Environment

The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Nation Is Now Carbon-Negative

Posted by on August 19, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Nation Is Now Carbon-Negative

Bhutanese people believe that their happiness and nature are linked. The high school in Drukgyel tells this to their students: “Preserve our natural rich heritage, do not pollute the surroundings. Remember, nature is the source of all happiness.”

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It’s NOT Just Bees – All Insects Are In Decline and Heading for Extinction

Posted by on August 17, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
It’s NOT Just Bees – All Insects Are In Decline and Heading for Extinction

Some scientists believe we are moving in the direction of mass extinction. Several studies by entomologists in recent years support this notion and raise the flag for greater concern.

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World Water Crisis Looms Large: How to Stay Safe

Posted by on August 16, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 3 Comments
World Water Crisis Looms Large: How to Stay Safe

Water is not an unlimited resource and the world’s water is increasingly tainted. Be informed and learn what you can do about it.

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The True Experience of Living Off-Grid (Over 100 Sites Visited)

Posted by on August 12, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 7 Comments
The True Experience of Living Off-Grid (Over 100 Sites Visited)

Contrary to the belief that most off-grid enthusiasts are chasing the heels of a sort of Chris McCandless idealism, most are far from ascetics.

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Over 65 Percent of U.S. Has Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

Posted by on August 11, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 3 Comments
Over 65 Percent of U.S. Has Unsafe Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

Levels of a widely used class of industrial chemicals linked with liver toxicity, developmental problems, tumour growth and hormonal disruptions exceed federally recommended safety levels in public drinking-water supplies for 33 states in the U.S. according to a new study led by researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

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US Government Suddenly Urges Americans to Prepare for Catastrophic Events

Posted by on August 5, 2016 in Environment, Preparedness with 13 Comments
US Government Suddenly Urges Americans to Prepare for Catastrophic Events

Most of us are well aware that when disaster strikes, we’re on our own. That has been proven in disaster after disaster, like when it took days to get aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. But usually, the government likes to downplay the need for independence. When they begin telling people to get ready, you’d better be sure that you are, because that means they know – absolutely know – that they won’t have the resources to aid those in need.

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Massive Marine Life Die-Off Continues to Accelerate Around the Globe While We’re Focused on Rigged Politics

Posted by on August 1, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Massive Marine Life Die-Off Continues to Accelerate Around the Globe While We’re Focused on Rigged Politics

By now we should be able to acknowledge that the election is rigged and that none of the current candidates represent the deepest interests of the American people or the human race. Never the less a sea of human energy and resources are being dumped into the phony contest, all the while, critically important issues go undiscussed with no plan what so ever. The amount of vitriol, anger, and hate in the election debate this year is suffocating, leaving one to wonder what would happen if this much energy were directed toward solving our most pressing collective problems.

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Florida Allows Even MORE Toxic Waste As Dangerous Algae Blooms Spread Across The State

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 23 Comments
Florida Allows Even MORE Toxic Waste As Dangerous Algae Blooms Spread Across The State

Even as toxic, green algae blooms line their shores, Florida environmental policy makers continue to approve the release of more toxic chemicals into public waters.

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It’s NOT Just Bees – All Insects Are In Decline and Heading for Extinction

Posted by on July 25, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
It’s NOT Just Bees – All Insects Are In Decline and Heading for Extinction

Some scientists believe we are moving in the direction of mass extinction. Several studies by entomologists in recent years support this notion and raise the flag for greater concern.

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Heat Relief: 10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways To Keep Your House Cool

Posted by on July 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Heat Relief: 10 Overlooked Low-Tech Ways To Keep Your House Cool

Summer is almost here and the air is already full of the the sound of whining air conditioners, all seriously sucking kilowatts. Yet much of that air conditioning load could be reduced or the air conditioning season shortened if we did simple things, many of them common before air conditioning was common in North America. Here are some low-tech tips for keeping cool. The best ideas are those that keep the heat out of your home in the first place, rather than paying to pump it out after it gets in.

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Check Out Tesla’s New Master Plan: Electric Semis, Autonomous Buses, Solar and More

Posted by on July 24, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 4 Comments
Check Out Tesla’s New Master Plan: Electric Semis, Autonomous Buses, Solar and More

Check out Tesla’s latest master plan and let us know what you think of Elon Musk’s visions and goals.

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10 Toxic Chemicals the EPA Should Restrict or Ban NOW

Posted by on July 22, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 12 Comments
10 Toxic Chemicals the EPA Should Restrict or Ban NOW

Did you know that asbestos (which is banned in 55 countries) is STILL being imported and sold in products in the US? If you think the EPA is protecting you, you’re wrong. Be aware of these hazardous items and avoid them.

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Whales and Dolphins Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

Posted by on July 21, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 12 Comments
Whales and Dolphins Mourn Their Dead, Just Like Us

The most likely explanation for the animals’ refusal to let go of the corpses: grief. Scientists have found a growing number of species, from giraffes to chimps, that behave as if stricken with grief. Elephants, for example, return again and again to the body of a dead companion.

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Indian State Plants 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours, Sets World Record

Posted by on July 18, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 8 Comments
Indian State Plants 50 Million Trees In 24 Hours, Sets World Record

India is looking a lot greener lately, especially since men and women in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India joined together to plant 50 million trees in a single day earlier this week. The activists took on the task of reforesting the Indian state not only to improve the environment, but to claim massive bragging rights.

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Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico Forces 55 Nearby Residents to Evacuate

Posted by on July 13, 2016 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 17 Comments
Massive Fracking Explosion in New Mexico Forces 55 Nearby Residents to Evacuate

Opponents of fracking can say “I told you so” today in the wake and ashes of a huge New Mexico fracking explosion that put set 36 oil tanks on fire. Read more!

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