Environment

3 Things You Should Know About Cecil the Lion

Written by on August 8, 2015 in Environment, Wildlife with 64 Comments
3 Things You Should Know About Cecil the Lion

Cecil the Lion was one of the most thoroughly studied lions in all of Africa. There are several reasons the death of this big is such a big deal. Watch this short video with SciShow’s Hank Green to find out why. Please comment and share…

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Feeding People on Our Stressed Planet Will Require Revolutionary Political, Economic and Social Shifts

Written by on August 7, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 25 Comments
Feeding People on Our Stressed Planet Will Require Revolutionary Political, Economic and Social Shifts

The amount of humans on Earth is growing—projections point to an extra 2.5 billion people by 2020. But tangled within the problem of more hungry mouths is environmental degradation, social injustice and humans pushing toward the very boundaries of the planet when it comes to resources such as food, water and energy, according to Ehrlich and Harte.

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Geoengineering “Technofixes” Such as Carbon Dioxide Removal Sound Too Good Because They Are!

Written by on August 4, 2015 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Geoengineering “Technofixes” Such as Carbon Dioxide Removal Sound Too Good Because They Are!

Study clearly shows that if the global community follows a business-as-usual CO2 emissions scenario into the future, even massive deployment of CDR schemes cannot reverse the substantial impacts of these emissions on on the marine environment,” the paper reads.

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Hot Hot Hot! Iran City Heat Index Nearly Breaks World Record

Written by on August 3, 2015 in Earth & Space, Environment with 7 Comments
Hot Hot Hot! Iran City Heat Index Nearly Breaks World Record

Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again. In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 165 degrees (74 Celsius) [on July 31, 2015]… factoring in the humidity. Although there are no official records of heat indices, this is second highest level we have ever seen reported.

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Why We Need to Retire the Word “Eco-Friendly” Once & For All

Written by on August 2, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Why We Need to Retire the Word “Eco-Friendly” Once & For All

Because as anyone who gives two hoots about “the environment” knows, it’s not about hugging a tree or saving fuzzy animals. What’s at stake when we talk about “environmental issues” is the ability of human beings to breathe and eat. If we can’t feed ourselves real food because we’ve degraded our topsoil to such an extent that we’re “soylent greening” it up, or if we change the climate so massively that much of our history ends up under water, these seem like criminal acts to me — acts by people today on the people of the future.

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Are Organic Farms Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Written by on August 2, 2015 in Environment, Farming with 0 Comments
Are Organic Farms Worse When It Comes to Greenhouse Gases?

Organic farming earned some negative press recently with the publication of a paper that linked it to higher greenhouse emissions, but the truth is a little more complex.

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Dig This: Gardener Supplies Local Restaurants From His Small, No-Dig Garden (VIDEO)

Written by on July 31, 2015 in Environment, Farming, Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments
Dig This: Gardener Supplies Local Restaurants From His Small, No-Dig Garden (VIDEO)

Learn as Charles explains the ideas behind no-dig growing, (replicating nature through mulching and minimal soil disturbance), from his various experimental raised beds, as well as the importance of soil.

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‘Unplugged Nation’ Takes City Folk Off The Grid

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
‘Unplugged Nation’ Takes City Folk Off The Grid

 The Bastelli family pose next to a chicken coop they fashioned out a trampoline in an episode of ‘Unplugged Nation.’ (Photo: ‘Unplugged Nation’/FYI) By Gerri Miller | MNN.com Many urban dwellers fantasize about living a simpler life in a secluded place, severing ties with the power grid and the trappings of ever-connected 21st century life. […]

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5 Essential Tips if You Are New to Prepping (for Potential Disasters)

Written by on July 29, 2015 in Environment, Preparedness with 0 Comments
5 Essential Tips if You Are New to Prepping (for Potential Disasters)

What you should do, before you start buying stuff, is figure out what are the things that are most likely to affect you and your family and prep for those first.

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The Big One: Scientists Predict Major West Coast Earthquake Soon

Written by on July 28, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments
The Big One: Scientists Predict Major West Coast Earthquake Soon

Seismologists are warning people on the West Coast of a major earthquake across the Hayward Fault, which is said to strike sometime in the very near future.

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Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal

Written by on July 23, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
Study: When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal

What the researchers found was that 71 percent of the rise in carbon emissions from 1997 to 2007 was due to “economic growth.” Alternately, “83 percent of the decrease during 2007-2009 was due to decreased consumption and changes in the production structure of the U.S. economy,” with just 17 percent related to changes in the type of fuels used.

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CLN RADIO: Geoengineering – The Reality We Face and What We Can Do About It

CLN RADIO: Geoengineering – The Reality We Face and What We Can Do About It

Alexis speaks with George Barnes, director of the award winning film Look Up about action steps we can take to address the issue of geo/climate engineering It was February of 2014 when Alexis first sat down with commercial photographer and film maker George Barnes to discuss the issue of geo-engineering and its potentially grave impact on billions […]

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WiFi Backlash Trend Accelerating – Café Owners Are Starting to Limit or Ban WiFi

Written by on July 21, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
WiFi Backlash Trend Accelerating – Café Owners Are Starting to Limit or Ban WiFi

Cafe owners in Sydney are realizing that “Free WiFi” comes at a cost. As The Syndey Morning Herald reports, cafes are starting to limit or ban WiFi so that people will actually have real interactions.

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Anti-Chemtrail Activists Make an Impact at Paris Climate Conference

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Anti-Chemtrail Activists Make an Impact at Paris Climate Conference

Alexandra May Hunter attended the Paris Climate Conference as a presenter. The title of her subject matter was, “Geoengineering: Existing State Specific Laws and the impacts upon human health, the Eco-system & Economics. An overview and analysis of currently in effect state statutes on air pollution and how any proposed geoengineering and/or climate intervention plans or programs would impact current laws, human health, the Eco-system and state economies.”
Alexandra was well received by many of conference attendees from the academic, scientific, government policy makers of varying levels, lawyers, governance, medical, biologist’s, agency personnel and researchers.

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5 Countries That Prove the World Doesn’t Need Fossil Fuels

Written by on July 19, 2015 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 2 Comments
5 Countries That Prove the World Doesn’t Need Fossil Fuels

Today, environmentally-minded nations of the world increasingly embrace alternative energy sources. These countries now lead the way toward a future free of petroleum and dirty energy. In the process, they save significant amounts of money on national energy costs while preserving and protecting the world’s natural resources.

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