Environment

25 Notorious Enviromental Bloopers of the Last 8 Years (According to Eco-Watch)

Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
25 Notorious Enviromental Bloopers of the Last 8 Years (According to Eco-Watch)

How do you think the Obama Administration fared on environmental causes? Read this to get a look at some of the missteps.

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Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Here’s Why Portland, Oregon Just Filed a Major Federal Lawsuit Against Monsanto

Portland has spent more than $1 billion cleaning up PCB pollution in the Willamette River, and now it wants the agrochemical giant it deems responsible for the contamination to pay for the damages.

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Forest Ranger Explains That Trees Have Social Networks And Complex Relationships

Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
Forest Ranger Explains That Trees Have Social Networks And Complex Relationships

Forest ranger Peter Wohlleben recently published a book titled “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries From a Secret World” that has made German forests popular again. In the book, he explains how trees have their own network, fondly called the “Wood Wide Web,” that keep the trees in a forest interconnected and cause the trees to react to situations in inexplicable ways.

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Video Of Tiger Being Whipped Shows Why Animals Shouldn’t Be In Circuses [Watch]

Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Environment, Wildlife with 1 Comment
Video Of Tiger Being Whipped Shows Why Animals Shouldn’t Be In Circuses [Watch]

Though trainers will have you believe that their big cats are only trained through positive-reinforcement, it’s clear that their training actually consists of fear-based training. Even when the tigers aren’t being whipped or beaten, they often bear scars caused by fighting from being in such close quarters behind-the-scenes. They are never allowed to have enrichment nor are they allowed to swim or roam freely in an open space, all of which are important parts of a tiger’s life.

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The REAL Cost of Oil: 8 Worst Pipeline Spills of the Last Decade

Posted by on January 3, 2017 in Environment with 0 Comments
The REAL Cost of Oil: 8 Worst Pipeline Spills of the Last Decade

One of the reasons that we humans tend to repeat mistakes is that after they’re over, we tend to forget. Here’s a little reminder of what our obsession with oil is doing to our environment.

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The World’s First Solar Road Opens in France

Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments
The World’s First Solar Road Opens in France

Can we create energy for the world simply by driving our cars on special paneled roads? France thinks so and has just opened the first prototype in Normandy.

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It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
It’s Finally Happening: Solar Becoming Cheapest Form Of Electricity Production Globally

New statistics from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) released show that solar has become a cheaper form of electricity production than wind power, and is also out-competing coal and natural gas for the first time. It appears that global energy markets are set to undergo a major transformation as the world begins to finally shift to energy that is both affordable and renewable.

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If Las Vegas Can Do It… ‘Sin City’ Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by on December 23, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
If Las Vegas Can Do It… ‘Sin City’ Now Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

Hopefully what happens in Vegas doesn’t just stay in Vegas, because the gambling capitol now runs entirely on renewable energy. Here’s how…

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Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Huge Wind Farm Off New York Coast

Posted by on December 22, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Norway’s Biggest Oil Company to Build Huge Wind Farm Off New York Coast

Norway’s biggest oil company will be developing an offshore wind farm outside of New York. Statoil submitted the winning bid of $42.5 million to the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management last Friday to lease nearly 80,000 acres of federal waters roughly 14 miles off the coast of Long Island

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Another Beached Whale Found Dead with Plastic and Fish Nets In Its Stomach

Posted by on December 21, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Another Beached Whale Found Dead with Plastic and Fish Nets In Its Stomach

Among the contents of the dead whale’s stomach were plastic products, fish hooks, rope and steel wires. This is just one more stunning example of why humans need to curb unsustainable habits and cut down on single-use materials, especially plastic.

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Another Pipeline Nightmare? Speak Up Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline Now!

Posted by on December 18, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Another Pipeline Nightmare? Speak Up Against the Mountain Valley Pipeline Now!

If you supported protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline, you’ll want to support the fight against the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia. Read this and get involved NOW!

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‘Smog Vacuum’ In China That Turns Pollution Into Jewelry Is Actually Working

Posted by on December 16, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
‘Smog Vacuum’ In China That Turns Pollution Into Jewelry Is Actually Working

Earlier this year, Studio Roosegaarde installed a smog-sucking vacuum tower in Beijing, a Chinese city renowned for its air pollution. The Smog Free Tower works to combat air pollution by sucking 75% of PM10 and PM2.5 particles from the air. It runs on a small amount of electricity and is powered by wind energy.

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Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil, Study Says

Posted by on December 14, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Solar Can Already Generate More Energy Than Oil, Study Says

The world has also seen solar energy continue to gain momentum as just last month, the Tesla company announced that they will begin selling solar roof panels in 2017 that will likely be more cost effective than a “regular roof.” Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk said of the announcement: “It’s looking quite promising that a solar roof will actually cost less than a normal roof before you even take in the value of electricity into account.”

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Could “Plug-and-Play” Solar Be the Next Clean Energy Wave in the U.S.?

Posted by on December 9, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Could “Plug-and-Play” Solar Be the Next Clean Energy Wave in the U.S.?

You may be able to use solar – even if you don’t own your home – with this new “plug-and-play” solar technology.

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Leaked Memo Outlines Trumps Eco-UNFriendly Energy Agenda

Posted by on December 7, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments
Leaked Memo Outlines Trumps Eco-UNFriendly Energy Agenda

BLEAK (at least for Mother Earth) – that’s the way it looks with this leaked memo about the Trump administration energy priorities. Read the list now.

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