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It is, unfortunately, society’s nature to discard the unwanted or forgotten. This tendency is on display across the globe, from slums of mega-cities to undernourished children in rural villages to the ugly endangered creatures that never receive attention. Nowhere, however, is this tendency more apparent than in our trash ... keep reading
This is a story told by US photographer John Wathen who bore witness to the Gulf of Mexico deep sea oil disaster. Its helpful for any of us who are threatened by deep sea oil drilling-everywhere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yduv3APYawA keep reading
Seeds and oils from the plant that produces the loofah sponge could help purify wastewater and prevent the spread of waterborne diseases in the developing world, according to a scientist speaking today at the 17th Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in Bethesda, Md. The low-cost, biodegradable seeds and substances made ... keep reading
This story from the Globe and Mail yesterday fills you with confidence about the safety of this pipeline . Yeah Right ! "A pipeline that leaked in northern Alberta was only five years old and designed to last for 30, according to top executives with Apache Canada, the company responsible for a ... keep reading
Australia is failing to implement World Heritage Committee recommendations for the Great Barrier Reef, which could put its future World Heritage status at risk, according to a report released by WWF and the Australian Marine Conservation Society today. On the eve of the World Heritage Committee meeting in Cambodia, the ... keep reading
Designed by Brooklyn-based firm STUDIOKCA, a giant pavilion made out of thousands of plastic bottles was constructed on Governors Island as part of FIGMENT NYC. ‘Head in the Clouds‘ officially opened to the public over the weekend, built by the firm and more than 300 volunteers from the Emerging NY ... keep reading
The average homeowner in Australia uses approximately 18 kWh of electricity per day. Homeowners in Australia and New Zealand are rapidly moving to this greener means of electricity production. Costs of installing a residential solar power have dropped while capabilities have increased. Rising charges for electricity provided by power companies ... keep reading
It may be the 21st century, but nearly half the world’s population still cooks and heats with open fires or primitive stoves that burn wood, animal dung, charcoal and other polluting solid fuels. The article in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology describes impressive progress being made to ... keep reading
TOSA, or Trolleybus Optimisation Système Alimentation, is a new electric bus charging system that only takes 15 seconds to power up. It is now being tested in Geneva, Switzerland. The system currently in place has the vehicles constantly connected to overhead trolley cables or they simply have to attempt ... keep reading
The Surfrider Foundation has a mission . It's the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. You can think about that as three concepts. "Protection and enjoyment", we don't want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep ... keep reading
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