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Advice & Self-Help | Tips & Tricks

Buying Less Makes People Happier than Just Buying Green

By Emily Reynolds. In contrast, people who "buy green" are not any happier.

News | News

Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village

“Many folks are not happy to be leaving the place they’ve known their whole lives.” After 20 years of melting permafrost, residents of Newtok now must move.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Maps of Water, Crops, and Coasts Reveal the Truth About Human and Earth Interactions

To our detriment, if we continue on current trajectories, and global modelling shows just how. Natalie Parletta reports.

News | Interesting Stories

California finds widespread water contamination of 'forever chemicals'

Nearly 300 drinking water wells and other water sources in California have been found to have traces of man-made chemicals linked to cancer.

Science & Technology | The Environment

United Nations Misleads About Food Production and Climate Change

A friend of ours cites an adage from the legal profession when describing the actions of environmental alarmists ...

News | News

35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated

Before the EPA, the US environment was not federally protected. Here are 35 vintage photos showing US cities before regulations limited the damage.

Politics | Leftist Myths

Why Banning Plastic Is Stupid, For Us And The Environment

On Tuesday’s episode of “The Michael Knowles Show,” Knowles discusses why plastic bans are inconvenient for people and actually harmful for the environment. Video and partial transcript below:

News | News

The water is so hot in Alaska it's killing large numbers of salmon - CNN

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

Here's Some Ways to Help the Planet and Your Wallet

An estimated one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. Food waste is both a humanitarian concern and drives climate change. Here are some tips to prevent food waste. 

News | News

E.P.A. Plans to Curtail the Ability of Communities to Oppose Pollution Permits

The agency is preparing to weaken rules that, for a quarter-century, have given communities a voice in deciding how much industrial pollution may legally be released nearby.

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Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

"The nice thing about this solution is it’s really low-tech," says Thomas Crowther, a co-author of the study and climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Humor | Humor

Good Moos: Israel Solving the Problem of….Cow Flatulence

This may sound like bullsh*t, but it isn't.

News | News

New study solves one of the biggest mysteries in the Dead Sea | ISRAEL21c

Researchers suggest that tiny salt fingers across the surface of the lake interact with each other as they sink down, piling up salt crystals on the deepest parts of the Dead Sea’s floor.

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The climate change lawsuit that could stop the U.S. government from supporting fossil fuels

A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels

Science & Technology | The Environment

Supreme Court Rules State Law Does Not Apply to Outer Continental Shelf

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court unanimously rejected a California-based offshore oil rig worker’s claim that he should be paid for ...

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Belinda Baggs Urges Surfers to Act on Climate Change | Adventure Sports Network

The ever-stylish logger discusses the fight for the bight, climate change and how surfers can mobilize for the environment.

News | News

National City Council reboots effort to force out businesses that cause pollution

The South County city will focus on a neighborhood where a large concentration of industries such as auto shops are intermixed with homes

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Those 96 Million Black Balls in LA's Reservoir Are Not Just There to Save Water


Ninety-six million. That's how many black plastic 'shade balls' it takes to cover the Los Angeles reservoir. Why, you ask? Well, despite what has often been reported as the main purpose of these balls, the idea didn't actually start with

Sports | Cycling

Saving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante | Protect Our Playgrounds - Part 1

7x World Champion, and public lands advocate, Rebecca Rusch, in her continued quest to push herself physically and mentally, is taking action to help raise a...

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Opinion: It’s Okay to Be An Imperfect Eco Warrior | PaddleXaminer

Editorial by Rebecca Parsons on living a sustainable, environmentally friendly life and knowling when its ok to let go and accept life's imperfections.

News | News

Whales keep eating plastic and dying. One's stomach had 88 pounds of calcifying trash.

By the time marine biologist Darrell Blatchley arrived at the fishing village Saturday, the young Cuvier's beaked whale was already floating, dead in the water, its eyes sunken and ribs

Food & Drink | Travel

9 Ways to Stop Using So Much Plastic

Going zero waste is hard, but these easy changes to how you eat, drink, and store food will make a big difference

Science & Technology | The Environment

Homogenised Temperature Data From Australian Weather Bureau in Spotlight Again

An environmental scientist has accused an executive agency of the Australian government of manipulating historical weather data to prove climate change.

