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Acidic Seas threaten mass extinctions 2° (2 replies)

As reported on the BBC, our oceans are now more acidic than anytime in the last 500,000 years, 30% more acidic than at the start of the industrial revolution. This is a direct consequence of increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere due to human burning of fossil fuels. Are ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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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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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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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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Whaling cruel and not sustainable- Obama going back on his word 1° (1 reply)

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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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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Melodeego puts Music into Action with New campaign and new CD Last Sunday a crowd gathered in Harvard Square to listen to a band play. What's unusual about this? The music was powered completely by two stationary bikes pedalled by volunteers from the audience. The band is Melodeego, which means ...

Started by Gregory Reinauer in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Electric vehicles, Environmental Disasters, Events, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPS Braintree, Massachussets-based Geo Labs has confirmed the presence of Chrysene in the waters in and around Perdido Key, Florida. This substance was detected and absorbed by OPFLEX POM POMS and SWEEPS (OPFLEX is listed on the EPA's National ...

Started by J. Roberts in March 2011, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Water

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Today is the day. Stop Dirty Coal! 1° (1 reply)

Along with thousands of others including James Hansen, Wendell Berry and Gus Speth, Bill McKibben is putting his freedom on the line to protest dirty coal. Stand in solidarity with them. Here is a message from Bill McKibben; "Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation's--and a planet's--history when it ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Industry & Business, Pollution

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The world bodies, like UN, WWF, Greenpeace are trying their best to save forests. But it isn’t just world bodies alone that can achieve the goal. It needs contribution from individuals like us. Everyone wants to save forests. But often they lack the resource, direction and time. So here is ...

Started by Shiva K. in January 2012, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Logging, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams with your signature! 1° (1 reply)

Please sign my petition "Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams." Remind Congress that we don’t want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy “independence” substitutes for real energy security. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/117/362/stop-misleading-energy-pipedreams/ Thanks, Maria

Started by Maria L. in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Solar, Transport

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