The debate on global warming has been going on for over 25 years now. It is without doubt a hotbed topic for both environmentally conscious and big business manufacturing. The rhetoric being thrown back and forth has gone from discussion to polarizing debate to plain myth – from both sides. A look at the discussion based on some recent facts and studies is in order as well as a way to get past the rhetoric.
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Earlier their month authors T. Colin Campbell and Howie Jacobson released their new book Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. For anyone interested in the science and politics of nutrition, and why there is still so much confusion about the value of a plants focused diet, this is a must read.
Ample Earth’s planned animated video “A World with No Bees” will explore the relationship between colony collapse disorder and neonicotinoid pesticides, and ask viewers to take action on this important issue.
Sounds like the beginning of trailer for some bad creature feature on SyFy, right? Well, it’s not… it’s actually the beginning of a trailer for a documentary.
As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm and ice continues to melt, seas are projected to rise nearly 2 meters (6 feet), inundating coastal cities worldwide, such as New York, London, and Cairo. Melting sea ice, ice sheets, and mountain glaciers are a clear sign of our changing climate.
Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to “cluster” in the United States.
Redeeming the Tobacco Plant?: Ploughboy Organics Uses Agricultural Waste to Create Textiles and Dyes
You may not smoke it, but would you wear it? Ploughboy Organics is turning waste from organic tobacco farming into dyes and textiles for the fashion industry.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) projects that the world’s wild fish harvest will fall to 90 million tons in 2012, down 2 percent from 2011.
Do you look for the biodynamic label when buying wine? Prbably not — it’s not nearly as well-known as other certifications. Guest writer Jess Spate explains biodynamics, and why wine makers have so readily adopted these practices.
A human population of 11 billion might turn Wisconsin’s gorgeous lakes green. Not green as in environmentally sound, but green as in covered in slimy, stinky, toxic blue-green algae.
The North Pole is losing its ice cap. Comparing recent melt seasons with historical records spanning more than 1,400 years shows summer Arctic sea ice in free fall. Many scientists believe that the Arctic Ocean will be ice-free in the summertime within the next decade or two, and some say that this could occur as early as 2016.
Is it worth risking both endangered marine life like certain species of whales and dolphins, as well as commercially valuable fish species, to explore for oil with seismic airgun testing? Take a look at Oceana’s infographic, and judge for yourself.
This month, a young black bear was found in a tree outside an apartment building in Cleveland. While it makes for interesting headlines on the small scale, the competing interests of humans and animals on the global scale could spell doom for wild creatures.