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10th October 2011

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Wall Street Journal op-ed debates neutrinos and climate changeExperts in both physics and climate change quickly took issue with the columnist’s attempt to discredit climate change because of other discoveries.

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Wall Street Journal op-ed debates neutrinos and climate change
Experts in both physics and climate change quickly took issue with the columnist’s attempt to discredit climate change because of other discoveries.

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10th October 2011

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By putting solar panels on your roof and an electric car in your garage, you could essentially drive for free. How soon can you start?

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By putting solar panels on your roof and an electric car in your garage, you could essentially drive for free. How soon can you start?

Tagged: infographiccarsenergygassolar powerelectric carsenvironment

6th October 2011

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12 reasons to start using a bicycle for transportationEconomic instability and ever-increasing climate change are just two of the many reasons riding a bike is an excellent alternative to driving.

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12 reasons to start using a bicycle for transportation
Economic instability and ever-increasing climate change are just two of the many reasons riding a bike is an excellent alternative to driving.

Tagged: environmentcarsbikesbicycles

5th October 2011

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Great Lakes face stresses from run-off, invasive speciesThe 5 lakes, which contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water and supply millions of people, may be ‘veering close to ecosystem collapse.’

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Great Lakes face stresses from run-off, invasive species
The 5 lakes, which contain one-fifth of the world’s fresh water and supply millions of people, may be ‘veering close to ecosystem collapse.’

Tagged: waterconservationnatureenvironmentinvasive speciesGreat Lakes

4th October 2011

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Our grandparents (or great-grandparents) — children of the Great Depression — could teach us a thing or two about going green on a budget.7 green things our grandparents did

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Our grandparents (or great-grandparents) — children of the Great Depression — could teach us a thing or two about going green on a budget.
7 green things our grandparents did

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4th October 2011

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Goatscaping: What’s not to love about cute critters roaming about, clearing your yard of weeds and grass? (And don’t think of it as poop — it’s fertilizer.)

To be fair, goats will eat just about anything, including the stuff you don’t want them to eat.

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Goatscaping: What’s not to love about cute critters roaming about, clearing your yard of weeds and grass? (And don’t think of it as poop — it’s fertilizer.)

To be fair, goats will eat just about anything, including the stuff you don’t want them to eat.

Tagged: environmentnatureanimalsweedsgardeninglandscapinggoats

3rd October 2011

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These are old-growth forests.

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These are old-growth forests.

Tagged: forestslogginglumbernaturetreeswildernessenvironmentsciencenature

2nd October 2011

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50,000: Estimated number of pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans2.4 million pounds: Amount of plastic pollution that enters the world’s oceans every hour1 million: Number of plastic cups that are consumed on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours2 million: Number of plastic beverage bottles that are used in the U.S. ever 5 minutes. The number of plastic water bottles discarded in the U.S. every week could circle the Earth five times.
Learn more about Our Garbage By The Numbers.

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50,000: Estimated number of pieces of plastic floating in every square mile of the world’s oceans
2.4 million pounds: Amount of plastic pollution that enters the world’s oceans every hour
1 million: Number of plastic cups that are consumed on airline flights in the U.S. every 6 hours
2 million: Number of plastic beverage bottles that are used in the U.S. ever 5 minutes. The number of plastic water bottles discarded in the U.S. every week could circle the Earth five times.

Learn more about Our Garbage By The Numbers.

Tagged: trashwastepollutionplasticplastic pollutionenvironment

30th September 2011

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The Open_Sailing project is an international community of scientists, engineers, architects and many others who are trying to develop an International Ocean Station. The open-source project aims to create something similar to the International Space Station on the sea, a place where people can study the ocean and learn to live sustainably in a marine environment. The project began as an apocalyptic design response unit, but has evolved into a voluntary community of amateurs, inventors and scientists who study everything from aquaculture to desalination. The creators of this ocean station are working to develop a truly innovative “city” design that will become compact during storms and sail when winds are favorable. Learn more.
10 awesome (and bizarre) ways we could live on water

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The Open_Sailing project is an international community of scientists, engineers, architects and many others who are trying to develop an International Ocean Station. The open-source project aims to create something similar to the International Space Station on the sea, a place where people can study the ocean and learn to live sustainably in a marine environment. The project began as an apocalyptic design response unit, but has evolved into a voluntary community of amateurs, inventors and scientists who study everything from aquaculture to desalination. The creators of this ocean station are working to develop a truly innovative “city” design that will become compact during storms and sail when winds are favorable. Learn more.

