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Posted by on in Climate Change
More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit. Early reports from event organizers are hailing the turnout as...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Traffic sucks. Congestion is bad for the environment, health (see: Beijing), and maybe most importantly, our sanity. One solution gaining in popularity amongst urban governments is the congestion charging scheme, in which drivers pay a toll to enter designated downtown areas. London, Stockholm, and ...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
The WHO has released a new study ranking countries with the worst air pollution. When we consider air pollution most of us will automatically think of China. However, it was nowhere to be found in the top 10 offenders. This, by the way, is not because they’ve suddenly cleaned up their act, but rathe...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
There are ways to connect with your community beyond food. You’ve probably heard about community supported agriculture (or CSA) — a program where you pay up front and every week, a box of fresh, locally grown produce appears on your doorstop. Since its initial conception in western Massachusetts in...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Climate change has made us question the things that we do, from buying food and using energy to riding planes and driving cars. One of the top questions surrounding climate change is this: Which fuel type is more environmentally friendly, petrol or diesel? Common knowledge would make us reply “diese...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
How is a warming climate impacting life in the oceans? Fish can move to cooler areas, but coral reefs are anchored in place. Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys were warmer by nearly 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the last several decades compared to a century earlier, according to a new ...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
"I feel a moral obligation to speak out at this key moment in human history — it is a moment for action," says the actor in addressing climate change Leonardo DiCaprio has been tapped by the United Nations to be honored with the title of Messenger of Peace, and the actor has been asked to speak on ...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Growth has accelerated 70 percent in some European varieties since the 1960s. Average tree growing seasons increased 10.8 days since the turn of the 20th century Trees live a long time. There are trees alive on Earth today that were sprouting during the reign of England's Henry VIII. There are...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR STOKED ON THE COAST WINNERS! The Grand Prize winner was selected by Heal the Bay staff and the People's Choice winner received the most votes during the public voting portion of the contest. We hope everyone enjoyed watching -- and making -- these videos! Special thanks to al...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Changes spare top birds of Britain and allows trapping and releasing protected species found on farmland Landowners wanting to be allowed to shoot robins, pied wagtails, starlings and other favourite birds seen eating their crops have been rebuffed by the government. But shooters will be able to le...
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Posted by on in Fishing
In a major win for sharks and their advocates, Australia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended Western Australia (WA) end its controversial shark killing program. After a series of fatal attacks, WA's government proposed a new program in an effort to keep beachgoers safe that invo...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Findings by University of Montana Professor Dr. Lilian Calderón-Garcidueñas, MA, MD, Ph.D., and her team of researchers reveal that children living in megacities are at increased risk for brain inflammation and neurodegenerative changes, including Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Calderón-Garc...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Though a burst of clear skies last Monday allowed Beijingers to marvel at a magnificent Mid-Autumn Festival moon, a blanket of smog choked the capital the next morning, reminding citizens of China’s grave air pollution woes. However, that same Tuesday, September 9th, the Legislative Affairs Office o...
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Posted by on in Transportation
A new report shows how autonomous and connected car technologies could begin to reduce the amount of pollution put out by vehicles Excitement around connected and autonomous vehicles has been building for years with consumers interested in the convenience of never having to touch the steering wheel...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
News of the deaths of four Peruvian tribal leaders (Illegal loggers blamed for murders in Amazon, 10 September) is especially resonant because their killings should have been avoided. It was well-known that one of the victims, Edwin Chota, a high-profile environmentalist, received numerous death thr...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Science writer Charles C. Mann writes books that take on big topics — examining the history of aspirin and the nature of modern physics, for example. In the bestsellers “1491” and “1493,” he takes what a Washington Post reviewer called “a god’s-eye view of the world” before and after Columbus’s voya...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
THE TIME HAS COME TO CAST YOUR BALLOTS! Attention film buffs: Our Stoked on the Coast Student Film Festival is closed to new submissions but OPEN for public voting between now and midnight, Saturday, September 12. Please share the link and encourage your friends to vote!   STOKED ON THE COAS...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Earth Protect welcomes Jorge Ramos as a Post-graduate Fellow. Jorge is a recent graduate of Millersville University in Communications. He plans to pursue a career involving TV and film. He enjoys the fast paced nature of shooting and editing video. Also he likes meeting new people with diverse backg...
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Posted by on in Peace
By Andy Smith Glance at the headlines these days, and the prospects for peace look pretty bleak. Iraq, Syria, Gaza and the Ukraine don’t create grounds for much optimism. But Ginny Fox, executive director of the Peace Flag Project, said that’s no reason not to keep working for peace, particularly ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Sustainable development is . . . Considering that the concept of sustainable development is now enshrined on the masthead of Environment magazine, featured on 8,720,000 Web pages, and enmeshed in the aspirations of countless programs, places, and institutions, it should be easy to complete the sent...
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