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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
All across the United States, the day after Thanksgiving is renowned for the hordes of shoppers that start lining up outside stores in the early hours of the morning. This day of shopping represents millions of transactions but it also accounts for much more. Think about how many people hop into the...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
Colorado is looking for 163 billion gallons of water, and a long-awaited state plan for finding it calls for increased conservation, reusing treated wastewater and diverting more water from the Western Slope. The plan, ordered by Gov. John Hickenlooper to deal with a massive projected water shortfa...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
The controversial Keystone XL pipeline project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed the approval of Congress, after the Senate voted against the project Tuesday. The House passed its version of the bill Friday. An early tally showed 35 for and 30 against th...
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Posted by on in Peace
The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru's president under pressure ahead of next month's UN climate conference. PERU'S COMMITTMENT TO protecting its forests has been called into question by a new report from environmental invest...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Peru, the host for December’s UN climate change summit, stores nearly seven billion metric tons of carbon stocks, mostly in its Amazon rainforest. That’s more than US annual carbon emissions for 2013 which were calculated at 5.38 billion tons, the new research by the Carnegie Institute for...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Fresh off their legislative victory against the Keystone XL pipeline, Democratic senators are pushing a bill that would tax carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels that would rise every year. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Brian Schatz of Hawaii first introduced the Amer...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A key polar bear population fell nearly by half in the past decade, a new U.S.-Canada study found, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs starving and dying. Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice on global warming. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environment ...
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Posted by on in Earth Violators
Sunday Denver Post, by Mark Jaffe A host of chemical emissions seep are seeping from oil and gas drilling pads with different ones coming from different places in the operation – from the wellhead to tanks to valves, according to a new study. “The hope is that this helps us understand wh...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Natural history documentaries are now a mainstream genre in television, with worldwide audiences. Yet there remain remarkably few accounts of how these films are crafted. What is involved in gathering information? How can this demonstrate the inherent dynamics of their subjects? Can they contribute ...
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Posted by on in Recycling
Children are often told by parents not to waste food and finish every morsel on their plate. And, when children and adults waste food, it is an utter shame. This said, some amount of food waste is inevitable. Things such as teabags, eggshells and vegetable and fruit peelings are part and parcel of a...
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Posted by on in Forestry
Preserving forests is a vital step in preventing climate change, but people who defend them against illegal logging and land grabs are being murdered in increasing numbers. And one of the worst recent examples is in Peru, the country hosting the United Nations climate change conference that opens i...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost any other ocean region on earth. Scientists are now studying the resulting ecosystem changes, and their findings could provide a glimpse of the future for many of the world’s coastal communities. by rebecca kesslerAfter ha...
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Posted by on in Fishing
Illicit fishing goes on every day at an industrial scale. But large commercial fishers are about to get a new set of overseers: conservationists—and soon the general public—armed with space-based reconnaissance of the global fleet. Crews on big fishing boats deploy an impressive arsenal of technolo...
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Posted by on in Food
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the results of a two year investigation into seafood labeling that found 85 per cent of the seafood it tested was properly labeled.The work included seven hundred DNA samples collected from wholesalers in 14 states, prior to restaurant...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
A turning point has been reached in the world's bid to curb global warming The presidents of the world's two most polluting nations agree: something should be done about climate change. And they're just the leaders to do it, per the terms of what President Barack Obama called a "historic agreement"...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The United States and China pledged Wednesday to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate change ahead of high-stakes climate negotiations next year. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would move much faster i...
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Posted by on in Human Health
Kids who are exposed to the highest levels of air pollution before birth have a greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms than their less exposed peers, according to new research. In the study, researchers looked at levels of compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydro...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Ruby Canyon Engineering and Earth Protect have entered into a Sustainability Teaming Agreement for the purpose of providing expanded climate change and sustainability management, engineering, and communication technology consulting services to government agencies, businesses, and non-profit entities...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
When appeals to an environmental conscience cannot motivate governments to conserve their natural resources, a swift kick in the wallet may. Gaining traction are projects to quantify the value of “services” provided to us by oceans, forests and other ecosystems, d...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in oceans, lakes and rivers around the world and it's only going to get worse, according to a new study.   Dead zones occur when fertilizer runoff clogs waterways with nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphor...
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