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Stop spill in gulf 14° (4 replies)

My idea to plug the pipe. I am a mechanic with the Canadian Armed Forces and have worked around heavy equipment for many years. When I heard we could post Ideas, I came up with something that I hope will work. There is industreal air bags that are used for ...

Started by Scott H. in June 2010, about Environmental Disasters

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 12° (12 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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Paper / Cardboard Rubbish ... 12° (12 replies)

I recently went to visit some friends, and they were *burning* their paper rubbish, allegedly 'for the environment', the alternative I guess being that it goes in the landfill ... Is burning your paper and cardboard rubbish really a good idea? Wouldn't recycling be a better idea?

Started by Matt V. in June 2008, about Recycling

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Ford's Focus on the Environment 12° (7 replies)

Hello everyone, My name is Lynn, and I am a community manager reaching out to your on behalf of Ford Motor Company. I hope that it's okay that, that I wanted to add this thread to the forum to let everyone know that Ford is running a video submission contest ...

Started by Lynn K. in December 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Nuclear, Solar

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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 11° (1 reply)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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America farmers still burning crops. What will it take to get "old timers" on board with newer practices that will save $ and preserve the earth? 10° (5 replies)

This morning I received an email from Arkansas farmer Norwood Creech, whom YERT corresponded with while seeking out rural farmers in the South. She wrote with great concern about "old time" farmers burning off crop stubble (rather than turning it under as compost). There no evidence that charring fields improves ...

Started by Julie E. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food

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Where Did the Water Go? 10° (5 replies)

Water covers 71% of the surface of the Earth. It is found on, under, and over the surface of the planet, and its volume is about 1 360 000 000 km³ or 3.59×1020 US gallons. Of the total volume of earth’s water, 1 320 000 000 km³ or 97.2% is ...

Started by Simos S. in October 2011, about Water

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Any ideas how to reduce plastic usage? 10° (10 replies)

It is known to every one that plastics does harm to nature, both land,water and air. Still no government wants to ban the use of plastics. The plastic drinking bottles are a real harm to the land. It pollutes the air while burning. So i would really insist the government ...

Started by Ethan M. in May 2010, about Pollution

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Invite friends to join Celsias and make a difference! 9° (4 replies)

Hi everyone, I'm adding this request to the discussion board to ask readers to invite friends to join our site - it will really help increase climate change awareness, and help your friends become part of the solution... as well as providing the site with new blood and extra traffic! ...

Started by Matthew W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Computing, Media

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