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110 Articles by Raegan Payne

Water Pollution from Fracking in Four US States.

The fossil fuel industry may say that fracking does not cause pollution in our water ways, that it is an urban myth, but hundreds of complaints have been made in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas, according to the Associated Press. The Pennsylvania complaints can include allegations of short-term diminished ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu and sources. in January 2014, about Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Pollution (6 comments)

Sweden recycles so well it needs more trash

When it comes to recycling, Sweden is incredibly successful. Just four percent of household waste in Sweden goes into landfills. The rest winds up either recycled or used as fuel in waste-to-energy power plants. Burning the garbage in the incinerators generates 20 percent of Sweden’s district heating, a system ... keep reading

Written by PRI in January 2014, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling (3 comments)

IPCC 5 in Haiku.

Amazing what the bout of the flu can do. International climate scientist Gregory Johnson, who co-authored the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 5th report, which came out in September, has simplified the 2000 page preview report into 19 illustrated haiku. I feel I understand it better now! https://www ... keep reading

Written by Gregory Johnson in December 2013, about Art & Culture, Education, Politics & Government (1 comment)

Russian parliament gives amnesty to 'Arctic 30'

The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: “There is no amnesty for the Arctic.” The Duma today voted for an amendment that extends an amnesty ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

Arctic 30 to stay in Russia.

The Russian authorities have told the Arctic 30 that they cannot leave the country, defying the ruling of an international court which ordered that they should be allowed to go home immediately.Russia’s powerful Investigative Committee has written to one of the 30 - Anne Mie Jensen from Denmark - indicating ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Improving soil quality by not ploughing.

Recently there have been many reports about the negative sides of ploughing. The productivity of our soils has constantly increased thanks to the invention of the plough millennia ago, but now ploughing could be a cause for the decline in soil productivity. Dr John Baker, an international soil scientist who ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Smart Growth

EcoQube: An aquarium that feeds you.

Two students from University of California San Diego (UCSD) have designed an exciting project that ticks all the boxes. It is educational, functional, aesthetic and easy to use. In their own words, they have created “a natural, self-sustainable ecosystem that is easy to care for”. ‘Aquarium enthusiasts’ Eric and Kevin ... keep reading

Written by Daniel F Benson-Guiu in December 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Reasons for bees deaths complex.

This article is from Jaymi Heimbuch, originally from  Treehugger. So what is with all the dying bees? Scientists have been trying to discover this for years. Meanwhile, bees keep dropping like... well, you know. Is it mites? Pesticides? Cell phone towers? What is really at the root? Turns out the ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in November 2013, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Genetic Modification, Pollution, Population

GM crops a concern for citizens in Washington State, Hawaii

Courts, councils, and voters across North America are weighing in on genetically modified (GM) crops this month. In Washington state, voters are beginning to cast ballots in favor of or opposing Initiative 522, which would mandate that all GM food products, seeds, and seed stocks carry labels in the state ... keep reading

Written by Ian Turner in November 2013, about Agriculture & Food, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Genetic Modification, Health

Largest African wind farm begins production.

After three years of construction, Africa’s largest wind farm is now producing electricity for Ethiopia. As the second most populous nation in the continent, the east African nation has been investigating new sources of energy that will increase the supply of electricity to the grid and reduce the country ... keep reading

Written by Sources. in November 2013, about Clean Technologies, Green energy

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