Anna Hunt – Science explains why cannabis treats asthma.
Christina Sarich – This new device filters plastic bottles, bags, and even floating fuel, from marine waters without harming wildlife.
Lorraine Chow – The catastrophic Porter Ranch gas leak has spewed more than 83,000 metric tons of noxious methane.
Christina Sarich – Watch the evolution of trash in the oceans over the years…
Mrinalini Erkenswick Watsa – In the Peruvian Amazon, a global craving for gold has changed life for local communities.
Infographic – How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to recycling? Which US cities could improve their recycling efforts?
Lorraine Chow – Would you buy shoes or clothes made from trash that is recovered from the ocean?
Lorraine Chow –These shocking photos will hopefully serve as vivid reminders of how we should properly dispose of our e-waste.
Zen Gardner – Underground bunkers or not, the rapid deterioration of our environment is leading toward a dead planet if their machinations aren’t halted some time very soon.
Dr. Mercola – While you may not directly feel the impact of garbage while going about your day to day life, it’s quite literally choking the life out of our ecosystem…
Cole Mellino – This may be the most important documentary film made, and the Chines government is afraid that you’ll see it.
Video – Are you a single serving type of person? Perhaps we should all reconsider the benefits of convenient single serving foods and products versus what happens to all of that extra packaging. Just watch!
Video – A truly shocking video about something you wouldn’t ever imagine about the Maldives!
Lynn Hasselberger – It seems nearly impossible to escape plastic in our every day lives, and we can’t escape plastic pollution, either.
Dave Mihalovic, Prevent Disease Waking Times Are you seeing more people sneezing and tearing up every allergy season? Studies show that allergies are on the rise in developed countries, including the United States — not just seasonal allergies, but allergies of all kinds. Officials say they can’t quite pinpoint the mysterious cause behind such a […]
Nicholas Barrett, Mongabay Waking Times Small fragments of plastic waste are damaging the health of lugworms, putting a key cog in marine ecosystems at risk. Published in Current Biology, a new study by scientists at the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth shows the impact of microplastics on the marine worms’ health and behavior. […]
Bridie Jabour, The Guardian Waking Times Three million cubic metres of sediment from dredging to expand a coal port will be dumped in the Great Barrier Reef marine park, after the park authority approved the move on Friday. The spoil resulting from the Abbot Point port project is to be dumped 24km away at a […]
Nicholas St. Fleur, Mongabay Waking Times The catastrophic explosion that spewed some five million barrels of oil deep into the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will take a heavy toll in the ocean’s lowest layers for years to come. That’s the stark conclusion of seafloor research conducted six months after the Deepwater Horizon oil […]
Cosmic Convergence, Guest Waking Times Never before in the modern era has humankind been confronted with a nuclear disaster the likes of Fukushima. Truly, Japan has become the location of the greatest nuclear catastrophe in history, one that has defied countless attempts to resolve it. Although it was once imagined to occur in China on the […]
Elizabeth Hand, De Smog Blog Waking Times Early scientific analysis predicted that the risks associated with hazardous waste injection wells would be negligible. Unfortunately, experience has indicated that disposing of hazardous waste deep underground has been linked to water contamination, destroyed ecosystems, toxic leaks and earthquakes. Now we are learning that there is a difference between scientific […]
Stefanie Spear, Guest Waking Times It’s virtually impossible these days to read, listen to or watch a news program that doesn’t mention hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Nearly every day, EcoWatch posts at least one article on fracking and last week was no different. Big news last week was the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that […]