Tag: pollution

Surprising Facts About Recycling in the US

Surprising Facts About Recycling in the US

Infographic – How does the U.S. compare to other countries when it comes to recycling? Which US cities could improve their recycling efforts?

Adidas Wants to Turn Ocean Plastic Into Sportswear

Adidas Wants to Turn Ocean Plastic Into Sportswear

Lorraine Chow – Would you buy shoes or clothes made from trash that is recovered from the ocean?

Stunning Photos Capture Devastating Worldwide E-Waste Problem

Stunning Photos Capture Devastating Worldwide E-Waste Problem

Lorraine Chow –These shocking photos will hopefully serve as vivid reminders of how we should properly dispose of our e-waste.

By April 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Deliberate Trashing of Planet Earth

The Deliberate Trashing of Planet Earth

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.

Inside the Garbage of the World

Inside the Garbage of the World

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…

Must-see Smog Documentary Hailed Then Banned by Chinese Officials

Must-see Smog Documentary Hailed Then Banned by Chinese Officials

Cole Mellino – This may be the most important documentary film made, and the Chines government is afraid that you’ll see it.

What Might Happen if We Continue Living Single Serving Lives

What Might Happen if We Continue Living Single Serving Lives

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!

By February 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
The Maldives are Turning into Something Truly Shocking

The Maldives are Turning into Something Truly Shocking

Video – A truly shocking video about something you wouldn’t ever imagine about the Maldives!

By October 29, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
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 →
5 Reasons Allergies Are Mysteriously Increasing

5 Reasons Allergies Are Mysteriously Increasing

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 […]

Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains

Plastic Waste Ingested by Worms Threatens Marine Food Chains

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. […]

Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port

Great Barrier Reef to Be Dredged and Dumped to Make Way for Coal Port

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 […]

By February 6, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea May Need Decades to Recover From Oil Spill

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 […]

By November 22, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

FUKUSHIMA: A Nuclear Catastrophe of Epic Proportions

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 […]

By September 23, 2013 14 Comments Read More →
Contaminated Water, Land Damage, and Earthquakes: The Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

Contaminated Water, Land Damage, and Earthquakes: The Legacy of Waste Injection Wells

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 […]

Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

Fracking, Fracking and More Fracking

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 […]

Chemtrails: An Obvious Overhead Pollutant Ignored and Denied

Chemtrails: An Obvious Overhead Pollutant Ignored and Denied

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times Have you ever seen those long smoke-lines in the sky and wondered what they are? Some may be jet vapor contrails, but others are known as chemtrails. Most of the population doesn’t know, but these trails, loaded with heavy metals that have been measured in the water and air […]

The Convenience of Plastic Is Killing Our Oceans

The Convenience of Plastic Is Killing Our Oceans

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times About 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year. In the US alone, about 30+ million tons of plastic waste is dumped into the solid waste system, including various plastic containers, bags and other types of packaging, with only about 10% being recycled. Plastic, which was once regarded […]

By April 8, 2013 10 Comments Read More →
Lose Your Lawn

Lose Your Lawn

Jill Richardson, Guest Writer Waking Times  Turning your lawn into something more beautiful and useful would save time and money while curbing pollution and water usage. Have you taken your hounds fox hunting lately? You haven’t? Well, maybe you’ve gone to visit a friend’s estate in a horse and carriage? You haven’t done that either, […]

By March 6, 2013 9 Comments Read More →
5 Fracking Consequences You’ve Never Heard About

5 Fracking Consequences You’ve Never Heard About

Lisa Garber, Natural Society Waking Times We know fracking isn’t exactly the safest of practices. We’ve heard of its propensity to pollute our air and drinking water and thereby raise human health concerns. The media, however, isn’t talking about the massive sinkholes pockmarking the nation, the radiation leaks, and other lesser known but no less earth-shattering effects […]

By February 27, 2013 4 Comments Read More →