Tag: environment

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

22 Facts About Plastic Pollution (And 10 Things We Can Do About It)

Lynn Hasselberger – It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, and we can’t escape plastic pollution, either.

By October 21, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Earth Has Lost Half of its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Earth Has Lost Half of its Wildlife in the Past 40 Years, Says WWF

Damian Carrington, The Guardian Waking Times Species across land, rivers and seas decimated as humans kill for food in unsustainable numbers and destroy habitats. The number of wild animals on Earth has halved in the past 40 years, according to a new analysis. Creatures across land, rivers and the seas are being decimated as humans […]

By October 1, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
This Discovery Makes Bee Die-Off Problem That Much Worse

This Discovery Makes Bee Die-Off Problem That Much Worse

Heather Callaghan, Contributor Waking Times Many arrows point to the bee decline. A Harvard professorrecently warned that Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is only the beginning for us. The ripple effect from new classes of pesticides is just getting started. But there’s more… The problems they face can be compared to a kaleidoscope, where the shapes are […]

By August 28, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Looming Mining ‘Tsunami’ Set to Take Africa by Storm

Looming Mining ‘Tsunami’ Set to Take Africa by Storm

John C. Cannon, Mongabay Waking Times As nations invest billions in extraction development, forests may suffer big losses. Many of the minerals that enable our technology, back the value of our economies (or did at one time), and power our cities can be found in Africa. And yet the continent still remains something of an untapped […]

By August 23, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

The Contamination of Natural Kaua`i

Paul Koberstein, Guest Waking Times The Garden Island’s rare plants and wildlife are being put at risk by the toxic chemicals used on GMO test fields. Given its fragile and unusually rich ecology, the Hawaiian island of Kaua`i seems ill-suited as a site for agricultural experiments that use heavy amounts of toxic chemicals. But four […]

The End of the Amazon – Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in One of the Most Biodiverse Regions on the Planet

The End of the Amazon – Ecuador Approves Oil Drilling in One of the Most Biodiverse Regions on the Planet

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times In 2007, Ecuador, a country already heavily invested in oil development, surprised the world by announcing the Yasuní ITT (Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini) Initiative which aimed to indefinitely refrain from exploiting the oil reserves contained within one of the most biologically diverse regions of the Yasuní National Park, situated in the upper Ecuadorian […]

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

“No Turning Back:” Mexico’s Looming Fracking and Offshore Oil and Gas Bonanza

Ben Jervey & Steve Horn, DeSmogBlog Waking Times After generations of state control, Mexico’s vast oil and gas reserves will soon open for business to the international market. In December 2013, Mexico’s Congress voted to break up the longstanding monopoly held by the state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos — commonly called Pemex — and to open the nation’s […]

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

More Evidence Emerges That Insecticides Are Responsible For Collapse of Honey Bee Colonies

April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times Two widely used neonicotinoids–a class of insecticide–appear to significantly harm honey bee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study replicated a 2012 finding from the same research group that found a link between low […]

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

U.S. Citizens Willing to Spend Billions to Protect Monarch Butterflies

Paul Sutherland, Mongabay Waking Times New research shows most Americans place importance on the protection of the ailing monarch butterfly, which is experiencing a steep decline in numbers. The study, published in Conservation Letters, found nearly three-quarters of those surveyed support conservation efforts for the iconic species, and are willing to spend several billion dollars to […]

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Environmental Toxins Linked to Rise in Autism

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children.1, 2 What changed between then and now to cause one in 50 children3 to become autistic? Mounting research—not to mention plain logic—indicates that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple sources—including the mother, […]

Stop Dreaming, Accept ‘What is’, and Enter Your True Reality

Stop Dreaming, Accept ‘What is’, and Enter Your True Reality

Alen Mischael Vukelić, Contributor Waking Times Whatever path you choose, be it spiritual, scientific, non-spiritual, realistic, surrealistic, sooner or later, you ‘ll have to face it, that nothing turns out the way you want it to be. Can you do something about it – or should you just accept it? Should you keep swimming against the […]

