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Plastic bags

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Do we really need to ban plastic bags? They are the ultimate symbol of our throwaway culture. But, as the Welsh Assembly announces plans to tax plastic bags, some believe they are distracting us from more important environmental issues

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New Seattle?

August 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 by TomDispatch.com Climate Disobedience: Is a New ‘Seattle’ in the Making?by Mark Engler In the early morning of October 8, 2007, a small group of British Greenpeace activists slipped inside a hulking smokestack that towers more than 600 feet above a coal-fired power plant in Kent, England. While other […]

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Damaging the ocean in profound ways

August 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Humans ‘Damaging The Oceans’ In Profound Ways ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2009) — There is mounting evidence that human activity is changing the world’s oceans in profound and damaging ways.

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Green tech

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Falling Behind On Green Tech By John Doerr and Jeff Immelt Monday, August 3, 2009 America confronts three interrelated crises: an economic crisis, a climate crisis and an energy security crisis. We believe there’s a fourth: a competitiveness crisis. This crisis is particularly evident in America’s worldwide standing in the next great global industry, green […]

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Wind farms the answer?

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, August 1, 2009 by The Guardian/UK A Wind Farm Is Not the Answer The green movement’s fixation with technology reveals that we are asking the wrong questions

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Overfishing reduced

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

New Hope For Fisheries: Overfishing Reduced In Several Regions Around The World ScienceDaily (July 31, 2009) — Scientists have joined forces in a groundbreaking assessment on the status of marine fisheries and ecosystems. The two-year study, led by Boris Worm of Dalhousie University and Ray Hilborn of the University of Washington and including an international […]

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Uranium contamination

July 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, July 27, 2009 by The New York Times Uranium Contamination Haunts Navajo Country by Dan Frosch TEEC NOS POS, Ariz. – It was one year ago that the environmental scientist showed up at Fred Slowman’s door, deep in the heart of Navajo country, and warned that it was unsafe for him to […]

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Environmental human rights?

July 25th, 2009 · No Comments

3 Bets On Ecology, economy, and human health

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Quest for Food Safety

July 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, July 13, 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle Crops, Ponds Destroyed in Quest for Food Safety by Carolyn Lochhead http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/07/13 WASHINGTON – Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides. Farmworkers harvest […]

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Aral Sea decline

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Declining Aral Sea: Satellite Images Highlight Dramatic Retreat ScienceDaily (July 12, 2009) — New Envisat images highlight the dramatic retreat of the Aral Sea’s shoreline from 2006 to 2009. The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest inland body of water, but it has been steadily shrinking over the past 50 years since the rivers […]

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Impact on coastal zones

July 10th, 2009 · No Comments

‘Hotspots’ Of Human Impact On Coastal Areas Ranked ScienceDaily (July 9, 2009) — Coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, according to scientists at UC Santa Barbara who have recently published a study in the Journal of Conservation Letters. The authors have performed the first integrated analysis of all […]

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Demolition in Amazonia

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Progressive Demolition In Amazonia By SAUL LANDAU From May 2000 to August 2005, Brazil lost more Amazon land to “development” than all of Greece. Since 1971, corporate ranchers and agribusiness cleared tens of thousands of acres for grazing, lumber and mining interests. During that period, Brazilian policies and World Bank projects to promote “progress” also […]

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Grassoline

July 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Grassoline: Biofuels beyond Corn Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast-growing grasses into a huge variety of biofuels—even jet fuel. But before these next-generation biofuels go mainstream, they have to compete with oil at $60 a barrel

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The desert is dying

July 5th, 2009 · No Comments

The Desert Is Dying ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2007) — Researchers from University of Bergen have found that trees, which are a main resource for desert people and their flocks, are in significant decline in the hyper-arid Eastern Desert of Egypt.

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Costa Rica

July 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Published on Sunday, July 5, 2009 by the Observer/UK Costa Rica is World’s Greenest, Happiest Country Latin American nation tops index ranking countries by ecological footprint and happiness of their citizens

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Decline of seagrass beds

July 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Friday, July 3, 2009 by Reuters Loss of World’s Seagrass Beds Seen Accelerating by Jim Loney MIAMI – The world’s seagrass meadows, a critical habitat for marine life and profit-maker for the fishing industry, are in decline due to coastal development and the losses are accelerating, according to a new study.

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Oil-free food

July 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 by The Seattle Times Smooth Sailing for ‘Oil-Free’ Food Follow organic produce as it travels from Sequim to Seattle by sailboat with no use of petroleum. by Diane Urbani de la Paz SEQUIM, Wash. – Let us follow a strawberry, flush from the field as it travels on wind […]

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Wildlife cancer threats

June 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Wildlife Faces Cancer Threat ScienceDaily (June 24, 2009) — While cancer touches the lives of many humans, it is also a major threat to wild animal populations as well, according to a recent study by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

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Depleting Lion And Cougar Populations

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Hunters Are Depleting Lion And Cougar Populations, Study Finds ScienceDaily (June 18, 2009) — Sport hunters are depleting lion and cougar populations

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Mountaintop mining protest

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, June 18, 2009 by CommonDreams.org Daring Dragline Protest Launches 7 Days That Will Shake Mountaintop Removal Operations

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Fighting big coal

June 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Monday, June 15, 2009 by Reuters Pennsylvania Town Fights Big Coal on Mining Rights

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Searaser

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

British ‘Searaser’ invention promises green power revolution on the wavesThe ‘Searaser’ uses the power of the ocean to pump water inland for electricity generation. Mark Anslow reports on the simple invention that could soon be making waves in renewables. From the Ecologist, part of the Guardian Environment Network

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‘Mouth of the Beast’

June 13th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Saturday, June 13, 2009 by The San Francisco Chronicle Superfund Money to Clean ‘Mouth of the Beast’ by Peter Fimrite http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/06/13-2 Redding, California – Rick Sugarek knows not to splash through the puddles inside “the mouth of the beast.”

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Hi tech garbage

June 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Friday, June 12, 2009 by The Baltimore Sun Today’s Electronics, Tomorrow’s Garbage Heap Officials, activists worry about discarded TVs piling up after digital switch

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