Environment

Recent Study Shows 10 Years of Fracking Has Been a ‘Nightmare’ for Our Environment

Posted by on April 18, 2016 in Environment with 9 Comments
Recent Study Shows 10 Years of Fracking Has Been a ‘Nightmare’ for Our Environment

10 years of fracking – and more operations opening all the time – despite the fact that it’s horrible for our environment. Read this and spread the word!

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Julia Roberts Taught Me More In This 2 Minute Video Than Anyone Else Has In My Entire Life

Posted by on April 13, 2016 in Environment with 34 Comments
Julia Roberts Taught Me More In This 2 Minute Video Than Anyone Else Has In My Entire Life

We need nature, she doesn’t need us. Eventually our relationship will degrade and she will not continue to support us.

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‘Unprecedented’ Youth Climate Case Against Government Moves Forward

Posted by on April 11, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 3 Comments
‘Unprecedented’ Youth Climate Case Against Government Moves Forward

The lawsuit, filed by 21 plaintiffs ages 8-19, states that the federal government is violating their right to life, liberty, and property, as well as their right to public trust resources, by enabling continued fossil fuel extraction and use.

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A New Study Proves Fracking Contaminates Groundwater

Posted by on April 9, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 11 Comments
A New Study Proves Fracking Contaminates Groundwater

The EPA tends to downplay the seriousness of the damage caused by fracking, and agencies have blinders on when it comes to local pollution and the health problems caused by the practice, according to Rob Jackson, an earth scientist at Stanford and co-author of the new study.

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Ecuador’s Indigenous Willing To Die To Defend Rainforest Against Oil Drilling

Posted by on April 8, 2016 in Environment with 23 Comments
Ecuador’s Indigenous Willing To Die To Defend Rainforest Against Oil Drilling

“For us, the conservation of nature, of Mother Earth, is very important. The new threats that the government is pushing will destroy this. This is what we’re defending here. Mother Earth. Here is our treasure, our life. Not only for us, for the entire world. So our future generations, your children, your children’s children, can live and breathe clean air.”

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Gruesome: Norway Uses Whale Meat to Feed Animals in the Fur Industry

Posted by on April 7, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 27 Comments
Gruesome: Norway Uses Whale Meat to Feed Animals in the Fur Industry

In 2014, more than 113 tons of whale meat was sold to the largest manufacturer of animal feed for the Norwegian fur industry. Read more…

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Innovative Dutch Company Fishes for Plastic and Turns It Into Boats to Fish for More Plastic

Posted by on April 5, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
Innovative Dutch Company Fishes for Plastic and Turns It Into Boats to Fish for More Plastic

Clearly the company called “Plastic Whales” lives and breathes the concept of recycling. Check out their fascinating story!

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1 in 4 Deaths Now Linked To Environmental Pollution: Here’s How to Reduce Your Exposure

Posted by on April 1, 2016 in Environment with 2 Comments
1 in 4 Deaths Now Linked To Environmental Pollution: Here’s How to Reduce Your Exposure

The sad truth is we are poisoning ourselves. Read this and reduce your risks.

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U.S. Dept. Of Energy Endorses Project That Will Bring Wind Power to 1.5 Million Homes and Businesses

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
U.S. Dept. Of Energy Endorses Project That Will Bring Wind Power to 1.5 Million Homes and Businesses

The Sierra applauds this new move by the DOE. Read this and you’ll applaud too!

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Ikea to Use Biodegradable Mushroom Based Packaging (That Decomposes in Weeks!) Instead of Styrofoam

Posted by on March 29, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 6 Comments
Ikea to Use Biodegradable Mushroom Based Packaging (That Decomposes in Weeks!) Instead of Styrofoam

Check out this super cool earth-saving invention!

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Sixth Mass Extinction Is Here Says Stanford Researcher

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 21 Comments
Sixth Mass Extinction Is Here Says Stanford Researcher

There is no longer any doubt: We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity’s existence. That is the bad news at the center of a new study by a group of scientists including Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. Ehrlich and his co-authors call for fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat, but warn that the window of opportunity is rapidly closing. “[The study] shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,” Ehrlich said.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Wants You To See This: How Meat Consumption Is Destroying Our Planet

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Environment with 23 Comments
Leonardo DiCaprio Wants You To See This: How Meat Consumption Is Destroying Our Planet

Cutting down (or eliminating) your meat consumption is not only good for you, but it could save our planet.

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We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 32 Comments
We’ve Thrown So Much Plastic Into the Ocean That Now We’re Literally Eating It

Humans produce in excess of 300 million tons of plastic each year (equivalent to the combined weight of all adult humans on earth) and nearly “half of this we use just once [and] then throw it away.”

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The Magic of Rain Dances

Posted by on March 23, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
The Magic of Rain Dances

All over the globe for thousands of years, ancient people performed rain dances. With no successes this practice would die out. Apparently it worked. I was curious – what is it about the rain dance, the singing and dancing that helps it to rain?

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Amazon Oil Spills Make Tribal Leaders Seize Military Helicopter and Hostages

Posted by on March 20, 2016 in Environment with 8 Comments
Amazon Oil Spills Make Tribal Leaders Seize Military Helicopter and Hostages

Peruvian Amazon Tribal leaders seize helicopter and hostages in protest against another oil spill in their lands. They were not included in emergency response consultation. PetroPeru was already ordered to repair the 40 year old pipeline but “never got around to it” and now faces potential mega charges and fines. The indigenous are standing up for the Planet and the Rainforest.

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