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
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
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
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
So are you one of the quarter-million people who have seen the Japanese giant salamander on YouTube? If so, good for you. As you can see below, it showed up on twitter in Japan around noon on July 4, which must have been the 5th (Saturday) in the States, thanks to the International Date Line. The mainstream
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
Or maybe Reason # 1. (“Save the Earth” from facebook/I f*cking love science)
Got a guest post here from the founder of Planetsave — Jan van Voorst — on his awesome new project, LikeItForGood. Check it out!
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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….
I just randomly selected the 2nd monthly Planetsave cash sweepstakes winner (from Random.org), and the winner is…
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!
“If you put an ice cube in a warm room, it will melt in several hours. But if you put an ice cube in a cup of warm water, it will disappear in just minutes.”
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.
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!
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)
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,
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
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
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
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]