World Oceans Day is June 8, an important time for environmental action, observation, and celebration. Coinciding with this year’s UN Ocean Conference, World Oceans Day is day for policymakers, activists and conscious consumers to take part in actions and discussions that can carry us forward.
Browsing the "pollution" Tag
Air pollution is a global issue, and those that live near highways and roads have a higher risk. Learn more about this important topic and find some solutions.
The search for alternatives to standard lawn care and associated negative environmental effects must combine common-sense solutions and look at the real benefits of synthetic turf.
We all know about the devastating effect plastic bags have on nature. Plastics degrade too slowly. The chemical bonds that make plastic so durable make it equally resistant to natural processes of degradation. Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years. A […]
Water recycles over and over. Whatever we put in water now will return to us again. Our oceans are filling up with plastic trash and industrial runoff, allowing toxic slime molds and algae blooms to thrive, while killing larger life like seals, albatross birds, and dolphins. Most of our drinking water comes from aquifers below […]
Despite what shortcomings exist in our world, 2011 was a year of hope in action.
Keep the air clean by using a push reel mower.
Plastic — can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use….
My professional training as a city planner is without a doubt part of the reason this topic idea caught my eye, but the consensus that about 70-80% of current carbon emissions are linked to cities is what convinced me to share this with the rest of you. It is not a big surprise that cities […]
As a vegetarian who believes that living a vegetarian life is more of a moral or spiritual issue than anything else, it is something I don’t often bring up in discussion with others. However, I have seen so many stories and studies about its link to widespread environmental problems lately, I felt impelled to write […]
California’s dirtiest power plant–the Potrero Point station located on San Francisco’s southeastern waterfront–could close this fall according to Mayor Gavin Newsom. The 40 year old, diesel-powered plant is the cause of heavy pollution in one of San Francisco’s most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. It spews particles and chemicals from its smokestacks, plaguing the area with higher […]
Our daily lives are filled with products and chemicals that we have grown accustomed to using on a daily basis. However, may of these are filed with toxic substances that can make us sick both in the short term and in the longer term. Since we use these products all the time, it is sometimes […]