Cocaine: The New Face of Deforestation in Central America

Cocaine: The New Face of Deforestation in Central America

Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa, Mongabay Waking Times In 2006, Mexico intensified its security strategy, forming an inhospitable environment for drug trafficking organizations (also known as DTOs) within the nation. The drug cartels responded by creating new trade routes along the border of Guatemala and Honduras. Soon shipments of cocaine from South America began to flow through […]

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Fracking in Public Forests Leaves Long Trail of Damages

Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog Waking Times Last Wednesday, the Washington D.C. city council passed a resolution opposing fracking in the George Washington National Forest, making the nation’s capitol the third major U.S. city, after Los Angeles and Dallas, to decry the hazards of shale drilling in recent days. The D.C. council’s resolution called on the U.S. Forest Service to prohibit […]

Disastrous Day in Fossil Fuels: WV coal slurry spill, PA gas well explosion, ND gas explosion

Disastrous Day in Fossil Fuels: WV coal slurry spill, PA gas well explosion, ND gas explosion

Mike G, DeSmogBlog Waking Times West Virginia officials are reporting that a coal slurry line at the Kanawha Eagle Prep Plant, which belongs to Patriot Coal, ruptured and spilled a toxic byproduct from the coal mining and preparation process into a creek that feeds the Kanawha River early this morning. More than 100,000 gallons of slurry spilled, and […]

By February 12, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima

50 Reasons We Should Fear the Worst from Fukushima

Harvey Wasserman, EcoWatch Waking Times Fukushima’s missing melted cores and radioactive gushers continue to fester in secret. Japan’s harsh dictatorial censorship has been matched by a global corporate media blackout aimed—successfully—at keeping Fukushima out of the public eye. But that doesn’t keep the actual radiation out of our ecosystem, our markets … or our bodies. Speculation on […]

By February 3, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Demolition Planet – Awaken and Rise

Demolition Planet – Awaken and Rise

Zen Gardner, Guest Waking Times There comes a time when a coming convergence becomes apparent. But when it spells a very probable major cataclysm people are not too eager to see it. But see it we must. And sound the alarm we must…as well as prepare. Funny how that’s another thing “they” minimize and belittle. […]

By January 29, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Threatened with Extinction

One Quarter of Sharks and Rays Threatened with Extinction

Loren Bell, Mongabay Waking Times One quarter of all shark and ray species are threatened with extinction, according to a new study published in the open-access journal eLife. The paper analyzed the threat and conservation status of 1,041 species of chondrichthyans—the class of fish whose skeletons are made of cartilage instead of bone which includes sharks, […]

By January 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
‘The Wounded Dragon’ – Healing the Divine Warrior

‘The Wounded Dragon’ – Healing the Divine Warrior

Chris ‘Open’ Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times Humanity is entering the cauldron of catalytic change At a soul level, the strength of our yearning is collectively challenging a society founded on injustice and inequity. Catastrophic meltdown is on the horizon. How do we progress from here? We must recognise that the capitalistic nightmare has been […]

By January 21, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Top Secret Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) to Sacrifice Wildlife, Environment

Top Secret Pacific Trade Agreement (TPP) to Sacrifice Wildlife, Environment

Jeremy Hance, Mongabay Waking Times Environmental groups have blasted draft text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) released yesterday by WikiLeaks as potentially devastating to the environment and wildlife. The massive 12-nation free trade agreement has been negotiated in secret now for almost four years, and the information release by WikiLeaks shows that key environmental safeguards in the […]

By January 21, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
10 Native American Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

10 Native American Environmental Victories and Triumphs of 2013

Staff, Indian Country Waking Times With all the talk of rising temperatures, acidifying oceans and melting polar ice, it is hard to see the healthy trees for the forest, as it were. Yes, the emerald ash borer and the mountain pine beetle are making inroads, and yes, extreme weather is becoming the norm. But it’s […]

By January 2, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
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