10 awesome (and bizarre) ways we could live on water

Tagged: waterarchitecturescienceclimate changeglobal warmingenvironmentoceansea level rise

30th September 2011

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3 fresh online boutiques that only stock eco-friendly fashionsIn a sartorial rut? Check these Web outposts for timely, affordable clothing that’s easy on the Earth.

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3 fresh online boutiques that only stock eco-friendly fashions
In a sartorial rut? Check these Web outposts for timely, affordable clothing that’s easy on the Earth.

Tagged: fashioneco-fashionenvironmentstyleshopping

30th September 2011

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Climate change researcher, biomimicry expert among annual Heinz Award winnersRecipients to each receive $100,000 for achievements that benefit the environment.

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Climate change researcher, biomimicry expert among annual Heinz Award winners
Recipients to each receive $100,000 for achievements that benefit the environment.

Tagged: Heinz Awardsenvironmentnature

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26th September 2011

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New online tool helps you not ‘get fracked’The Natural Resources Defense Council unveils a new online tool to educate and empower Americans who live near hydraulic fracturing, aka ‘fracking.’

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New online tool helps you not ‘get fracked’
The Natural Resources Defense Council unveils a new online tool to educate and empower Americans who live near hydraulic fracturing, aka ‘fracking.’

Tagged: environmentpollutionfrackinghydraulic fracturingNRDCeducation

26th September 2011

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FDA Set to Ban Asthma Inhalers Over Environmental Concerns →

Remember how Obama recently waived new ozone regulations at the EPA because they were too costly? Well, it seems that the Obama administration would rather make people with Asthma cough up money than let them make a surely inconsequential contribution to depleting the ozone layer:

Asthma patients who rely on over-the-counter inhalers will need to switch to prescription-only alternatives as part of the federal government’s latest attempt to protect the Earth’s atmosphere.

The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday patients who use the epinephrine inhalers to treat mild asthma will need to switch by Dec. 31 to other types that do not contain chlorofluorocarbons, an aerosol substance once found in a variety of spray products.

The action is part of an agreement signed by the U.S. and other nations to stop using substances that deplete the ozone layer, a region in the atmosphere that helps block harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun.

But the switch to a greener inhaler will cost consumers more. Epinephrine inhalers are available via online retailers for around $20, whereas the alternatives, which contain the drug albuterol, range from $30 to $60.

The Atlantic’s Megan McArdle, an asthma sufferer, noted a while back that when consumers are forced to use environmentally friendly products they are almost always worse:

Er, industry also knew how to make low-flow toilets, which is why every toilet in my recently renovated rental house clogs at least once a week.  They knew how to make more energy efficient dryers, which is why even on high, I have to run every load through the dryer in said house twice.  And they knew how to make inexpensive compact flourescent bulbs, which is why my head hurts from the glare emitting from my bedroom lamp.    They also knew how to make asthma inhalers without CFCs, which is why I am hoarding old albuterol inhalers that, unlike the new ones, a) significantly improve my breathing and b) do not make me gag.  Etc.

Tagged: just lovelylovelyenvironmentmedicinehealthhealth careasthma

Source: weeklystandard.com

26th September 2011

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Roll Beyond Coal Rally in Paris, France.
More than 2000 events in 175 countries.
Keep on keep on! Make sure to check out future events at 350.org

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Roll Beyond Coal Rally in Paris, France.

More than 2000 events in 175 countries.

Keep on keep on! Make sure to check out future events at 350.org

Tagged: environmentactivismplanetralliesprotestsbeyond coal

26th September 2011

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The Aral Sea is the poster child for large, dried-up bodies of water. If you travel to the Aral Sea, which sits on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, you’ll find a disconnected collection of small ponds of sea water sitting in a dusty bowl that held what used to be one large body of water.7 lakes and rivers that are drying up

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The Aral Sea is the poster child for large, dried-up bodies of water. If you travel to the Aral Sea, which sits on the border between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, you’ll find a disconnected collection of small ponds of sea water sitting in a dusty bowl that held what used to be one large body of water.
7 lakes and rivers that are drying up

Tagged: watersciencenatureenvironmentlakesrivers