Environment

Big Oil Faces Historic Human Rights Inquiry for ‘Complicity in Climate Change’

Written by on December 5, 2015 in Climate Change, Environment with 17 Comments
Big Oil Faces Historic Human Rights Inquiry for ‘Complicity in Climate Change’

In a landmark case, the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) announced Friday it will launch the first-ever investigation into dozens of fossil fuel companies for alleged human rights violations over the industry’s role in worsening climate change.

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Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

Project Censored #19: “Most Comprehensive” Assessment of Geoengineering Risks

A comprehensive pair of reports by dozens of researchers convened by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) offered “a damning critique of geoengineering,” according to Tim McDonnell of Mother Jones. Highly controversial, geoengineering refers to technological efforts to counteract global warming by altering the atmosphere’s chemical composition.

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Why You Should Be Concerned About China’s Pollution

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 3 Comments
Why You Should Be Concerned About China’s Pollution

Learn why China’s pollution is doing more than just harming China and why you should care!

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Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household’s Energy Needs

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 5 Comments
Silent Rooftop Wind Turbines Could Generate Half of a Household’s Energy Needs

New technologies are being developed daily so the idea of 100% sustainability with renewable energy can be a vision attained. Here is how a Dutch energy company is creating a new small-scale wind turbine — one that is almost silent and is far more efficient at converting wind into energy.

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The Hunger Games, Its Real Meaning and Why the Message Must be Understood

The Hunger Games, Its Real Meaning and Why the Message Must be Understood

The Hunger Games real meaning is an allegory. Main actor, Donald Sutherland is risking his career to expose it. It is vital that young people seeing the movies know what they are really about.

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The Top 6 Climate Change Problems

Written by on November 25, 2015 in Climate Change with 5 Comments
The Top 6 Climate Change Problems

Ben Davidson discusses the top 6 climate change problems, after stipulating that: Climate is changing; there has been a warming trend since 1880; Human activity affects the climate; we must decrease pollution. The top 6 climate change problems: (1) The Climate is Changing Unexpectedly ; (2) It Is Difficult to Trust What You Hear; (3) The Future is Uncertain; (4) The Entire Solar System is Shifting; (5) The Sun May Dictate Our Future; (6) Someone is Screwing With the Weather

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That Dutch Solar-Panel Bike Lane Really Works

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
That Dutch Solar-Panel Bike Lane Really Works

Did you know there can be solar energy generated from road ways? The author highlights that the dutch solar-panel bike lanes have produced a lot of energy.

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Energy Revolution Is Possible… And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It

Written by on November 21, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 9 Comments
Energy Revolution Is Possible… And It Would Only Take 782 Rich People To Pay For It

It is a gross injustice that .000015% of the global population hold the kind of wealth that could halt a climate disaster, but instead often exacerbate the problem.

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Global Killing of Environmentalists Rises Drastically (Project Censored #22)

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Environment with 9 Comments
Global Killing of Environmentalists Rises Drastically (Project Censored #22)

Deadly Environment, a report by the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Global Witness, revealed that, from 2002 to 2013, at least 908 people were killed globally due to their environmental advocacy, with the rate of murder doubling in the last four years.

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Texas Wind Farms Generate So Much Power Utilities Are Giving Electricity Away for Free

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 8 Comments
Texas Wind Farms Generate So Much Power Utilities Are Giving Electricity Away for Free

Do you think renewable energy can power the planet? Well clean energy produced from the wind in Dallas generates more power than the city uses.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Upcoming Paris Climate Talks

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Climate Change, Environment, Preparedness with 20 Comments
5 Things You Need to Know About the Upcoming Paris Climate Talks

With people already being officially called climate refugees, and conflicts exacerbated by climate change on the rise. Here are 5 things you need to know about the Paris climate talks.

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Simple Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy in a Toxic World

Written by on November 12, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Simple Tips to Keep Your Child Healthy in a Toxic World

All parents want to keep their children healthy and happy. But in today’s world, it’s rather difficult.

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Couple Ditched the City to Live in This Fire Look Out With Spectacular Views

Written by on November 10, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 11 Comments
Couple Ditched the City to Live in This Fire Look Out With Spectacular Views

“We decided to be totally irresponsible and quit our jobs and move here,” said Tompkins to Zillow.

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SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Written by on November 10, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 7 Comments
SeaWorld to End Orca Shows—But Not Captivity of These Incredible Creatures

Facing mounting protests and plummeting profits, SeaWorld intends to phase out its infamous Orca killer whale show at its San Diego park next year, but have no plans to release the whales

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Project Censored #25: Greenland’s Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

Written by on November 9, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
Project Censored #25: Greenland’s Meltwater Contributes to Rising Sea Levels

In February 2015, Tim Radford reported for the Climate News Network that atmospheric warming is capable of reaching thousands of meters below Greenland’s massive ice sheet, potentially increasing the glaciers’ rate of flow and creating pools of “meltwater” trapped below the ice. Two separate but related studies confirmed that surface melt can drain down to fill concealed lakes under the ice, ultimately contributing to rising sea levels.

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