It’s no secret that the biggest environmental disasters stem from our insatiable need for progress. Whether it’s an oil spill, a nuclear meltdown or damage from the ill-fated Keystone XL pipeline, it’s always bad news. The negative impacts are felt immediately, by animals and people; and later, as we see now with starfish deaths and […]
It is the anniversary of Sandy (the super storm — thank you climate change!), and we here in New Jersey are still not fully recovered — primarily at the shore, but there are some folks inland that had some pretty big changes as the result of Sandy’s wrath. I personally had two cars totaled by one of the neighbors trees
This awesome news comes to us from Earth Gauge. Get your weekly dose of climate change news from Earth Gauge, a free environmental news service from the National Environmental Education Foundation. This super in-depth (and slightly scary) US national climate change news is from their weekly email. Sign up here to get climate change news in […]
Get your weekly dose of climate change news from Earth Gauge! Earth Gauge is a free environmental news service from the National Environmental Education Foundation. This super in-depth (and slightly scary) US national climate change news is from their weekly email. Sign up here to get climate change news in your inbox too! National Climate Summary: […]
Everyday we get awesome news in our inbox, and this article from OSU College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) is one of them. CEOAS is internationally recognized for its faculty, research and facilities, including state-of-the-art computing infrastructure to support earth/ocean/atmosphere observation and prediction. The college is a leader in the study of the Earth […]
Here at the Important Media network, we get pitched a lot. People ask us to promote all sorts of products, from toothbrushes to electric cars to luxury stays at four star hotels. OK..no one has pitched that at us, yet (ahem). But one of the real pleasures I take in working in the green media business is […]
‘Sustainable’ is one of just a few words being tossed around in the current cultural salad to enlighten us about how to create a more conscious way of living on this earth among our fellow creatures. What does sustainability mean to you?
Everyday we get awesome news in our inbox, and this article is one of them. The fate of amphibians is indicative of our deteriorating environment– our waters and lands are overloaded with hormones, toxins and viruses. Frogs and their friends are crucial to ecosystems across the world, and they are in jeopardy because of climate […]
Despite using the same technology from the beginning (sound waves and cables), communication in the 21st century can be carried out in many different forms. Apart from talking to each other face to face, there are also phones, messaging electronically and online video chats. These modern technologies were initially created to make our lives easier […]
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, in a much different place and time. As EarthDay.org explains, “At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of […]
People are always looking for ways to cut energy costs on their homes. A popular and efficient way is to have a radiant barrier installation. A radiant barrier is a supplement to your home’s insulation that helps reflect or radiate away transferred heat. The barrier itself consists of a layer of thin aluminum film that […]
We love infographics- super good information wrapped up in a nicely designed package! Last week we shared an infographic about the importance of water conservation, and today we have another infographic about the existing air quality here in the United States. Infographic authored by Oransi, LLC. To view the original post, check out the original […]
This awesome little video comes to us from the good people at Earthjustice. Fracking: Things Find a Way, looks at the ways that fracking damages ground water, diminishes air quality, and affects communities in the surrounding areas. Companies are fracking in more areas everyday, and companies are not forthright about which chemicals exactly they are […]
With Valentines Day just a week away its pretty hard to escape all those heart-shaped, pink and red candies. While they may seem temping, many of them contain GMOs.
If you eat the fishes of the sea here’s an article for you! We always hear about the mercury content in seafoods, but did you ever wonder how it got there? First, it’s important to know that there is a lot of mercury in our oceans and in the fish that end up on your […]
This cool project came to us via the fine folks at NPR’s All Things Considered. The photography of Mt. Everest by David Breashears of GlacierWorks allows us to walk around the world’s largest mountain- and see climate change in action. Not only is this project interesting and beautiful in it’s own right, but the new […]