How Giant Fans are turning harmful CO2 into Useful Fuel

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Carbon dioxide is destroying the planet. Okay, I know that you think I am talking crazy. Carbon dioxide is naturally present in the ecosystem as part of the Earth’s carbon cycle, which can be simplified into two steps: humans and animals breathe in oxygen from the air and breathe out carbon dioxide as a product of cellular respiration. plants take … Read More

How serious is climate change? Interview with Andrew Weaver

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Our today’s guest is Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate scientist and the leader of the Green Party of British Columbia. As the lead author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel  on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th scientific assessments, Andrew will talk about the challenges of climate change faced by current society and how the community as a whole can … Read More

The Great Lakes are draining

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What’s the scale of the issue about The Great Lakes? The University of Michigan Graham Sustainability Institute has produced research into this and notes that the problem, in its simplest form possible, is the fact that evaporation rates outperform precipitation levels. This means that water is currently leaving the Great Lakes faster than it’s coming in and, given that the … Read More

Toxic Substance Control Act Reform: What You Need to Know About Chemical Control

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After years of debate and negotiation, President Obama signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (The Lautenberg Act) on June 22, 2016, which marks the first comprehensive update to the Toxic Substance Control Act since the Congress enacted the law in 1976. As the governing chemical management law in the U.S., the TSCA … Read More

Iran takes a stand against Animal Abuse, bans all Circus Animal Acts

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Circus entertainers have been performing to audiences around the world for many centuries. The origins can be traced back as early as Ancient Rome! They were used to showcase horses and stage chariot races or gladiator battles. We’ve all seen that gruesome scene from Gladiator where Russell Crowe spars with a group of tigers as well as an undefeated gladiator … Read More

‘Cowspiracy’ – shocking impact of Animal Agriculture!

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‘Cowspiracy’ is arguably one of the most important documentaries you will ever watch. Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn’s feature-length masterpiece is an absolute must-see, not only for those who consider themselves environmental activists, but for everyone. This well-structured, highly informative eye-opener aims to educate us on the devastating environmental consequences of humans’ insatiable hunger for meat and dairy products. The … Read More

How Many Trees Can India Plant in 24 Hours?

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Planting Trees and Planting Lives Trees are essential to life, and as essential as they are we often take them for granted. Think about it, when was the last time you noticed nature, let alone a tree? Our lives are so fast-paced we may end up looking for our car keys while we are driving. Appreciation is one thing but … Read More

Morocco Bans Plastic Bags to Combat Plastic Waste Pollution

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On July 1st, Morocco passed a law to completely ban the nationwide production, sale, and distribution of plastic bags. It is part of the country’s heroic efforts to promote sustainability and become one of the world’s ‘green leaders’ as an environmentally friendly nation. A little about Morocco… Situated in North West Africa, Morocco is known to many of us as … Read More

California Hits New Record in Solar Power Production (Again!)

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As a national leader on renewable energy, California has created a new history in the use of solar power, thanks to the triple-digit heat wave in the last few weeks – according to the calculation by San Francisco Chronicle, the Golden State’s solar power plants generated enough electricity for more than 6 million homes on July 12th, 2016. The figures … Read More

“Chasing Ice”: How to Prevent Glacier Calving and Save the World From Climate Change!

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On 28 May 2008, Adam LeWinter and Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in western Greenland. The glacier calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is approximately 3,000 feet and 300-400 feet above sea level. The footage captured below … Read More

How to Survive a Real Life “San Andreas” Movie Earthquake

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Earthquakes happen everywhere, every day, all over the planet. They are usually so minor that you can’t even register them, but sometimes they’re a true force to be reckoned with and leave nothing but deadly destruction in their shaky wake. We’re here to offer some potentially life-saving tips to help you keep a steady head if disaster strikes. What’s going on? … Read More

The Great Barrier Reef: What You Need to Know About Coral Bleaching

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Stretching over 2,300 kilometers along the Queensland coastline, Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef – the largest coral reef system in the world – is at stake. According to a report from Australia’s National Coral Bleaching Task Force, which has just completed an aerial survey of the more than 500 individual reefs from Cairns north to Papua New Guinea, 95% of coral … Read More

Why Should We Take Care Of Nature?

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Nature is constantly changing, even before the dawn of humanity. From the breakup of Pangaea to the extinction of dinosaurs, from the Sahara Pump to the Ice Age, Earth has completely changed from what it was millions of years ago. Beyond these spontaneous events, initiated by Nature itself, Humans are continuously adapting the Planet to accommodate their needs through careless … Read More

Shop for Need Instead of Greed

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Shopping – don’t we all just love it? If we do an inventory of all the clothing we posses or the products in our houses, we’ll find items we can’t live without, products that served us for some period of time, and items we’ve never ever used. Consumerism is trending these days, which makes impulse buying as easy as clicking a … Read More

Blood Donation – It’s Not As Bad As It Sounds

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Wait, so you’re telling me that in order to help people I have to get stuck by a needle? I’m going to be honest I have never given blood mainly because of the things I hear from people who did. I know it’s a great thing to do but it seems pretty intense. The dizziness, fatigue and rules about what … Read More

Can We Save the Planet by Joining Meatless Mondays?

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Have you ever pledged to become a vegan or vegetarian but constantly reverting back to your routine meat-eater diet? Don’t feel guilty. You are not alone. According to the study by Humane Research Council, five out of six self-identified vegetarians in the U.S. eventually abandon their all-veggie ways. Vegetarian diet is quite hard for people to maintain over the long … Read More