Lists of environmental topics The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth or some part of it (e.g. the natural environment in a country). This includes complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, animals, microorganisms, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries. And it includes universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air, water, and climate, as well as energy, radiation, electric charge, and magnetism, not originating from human activity. General lists Lists of countries Lists of disasters Lists of emissions into the air Lists of people Lists of power stations (Many more lists are in Category:Lists of power stations.) Lists of publications Lists of species Lists of terminology Air pollution dispersion terminology
7 Environmental Problems That Are Worse Than We Thought With as much attention as the environment has been getting lately, you’d think that we’d be further along in our fight to preserve the world’s species, resources and the beautiful diversity of nature. Unfortunately, things aren’t nearly that rosy. In fact, many of the environmental problems that have received the most public attention are even worse than we thought – from destruction in the rain forest to melting glaciers in the Arctic. We’ve got a lot of work to do. 7. Mammal Extinction Image via National Wildlife Federation One in four mammals is threatened with extinction . If you think the extinction of an animal like the beautiful Iberian Lynx is no big deal, and wouldn’t have that much of an effect on the planet, think again. 6. Image via NASA In oceans around the world, there are eerie areas that are devoid of nearly all life. As if that weren’t bad enough, global warming will likely aggravate the problem. 5. Image via Pew Environment Group 4. Image via Encyclopedia Britannica 3. 2.
Africare: Improving Lives, Building Futures Lecteurs responsables… le retour Bon d’accord, on ne vous a pas donné beaucoup de nouvelles ces derniers temps. Mais il y a quelques jours, nous avons rencontré une vingtaine d’entre vous, à Paris et à Nantes. Et comme un seul homme, vous nous avez lancé ce cri du cœur : « Vous, les gens de Terra eco, qu’avez-vous fait de l’opération “ lecteurs responsables ” ? Viviane et les Chinois Pour le reste, comment passer – vraiment – à l’étape suivante ? Alors, Messieurs, Dames, allez-y : lâchez-vous, faites péter le clavier. 2/ Une semaine avec téléphone portable… coupé (si vous y parvenez, on tentera une semaine sans Internet) 3/ Une semaine sans voiture (facile) 4/ Et une semaine démondialisée : rien que du local, dans l’assiette comme dans le Caddie (bon courage). Devenez cobaye pour les lecteurs de « Terra eco » : 1/ Connectez-vous à votre espace privé (ou créez-le, si ce n’est déjà fait) 2/ Créez votre blog en deux clics ici 3/ Suivez l’exemple de Viviane là Le projet « Lecteurs responsables » expliqué à mon gendre
The EnviroLink Network Decouplage World Resources Institute | Global Warming, Climate Change, Ecosystems, Sustainable Markets, Good Governance & the Environment My ultra cool reusable water bottle Wait. Déja vu, right? You saw that picture of the jar yesterday in my post entitled “my ultra cool reusable cup?” Guess what? My cup and my water bottle? I dip with my jar into the nearest deli and ask them to fill it from the tap, or into a restaurant. Here are some reasons, taken from the Earth Policy Institute, that I avoid bottled water: Although in the industrial world bottled water is often no healthier than tap water, it can cost up to 10,000 times more. Need more convincing? By the way, Idyllopus, a writer who apparently would rather procrastinate by writing mean things about me on her blog than finish her next book (and I mean that in the most understanding way), posted this funny video about making your own reusable cup. PS If you think more people should read this blog, as I do, then please email it around, favorite it on Technorati, Digg it, Stumble it, and add it to Del.icio.us using the links below.
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