Environment

New Global Marine Analysis Suggests Our Ocean Food Chain is Collapsing

Written by on August 31, 2016 in Environment with 10 Comments
New Global Marine Analysis Suggests Our Ocean Food Chain is Collapsing

Scientists say say the expected ocean acidification and warming is likely to produce a reduction in diversity and numbers of various key species that underpin marine ecosystems around the world.

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The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

Written by on August 30, 2016 in Environment with 0 Comments
The Anthropocene Is Here: Humanity Has Pushed Earth Into a New Epoch

The epoch is thought to have begun in the 1950s, when human activity, namely rapid industrialization and nuclear activity, set global systems on a different trajectory.

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The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

Written by on August 25, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 12 Comments
The Beloved Orangutan is Being Wiped Out by Corporate Greed

Recently, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) officially listed the Bornean orangutan as a critically endangered species as a result of the devastation of Indonesian rainforests, of which a staggering 25% have been leveled in recent decades.

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Scientists Discovered the Oldest Living Vertebrate, But They Never Expected It To Be THIS Animal

Written by on August 24, 2016 in Environment, Wildlife with 0 Comments
Scientists Discovered the Oldest Living Vertebrate, But They Never Expected It To Be THIS Animal

People have known for quite some time that Greenland sharks are among the slowest moving sharks in the world, which may help them sustain life for so long, since slower beings tend to live longer.

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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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)

Written 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

Written 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

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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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

Written 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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