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from Smithsonian As we ponder how we’re going to supply the world’s increasing energy needs over the course of the 21st century, the discussion usually swings between fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas, and emerging alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. Increasingly, ...
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by Chris Medlin of The Topsail Island Fishing Guide I know this topic may seem controversial and may receive criticism from some people, but as most of you know I am a fellow who speaks his mind. There are some strange things going on around here. I am worried about our environment. I have seen ch...
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Posted by on in Transportation
I spent the last 9 days traveling with my family in New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts and an unintended night in Cleveland, and like all of us who travel, helping the economy and adding extra greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Our family of four flew from San Francisco to Manchester, N...
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Posted by on in Buy Local
This week we've celebrated farmers markets as a vibrant segment of U.S. agriculture that offers a unique and personal way to connect producers and consumers. We highlighted decades of farmers market participation, updated the status of farmers markets across the U.S., offered an example of innovatio...
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By Brandon Keim at Wired Science Earnest, well-meaning environmental messages are supposed to be ineffective relics of a bygone age, when bumper stickers still worked and treehuggers hadn’t realized that self-interest speaks louder than Mother Earth ever could. But don’t put that Save the Whales t...
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Environmental activists are celebrating as the sports world seems to be more comfortable with embracing environmental stewardship not only as a business necessity, but also as a way to engage fans. This Olympics, in particular, has been particularly environmentally friendly. The London Olympic Game...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
When the electricity goes off, we find ourselves checking to see if it is really off — flipping a couple of switches, looking at the second hand of the electric clock, trying to turn on the TV, etc. We are accustomed to fact-checking the many experiences of our lives. And so it goes with the recent ...
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Posted by on in Solar
By Bruce Einhorn If there’s any country where solar power should be an easy sell, it’s India. Two-thirds of the country’s power supply comes from fossil fuels, and power producers can’t get enough coal to fire their plants or enough pipeline space to distribute natural gas, Bloomberg Businessweek ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Scott Dance Policies to change building codes in flood plains and on shorelines, construct offshore wind turbines and manage suburban sprawl could gain political traction, officials hope, as recent extreme weather renews a conversation on climate change in Maryland and nationally. State efforts...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A KeenForGreen.com survey finds several roadblocks to a more "green" life. Obstacles including the high cost, inconvenience, and large time commitments associated with green products and behaviors. In a recent KeenForGreen.com survey 76% of respondents described “living green” as important. Seventy...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
DENVER, July 24, 2012 -- Experts on Stormwater and post-fire damage control will gather here August 19 - 23 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share recent experiences and discuss strategies that are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution and ...
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  by Matt Petronzio Apple‘s products are no longer considered environmentally friendly after the tech giant asked the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) — the group that sets environmental standards for electronics — to remove all 39 of its products from its green regist...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
by Kaid Benfield Sometimes, you just can’t make this stuff up. It’s really embarrassing for me to write this, but the legislature of my native North Carolina has made it illegal for public officials to consider current rates of sea level rise as they plan for the future. And, no, I did no...
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Posted by on in Green Products/Services
Environmentally-Friendly Consumption Sees Big Future According to a survey by Harris Interactive, 69 percent of consumers buy green and ecologically-friendly products. ListFinder, a searchable online data compiler headquartered in Evanston, IL, finds that its available data for green consumers has ...
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Posted by on in Animals
by Liz Friedenfels Did you know 10,000 to 15,000 perfectly healthy cats and dogs are euthanized in animal shelters throughout the United States every single day? Did you also know that there are nine incredibly easy steps to reduce the number of animals being euthanized due to lack of space? This i...
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Posted by on in Fishing
  By Patricia Sullivan Q: How are a dead baby Humpback whale and our fisherman’s platter related? Read on for clues. In Vancouver, British Columbia a young Humpback whale comes ashore while alive, but dies hours after beaching himself. Necropsy (animal autopsy) results confirm the creature l...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
by Brian Clark Howard “Climate is always changing, but from here on out it is definitely changing,” Jonathan Overpeck told the packed room at theAspen Environment Forum in Colorado this past weekend. Overpeck is the director of the Institute for the Environment at the University of Arizona, and an...
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Posted by on in General Environment
By Bruce Jones Early Tuesday morning, 1,000 or so advanced delegates at Rio+20 earth summit (formally, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development) laid down their pens and shut off their laptops. At noon, Brazil's foreign minister, Antonio Patriota, gaveled through the Outcome Documen...
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Although it's long been suspected that human activity has greatly contributed to environmental stress, it's only recently that science has begun to show just how great a role that activity is playing. In an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Michigan State University's Thomas D...
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Posted by on in Clean Water
Statement of Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter Washington, D.C.—"The proposal of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for fiscal year 2013 threatens our nation's critical drinking and clean water resources by cutting the Clean W...
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