Australia. Energy and building construction. Climate Change. Oceans and other water bodies. Wildlife. Palm oil. Action. Drop the eco-pessimism – you can make a greener world - opinion - 03 July 2014. Time to kick cigarette butts – they're toxic trash - opinion - 30 June 2014. Poisons leach from the 4 trillion cigarette filters that we chuck each year, harming health and environment alike.
They should be banned FOR the past two decades, the environmental group Ocean Conservancy has organised the annual International Coastal Cleanup. Hundreds of thousands of volunteers scour beaches all over the world, picking up trash. By far the most common item they pick up is cigarette butts. Last year they removed more than 2 million of them. The earth is collapsing, says IPCC Climate Change Report. Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? A new study partly-sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.
The Corporation, Corporations Destroying The Planet deprogram on USTREAM. Politics. The 5 Most Horrifying Things Corporations Are Taking Over. Doctors and Hospitals If you're anything like over 25 percent of Americans in any given year, you get depressed every now and then, maybe even depressed enough to be counted among the 10 percent of Americans who are on antidepressants.
The fact that such a large number of people from the civilization that invented beer hats are blue enough to medicate themselves is sad enough, but the bad news isn't over yet. Honey Bee Haven. Bees pollinate a significant majority of the world's food.
In North America alone, honey bees pollinate nearly 95 kinds of fruits, including almonds, avocados, cranberries and apples. In fact, we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of food we eat. Fracking chemical leak kills threatened fish - environment - 04 September 2013. 7 car-free cities: Independent of the auto. Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well?
Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks. Why Illinois has banned exfoliating face washes - environment - 23 June 2014. The world's water is awash with tiny bits of plastic.
A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme estimates that this plastic waste damages marine ecosystems every year to the tune of $13 billion, and freshwater species are just as threatened. And about time for rights to nature? By Begonia Filgueira. It took until 1998 for the UK Parliament to incorporate human rights directly into the domestic legal system.
In light of the dangers posed by climate change, is it time to go one step further and grant rights to the Earth herself? Bolivia has done just that – the Mother Earth Rights Law (Ley 071(21 December 2010)) has now come into force. Congratulations to everyone involved in drafting and promoting this law. With Evo Morales’ Party (the Movement Towards Socialism) having a majority in Congress and the Senate, this law passed without much opposition. 15615-1375119072-17. 5 Seemingly Innocent Ways You've Screwed The World Today. Yes, hippies, we know that we can "save the world" by merely giving up all of the things that make modern life worth living.
Thanks for reminding us that we can save lots of greenhouse gases by simply walking the 13 miles to work in the middle of the damned summer. We'll get right on that. Though to be fair, a huge chunk of the damage we're doing to the world is due to things you probably didn't even know you were doing. For instance ... #5. Louisiana Sink Hole Explained. Scientists are sounding the alarm: the mysterious cracks appear across the planet. French Nuclear Test Site Mururoa Atoll in Danger of Collapse. By Raiatea Tahana-ReeseEpoch Times Staff Created: August 10, 2012 Last Updated: August 14, 2012 This picture taken in June 2000 shows a landing stage at Fangataufa atoll, French Polynesia, with a board reading in French and Tahitian 'Military zone, entry forbidden'.
6 Natural Disasters That Were Caused by Human Stupidity. Mother Earth Enchanted. Black Hills Sacred Site Auction Cancelled. New ozone-depleting chemicals discovered in the atmosphere. Newly-discovered ozone-depleting chemicals are accumulating in the atmosphere despite being banned under an international treaty, research reveals.
Image credit: NASA/Ozone Hole Watch Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were outlawed under the 1987 Montreal Protocol in response to growing damage to the ozone layer, the Earth’s natural protective shield against harmful UV rays from the sun. Most have been declining steadily ever since, but CFC-113a seems to have been accumulating unabated since 1960. Between 2010 and 2012, emissions of the gas jumped by 45 percent.
Natural Pest Management. Biodiversity: Keep fighting the good fight - opinion - 05 September 2013. IT IS easy to become fatalistic about environmental problems. The destruction of the natural world continues apace and seems unstoppable. Many people actively avoid environmental news, because it only makes them feel guilty and powerless. But there is no reason to despair. A recent analysis suggests that while the loss of biodiversity is undoubtedly serious, it is far from unstoppable (see "Stop global warming and save biodiversity?
Don’t Blame Mother Nature. (This article by Peter Carter was previously posted on Uprage. Peter is now cross-posting on BoomerWarrior – Editor’s Note.) Public Broadcasting Service PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) is great and just published an article by Rebecca Jacobson about American farmers suffering under this year’s extreme weather and this summer’s severe US drought. 2012 Something Is Going On!