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Measuring the Eco Pawprint of Your Pets

Cats and dogs are the latest animals to fall under the microscope of green living with a new book called “Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living.” Written by two New Zealand architects specializing in sustainable living, this provocative book is bound to stir people up. […]

Is Climate Change Causing the Epic California Drought? Yes and No

President Obama says the ongoing California drought is an example of what’s in store if we continue to ignore climate change. According to scientists, the relationship between drought and climate change isn’t quite that simple. California is a beautiful and geographically diverse place. There are few places in the world […]

Is Climate Change Causing the Epic California Drought? Yes and No

President Obama says the ongoing California drought is an example of what’s in store if we continue to ignore climate change. According to scientists, the relationship between drought and climate change isn’t quite that simple. California is a beautiful and geographically diverse place. There are few places in the world […]

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 […]

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 in Siberia Causing Mysterious Mega Craters

Is global warming to blame for giant sinkholes in Siberia? Russian scientists are in a rush to find out what’s going on in Siberia, considered one of the youngest eco-systems on Earth, awash with gas reserves. Researcher Vasily Bogoyavlensky of the Russian Academy of Sciences is calling for an urgent investigation […]

Is it ‘Global Warming’ or is it ‘Climate Change’?

How do you describe the bizarre weather patterns and environmental issues sending our planet into a tailspin? Do you call it “global warming?” Or do you prefer “climate change?” True story: Earlier this week over on our sister website, Organic Authority I had just finished up an article about the […]

Global Warming, No Burps About It

Could breeding burpless sheep help a country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions? According to an article in the Herald Sun, Australian scientists at the Sheep Co-operative Research Center are planning on finding out. They are in the process of testing 700 sheep with 20 different genetic lines in the hope […]

Berkeley Approves Global Warming Warning Labels at Gas Pumps

The biggest complaint among those concerned about global warming is that they want to be part of something larger–a collective action that makes a difference. And while individual actions certainly have an impact, it’s more difficult to get people to alter their ways independently. That’s the thinking behind the newly approved […]

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 […]

Thoreau’s Legacy Continues in New Anthology

Last year, the Union of Concerned Scientists and Penguin Classics joined together and went looking for interested citizens to participate in a new anthology. The topic: personal stories about global warming. The response: overwhelming. There were over 1,000 submissions from established writers and new voices from across the country. The result,  […]

Australia’s Shrinking Birds

Australian citizens might not be shrinking but its birds sure are. That’s the word from an Australian National University and CSIRO study which measured eight bird species found in Australia’s southeast and compared them to the size of museum specimens from a century ago. Their findings show that each bird […]

25 Photos of Glaciers in Danger of Disappearing

Appreciate them now before it’s too late. It seems that every other day, a new study is released predicting the catastrophes that will result from a continuation of worldwide climate change. For most of us, these forecasted disasters seem lifetimes away. But one immediate effect of global warming that we can’t […]

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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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