Water supplies would be hit especially hard
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Two of todayâ€™s biggest social, moral and political issues — global warming and hunger â€“ could be partially reversed because of innovations by Amazon tribes thousands of years ago.
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The developed world went through its industrial revolution with little regard for the environment, as it was not seen as a factor in those days. Now, as countries like India and China revolutionize, developed countries like Canada are demanding that they take action first?
May 11, 2009 1 Comment
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that the loss of the world’s peatlands is a major factor in the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. If so, what can be done about it? – Larissa S., Las Vegas, NV Peatlands are wetland ecosystems that accumulate plant material to form layers of peat soil up to [...]
April 6, 2009 1 Comment
Dear EarthTalk: I keep meeting people who say that human-induced global warming is only theory, that just as many scientists doubt it as believe it. Can you settle the score? — J. Proctor, London, UK So-called “global warming skeptics” are indeed getting more vocal than ever, and banding together to show their solidarity against the [...]
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Dear EarthTalk: What’s happening with wild populations of cheetahs, the fastest land animals on Earth? — Eduardo Ramirez, Braintree, MA Due to its plight in recent decades, the cheetah, which can reach speeds of 70 miles per hour, is considered one of the world’s most endangered species by the Convention of International Trade in Endangered [...]
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So here’s the general opinion. Once the human race (that is you and I) stops polluting the earth and saves energy, the effects of global warming will stop and slowly begin to reverse, hopefully so soon that close, future generations will have the right (since it is a right not a privilege to enjoy the world) to bask in the glory of all earth has to offer, in normal climate and normal circumstances.
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Dear EarthTalk: A friend of mine in Connecticut raves about the “Green Drinks” events she attends there every month to meet up with other eco-interested locals. How can I find out if there are any such gatherings in my area? — Janet McIntosh, Dubuque, Iowa Every month green-minded people in 460-plus cities around the world [...]
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Countless teenagers all over the globe do their part to aid EarthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ailing environment. They take shorter showers, walk instead of drive and sometimes even sit in total darkness for a full hour. But what compels them to do such things?
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has issued a challenge to businesses: reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent over the next three years.‚ And a prominent group of Massachusetts businesses said they will accept his challenge. The Governor’s Clean Energy Challenge, developed by the New England Clean Energy Council and the Massachusetts High Technology Council [...]
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Nowadays everything is eco-something. There are hybrid cars, organic veggies, solar powered homes and many more to list. However, as consumers it is hard to get involved in a complete lifestyle of eco-friendly-isim. What if you rent, or cannot buy a hybrid car or don’t have a Whole Foods close to your neighborhood? A simple [...]
Jan. 7, 2008 4 Comments
Janisse Ray, an outdoor recreation enthusiast in Danville, Vermont, got so frustrated when the West River hadn’t frozen by last January that she donned a wet suit and floated downstream in an inner tube, holding aloft a sign that said "Where’s winter?" Where indeed? The January/February 2008 issue of E — The Environmental Magazine (now [...]