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Why Cleaning Up an Arctic Oil Spill Would Be Impossible Oil spills are a terrible, horrible, no good, very big mess, even in in the best of times. But as a new report shows, cleaning up an oil spill in the pristine Arctic Ocean would be next to impossible. Read moreBringing Balance to the Bering Sea This week in Seattle billboards and posters are popping up with a message for companies that profit from the sale of our ocean wildlife. Greenpeace, Mission Blue, and Marine Conservation Institute — three organizations committed to protecting important ocean places — have joined up to tell supermarkets that we need their help to protect special ocean places, like America’s Grand Canyons in the Sea. Read moreThe Koch Primary (and what it means for climate)

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Creative Recycled Art, Architecture, and Design Many people associate environmentalism with gloom-and-doom predictions about the planet. While climate change is a serious issue, many artists, architects and other designers are also working on smaller scale green projects that both effect the environment and cause change by sparking discussion and reflection. While the actual direct impact of any given artwork or design may be small the cumulative result of their efforts is palpable and grows bigger with each creative and sustainable design or art project. Trash and Garbage Art (and Part Two ): Have you ever been to the art store to buy materials? They don’t come cheap.

The debate we don’t have to have yet - Jack the Insider Blog THE earthquake and tsunami that shattered northern Honshu last week has marshalled Australia’s pro- and anti-nuclear exponents who insist we should have a debate about nuclear energy. Those who believe we need to have the include AWU secretary, Paul Howes and opposition foreign affairs spokesperson, Julie Bishop. Earlier this week Howes said: “I’m not wedded to the idea. ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council More than 40 years ago, a small group of state legislators and conservative policy advocates met in Chicago to implement a vision: A nonpartisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty. Their vision and initiative resulted in the creation of a voluntary membership association for people who believed that government closest to the people was fundamentally more effective, more just, and a better guarantor of freedom than the distant, bloated federal government in Washington, D.C. At that meeting, in September 1973, state legislators, including then Illinois State Rep.

World Wildlife Fund *If you choose to receive a thank-you gift with your donation via WWF's Gift Center, we will ship it for free to anywhere the United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers. Gulf Seafood Deformities Raise Questions Among Scientists And Fisherman While the true extent of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was not known for about 4 years, as Al Jazeera notes in the video above, the repercussions of BP's 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico may become apparent more quickly. Discovering eyeless shrimp, lesioned fish and other mutated and underdeveloped seafood, fisherman in the Gulf are pointing fingers at the BP spill. Biologist Dr. Darryl Felder told the news agency that Gulf seafood populations are dropping at alarming rates and that species richness is "diminished." The Gulf Restoration Network's Scott Eust explained the bizarre shrimp deformities.

How to have a green wedding How to have a green wedding Go green for your wedding Due to the rising consciousness concerning the surroundings, some couples have set to try to their bit for the planet and omit extravagant waste from their “green weddings”. applied scientist DiCaprio’s picture has brought “blood diamonds” to the forefront and gold too isn’t as noble a metal as you would possibly suppose as a result of its typically mined in inhuman conditions by staff World Health Organization square measure exposed to zootoxic chemical releases within the mines.

Ideology and Katrina, or "what I do" Submitted by johnm on May 3, 2009 - 2:27pm First, I'd like to thank everyone with the Blogora for allowing me to be their guest Blogger for the month, I promise to use my powers for good and only occasionally for evil. I thought that for my first post I ought to introduce myself to the Blogora audience a little more formally, though I've been a commenter on here for some time. My name is John McKenzie, and I'm a third year Ph.D. student in rhetoric in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas, Austin, and I study ideology. What exactly I do with that I hope to preview for you in this post. One of the things that interests me the most about ideology is the way it is transmitted and perpetuated so that it holds the same basic character even as it may shift in content over time.

Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals I hope VA doctors aren’t handing out letters to their patients stating that their cute little puppy or dog can give them comfort and they would benefit from bringing them with them at all times. The reason I’m asking is that I have encountered many—and I mean many—so called dogs wandering with their owners at the VA Hospitals flashing letters and certification cards that they can bring “Fido” because they have these documents. The only dogs allowed under the Rehab Act are dogs that mitigate their handlers’ disability and perform tasks for those disabilities.

The Environmental Impact Of The Fashion Industry. Dear EarthTalk: Can you enlighten on the environmental impact of the fashion industry? As I understand it, the industry overall is no friend to the environment. According to the non-profit Earth Pledge, today some 8,000 synthetic chemicals are used throughout the world to turn raw materials into textiles. Domestically, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that one-quarter of all pesticides used nationwide go toward growing cotton, primarily for the clothing industry. The U.S. Biodegradable A “biodegradable” product has the ability to break down, safely and relatively quickly, by biological means, into the raw materials of nature and disappear into the environment. These products can be solids biodegrading into the soil (which we also refer to as compostable), or liquids biodegrading into water. Biodegradable plastic is intended to break up when exposed to microorganisms (a natural ingredient such as cornstarch or vegetable oil is added to achieve this result). Sustainable disposal of any product requires that its wastes return to the earth and are able to biodegrade.

The Love-Vegan Survival Guide (ve-gan. n.) – A person who abstains from eating any animal product. This includes meat, dairy, seafood, eggs, honey, and gelatin. 1. Read ingredient labels – You will find that you buy foods time after time. You will obviously know what’s what in these foods.

This group is a non-government environmentalist group. They give information on current events. They help the protest and petition against what they view is wrong. by glaser Apr 12

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