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113 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, about Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Pollution (1 comment)

The Future of The Great Barrier Reef.

In December 2013 the Liberal National Government of Australia, headed by Tony Abbot, approved to dredge 3 million cubic metres of the Great Barrier Reef in order to expand the port facilities in Point Abbot.  The Port, just 50 Kms north of the Tourist haven that constitutes the Whitsunday Islands ... keep reading

Written by Raegan Payne in January, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

Industrial Hemp for Biofuels.

This article is originally from The Conversation and can be found here. It has been written by Thomas Prade. Bioenergy is currently the fastest growing source of renewable energy. Cultivating energy crops on arable land can decrease dependency on depleting fossil resources and it can mitigate climate change. But some ... keep reading

Written by Thomas Prade in January, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Green energy, Transport (2 comments)

Honey bees, their importance and their disappearance

The interesting youtube channel 'SciShow', looks into the sudden disappearance of bees, known as Colony Collapse Disorder, and what effects this could have on world agriculture. Hint: it's not good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgc5w-xyQa0 keep reading

Written by Youtube in January, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Pollution

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, about Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Recycling

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

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

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