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Froggie in a pesticide mine 2° (2 replies)

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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Ancient Climate and Evolution Research 2° (2 replies)

Will life adapt to new climate changes and how has it dealt with different climates in the past? I am studying the environment 500 million years ago during the Cambrian period, when we see an Explosion of life in the fossil record - the "Cambrian Explosion". Follow the link to ...

Started by Anna W. in October 2014, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Wordsworth and nature 2° (2 replies)

I've just spent the weekend on a literary landscapes excursion in the Lake District of England. Wordsworth was the predominant focus and I found his expression of the value of pure natural experience to be illuminating. Here is one of my favorites, though apparently acknowledged to be one of his ...

Started by C Robb W. in September 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Philosophy & Religion

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Global Youth Panel 2° (2 replies)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline 2° (2 replies)

I worry about the future of BC's north if the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline were to go through. I predict that the Great Bear Rainforest, its wildlife and the livelihoods of coastal First Nations would be destroyed if we allow this to happen. Save BC's Great Bear Region from Enbridge's ...

Started by James M. in September 2012, about Environment & Wildlife

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Brewery Staff Clean up Shoreline 2° (2 replies)

The workers at Magor Brewery recently organised a clean-up of the shoreline at Magor Pill and Caldicot. 20 staff members joined the MP for Newport East, Jessica Morden, for the event to celebrate World Environment Day. Alcohol manufacturer AB InBev UK owns the Magor Brewery and has spoken of their ...

Started by Marq P. in December 2014, about Environment & Wildlife

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Safety Standards for Environment 2° (2 replies)

Why is it that the environmental safety standard are made using human beings as the refference point. Anything which can hurt human being is considered unsafe for environment. Why not consider every living beings. This means anything which does not have a considerable harm to human being is considered safe. ...

Started by Kennedy O. in June 2012, about Environment & Wildlife

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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 2° (2 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Whaling cruel and not sustainable- Obama going back on his word 2° (2 replies)

Whaling is not sustainable: "14 days left " Whale droppings is vital to ocean’s carbon cycle Saving endangered baleen whales could boost the carbon storage capacity of the Southern Ocean, suggests a new study of whale feces. Whale feces once provided huge quantities of iron to a now anaemic Southern ...

Started by Paul S. in June 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Pollution

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