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ExxonMobil Says Goodbye To Russian Arctic Oil Well (Part 1)

You may well ask why PlanetSave, a blog usually dedicated to positive developments and actions to save the earth, is reporting news about ExxonMobil and a Russian arctic oil well. The oil discovery appears to have nothing to do with solar or wind or most of our usual topics—we’re talking fossil fuels here, which have caused much

The UN Climate Summit, Streaming Live All Day (VIDEO)

Years ago, countries of the world committed to lock in a new international climate agreement at the 2015 U.N. Climate Change conference in Paris, informally called COP 21. It’s coming up fast, considering that for the past 50 years, scientists have been expressing their sense of an impending showdown between the people of earth and

Ebola: And Senegal Makes Five

As you may know, PlanetSave posts important health stories as well as the popular science, nature, and climate reports we’re usually known for. (In fact, we’re working toward 500 health posts over these few years!) Today we excerpt from Examiner.com some news that follows up our Ebola story and exclusive interview with public health expert Vince Silenzio

Lower Great Lakes Waterspouts Early This Summer

Great Lakes waterspouts (NOAA file photo of Lake Huron) Very common over the warm water in September, when water temperatures peak after summer months and cooler air temps start moving in, Great Lakes waterspouts are cropping up early this year because of odd cool weather this July. (We won’t mention possible climate change links here.) A waterspout

Wicked Fires of Climate Change Inflame The West (photo-essay)

There are the good wildfires, and there are the bad. Unfortunately, the latter often overwhelm the beneficial ones. We’ll go on with stories from San Diego in a minute—it’s a long story of an actually short time—but here’s a word about the bright side first. Whoopi Goldberg had a thought that’s worth repeating: When you

Paris Smog Can Take Cars Off The Streets

Travelers cherish the city of Paris for the charm of its luxurious springtime, but maybe not this year. Since last Wednesday, air pollution in Paris and 22 suburbs has topped the safe limit for PM10 particulates (80 mg/cubic meter). The Paris smog readings hit 180 mg on Friday, more than twice the accepted safe limit. This

Planetsave Reader Survey Results!!

It’s been about a month or so since we launched the Planetsave reader survey. So, I think it’s a good time to reveal the results so far (though, I think I’m going to keep it open to continue gathering data). So far, here’s what our fabulous readers (you) have told us….

Cash Sweepstakes Reminder

If you haven’t done so already, take yourself over to the post at the top of this page and easily enter for your chance to win some cash from Planetsave (odds are insanely good). All you have to do there is complete a 1-minute survey (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment telling us that you did!

Planetsave Survey (Reminder)

Reminder: if you haven’t filled out our reader survey yet (and you don’t visit the homepage often enough to see that it is stuck to the top of the page), please fill this out!

We want all readers’ and potential readers’ responses on this so we can try to best satisfy your wishes.

Planetsave Reader Survey!!

We’ve got thousands of subscribers on RSS, thousands of followers on Facebook (yes, that’s our Facebook page), nearly a thousand of followers on Twitter, thousands of email subscribers, and tons more daily readers who just come straight to our site or even have our site set as their homepage. But, beyond some basic demographic information, what we’ve learned from the handful of readers we’ve gotten to know quite well, and what we can glean from examining which posts get popular and how you respond to them, we don’t know much about you!

A Little More about Me, Planetsave, and Green Living

Lynn University recently interviewed me for one of their Earth Day posts on their web magazine, iPulse. They ended up using part of the interview, not the whole thing (apparently, didn’t want it to be too long — understandable). A bit of the interview was actually about Planetsave, and the rest was about environmental issues and green living (a good fit for our site, of course), so I’m sharing the whole thing here with you all. (You can learn a bit more about me as well through this :D)

Help Planetsave (& Help Yourself)

In addition to the news pages I recently added to our site, I’ve added two more important pages I thought I should let you know about. Here’s what they are, what they’re about, and why I created them. Become a Planetsaver “Saving the world” is no small task…. We have become a leading green blog

New Pages on Planetsave

If you are one of the thousands of people who read our blog from the comfort of your email box or RSS reader, you may not have noticed that I’ve added a handful of pages to our site. (Even if you are a regular on-site reader, maybe you haven’t noticed.) Here’s a quick overview of

Technorati Ranks Planetsave as a Top "Science" & "Green" Blog

I thought I’d finally share with our readers (if you’re not already aware) that Planetsave has been doing really well in Technorati’s rankings over the past few months or so. It is a clear leader in Technorati’s “Science” and “Green” categories. In the Science category, Planetsave is currently #11, with just a few NASA blogs,

Planetsave & YOU

I’ve been working as editor of Planetsave for almost 6 months now. (Wow, that’s hard to believe!) In this time, I have continually been trying to think of good ways to engage our reader community. Although, I haven’t delved into too many. Now, though, I’ve got one I’d really like to try out. This is

Interview with Zachary Shahan, Planetsave Editor

As you may know (or may not), I have been the editor of Planetsave for a few months now. I also write for several other sites on green living, the environment, clean energy, politics, food, and more. A friend of mine (who I met not long ago from working in this job) decided recently that

Planetsave on Facebook

We just hit 400 fans on Facebook! May not seem like a lot, but we just started the Facebook page a few months ago and, though we have tens of thousands of readers a month, I didn’t expect to hit this number so quickly. Thank you to everyone following us (or ‘liking’ us) on Facebook.

Are You a Planetsaver? Take This Quiz

This quick and painless 15 question quiz will shine an LED light on your environmental personality. Do you think you are a Planetsaver? Find out below. 1. Cycle: a.motor b.bi c.water 2. Take: a.more b.a seat c.action 3. Vehicle: a.SUV b.C-A-R c.B-U-S 4. Media: a.TV b.radio c.book/mags 5. Bikes: a.for kids b.for exercise c.for most

ZapRoot: Rights for Chickens and Rocks for Carbon

This week, our eco-vlogging friends at ZapRoot take a thorough look at animal rights, food labeling, and sequestering carbon in middle eastern rocks. Mix in some of their trademark snark and – poof! You’ve got a finished product that is both educational and entertaining. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/wqrai9_oHHk&hl=en&fs=1]

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