Tag: Earth

  • The Hidden Dangers of a World-Changing Product

    by levent

    By Ryan Johnson It’s impossible to imagine modern life without plastics. From the moment the day begins, we are using plastic. It’s in our toothbrushes, our shower curtains and our phones. We use it on the way to work in bus seats, car dashboards, and bicycle helmets. We see it at lunch in takeout containers […]

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  • Human society under urgent threat from loss of Earth’s natural life

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    By Ryan Johnson Scientists reveal one million species at risk of extinction in damning UN report Human society is in jeopardy from the accelerating decline of the Earth’s natural life-support systems, the world’s leading scientists have warned, as they announced the results of the most thorough planetary health check ever undertaken. From coral reefs flickering […]

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  • How plastic waste could destroy the Earth within a few centuries

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    The plastic grocery bag is as ubiquitous as it is inexpensive; nearly all of us have a cache of them in a junk drawer somewhere in our homes. And while some municipalities seek to ban them, plastic bags have become a symbol of capitalism and consumption, given out at stores and malls on every continent. Given […]

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  • What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change

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    On March 17, 2002, the German-U.S. satellite duo GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) was launched to map the global gravitational field with unprecedented precision. The mission lasted 15 years, more than three times as long as expected. When the two satellites burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere at the end of 2017 and beginning […]

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  • 7 Ways to Cut Down Your Waste and Save the Earth

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    Our environment is in a pretty sad state of affairs right now. Perhaps you read the prequel to this article, Life in Plastic: Not Fantastic. Perhaps you didn’t, which is also fine. Who cares about anything. (YOU care. WE care. This is our EARTH. We LIVE here.) I know you feel small and helpless and […]

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  • Washington May ‘Give Back To Earth’ by Legalizing Composting of Human Remains

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    The legislation, if signed, would see the state become the first in the US to legalize the alternative to cremation and burial. When Briar Bates was dying she made a request to her friend, Katrina Morgan: bury me in my garden. As a 42-year-old artist and landscape designer, Bates had spent years tending to her […]

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  • They deserve to be known: People changing the world with trees

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    Environmentalists are having a big impact on our lives, but most people can’t name even one famous environmentalist. Dont you think it isn’t fair? Let’s have a look at 3 names which turned our planet to be better. Jadav Payeng “Jadav Payeng, known as the Forest Man of India, spent 40 years of his life […]

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  • Environmental volunteers: Can you you contribute?

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    “Making a conscious effort to change your day-to-day lifestyle — whether it’s eating plant-based foods, composting all your scraps, ditching plastic, or all three and then some — is an awesome thing to do for the planet. One can do it personally as a volunteer, join volunteering communities or establish an eco-friendly company populating the […]

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  • #10YearChallenge from an Environmental Point of View

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    Bali, Indonesia Guadalupe Dominican Republic Birds Extinct Species Tropical Forests Camels Reality  

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  • ‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to protect Earth from global warming

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    A landmark report released Sunday from the world’s top climate change group said “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required to ward off the worst impacts of global warming. The report, released in South Korea by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the world’s economies must quickly reduce […]

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