Tag Archives: pollution

Accept more poison to get less carbon? Kill this crazy idea NOW: Van Jones

Published July 20th on Climate Progress Blog: Guest bloggers Van Jones, CAP Senior Fellow and former adviser to president Obama on green jobs, and Jorge Madrid, Research Associate at CAP, explain the shortcomings of the latest attempt to broker a Senate compromise … Continue reading

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Paul Stamets Discusses Bioremediation and the BP Spill

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NASA Captures First Photos of Massive ‘Arm’ of Oil Slick (Hundreds of Miles Long): Treehugger

Read the article here. Photos taken by NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Terra satellite satellite on May 17th and released today show that the BP oil spill has a massive ‘arm’ that is spreading out in the … Continue reading

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U.N. Reports Eco-Systems at ‘Tipping Point’: CNN

CNN reported today: The world’s eco-systems are at risk of “rapid degradation and collapse” according to a new United Nations report. The third Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) published by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) warns that unless “swift, radical … Continue reading

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Wildlife at Risk from Gulf of Mexico Spill : NYTimes Graphic

The oil spill from a deepwater well is threatening various birds and marine mammals along the Louisiana coast. The National Audubon Society has identified some of the most vulnerable birds. About 210,000 feet of protective boom has been laid.

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TEDtalks: Mycelium Fungus (Mushrooms) Clean Polluted Soils, Treat Smallpox and Flu

From last years Tedtalks: mycologist Paul Stamets details mycelium fungus, and he explains six ways that mushrooms fit into solving the energy crisis, cleaning soil, and addressing disease, like smallpox and flu.

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Literally Speaking: Transform problems instead of burying them

The old-century question still looms: where to “throw away” all this “waste?” Scenario one, the old method:  Dump industrial boat-loads of agriculture waste into the ocean, slowing the decomposition rate of the waste in the dark, cold, oxygen-deprived underwater environment. … Continue reading

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