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19 Articles by Alexandra Smith

Disappearing Bees - Colony Collapse Disorder Affecting Honeybees

News on the disappearing honeybees we reported on at the end of last month continues to unfold. Here in California, honeybees will be essential in the coming almond season, with a 40 billion bee team needed to pollinate about 60 million tress in the Central Valley. They will then be ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Health

Fuel Protests Spread Like Wildfire

Across the globe, protests against the rising cost of fuel have exploded in the past few days. Spanish truckers are now in their third day of protests with one picketer dead and fires breaking out amidst chaos.  Another was killed in a protest in Lisbon. Because the transporting of goods ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Transport, Weather

U.S. Gas Guzzlers Paying the Price

Today on my walk to work through the streets of environmentally progressive San Francisco, I couldn’t help but notice three SUVs for sale. Yesterday I saw two more. The day before, another two. All were at prices so low the surfer in me had a brief moment of “oooh ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Transport

Seeds of False Hope: The Occupation of Iraq's Farming Economy

Today is five years since the invasion of Iraq This post is part of the March 19 Iraq blogswarm Other posts in today's series are here and here On the fifth anniversary of the occupation in Iraq, an old piece of news must be brought to the surface; the ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in March 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, War, Weather

Rainwater Cooling - a Project with a Future

Imagine a project that restores the Earth’s atmosphere and land with the creation of clouds. No geo-engineering, pouring iron into our oceans or sending mirrors into orbit. Simply clouds. Ray Taylor, a former international development worker and coordinator of The Global Cooling Project featured in Celsias’ Projects, thinks these ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in December 2007, about Climate Change

To Give or Receive: Being Paid versus Paying to Go Green?

As droughts ravage northern Georgia, leaving the state watching reservoir levels drop lower and lower, other southern states are working to keep their states from falling into a similar emergency. In Central Florida, where water levels are low though not at critical levels, the local government of Oviedo may pay ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in November 2007

Take a Moment and Be Inspired

Current TV has posted the finalists for their 60 Seconds to Save the Earth video contest. A winning team of judges including Al Gore, George Clooney and Cameron Diaz have chosen the listed shorts. Now viewers get to choose which ones will air on Current TV! Voting ends this Friday ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in November 2007, about Media

Saving Earth's Lungs: Pygmies Challenge the World Bank

Second in size only to the Amazon, the Congo Rainforest is being systematically destroyed, and its peoples taken advantage of Last week, a modern David and Goliath story emerged in Washington, DC. A pygmy delegation from the Democratic Republic of Congo had arrived to challenge the World Bank over logging ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in November 2007, about Deforestation, Industry & Business

Good News Monday - Edition 6

Enjoy this week’s dose of sunny environmental news! US Nuclear Site Becomes a Nature Refuge Florida’s Green Rooftop Initiative Fuel Made From Car Fumes Developed by Fishermen in Wales Italy Asks For Dress-Down Day in The Name of Global Warming Homeopathy for Plants keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in July 2007

Good News Monday - Edition 5

Here’s a bit of news for all of us trying to keep our green heads up.  Enjoy! Clean Energy for Beer Vatican Promotes Reforestation Gore Sponsors Climate Change Ad Competition Penguins to Be Protected China Bans Production of Ozone Depleting Substances Congress Compromises on Global Warming Bike Sharing May ... keep reading

Written by Alexandra Smith in July 2007

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