News | News

Making Swampy Unclean Water Drinkable

P&G has provided more than 14 billion liters of clean water to people in need around the world. P&G scientists invented the P&G Purifier of Water technology while attempting to clean dirty laundry water.

Food & Drink | Food & Drink

Florida brewery unveils six-pack rings that feed sea turtles rather than kill them

Florida brewery unveils alternative to plastic rings that harm marine life.

News | Weird and bizarre news

Bro-Truck Owners Are Deliberately Blocking Tesla Supercharger Spots

I generally like people, which may be why I never fail to be surprised when I encounter people being truly unrepentant dickheads for no good reason whatsoever. That’s what seems to have been going down at a Tesla Supercharger in Hickory, North Carolina,

Politics | Politics

Andrew Light, Obama official, helped prepare dire National Climate Assessment

A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Thanksgiving Day 2018 may be among coldest on record in northeastern US

People spending time outdoors during Thanksgiving Day into Black Friday may face some of the coldest conditions on record in the northeastern United States for late November.

Politics | Politics

Actually, even California says Trump is right about the wildfires

President Trump’s critics are belittling him for not buying the lefty narrative that global warming is to blame for the California wildfires. Instead, Trump points to decades of mistakes by governm…

News | Animal Links

Tackling plastic pollution in the Galápagos | Stories | WWF

Around the world, humans produce an estimated 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste per year, a number that is set to increase to 2.2 billion by 2025. In countries such as Ecuador that have limited garbage collection services, some of this plastic waste inevi

News | Animal Links

Sunscreen, Clothing, And Other Coral Reef-Safe Alternatives

Harmful chemicals from sunscreen can leach into the ocean and damage coral. Here are some sun-blocking alternatives.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Run On Water: How Israeli Innovators Are Leading The Way To Hydrogen-Fueled Cars | Environment News

A new discovery by Israeli scientists could significantly impact efforts to replace carbon-based fuels with more environmentally friendly hydrogen fuels. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

SodaStream launches ocean plastic cleanup effort in Honduras

Israeli company, which lets customers add carbonation and flavor to tap water in reusable soda bottles, calls for an end to single-use plastic

Politics | Climate Change

Don't Tell Climate Change Fanatics This Piece Of News

Global warming and climate change fanatics, stop now before you read any further.

Science & Technology | The Environment

A Better Way to Ensure Clean, Reliable Energy

A cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s agenda has been to promote domestic energy production, create jobs and improve economic growth, and he has direct

News | News

Beer, Drinking Water And Fish: Tiny Plastic Is Everywhere

Plastic trash less than 5 millimeters long is in the things we eat and drink, and the air we breathe. Scientists are just beginning to study where it comes from and how it might affect our health.

Politics | Politics

Al Gore: President Trump Having Less Impact on Environment Than Expected

The Trump administration's environmental policies have not affected the climate as much as previously expected, Al Gore says.

News | The News

STUDY: Banning Straws Could Lead To Environmental And Economic Complications | Daily Wire

The state of California has tackled a variety of social reforms including raising taxes, lowering the standard of living, clamping down on small businesses, and of course the evil nemesis of all leftists, the straw.

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Finding Away: Kimi Werner Dives Among a Microplastic Crisis

Finding Away: Kimi Werner Dives Among a Microplastic Crisis #StandUpPaddle #Environment #EnvironmentalProtection

Politics | Other Politics

Kennedy’s Retirement Could Clear Path for Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

On issues like climate change and water pollution, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was often a decisive vote.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

China trash ban is a global recycling wake up call

China's trash import ban is giving the global recycling industry an enormous headache. The flip side: the world has finally been forced to rethink its approach to waste.

News | News

Portland poised to adopt plastic straw ordinance

Portland city council will be discussing a plastic straw resolution this week. If passed, the resolution would direct city staff to develop a strategy for reducing the use of single-use plastic items, including straws. As the city tackles the issue, more

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Source To Sea: Educating Communities on the Perils of Plastic Pollution | PaddleXaminer

Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two standup paddleboards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles is. The Whale Company wants to make a difference and work towards a more sustainable future...raise awareness on the p

News | The News

Recycling: Lots Of It Ends Up In Landfills, Does Little To Help Environment

It has become an article of faith in the U.S. that recycling is a good thing. But evidence is piling up that recycling is a waste of time and money, and a bit of a fraud. 

