Posts Tagged ‘Green’
The recent projection of a world population that will hit 13 billion by 2100 raises the specter of how on earth do we feed these extra mouths? One option for humankind is to do what 70% of the world’s population does now – eat insects. Insects are all protein. They. . .
This past Sunday millions of people around the world marched to protest global climate change. More than 400,000 people turned out for the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, just days before many of the world’s leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit.. . .
Canada now leads the planet in the degradation of untouched forests, according to a study from Forest Watch. Some 8 per cent of the world’s virgin forests were degraded between 2000 and 2013, according to the study. That’s 104 million acres, or an area about three times the size of. . .
Each year the research firm Clean Edge releases their annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index which tracks the sustainable clean tech progress of the 50 largest metro areas and the 50 states. This year’s report highlighted gains made in 2014. One of the features of the report is a focus on cities. . .
In what is commonly known throughout the natural world, organic produce and grains are better for you. A new study reported by The New York Times highlighted the research conducted at Newcastle University in England. The researchers said that organic fruits, vegetables and cereals contain significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants. . .
Mining for precious metals like gold, silver, and copper is extremely costly. Not only does it require a huge amount of energy and have a devastating impact on the environment, it also puts human life at risk. Still, these metals are what enable our precious smartphones and tablets to work. . .
The convenience of toilet paper is a comfort many Americans can’t picture themselves living without. America is the world largest market for toilet paper. Americans per capita use 23.6 rolls per year, totaling about 7 billion rolls a year for the country. Unfortunately, using toilet paper is not the most sustainable. . .
With the popularity of bicycling soaring local municipalities have begun to consider taxing cyclist. Chicago is so serious about accommodating cyclists that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear snow out of an ever-expanding web of bike lanes. The attention city leaders have lavished on cycling raises a question that keeps. . .
Holiday stress can be a real downer for many people. It’s not just the pressure of making sure that you’re having a great time this season, but you also have to contend with that highly dysfunctional family we all are part of. Finding a way to de-stress during this time. . .
No, this is not going to be a soliloquy on being being a vegetarian for Thanksgiving, or giving a reprieve to what once could have been our National bird, the Turkey. Greening Thanksgiving covers a wider range of life style issues that we could all use. With a nod to. . .
More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West. The experts say. . .
It’s a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed’s thick stems and deep roots make. . .
Wal-Mart announced Thursday that it will require its suppliers to phase out about 10 hazardous chemicals from personal care products, cosmetics and cleaning products sold in its stores. It will also require the suppliers to disclose chemicals in those products. The moves follow an announcement made by Procter & Gamble. . .
A species of old trees in the Appalachian Mountains is growing faster than expected in the wake of clean-air controls implemented decades ago, a new study shows. The research on eastern red cedar trees, all between 120 and 500 years old, also showed changes in the types of carbon and. . .