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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 […]

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 […]

The 10 Biggest Issues with the Global Food System: Part 2 of 2

Last week we began a discussion on the biggest issues in the food system. We noted that the issues are all connected and go back to one big problem: The stranglehold that agribusiness has on our public discourse and our political system. Somehow our legislators and much of society have […]

New Lab Testing and Awareness to Attack Lyme in California

A new Borrelia Culture and awareness may increase Lyme Disease literacy in California just in time. “I’m testing three patients for it right now,” says Dr. Todd Maderis, a leading naturopath running the Marin Natural Medicine Clinic in a county with the highest number of Lyme disease outbreaks in California. […]

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,  […]

We Add Up

Mother/Daughter founders Judy Pezdir and Jill Palermo of WE ADD UP WE ADD UP is a progressive global campaign utilizing organic cotton t-shirts as a tool to count you in the fight against global warming. Every shirt is printed by hand with a number representing your place in the sequential […]

Ecosalon News: Quick Takes

Eyes on the prize: Google announces ‘Earth Engine’ Offering scientists and conservationists a better look-see at Mama Earth, Google Labs unveiled its Google Earth Engine yesterday at the International Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. The product puts an “unprecedented amount of satellite imagery and data – current and historical – […]

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 […]

Spaced Out Green Worries for Future-Trippers

The space-obsessed were treated to a Foursquare check-in from the wild black yonder last week from NASA astronaut and International Space Station Commander Doug Wheelock. For his efforts, he was told: “You are now 220 miles above Earth traveling at 17,500 mph and unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge! Show this […]

Daryl Hannah’s Top 5 Ways To Stop Global Warming

Want a concrete plant to stop global warming? Just ask Daryl Hannah. Actress and outspoken environmentalist, Daryl Hannah, recently weighed in on the Wall Street Journal’s blog The Experts in response to the question: “What – if anything – should we do about [global warming]?” The actress laid out five areas of focus. First up […]

Are Carbon Dioxide Levels Turning Earth into Krypton?

Carbon dioxide levels on Earth have reached an all-time high. Are we making a new planet? Can we live on it? Sitting in a packed theater on opening weekend of “Man of Steel,” I couldn’t help notice the similarities between Earth and Krypton, Superman’s home planet (I won’t ruin the […]

Climate Change Now Threatens…Art?

There’s bad times ahead for the world’s art treasures, especially those located in tropical nations. With climate change causing increased and prolonged warmth and dampness, these art treasures are prime targets for mold, insects, and micro-organisms that will cause decay and destruction. It doesn’t help that many of the museums […]

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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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