Category Archives: Pollution

Designing Peace Through Transportation — The Context of Rio+20

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Feb 2, 2012 Forum on Peace through Transportation A Joint Project of the WPI (Wholistic Peace Institute) and KOTI (Korea Transport Institute) So what exactly does Peace have to do with transportation?  (Fights on the Max … Continue reading

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Is Organic Agriculture Bad for the Environment? Another Reason to Eat Locally

Written by Rachel Cernansky www.care2.com January 4, 2012 The New York Times ran an important story about a growing shift in the organic agriculture industry away from sustainable practices. There are still no synthetic chemicals, but large farms growing organic … Continue reading

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RIO+20: Toward a new green economy—or a green-washed old economy?

By JIM THOMAS grist.org 24 MAR 2011 I’ve got good news and bad news about the future of the planet. Good news first. Next year, a honking big global Earth Summit is coming our way — one with a proud … Continue reading

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Transit as Catalyst for Improved Quality of Life

By Marcus Nobel unitedearth.us Jan. 4, 2012 This video shows how transit is a catalyst for positive change in the community, creating walkable mixed-use neighborhoods around station locations. It was created for Kansas City Public Television as part of their … Continue reading

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OCEAN CACOPHONY A TORMENT FOR SEA MAMMALS

By Staff AFP Dec 7, 2011 The constant thump of oil and gas exploration and military testing has made ocean noise levels unbearable for some sea mammals. With the constant churn of freighter propellers, the percussive thump of oil and … Continue reading

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Styrofoam ban: one side claims jobs; the other, the environment

By Nannette Miranda abclocal.go.com/kabc Monday, August 29, 2011 SACRAMENTO (KABC) — Styrofoam food take-out containers may become a thing of the past. California lawmakers are considering such a ban, the first-ever such ban in the country. Supporters say the containers … Continue reading

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THE STICKY PROBLEMS WITH TAR SANDS

By Cristen Conger news.discovery.com Sep 2, 2011 Actress Darryl Hannah and NASA scientist James Hansen are just two of the more than 800 environmental protesters that have been arrested in front of the White House this week. The crowd has … 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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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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