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Environment Facts, Environment Science, Global Warming, Natural Disasters, Ecosystems, Green Living - National Geographic

Environment Facts, Environment Science, Global Warming, Natural Disasters, Ecosystems, Green Living - National Geographic

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10 Websites That Help You Recycle Or Reuse Old Stuff & Protect Our Environment And the word is that although the web is contributing something to global warming, it’s also the loudest bugle playing in support of it. Even Greenpeace has a website after all. But this post is not about demerits of technology, but the meritorious ways it can be put to use for the environment. Environmental Campaigns The environment faces a multitude of challenges today. From climate change to species extinction, our planet and its inhabitants are continually facing man-made threats that must be averted. Lend your voice to a campaign, and help us work toward a sustainable future. About Ecological Footprint Right now we consume the equivalent of 1.5 planets' worth of natural resources every year! Did you know that if everyone on the planet lived like the average American, we would need 5 Earths to sustain our lifestyle? Where does that number come from? By determining how many hectares of land humans need to support their lifestyle and comparing it to the amount of arable land found on the planet, scientists are able to measure the impact of human demand on the planet’s eco systems, which is called our ecological footprint. Globally, all humanity consumes the equivalent of 1.5 planets' worth of resources to sustain the way we live each year. This means that it takes the planet one and a half years to replenish everything humans consume in one year.

Texas A&M Forest Service - Trees of Texas - Eco-Regions TexasForestService Texas Eco-Regions Blackland Prairies Eastern Cross Timbers Bukit Timah Nature Reserve - a precious remnant of primary rainforest Introduction Located in the centre-west of Singapore is a hill called Bukit Timah; with an official height of 164 metres or 538 feet this is the highest point in the country. Clinging to its slopes are Singapore's last vestiges of Primary Forest. For decades this forest has been protected as a Nature Reserve, however all may not be well at Bukit Timah. Clean Development Projects Limited: fighting the destruction of our environment Clean Development Projects Limited: fighting the destruction of our environment Clean Development Projects is a company dedicated to reducing the impacts mankind has had on our planet. To that the company is working to develop technologies and projects aimed at improving energy efficiency, reducing the atmospheric carbon load and restoring the land and its people to full productivity. Recently there has been press interest in our activities.

News: Rain Forest For centuries, humans have relied on rain forests for a variety of products. Foods such as tomatoes, peppers, corn, rice, coconuts, bananas, coffee, cocoa, tapioca, beans, and sweet potatoes all originally came from the rain forest. Many civilizations have exploited the timber in rain forests and cleared the land for farms. Average Weather For Lexington, Kentucky, USA The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around January 18, occurring in 60% of days. Precipitation is least likely around October 2, occurring in 35% of days. Probability of Precipitation at Some Point in the Day The fraction of days in which various types of precipitation are observed. If more than one type of precipitation is reported in a given day, the more severe precipitation is counted.

Kids Sue Over Climate Change And A Judge In Wash. State Is Listening Kids packed a courtroom in Seattle on Tuesday to hear oral arguments in a case about their future. Eight young teenagers are the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state Department of Ecology. They want to force action on climate change. “It just feels like there’s not enough people who care about, like, animals and other things that can’t talk for themselves – babies who haven’t been born yet, people from the future, basically,” said 13-year-old Lara Fain. She’s one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which says the State Department of Ecology isn’t doing enough to limit the carbon pollution that causes global warming. 15-year-old Aji Piper agrees. “It is my future,” he said.

Why are rainforests being destroyed? Humans are the main cause of rainforest destruction. We are cutting down rainforests for many reasons, including: In 2005 and 2010 the Amazon experienced the worst droughts ever recorded. Rivers dried up, isolating communities, and millions of acres burned. Part of Nature cartoon by Stuart McMillen - Recombinant Records This cartoon is heavily influenced by the books Natural Capitalism - Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and Hunter Lovins (1999) and Mid-Course Correction - Ray Anderson (1998). It is also in the same vein as the flash animation "The Story of Stuff" by Annie Leonard, which I watched when I was about 90% of the way through the drawing process. Back to post / website.

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