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5 ‘Green’ Products That Aren’t as Enviro-Friendly As You Thought

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 1 Comment
5 ‘Green’ Products That Aren’t as Enviro-Friendly As You Thought

Greenwashing” is a term that is starting to permeate the English lexicon. It’s a form of marketing spin that is applied to products to make them more appealing to environmentally conscious consumers. It takes little to greenwash a product, sometimes changing a label to imply that it’s more environmentally safe is all it takes.

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The Other Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Nature with 0 Comments
The Other Mother’s Day

Are we destined to be Easter Island writ large? Or will we take our place in the great community of life as we were intended, and become the caretakers, the stewards of this miraculous planetary being within whom we are so intimately embedded?

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Long-Standing Climate Paradox Resolved

Posted by on May 6, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment with 1 Comment
Long-Standing Climate Paradox Resolved

A team of researchers showed that the Nevada climate has followed earth’s orbital variations like clockwork over the past 175,000 years, getting warmer and colder between conditions like today and the ice ages. The intensity of summertime solar radiation controlled temperature variations. These data help resolve the long-standing paradox from Devils Hole.

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Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Eco-Friendly, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Environmentally Friendly Solar Cell Pushes Forward the ‘Next Big Thing In Photovoltaics’

Northwestern University researchers are the first to develop a new solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using “bench” chemistry—no fancy equipment or hazardous materials.

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Fracking-Linked Earthquakes May Strike Far from Wells

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Fracking-Linked Earthquakes May Strike Far from Wells

Fracking may cause earthquakes much farther from the sites of its wastewater wells than previously thought, researchers said here Friday (May 2) at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

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Harvard Professor on IPCC and the Scientific Integrity of the “Summary for Policymakers” Report

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Climate Change, Environment with 0 Comments
Harvard Professor on IPCC and the Scientific Integrity of the “Summary for Policymakers” Report

Harvard professor Robert N. Stavins stated the following regarding the IPCC’s “Summary for Policymakers” (SPM) document: “I was surprised by the degree to which governments felt free to recommend and sometimes insist on detailed changes to the SPM text on purely political, as opposed to scientific bases”

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An Unlikely Alliance Remaking The Climate Movement

An Unlikely Alliance Remaking The Climate Movement

The coalition of cowboys and Indians offers a radical departure from the environmental movement long criticized for being led by the so-called Big Greens — largely white, middle class membership groups whose interests don’t often represent those actually living in the frontline communities where the pipeline will be built. Moreover, it is a model of relationship-based organizing.

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How Fracking Is Exposing People to Radioactive Waste, Far Away from Drilling Sites

Posted by on May 4, 2014 in Environmental Hazards with 2 Comments
How Fracking Is Exposing People to Radioactive Waste, Far Away from Drilling Sites

Radiation produced by fracking can accumulate in the water we drink, the fish we eat, and the soil in which our food grows.

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MUST SEE: Problems With Plastic and What You Can Do To Help (Written, Illustrated, and Narrated by High School Senior Tess Havas)

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 1 Comment
MUST SEE: Problems With Plastic and What You Can Do To Help (Written, Illustrated, and Narrated by High School Senior Tess Havas)

Problems with Plastic and What YOU Can Do About It – Written, Illustrated, and Narrated by High School Senior Tess Havas. Tess is a high school senior at The Center School in Seattle, Washington. As part of her senior project, she created this video to spread awareness about the effects of plastic pollution on the ocean and our health. Next year Tess plans on attending Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore to create more visuals about important issues.

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Robo Bees and the Synthetic Reality Agenda

Written by on May 1, 2014 in Environment with 2 Comments
Robo Bees and the Synthetic Reality Agenda

The powers-that-be are proposing all manner of synthetic realities. Watch this Greenpeace video about “Robo Bees”. Let us not sleepwalk into a false reality agenda… We can each accelerate the closure of this redundant fear based reality by unleashing our souls, reclaiming our spiritual power and becoming as one with the realigning flow. It’s something we have to do now in order to ease the shift. Time to stand up and be counted.

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Seeds of Freedom – Vandana Shiva

Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Farming, Health with 0 Comments
Seeds of Freedom – Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva: If we have to survive as a species, we need to reclaim our commons — of seed, of climate, of knowledge and resist the privatization of every aspect of life.

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The Reality of Long Range Weather and Climate Forecasting – Piers Corbyn

Posted by on April 30, 2014 in Climate Change, Earth & Space, Environment with 0 Comments
The Reality of Long Range Weather and Climate Forecasting – Piers Corbyn

In his talk, Piers Corbyn describes the failure of standard meteorology (SM) in outlook, theory, and practice. He included: signals in real meteorology data unexplained by SM; real role of jet stream, stratosphere, electro-jets, magnetosphere, solar wind, solar corona, and the Moon; the total inability of SM to explain: sudden stratospheric warmings and its consequences, tropical storm intensifications, angular momentum concentration in tornadoes; and the need for something else such as electromagnetic plasma explanations; the theoretical basis of non-standard long range weather forecasting on a real planet; a summary on his WeatherAction forecasting skill and examples; and the future of forecasting and meteorology, climate ‘science’ and science in general.

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Agricultural Act of 2014 May Finally Be a Win for Organic Farmers

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Farming with 0 Comments
Agricultural Act of 2014 May Finally Be a Win for Organic Farmers

It took three years, but finally the new farm bill (Agricultural Act of 2014) was passed and is being touted as a “historic win” for the organic industry. The bill replaces the 2008 farm bill extension that had defunded valuable programs, such as marketing, research, certification, data-collection and cost-share that helped organic farmers become more productive and develop better marketing techniques. Thanks to the new bill, those programs will be reinstated and additional new ones implemented.

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The Math and Mystery of Starling Murmurations

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Wildlife with 0 Comments
The Math and Mystery of Starling Murmurations

If you’ve ever seen a group of starlings in flight, you’ve appreciated one of nature’s most hypnotic sights — the lava-lamp-like flow of a murmuration. SciShow’s Hank Green explains the biology and mathematics behind this beautiful phenomenon.

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China Taking Steps to Clear the Air

China Taking Steps to Clear the Air

China is submitting proposals to its national legislature that would amend the country’s environmental protection law for the first time in 25 years. “China’s coal consumption has become the single most significant determinant for the future of the world’s climate,” reports Greenpeace.

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