Category Archives: Science

Science, and the scientific method, does not use “values” — unless they are mathimatical values. However where, when and why science is applied to solve environmental problems does come down to values: Earth Ethics.

The Christian Impulse to Heal

  The Christian Impulse to Heal by Marcus Nobel September 28, 2014 Not long ago I had an unfortunate incident. Literally, out of the blue I became blind in my right eye. I had a retinal detachment. I knew it … Continue reading

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Does seeing Earth from space alter your perspective?

By David Wogan Scientific American December 9, 2012 Does seeing Earth from Space alter your perspective? Whenever I watch videos of Earth from space I’m struck by how thin the atmosphere is. Seen from above, our atmosphere is nothing more … Continue reading

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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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Green Solutions lead to “Peace” in the Middle East — Students lead the way

By Marcus Nobel UnitedEarth.us Jan 7, 2012 One of the main premises of Earth Ethics is that we need a new set of “values” to deal with our current set of problems… and some of these problems are ancient. Recently … Continue reading

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Students Create Green Club to Promote Recycling, Saving the Earth

By Stephanie Rex patch.com October 6, 2011 Students from Edgewood and Forest Hills started a club at Sacred Heart Elementary in Shadyside to encourage others to recycle every day. Two students at Sacred Heart Elementary School are determined to make … 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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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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Victoria Park C.I. student gets an environmental learning experience

By FANNIE SUNSHINE www.insidetoronto.com Sep 02, 2011 Lea Leung’s mother was on Cathay Pacific’s website to buy a ticket to Shanghai for one of her kids when she came across the airline’s Green Explorer 2011 new youth program. Launched in … 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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Around the world in 60 seconds: Incredible time-lapse video from the International Space Station

By OLIVER PICKUP The Daily Mail (UK) 20th September 2011 It took Phileas Fogg 80 days to circumnavigate the world but, thanks to the wonders of technology, it is now possible to do it in just a minute. This whirlwind … Continue reading

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