Did you know that the average American adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail per year? All this adds up to more than 100 million trees cut each year, plus 28 billion gallons of water, and enough energy to power 2.8 million cars. Enough already! 41pounds.org makes it easy for you to do your part. […]
Read how Global Warming adds to pollution and over-harvesting impacts on the world’s key fishing grounds: “In Dead Water” by the UNEP. Or read the summary provided here: MONACO/NAIROBI, 22 February 2008 – Climate change is emerging as the latest threat to the world’s dwindling fish stocks a new report by the UN Environment Programme […]
By all means, do contribute to the discussion… The topic of Februrary 18th’s DOT Earth Blog by Andy Revkin of the NY Times is “Global heating, Atmosphere Cancer, pollution Death. What’s in a Name?” In this blog, Revkin discusses the different political impacts of how we talk about global warming. This blog is probably one […]
Nature recreation worldwide — from camping, hunting and fishing to park visitation — has declined sharply since the 1980s, and the negative consequences for nature and conservation could soon be profound, says this new study sponsored by The Nature Conservancy. The study examines data from the United States, Japan and Spain on everything from backpacking […]
New, important commentary on our changing attitudes. The importance of human behavior and attitudes to our environmental future is not a new idea. It is this connection between human decisions and environmental outcomes that spurred Paul Ehrlich and Donald Kennedy to call in 2005 for a global assessment of human behaviors. What is less clear […]
JOURNEY TO PLANET EARTH: The State of the Ocean’s Animals will be rebroadcast on the PBS national schedule on Friday, March 21, at 10 pm. Originally broadcast in March of 2007, the one-hour program was PBS’s highest rated show of the week. Hosted by Academy Award winner Matt Damon, The State of the Ocean’s Animals […]
Check out The Greener Good: The Enviro-Active Museum as an example of sustainability focus in a public venue. As their Website states: As environmental sustainability goes mainstream, many museums are finding they have an expanded role in educating on environmental issues; in turn, these museums realize benefits as they engage the public and attract support. […]
The FOCUS the Nation organization continues to impress with its outreach. Today they show a Google map of the 1,600 institutions participating in this evening’s National Teach-In Day. Care to participate in that? Just tune into Earth Day Television in the US on Wednesday, January 30th, at 8pm on the east coast and 5pm on […]
For example, idealist.org today highlights the development of a New York City Water Trail with recreational map for city citizens to get more familiar with their coastline. If only every community supported blue trails for connection to water that connects to the ocean.
Marketplace reports on the efforts of engineers, scientists and governments to prepare for living with the consequences of global warming. Not too early to start considering Plan B?