeans
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    For over 10 years Robert Redford has been narrating the Goldman Prize recipient profile videos and has been a valued partner of the Prize.Redford is an ardent conservationist and environmentalist, who stands for social responsibility and political involvement. He is an artist and businessman who is a staunch supporter of uncompromised creative expression. His passion remains to make films of substance and social/cultural relevance, as well as to encourage others to express themselves through the arts.We are happy to announce that Mr. Redford will once again be narrating the 2014 Goldman Prize…
  • Throwback Thursday: 2009 Goldman Prize Winner Olga Speranskaya

    lizmeans
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Russian scientist Olga Speranskaya was awarded the Goldman Prize in 2009 for her work to transform the NGO community in the Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asian (EECCA) region into a potent, participatory force working to identify and eliminate the Soviet legacy of toxic chemicals in the environment. She formed a civil society network that now includes NGO groups, government bodies and academia in 11 former Soviet states.Together in equal partnerships with NGOs all over the region, Speranskaya has dedicated her career to phasing out toxic chemicals and reducing harmful exposures to…
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    Actual Organics

  • Beer hair rinse

    Joanna Runciman
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:28 am
    Love your hair with this beer hair rinse Hair care can be pricey but what about two ingredients in your pantry that make up a nourishing beer hair rinse; beer and rosemary essential oil – that’s it. Beer is reputed to add shine, body and soften the hair. I certainly found my hair was very [...] The post Beer hair rinse appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Simple fridge soup recipe easy to make at home

    Joanna Runciman
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:28 am
    I love soup. It is easy to make, simple and nourishing. My favourite soup? This simple fridge soup recipe easy to make at home Serves: four Fridge soup epitomizes simple, nourishing, frugal cooking.   Choose matching colours of vegetables, for example: red peppers, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potato and ginger. My current favourite is lettuce, watercress, [...] The post Simple fridge soup recipe easy to make at home appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • Splashing to wake up your eyes

    Joanna Runciman
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:40 am
    Splashing is a great way to wake yourself up in the morning and also refresh the eyes. We live with daily tension and our eyes are suffering this tension too. Eye sight is a big issue; small screens, stress and lack of daylight in our daily lives perhaps all contribute to create unhealthy environments for [...] The post Splashing to wake up your eyes appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 3 healthy hair habits

    Joanna Runciman
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:31 am
    I think we over complicate our beauty regimes and certainly hair care products. Here are 3 healthy habits that are easy to do and do not cost a lot of money. “Hair is nature’s barometer. If the hair looks bright and glossy, the health is good; if a woman is unduly worried her hair is [...] The post 3 healthy hair habits appeared first on Actual Organics.
  • 3 reasons why I closed my Pinterest account

    Joanna Runciman
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:04 am
    I no longer browse the time-sapping halls of Pinterest. Here are 3 reasons why I closed my Pinterest account Photo credit: ©istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=331114 Distraction overwhelm There are enough social media platforms now that you can be constantly distracted; Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Vine, SnapChat, oh the list is endless, YouTube, Google+ on and on the list goes, [...] The post 3 reasons why I closed my Pinterest account appeared first on Actual Organics.
 
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    Sustainable Green Homes

  • Unfinished business after 45 Earth Days

    David Guion
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:33 am
    US Senator Edmund Muskie, author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressing an estimated 40,000-60,000 people as keynote speaker for Earth Day in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. This year marks the 45th annual Earth Day. We have come a long way since then in our understanding of how the environment works as a system and in how to take care of it. We also have a long way to go before we can be satisfied with our progress. As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, some of the problems that precipitated the need for the first Earth Day have been solved. Unfortunately, in some other ways we…
  • Phony Fear-Mongering and Environmentalist Excess

    David Guion
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    No one is listening to the howling chorus of dire warnings about climate change. Lots of environmentalists find that very frustrating, but we have heard more than enough about climate change. Environmentalists have been issuing dire warnings about looming catastrophe since some time before the first Earth Day in 1970.  And they have consistently been wrong. In last weeks post I expressed some surprise that the politicians Time highlighted under their “Environment” heading in 1970 were all Republicans. At the same time, as far as I have been able to find, all of the people most…
  • Remembering Earth Day: Rectifying Remissness in References

