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Electric Car Charging Station Etiquette (Video)

So you’ve made the big move from a gas-powered vehicle to an electric car, and congratulations are in order! You’re helping to reduce our dependence on oil, decrease the amount of pollution from transportation, and you’re saving money on fuel at the same time. Now, instead of waiting in line at the pump, following the […]

December 18th

Generate Happiness with a Click

The planet is heating up, the US government is shut down, our rivers and lakes and oceans are in trouble, and there’s all kinds of fracking nonsense taking over our lands. Sure, we could tell you a lot more about topics full of doom and gloom, but right now, we’d like to share some heart-warming […]

October 8th

Coal Strip Mine Would Destroy Salmon Streams in Cook Inlet

PacRim Coal’s plan to strip mine coal right through 11 miles of salmon-bearing streams in Alaska would destroy critical wetlands and headwater streams beyond the point of restoration, according to three new studies by scientists. The salmon fisheries along the Chuit River would be severely damaged, so much so that the researchers say that restoration […]

August 17th

Australia Plans Airstrikes to Kill 650K Camels in Outback

They are Australia’s largest invasive species, and the government is spending $19 million AUD to deal with the excess population of desert dwellers. The country’s solution? Slaughter them from helicopters and serve them up as camel burgers, camel pies, camel sausages, camel steaks, and camel mince. Australia’s wild camel population is out of control. An […]

August 12th

San Francisco Bay Overrun by Alien Seaweed Forest

A fast growing invasive seaweed that grows up to an inch a day is turning San Francisco Bay into a ‘jungle’ of kelp. [social_buttons] When you think of wakame (if you do at all), you’re probably imagining miso soup or a macrobiotic diet, but this variety of kelp (Undaria pinnatifida) is one of the world’s […]

July 15th

Global Warming Effects and Causes: A Top 10 List

One of the biggest issues facing us right now is global warming. Its effects on animals and on agriculture are indeed frightening, and the effects on the human population are even scarier. The facts about global warming are often debated in politics and the media, but, unfortunately, even if we disagree about the causes, global warming […]

June 7th

Chicken Poop Cleans Up Crude Oil in Soil

Researchers at Wuhan University in China discovered that adding chicken manure to soil contaminated with crude oil triggered degradation of 75% of the oil within two weeks. “The use of chicken manure to stimulate crude oil biodegradation in the soil could be one of the several sought-after environmentally friendly ways of abating petroleum hydrocarbon pollution […]

March 11th

FEEDBACK – Accelerated Global Warming [video]

2 minutes and 42 seconds of intense global warming mashup. That’s enough time to get motivated to change our ways, right? [youtube=] [social_buttons] “Global warming is accelerating, the arctic and antarctic ice shelves are rapidly melting, sea level and global temperatures are on the rise, ocean acidification is increasing, foot shortages and water shortages are […]

March 9th

Six Federal Agencies Sued for Not Addressing Global Warming Impact on Endangered Species

A suit filed today in a D.C. federal court charges six federal agencies with refusing to establish national regulations that will speed up the recovery of endangered species and take global warming into account in decision-making processes.[social_buttons] “Global warming is the fastest-growing threat to endangered species. It is pushing hundreds of species, including the polar […]

January 16th

Severe Coral Bleaching Could Devastate Reef Ecosystems

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting severe bleaching for parts of the Coral Sea, near Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, and the Coral Triangle, causing immense damage to an important global marine environment over the next few months. [social_buttons] “This forecast bleaching episode will be caused by increased water temperatures and is […]

January 4th

Whales and Dolphins Can No Longer Hear in Oceans

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), just released a report showing that in recent decades, the noise created in the ocean by human activities has risen significantly, which poses a major threat to marine mammals.[social_buttons] Commercial shipping noise, seismic exploration, sonar, and off-shore construction and recreational activities are all contributing to an increasingly more […]

December 4th

World's Rarest Gorilla Gets Protection in New National Park in Cameroon

[social_buttons]The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the government of Cameroon have just created a new national park to preserve habitat for the Cross River gorilla, the world’s most endangered great ape. Besides the Cross River gorillas, the 261 square mile Takamanda National Park will also protect populations of forest elephants, chimpanzees, and a rare primate […]

November 28th

3,000 Person Mob Attacks Govt. Offices to Protest Crackdown on Illegal Amazon Logging

[social_buttons]Thousands of people rioted on Sunday in Paragominas, Brazil, protesting the government’s crackdown on illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest. The protesters burned vehicles, set the offices of the environmental agency Ibama on fire, and stole 14 trucks carrying 400 cubic meters of logs seized from illegal logging activities in the Amazon. The rioters chased […]

November 25th