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NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF explains the grave consequences of disappearing glaciers in today’s NYTimes: “A glacier is a giant part of the alpine landscape, something we always saw as immortal,” Mr. Schell said. “But now this glacier is dying before our eyes.” . … Continue reading
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The southern Indian state of Kerala has officially announced a new farming policy which aims to covert all agriculture in the state to organic methods over the next ten years. In the first phase 30,000 hectares converted, The Hindu Business … Continue reading
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.
ROSE GEORGE, author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters,” explains the untapped power of sewage.
How much water do you use every day? Your household water meter only tells part of the story — what was directly used for washing, cooking and other tasks. But what about the water that was used to grow the … Continue reading
In todays’ NYTimes, DANIEL GOLEMAN and GREGORY NORRIS do an excellent job of breaking down the ecological comparison of producing paper with producing modern electronics, featuring, you guessed it.. ulp, Apple’s new iPad. See the Op-Chart here.
Sad to say that it’s only mildly startling to take a look at the sheer quantity of the resources required to produce one pound of beef… What does it require to raise one pound of beef, then? First, consider: A … Continue reading
RUSSELL HARDING, in an Op-Ed published in yesterday’s NYTimes, explains the growing disaster behind growing corn for ethanol: (…) Ethanol prices trend higher and lower along with the price of gasoline, yet the cost of producing ethanol tends to rise … Continue reading
Announced yesterday and reported by the Associated Press, the Spanish government has: (…) agreed to write off Bolivian debt of euro60 million ($87 million) to help the impoverished South American country’s development. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said 60 … Continue reading
COLORADO, USA: The NYTimes reported Monday that: For the first time since territorial days, rain will be free for the catching here, as more and more thirsty states part ways with one of the most entrenched codes of the West. … Continue reading
From the text that accompanied the above video, Green For All calls for Green Pathways Out of Poverty Community of Practice: Weatherize! is a unique partnership that is bringing job to low-income neighborhoods in Newark, NJ. They are also preparing … Continue reading