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Musings on science, religion, and Us 1° (1 reply)

I was listening to a lecture/conversation between Wes Jackson of the Land Institute and Wendell Berry this morning and the topic wandered to science and it's mandate. To paraphrase, science doesn't decide what's good, culture does that, within culture religion has largely had a monopoly on that word, that task, ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Philosophy & Religion

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How will being an active member of the community give you tremendous benefits? 1° (1 reply)

Involvement in community helps you feel a part of something bigger – a part of a real team, and leave your mark to help make a better world you will feel like a superhero. Although it may be unusual to think about and a weird thing to actually consider, but ...

Started by BetterWorld I. this month, about Art & Culture, Children and Families, Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Smart Growth

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Froggie in a pesticide mine 1° (1 reply)

Amphibians are a bellweather species. Much like a canary in a coal mine they indicate the overall health of the environment. When I lived in Bermuda I used to sit and watch the giant toads come out around sunset and snap up the giant cockroaches as they emerged from the ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 1° (1 reply)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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Rainforests 1° (1 reply)

Rainforests are destroyed by the people. And there are some main causes of the destruction of rainforests is poverty that drives people into the woods for fuel, food and work. World's growing demand for wood products. Poor government policies and the increase of people who live within the area and ...

Started by Inah P. in March 2013, about Environment & Wildlife

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Vanishing glaciers 1° (1 reply)

Interested in the effect of climate change upon the world's glacier landscapes? How fast is the ice really Melting? Based on current research we have ascertained some of the following figures: In Uganda the glaciers of the Ruwenzori Mountains will be gone in 2025, In Tanzania the top of Kilimanjaro ...

Started by Klaus T. in April 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Water, Weather

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Climate Change in Antarctica 1° (1 reply)

The Antarctic ice sheet has been looked as a whole that was completely in balance (accumulation equaled ablation). However in recent times it has been noticed that the ice is melting (in the western parts of Antarctica) at a rate much faster than it is accumulating ice (in the eastern ...

Started by Olivia B. in May 2015, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Water

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