Monthly Archives: August 2011

Otters are back – in every county in England

By Patrick Barkham and Camila Ruz The Guardian (UK) 18 August 2011 Return of otter shows English rivers are healthiest for 20 years, says Environment Agency It has been a long and perilous journey, but otters have finally managed to … Continue reading

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Carbon Capture Facility Breaks Ground in Illinois

By Staff environmentalleader.com August 25, 2011 Construction activities have begun at an Archer Daniels Midland Company ethanol plant that will be able to capture and store 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.[snip] Because all of the captured CO2 … Continue reading

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Updated Tate water fountains save the environment one water bottle at a time

By HEIDI GHOLAMHOSSEINI redandblack.com (University of Georgia) August 29, 2011 The new water bottle refilling stations on campus do more than merely refilling bottles. Though it takes dollars to implement these new water fountains in University facilities, the new refill … Continue reading

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Update: Enjoy a Rural Nature Walk/Students, Teachers Take it Outside

By Maureen C. Belt thepatch.com August 19, 2011 Here we are, the 19th of August, and the sunflowers are in full bloom, leaning their golden faces toward the rising sun. I never get tired of the summer flowers. I hope … Continue reading

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Raising Awareness of Plastic Waste

By BETTINA WASSENER New York Times August 14, 2011 HONG KONG — Most people are familiar with the concept of a carbon footprint. Many may also know there is such a thing as a water footprint. But whoever heard of … Continue reading

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US hog farm pollution threatens human health and the environment

By John McCabe thescavenger.net 14 August 2011 When pigs live in a natural, wild environment they walk and explore many miles a day, and sleep with other pigs in a bed of twigs and/or grass. They are clean, smart, and … Continue reading

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PEI internships provide insights into environmental issues, students’ futures

By Nick DiUlio princeton.edu August 25, 2011 Several Princeton undergraduates spent this summer immersed in local environmental issues, gaining insights into both the area’s ecosystem and their own futures, by interning with four organizations focused on sustainability. The local sustainability … Continue reading

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The War Against the Environment

by Dan Farber Legal Planet AUGUST 10, 2011 Salon has a recent article entitled, “The Worst Anti-Environmental Congress Ever?” The answer is definitely yes. As someone who has lived through the Gingrich and DeLay eras in Congress, I can say … Continue reading

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Researchers Detail How A Distant Black Hole Devoured A Star

On March 28, 2011, NASA’s Swift detected intense X-ray flares thought to be caused by a black hole devouring a star. In one model, illustrated here, a sun-like star on an eccentric orbit plunges too close to its galaxy’s central … Continue reading

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Climate scientist willing to face arrest at tar sands pipeline protest

Climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue that he feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests By Elizabeth McGowan guardian.co.uk August 2011 His climatology career at Ohio State University is advancing swimmingly. He’s never … Continue reading

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