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A team of seven UCLA environmental science students has created a website that shows how emissions from local factories are impacting air quality in Los Angeles County. Cal EcoMaps, launched this month, features an interactive map with detailed information about 172 facilities representing the top ...
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Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own superhero to reduce the global carbon footprint? Enter the Green Ninja, a climate action superhero who fights global warming through education and social change. We all know the importance of reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases to help stabilize our climat...
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She was born in Nairobi, Kenya and brought up in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She went to Texas A&M University in the USA and is a veritable byword for the global citizen. But Kusum Vyas is also a staunch follower of the Hindu way of life, and its culture and traditions. She takes great inter...
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Anderson's Georgia-based firm, Interface, makes carpet tiles from petroleum products. He transformed the firm into a model of sustainability. By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times In the summer of 1994, carpet-tile mogul Ray C. Anderson made a sobering discovery: Although his billion-dollar business wa...
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Montanans Gregg Treinish and Deia Schlosberg backpacked the length of the Andes Mountains for nearly two years, traversing the rocky spine of South America on foot. The two explorers pieced together a makeshift route that included portions of centuries-old Incan trails and paths carved by inhabitan...
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Just a century ago, more than 1 million chimpanzees roamed the African forests. Today, scientists figure there are perhaps as few as 300,000 chimpanzees left. Without concerted action, the possibility of zero chimpanzees in the wild – indeed, a world in which remaining forests and savannas are virt...
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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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The gig: Chief executive of Sapphire Energy Inc., a San Diego biofuels company that develops algae-based fuel that has been used experimentally to power airplanes and, recently, a car that was driven across the country. The serial entrepreneur has had a hand in starting several companies in industri...
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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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Field of panels would eventually be slightly larger than Manhattan From: AP First Solar Inc. said Tuesday it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world. First Solar, which makes more solar cells than any other company, sa...
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The Scripps research vessel (R/V) New Horizon left its San Diego homeport on Aug. 2 for the North Pacific Ocean Gyre, roughly a thousand miles off California's coast. With collaborators from Project Kaisei, the team is surveying plastic distribution and abundance, collecting samples for analysis in ...
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By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent, Sun Aug 30, 2009 OSLO (Reuters) - Activists launched what they called the world's biggest campaign to combat global warming on Friday, urging governments to agree a tough U.N. climate pact at talks in Copenhagen starting in 100 days' time. Environmental...
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More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered every year in a cove in Taiji, Japan. Their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food, often times labeled as whale meat. Courageous documentary filmmakers infiltrated the heavily guarded cove to uncover the truth ab...
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Greenpeace has started a war of sorts. Ironic? Not really, considering its adversary, Hewlett Packard (HP), and the two organizations’ history of contempt. By Sarah Harper | July 30th, 2009 The eco activist network has taken on HP, which Greenpeace claims is producing hazardous chemicals and not m...
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An article in the Seattle Times about my home town of Edmonds. Which is the first city in Washington State to ban plastic bags. Way to go Edmonds! Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009555416_bagban29m.html?cmpid=2727 Edmonds has become the first city in the state to ban plastic...
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Article by:  Laura Tull Summary: Volunteering for Earth Day/ Week can not only help the environment, but can educate, preserve history, and memories for the future. This past Weekend groups of eco friendly individuals gathered in New York, Boston, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco...
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The UN climate change conference in Copenhagen has one critical goal: a global treaty to help cut carbon emissions to levels that will prevent dangerous rises in global temperatures and catastrophic climate change. That deal must set goals for cutting global CO2 emissions: some say a 50 percent red...
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By Jim Tankersley Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration put the brakes on a push to expand oil and gas drilling off America's coasts Tuesday and promised to speed development of offshore wind farms. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced he will extend public comments for six mon...
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Collecting donations to save the Haitians of Hurricane Haiti. Storms in Haiti! Yéle Haiti is a non-political movement founded by musician, producer and Goodwill Ambassador for Haiti. Yéle provides both resources and inspiration to help change the country. The projects are designed to make a differ...
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I want to share with Earth Protect users a list of people and their publications who have inspired me through the years. This is only a partial list - these are the books that I live with, and visit again and again. Every time I pick up one of these old friends, I find a new angle to marvel about a...
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