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Mark Bittman says you can start by changing what you eat. In his book, Food Matters, The New York Times food columnist writes about the environmental impact of industrial farming — and how individuals can make a difference by cutting down on the amount of animal products they consume. "All industr...
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Since 1989 Weaver has been studying climate issues and, more recently, trying to get governments to act decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, largely from burning of fossil fuels. He’s now come to the conclusion that the federal government isn’t interested, and that it’s time to concentrate...
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Amid scrambling to presentations at the World Science Festival and a United Nations screening of a remarkable new film, the “Journey of the Universe,” I slipped in 45 minutes to interview Paul Watson. He’s the founder of the anti-whaling Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and central charac...
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Shortlisted for the Amnesty International 2008 Media Award for journalists covering human rights, Zeina Aboul Hosn is clearly passionate about the world around her and conveying important messages through her films. As well as working on the widely influential Age of Stupid film, she has participate...
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  Floods and droughts may be the "new normal" and sea levels may be rising faster than previously thought, but the younger generation isn’t willing to accept these climate change consequences for their future. As the grownups duke it out in Washington, kids take action with visible r...
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Friday was an important day for everyone, and I’m not speaking of religious circles. Friday was Earth Day 2011. And whether you think about it or not, or you care about it or not, I believe we are lucky to have people out there who do care enough to do what’s best for our planet. We need it to survi...
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  Earth Day is a reminder about the importance of environmental protection and sustainability. Most importantly, it reminds us that we can a make a difference when it comes to our planet. The first Earth Day celebration was held in 1970 and it launched the modern  environmental movemen...
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Need something to do for Earth Day? Here are several Earth Day links to choose from. EARTH DAY LINKS DLTK's Crafts for Kids features an entire section on craft-making for Earth Day. You'll find songs, coloring pages and construction paper crafts, plus some entertaining online games.Earth ...
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  “I have a broken wrist, black eye and many bruises.” Exhausted from travel, and boarding a plane to Cincinnati for a lecture, renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall explained in a telephone interview on Sunday that she sustained several minor injuries after falling down a cellar.   Ho...
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Greenpeace is building "the world's first ever purpose-built environmental campaigning vessel."  And to help raise the cash needed to finish the project, they've deployed what is arguably the coolest interactive flash website any environmental non-profit has ever used. The Rainbow Warrior name...
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“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind [sic] to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind [sic] must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliati...
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  Japanese whalers shot water cannons at anti-whaling activists on Saturday, the conservationist group's founder claimed, hours after the activists tracked down the hunting fleet in the remote and icy seas off Antarctica. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is chasing the fleet in the hop...
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  “What an awesome way to begin the New Year,” said captain of the Gojira Locky MacLean of Canada. “Our three vessels dancing dangerously through the ice packs locked in confrontation with the three harpoon ships of the Japanese whaling fleet. It was both deadly and beautiful. Dead...
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  December 13, 2010, by David Schwartz AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com Dr. B. Greg Mitchell is a research biologist and senior lecturer at the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. An avid surfer, Greg credits the gnarly waves of Black’s Beach in La Jolla for hi...
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Adopt-A-Turkey Project    seeks to end the misery of commercially-raised turkeys by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving. Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has rescued more than 1,000 turkeys, placed hundreds into loving homes through our annual Turkey Express adoption even...
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    Sachem North science teacher Monica Marlowe attended the National Geographic Education, National Teacher Leadership Academy in Ocean Education this past summer. At the scenic Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif., Marlowe was prepared as an ambassador of ocean ...
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I was in the same room as his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama for approximately 1.5 hours this afternoon. He made a visit to Toronto, Canada to address a crowd of over 30,000 in what could be summarized as a lesson of kindness. What emerged from his mouth, however, reached issues including global war...
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  In 2009, Indigenous communities throughout the world called for a global mobilization “In Defence of Mother Earth” on October 12, 2010, reclaiming “Columbus Day” and transforming colonial holidays into days of action in solidarity with Indigenous peoples. Responding to this call and the dema...
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Yesterday was a big day for our campaign to protect dolphins in Japan. It was imperative that we get Japanese media to cover the beginning of the dolphin hunting season—and more importantly, the worldwide opposition to it. And we succeeded! We began by bringing all our international volunteers to a ...
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  Americans for Energy Leadership — one of the nation’s foremost energy policy think tanks and advocacy groups led by young people – is seeking applicants for the New Energy Leaders Project, an initiative to empower young thought leaders and help redefine the national energ...
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