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Global Climate Change May Mean More Baby Girls

Scientists are striving to figure out the side effects of global climate change before they hit us like a ton of bricks. You’re likely familiar with some of them including more drastic weather phenomenons, rising tides, and animal dead-offs. But an increase in girl babies? That’s a new one. New […]

Death Rate of Forests Doubles, Scientists Find

Imagine if the death rate in your neighborhood doubled. You’d notice. Scientists are concerned by the ominous results of a 50-year study of forests in the Western United States that finds the tree death rate has doubled since 1991. But why? For once, loggers aren’t to blame. This isn’t industry. […]

The Friday 5: Say What? Edition

The best of the week at EcoSalon, hand-quoted for your perusing pleasure. “What to make of news that the Saudis are building a women-only industrial city in the Eastern Province of Hofuf – with similar plans for four more cities elsewhere?” “It is the greatest scam in history. I am […]

EcoMeme: Global Warming ‘Debate’

Remember when “Rowdy” Roddy Piper body slammed Mr. T during their boxing match? T was winning. Piper was frustrated. The body slam was utterly against the rules and unsportsmanlike, yet highly entertaining. The global warming debate going on in the blogosphere this week has been the eco equivalent. Anti-environmentalists and […]

Heinz: When It Comes to Awards, It’s Got to Be Green

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Heinz food company. It’s been around since 1869, providing generation after generation with ketchup, baked beans and hundreds of other food products. But have you heard of the annual Heinz Awards? Set up in 1993 by the Heinz Family Philanthropies to honor the memory of […]

The Climate Wizard Maps the Future

Anyone wanting to know how global warming will affect their community in the future now has a new interactive tool, The Climate Wizard, at her fingertips. Developed by The Nature Conservancy, the University of Washington and the University of Southern Mississippi, the Climate Wizard provides visitors with quick and easy access […]

Sunday Data: The Sparsely Populated United States

From sea to shining sea. Even as coastal cities erupt into divisive arguments about rent prices and the shrinking square footage of their apartments, vast swaths of the country remain refreshingly free of human presence. Stephen van Worley, a data scientist and artist who blogs at Data Pointed, created a […]

Emergency Kits for Treating Earth's Hurts

They’re called Eco Started Kits, but they’re more like emergency kits designed to heal what’s hurting our injured planet: greenhouse emissions, energy out the window, water down the drain. For $97.50, you get a lot more than a Band-Aid. You get essential tools for an extreme green makeover, as well […]

25 Photos of Islands Threatened By Climate Change

25 breathtaking places threatened by us. Some may try to deny it, but by now there’s next to no doubt that global warming is having real, profound effects on the world we live in. Perhaps one of the most alarming changes is occurring in the world’s oceans and endangering islands […]

Global Climate Change May Mean More Baby Girls

Scientists are striving to figure out the side effects of global climate change before they hit us like a ton of bricks. You’re likely familiar with some of them including more drastic weather phenomenons, rising tides, and animal dead-offs. But an increase in girl babies? That’s a new one. New […]

The 10 Biggest Issues With the Global Food System

If you ask food experts like Michael Pollan, Marian Nestle, Gary Nabhan, Vandana Shiva, and numerous other writers and scholars what the biggest problems in our global, industrialized food system are, you’ll end up with a lot to chew on. It’s difficult to separate the problems into discrete categories because […]

Book Review: Cool Cuisine – Taking a Bite Out of Global Warming

This ambitious book sets out to do a lot: 1.    Introduce people who are new to the idea that there is a connection between food and climate change. 2.    Lay out all the science in a very detailed manner. 3.    Tell readers how they can personally lower their impact through […]

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Is There Actually Good News on Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

One of the biggest hindrances to staving off global climate change is getting the world’s biggest emitters to agree to take action. China is the world’s second biggest emitter due to its dependance on dirty coal and the astonishing double digit industrial growth that the nation has experienced in the […]

Global Warming’s Latest Victim: Medicinal Plants

Traditional medicinal plants have been used for centuries to treat local communities. From herbal and tribal medicine to the Science of Ayuveda, nearly 80 percent of the world depends on medicinal plants. And even if you think it’s some sort of pseudo science, understand that pharmaceutical drugs use these plants as direct […]

Elephants are Basically Dinosaurs: Habitat Loss, Poaching and Global Warming are Killing Our Favorite Animals

Habitat loss, poaching and global warming are spelling doom for creatures all across the globe. Imagine telling your children tales of great beasts that once roamed the earth. Big, fantastic looking creatures with incredible features beyond belief. No, you wouldn’t necessarily be talking about dinosaurs. You could be describing elephants, […]

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