Health & Fitness | News Items

Hotels and Tour Operators are Eliminating Plastic Straws

It's a growing trend: Hotels, resorts, safaris, and cruises are increasingly banning plastic straws.

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Del Mar reluctantly adds ‘managed retreat’ to coastal erosion options

Only as a last resort would city consider taking homes off the beach

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

The Simply Co. - Toxin Free and Sustainable Cleaning Products

Here at The Simply Co. we strive to make the most sustainable cleaning products ever. All of our ingredients will ALWAYS be listed on our packaging.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Lyme disease became the first epidemic of climate change | Aeon Essays

In a warming world, ticks thrive in more places than ever before, making Lyme disease the first epidemic of climate change

News | The News

U.S. Cuts 'Global Warming' Gases Faster Than Anyone Else, But Media Ignore It | Investor's Business Daily

When the U.S. announced last year it would withdraw from the job-killing Paris Climate Accords, it was treated by the media as a climate-change disaster. But don't worry: The U.S. is slashing output of greenhouse gases all on its own.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Accidentally Create Plastic-Digesting 'Mutant Enzyme' | Fortune

Researchers trying to understand an enzyme found in a Japanese recycling plant accidentally improved its plastic-degrading performance.

Science & Technology | Science

'Junk science'? Studies behind Obama regulations under fire | Fox News

Scientific studies used by the Obama administration to help justify tough environmental regulations are coming under intensifying scrutiny, with critics questioning their merit as the Trump EPA reverses or delays some of those rules.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

How Do You Count Endangered Species? Look to the Stars

Pairing astronomers’ algorithms for star-hunting with drones equipped with infrared cameras, scientists have developed a new tool kit to help conservation and fight poaching.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A Few Species of Frogs That Vanished May Be on the Rebound

A new study in Panama finds some types of frogs are returning, after being decimated by a deadly fungus that has vanquished amphibians around the world.

Advice & Self-Help | Products with Integrity

Green Rankings - Top 10 US Companies for Environmental Performance

Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the most recognized measures of corporate environmental performance and responsibility. Find out the top 10 US companies.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The Household Products That Cause Air Pollution

A new study finds that many household goods degrade air quality more than once thought.

Politics | From CNN

American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened | News | The Guardian

The long read: In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email

Politics | Politics

Public Lands, Public Waters: An Op-Ed on the importance of our public waters and lands

This is an op ed on Public Lands, Public Waters and why they should be protected, following the recent decision to reduce the size of two national monuments

News | In The News

A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been - POLITICO Magazine

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.

Sports | Cycling

6 Best Grills For Eco Friendly Healthy Grilling

Our guide to efficient, eco-friendly, sustainable grills.

News | Animal Links

Heartbreaking Photos Show What Your Trash Does To Animals

They mistake it for food, they get tangled in it, they die from it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

11 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste today

Maybe you’re not ready to breakup with plastic altogether, but here are some simple ways that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in your life.

Health & Fitness | News Items

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

The problem is staggering, and it'll get worse if we do nothing.

Health & Fitness | News Items

The Most Uplifting Story You Read On Climate Change

"Making that leap of faith and following your heart and taking that big risk—it's never going to be easy, but it is always going to be the right thing to do."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago

We think of the Amazon as wild and untamed, but scientists have found concentrations of tree species near archaeological sites, suggesting a long history of cultivation.

Sports | Cycling

Tenzin (Nâm) Namdol: Blackburn Ranger 2017

Where I campaign to let folks know I'm competent (and cool) enough to ride the Alpine Bike route. Pick me #beablackburnranger2017

News | That's News to Me

Scientists Measure Highest Radiation Levels Yet Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors

The latest measurements are over seven times the previously measured high—enough to fry a robot in two hours

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

Sustainability is a very hot topic in the food and nutrition world these days and for good reason.  Every year, we have about 80 million more people to feed than we did the year before.

News | News

Lawsuits pit county against Sierra Club, other conservationists on development in national forest

Environmental groups on Friday sued the county of San Diego over its handling of rules for backcountry development in the Cleveland National Forest — underlining the heated debate about how best to meet a growing population’s housing needs while lim

Health & Fitness | News Items

With #Trump’s election, science and the global environment will lose

Diplomats and environmental scientists from nearly all the nations of the world are meeting in Marrakech, Morocco , to figure out how best to fulfill the promises made in last December’s  Paris climate agreement to limit global warming. But with Tuesd

News | News

A massive 895-home development on Southern California’s coast is shot down

After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Effect of Environment on Genes

Lab experiments show how sensitive genes can be to small differences in the environment.

