Sign in with Facebook
  • Facebook Page: 128172154133
  • Twitter: EarthProtect1

Posted by on in Air Quality
The prospects of Australia having a carbon tax are now virtually zero following the Victorian state election according to John Roskam, the executive director of the free market think tank, Institute of Public Affairs. 'Rising electricity prices were a huge factor in the campaign, and a major reason...
Continue reading
Hits: 1182 0 Comments

Posted by on in Animals
Genetic tests have confirmed that an outbreak of a measles-like virus known as morbillivirus is playing a major role in the massive dolphin die-off on the Mid-Atlantic coast. This is the second big strike for the virus, which was the chief agent behind a wave of infections that struck bottlenose do...
Continue reading
Hits: 1438 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in General Environment
Japan’s government will lead “emergency measures” to tackle radioactive water spills at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, wresting control of the disaster recovery from the plant’s heavily criticized operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) “We’ve allowed Tokyo Electric to deal with the co...
Continue reading
Hits: 2555 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Animals
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to take a serious look at the health and environmental risks of atrazine -- a dangerous pesticide, commonly found in drinking water, that's now detected in about 95 percent of our waterways.Atrazine is a potent endocrine disrupter that ca...
Continue reading
Hits: 1320 0 Comments

Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Two American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs into Australia's Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week when a training exercise went wrong, the U.S. Navy said, angering environmentalists. The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert...
Continue reading
Hits: 1380 0 Comments

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
A proposal by British oil-exploration company Soco International to look for oil in Africa's oldest national park is being criticized by the conservation group World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), which says Soco's plan puts the park's true value at risk. Soco International wants to explore for oi...
Continue reading
Hits: 1363 0 Comments

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Due to depleting shark populations and the inhumane nature of finning, New York state has passed legislation to ban citizens from trading shark fins. Shark fins are a luxury of Chinese cuisine, but are attained through inhumane means. Environmental groups said the absence of sharks from food chains ...
Continue reading
Hits: 1352 0 Comments

Posted by on in Agriculture
How many mouths will the world be feeding by 2050? It is an estimated 9.2 billion, up from 7 billion today. To keep pace with this growing population, global food production will need to increase by 70 percent. That means getting a lot smarter about how we raise crops. With 38 percent of the w...
Continue reading
Hits: 1688 0 Comments

Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Anyone who happened to be scanning the skyline in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday witnessed a startling transformation. In the space of a minute, the four towering 350-foot-high, candy cane-striped smokestacks atFlorida Power & Light's Port Everglades oil-burning power plant—a loc...
Continue reading
Hits: 1973 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Environmentalists on Monday filed a petition with the U.S. government requesting regulatory safeguards for 81 particularly vulnerable marine wildlife species, from corals to sharks. According to WildEarth Guardians, a conservation watchdog, U.S. officials have failed to protect ocean-dwelling speci...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-16-at-12.40.37-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1759 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Mining
The first major test of controversial planning reforms in England has led to the approval for a stone quarry to be excavated in 80 acres of ancient woodland in Kent, leading campaigners to declare "no green space is safe". The development of Oaken wood, near Maidstone, has been the subjec...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-14-at-7.58.29-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1690 0 Comments

Posted by on in Animals
Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation program that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312. "We can't claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Migue...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-14-at-7.50.25-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1395 0 Comments

Posted by on in Food
We're all familiar with the phrase "waste not, want not," but how well are we applying these words today? For many of us, we buy more than we need, we spend more than we earn, we eat more than our fill. The consequence of excessive living and waste affect not only us, but also our global neighbors ...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-11-at-6.56.28-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1613 0 Comments

Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Is it safe? That’s what most people — brought up on Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and The Simpsons — want to know about nuclear power. And for the most part, the answer is yes. Accidents are rare, and those that have occurred — including the partial meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 — h...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-Shot-2013-07-09-at-2.14.29-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 2372 0 Comments

Posted by on in Population
America and China's economic interdependence has prevented the two super-powers from going to war, but there have been frequent murmurs of disapproval on both sides regarding hacking, intellectual property, and aggressive international resource grabs. The recent U.S.-China summitsuppo...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-07-at-10.34.11-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 4104 0 Comments

Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
One bitter irony of the sustainability movement, across all fields, is that prices tend to be anything but sustainable. Whether it is organic food or shampoo with cruelty-free ingredients or fashion without a footprint, prices are often ridiculous enough to justify the blue-collar suspicion and ridi...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-03-at-1.55.16-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1812 0 Comments

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Japan has told the United Nation's highest court that Australia's anti-whaling stance is part of a "civilising mission and moral crusade" that is totally out of place in the modern world. Tokyo did not hold back in its opening submission to the 16 judges of the international court of...
Continue reading
Hits: 1543 0 Comments

Posted by on in Animals
The sweeping grasslands of the African savannah might not exist without elephants. They knock down so many trees that forests transform into plains, where other grazers and birds feed. Elephants maintain the shape of the land, and without them, everything would change. And for many, that would make ...
Continue reading
Hits: 1396 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Anything that can be traded—legally or illegally—usually will be traded. That goes for the tusks, fins and other animals parts—and the endangered species that are attached to them. It hasn’t gotten the coverage that the issue deserves, but we’re currently in the middle of a poaching catast...
b2ap3_thumbnail_Screen-shot-2013-07-03-at-12.58.08-PM.png
Continue reading
Hits: 1910 0 Comments
0

Posted by on in Fishing
A contentious debate is stirring in the Aloha State between fishermen and those looking to preserve species living in the regions’ coral reefs. Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources recently voted to ban spear fishing with scuba gear off the west coast of the state’s main island as well...
Continue reading
Hits: 2567 0 Comments
0

81595f2dd9db45846609c618f993af1c

© Earth Protect