    David Guion
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:57 am
    Earth from space Earth Day is always April 22. April is often observed as Earth Month. Being more historian than reporter, I am in no position to observe it by calling attention to this year’s upcoming events. I can and will take a look back to the beginning to see what we have accomplished, what we’re still grappling with, and what we simply no longer talk about. Meanwhile, the amount of utterly undocumented assertions about Earth Day, among many other topics, never ceases to amaze me. A couple of years ago I wrote about Earth Day 1970 based mostly on my own recollections,…
  • Green Intentions vs Green Actions

    David Guion
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:49 am
    Americans in large numbers tell pollsters that they care about the environment. They exhibit green buying habits in noticeably smaller numbers. There are some explanations for this gap, but none are good reasons. Here are three broad explanations. Let’s examine out own thoughts and conduct and encourage each other to match our day to day choices with our green intentions. The bad reputation of environmentalists Rightly or wrongly, people who identify themselves as environmentalists have a bad reputation with the rest of the population. The more vocally they espouse their viewpoint, the…
  • 6 Urgent Generalities of Green Living

    David Guion
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s easy to pay so much attention to specific environmental issues, like energy, water, the food supply, and so on, that we miss the big puzzle of which they are the pieces. It’s urgently important sometimes to step back and take a wider view. Here are six overarching ideas within the general concept of green living and sustainability.  1. Everything is interconnected Bottled water in a supermarket We can’t do anything that doesn’t have consequences somewhere else. Years ago it seemed like a good idea to replace some of the gasoline we use in our cars with ethanol.
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    Conserve Energy Future

  • What is a Tropical Cyclone? Its Formation and Structure

    Rinkesh
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    What is a Tropical Cyclone? A tropical cyclone looks a lot like a really large whirlpool that is found out in the tropics. It looks like a huge mass of air that just rotates, and while it does look like that- it isn’t really as much like the pictures make it out to be. In fact, they are really more disc like in shape than cyclonic.  When you look at them from space, you can really see a lot more about them, even though you can’t see their close details. Taking a look at how they are formed and their structure will give you more of an appreciation for this type of storm. Tropical Cyclone…
  • 40 Facts About Recycling

    Rinkesh
    28 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    Various Recycling Facts This day and age, there are a lot of people out there that take part in recycling. Some do it because they want to, and others do it because they are pushed to do so. Either way, recycling can really make a difference in the environment and it is something that more and more people should begin to do. Here are a few facts about recycling that you may not have known before. Below are 40 facts about Recycling Fact 1: Recycling is a process to create new items from old and used materials. This helps in reducing energy and potentially useful materials from being wasted.
  • What are Environmental Ethics?

    Rinkesh
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    What are Environmental Ethics? Environmental ethics is a branch of ethics that studies the relation of human beings and the environment and how ethics play a role in this. Environmental ethics believe that humans are a part of society as well as other living creatures, which includes plants and animals. These items are a very important part of the world and are considered to be a functional part of human life. Thus, it is essential that every human being respect and honor this and use morals and ethics when dealing with these creatures. As per Nature.com, ” Environmental ethics is a…
  • Various Tropical Rainforest Animals

    Rinkesh
    16 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    Tropical Rainforest Animals There are a lot of different animals that can be found in the tropical rainforest. You will find various different types of amphibians, arthropods, birds, mammals, reptiles and aquatic animals. These animals are mostly found in the rainforest because it is the environment in which they are able to get everything that they need. Lets take a closer look at some of these animals, and you may be surprised to find out just how many unique species you can find in the tropical rainforest. Poison Dart Frog The poison dart frog is found mainly in South America, but can also…
  • Tropical Rainforest Biome : Plants

    Rinkesh
    15 Mar 2014 | 5:01 am
    Tropical Rainforest Biome : Plants The rainforest has a variety of different types of plants, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The tropical rainforests are usually found in the Central and South American regions, and their plants are split up into four different types.  While the rainforests cover only about 8 percent of the actual earth, they are home to more than half of the plants and animals that live on the earth. The most prevalent type of plant that is found in the tropical rainforest is the tree. Trees make up nearly two thirds of the rainforest plants that…
 
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