Sports | My Sporting News

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “superbacteria.”

Politics | PC Culture

Wind turbines 'last for half as long as previously thought' as study shows they show signs of wearing out after just 12

A study of almost 3,000 turbines in Britain – the largest of its kind – sheds doubt on manufacturers claims that they generate clean energy for up to 25 years, which is used by the Government to calculate subsidies.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

asy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home?

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Climate Change, SUP and the Paddlers Fighting the Plight | SUP Magazine

The first in a series of articles addressing the pressing issues of climate change as they relate to SUP, and the paddling community's obligatory response.

Politics | Climate Change

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis - Forbes

Maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Watch 'Lost Wetlands' | Lost L.A. | Shows | KCET

Los Angeles is no desert -- just ask the researchers who discovered a matrix of wetlands surrounding Ballona Creek that were paved over long ago.

News | That's News to Me

Paul Allen megayacht destroyed most of Caribbean coral reef, officials say

MV Tatoosh, Paul Allen’s 303-foot yacht, has destroyed about 80 percent of a protected coral reef — 14,000 square feet — in the Cayman Islands, according to officials there.

News | News

Illinois bans cigarette butts, $1,500 fine to anyone that throws one on the ground

In an effort to curb litter, the state of Illinois has made it illegal to toss cigarette butts on the ground, nailing first time offenders with a $1,500 fine. According to the national lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, cigarette

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

SeaWorld sues to keep breeding killer whales

SeaWorld has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s decision to forbid breeding of killer whales as part of a planned expansion of holding tanks at the San Diego theme park.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets could be more harmful to the environment, researchers say: Eating lettuce is 'over three

Following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas emissions per calorie, say researchers. A new study measu

Miscellaneous | Random shit

If We Ban Commuters From Doing This, You'll Get Home Faster

Horrible car-free days could mean more buses in the future.

Politics | Climate Change

Cold sun rising - Climate Models Wrong Again

New studies flip climate-change notions upside down. The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.

News | That's News to Me

China smog reaches 50 times WHO recommendations - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: A swathe of China was blanketed with acrid smog Monday after levels of dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, in what environmental campaigners said were the highest figures ever recorded in the

News | News

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

News | News

Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are : Goats and Soda : NPR

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Group aims to save planet by purchasing small but significant part of it

Led by Haifa prof., This Is My Earth hopes to prevent species from going extinct by buying the forests they live in

Business & Finance | Abundance

5 Ways To Invite Love Into Your Home with Feng Shui

Did you know that your home could be the thing that is stifling your love life? A redesign of your home using feng shui just might be the answer.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Places where nature has won - Telegraph

In the words of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park (the old one, not the new fancy one), “life, uh, finds a way”, and when it’s found a way, it takes over, as illustrated by these photos of places around that world that have succ

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Home Device Turns Trash Into Biogas Fuel | Environment News

HomeBioGas’s TevaGas (TG) device is the first family-sized bio-digester made available on the market.

Food & Drink | Food

No, You Don’t Have to Stop Eating Nutella; Greenpeace Says It’s OK

Greenpeace says French ecology minister Segolene Royal is wrong — Nutella is not destroying the planet and a ban wouldn’t solve the world’s environmental problems.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Most Distinctive Causes of Death by State, 2001-2010

Food & Drink | Food

11 Foods You Didn?t Know Were Hurting the Planet

From composting to opting to ride our bikes to work, this planet is our home and we?ve got to treat it kindly. We try to do our part every day, but considering that we?re on the tail end of Earth Month (and especially if you missed Earth Day!), we thought

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How Israeli Desalination Technology Is Helping Solve California’s Devastating Drought

California will desalinate seawater in a $1 billion project involving Israeli engineers, after Israel established itself as a desalination powerhouse.

News | In the News

Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study: MedlinePlus

Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the NIH and the National Library of Medicine.

Politics | Politics

High school cheerleader car wash violates enviromental laws | The Daily Caller

It’s hard to wave your spirit fingers when the city shuts down the cheerleading squad’s fundraising car wash to protect the environment.