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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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SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

Posted by on March 18, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 6 Comments
SeaWorld Finally Ends its Orca Breeding Program

In a decision that animal rights advocates hailed as a “game changer,” SeaWorld CEO Joel Manby declared on Thursday that the amusement park will “end all orca breeding programs” in response to intense criticism from protesters.

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The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Oceans and How To Fix Them

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 9 Comments
The 7 Biggest Problems Facing Our Oceans and How To Fix Them

Here are the seven biggest problems facing our oceans today, plus some light at the end of the tunnel.

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Ice Shelf Twice the Size of Manhattan Is About to Break Off From Antarctica

Posted by on March 17, 2016 in Climate Change, Environment with 23 Comments
Ice Shelf Twice the Size of Manhattan Is About to Break Off From Antarctica

Scientists are looking at a big ice shelf in Antartica that may break off and analyzing whether it will, and whether it would be a problem if it does.

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Is This Floating ‘Ark Hotel’ a Fantasy or a Viable Solution to Rising Sea Levels?

Posted by on March 15, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 11 Comments
Is This Floating ‘Ark Hotel’ a Fantasy or a Viable Solution to Rising Sea Levels?

Check out this beautiful concept for a floating community. Is it realistic or even needed? You be the judge!

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41 Eco-Friendly Ways to Save Cash

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 3 Comments
41 Eco-Friendly Ways to Save Cash

You could be wasting lots of money in your own home. Here a whole bunch of great GREEN tips that will save you money and help save the earth.

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[Watch] Incredible Rescue Of Stranded Killer Whale By Compassionate Humans

Posted by on March 14, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 4 Comments
[Watch] Incredible Rescue Of Stranded Killer Whale By Compassionate Humans

The killer whale was saved with what rescuers called a “[MacGyver-]type water pump” and plenty of manpower.

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Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 5 Comments
Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima

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Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right to Spray’ Pesticides Bill

Posted by on March 12, 2016 in Environment, Farming with 10 Comments
Hawaii Citizens Beat Monsanto, Bypass ‘Right to Spray’ Pesticides Bill

Residents of the Hawaiian Islands just breathed a sigh of relief – literally, as the deadline passed for Hawaii’s House Judiciary Committee to hear House Bill 849, relating to Right to Farm, that would force residents to succumb to pesticide spraying without any say.

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In ‘David vs. Goliath’ Fracking Case, Families Handed Major Win

Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 12 Comments
In ‘David vs. Goliath’ Fracking Case, Families Handed Major Win

After a two-week trial at the U.S. District Court in Scranton, the federal jury found that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., one of the largest natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania, had polluted the families’ well water.

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