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Posted by on in Human Health
Trees cool the environment by shading houses, roads, and sidewalks that absorb heat. If you have ever walked barefoot on pavement in warm weather, you know that pavement is hot and that you scurry from one patch of shade to another. All the heat absorbed by pavement that does not radiate into the so...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The world's grasslands are being destabilized by fertilization, according to a paper recently published in the journal Nature. In a study of 41 grassland communities on five continents, researchers found that the presence of fertilizer weakened grassland species diversity. The researchers surveyed g...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
For two decades, the world’s governments have failed to meet their own commitment to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, the main heat-trapping gas. As frustration builds among scientists, some of them have begun to argue for research on a potential last-ditch option in case global warming starts to...
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Posted by on in Mining
By IAN AUSTENQuebec province, anticipating continued strong growth for its natural resources, has rolled out an ambitious 25-year plan to develop its vast but sparsely settled northern and Arctic regions. The region is well endowed with mineral resources, woodlands and potential hydroelectric devel...
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Posted by on in Peace
By Jane Lubchenco | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Forty years ago, the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson gave birth to Earth Day when he stood up for the environment, calling upon the American people to come together for a simple teach-in on the environment. The first Earth Day was a catal...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Digging up and pulling out invasive weeds or checking the quality of water in a creek may not be the way many students plan to spend a day off from school, but nine First Creek students in the Science Club were participating in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day of Service on Jan. 18. It was also the kic...
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On Saturday, April 10, 100 people will organize community-based, environmentally-focused, youth-led service projects for Global Youth Service Day 2010 and beyond. read more here http://nextstepadventure.com/2010/03/07/join-the-movement/
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A Wisconsin senator's idea mobilized a green generationBY ROCKY BARKER (http://www.thenewstribune.com/2010/04/17/1152179/one-man-one-moment-how-earth-day.html) One U.S. senator and a core of young organizers made April 22, 1970, the day the environmental movement began. That day, 20 million Americ...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Dirt! The Movie is traveling across the U.S. with free screenings. And it's promoting GYSD as it goes. read more here http://dirtthemovie.org  
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By Ouisa D. Davis We say that the future is in the hands of our youth; that is even more the case in the current age of technology and human advancement. Some of the most pressing problems of our world and our community can be identified and addressed with the eyes of the young; eyes that are clear...
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Global Youth Service Day, originally launched and known as National Youth Service Day in the United States, is a coordinated annual event which gathers young people around the world in conducting community service, service learning, and youth voice activities that benefit their communities, their co...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
By Dr. Jonathan Harrington, author of The Climate Diet: How You Can Cut Carbon, Cut Costs and Save the Planet (Earthscan 2008). Virtually all religions embrace once central moral tenet, do no harm. In America parents, preachers and teachers endlessly drum this age old mantra into our heads. You wou...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Hi everybody, I'm Amanda and I'm a student at Environmental Charter High School. My role here at the school is to spread the "Green Change" throughout my school by Selling Kanteens and Chico bags to everybody in my school. My goal is to for all the soccer, baseball, basketball, and softball players ...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Different Actions=Different Futures Dr. Jonathan Harrington Journal Entry, July 1, 2030: My wife Kathy and I are having a wonderful time at Glacier National Park. Yesterday, my daughter Kela, her seven-year-old daughter Maria, Kathy, and I rode in a hydrogen-powered tour bus along Lake McDonald. W...
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Is It Time to Transition To 21 Hour Work Weeks? Less paid work means more civic involvement, satisfied lives & ecological sustainability By Matt McDermott I've been sitting with the New Economic Foundation's 21 hours report for a week now. Sometimes these things just have to percolate for a w...
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Reserva Biológica Tirimbina (RBT) is located in Sarapiqui a scant 15 km from one of the most studied reserves in the world, La Selva Biological Station. This station claims more than 45 years of study and produces two scientific articles each week. From the proximity, one would expect not to find gr...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
By Jonathan Bardelline Las Vegas has far from a clean reputation, but in Forbes' list of America's Most Toxic Cities, Las Vegas is named the least toxic of 40 major metropolitan areas. Forbes ranked the cities based on the number of Superfund sites in the principal city, number of facilities that ...
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Posted by on in Transportation
It's an unseasonably cool day in August, and I'm screaming down a twisty, two-lane road nestled in the driver's seat of a silver 1966 Porsche 911. The Porsche's owner is riding shotgun, shirt collar popped, trying to look nonchalant as I bring the revs up and shift into third. The trees blur. "The...
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Posted by on in Environmental Heroes
The Northwest Earth Institute is a contender in the Tom's of Maine Community Projects contest. From over 2,000 entries 50 finalists have been selected and a public vote will select the winners. Read more about the details here, and vote early & often for the Northwest Earth Institute's project....
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Posted by on in Beauty and Fashion
Earth Protect announces the winners of the membership drawing of the prizes provided by Marty Stevens Heebner of Rebagz. The Magnolia Tote was won by Earth Protect user "earthling" and the book, Altered Shoes - A Step By Step Guide To Making Your Footwear Fabulous, was won by Earth Protect user "pa...
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