Posted on November 20, 2014 by Envirothink
Louisiana wetlands are under siege by the Gulf, photo by Kelly Wagner, courtesy of National Wildlife Federation
For those who don’t know, the state of Louisiana has lost and continues to lose large amounts of land to the sea every year. Since 1900, Louisiana has lost more than 1 million acres of wetlands and barrier shoreline.
It’s easy to ignore if you aren’t from there )and perhaps even if you are). Even with restoration efforts, progress towards reclaiming the state’s wetlands are slow.
From the perspective of native wildlife such as the egret, the effects of climate change and the rising sea are devastatingly difficult. Check out this article for more details.
Filed under: Nature | Tagged: climate change, Kelly Wagner, Louisiana, Louisiana wetlands, National Wildlife Federation, rising sea levels, wetland restoration, wetlands | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 19, 2014 by Envirothink
What does inspiration look and sound like? If you haven’t experienced it lately, check out this short film - “Big Trees GVSU”, an entry into this year’s Ford Motor Co.’s “Go Further” video competition.
Filed under: Inspiration | Tagged: ancient trees, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, David Milarch, Ford Motor Co., Go Further, Grand Valley State University, GVSU, inspiration | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 14, 2014 by Envirothink
Web browser Ecosia has helped plant one million trees this past year – and they’re not stopping!
We’ve been steadily losing forests around the globe, the ramifications of which are seriously impacting our weather. One company has taken on this issue and is “walking the talk” to help reforestation.
Ecosia, a search engine that uses a large percentage of the proceeds to help with reforestation, just announced it has planted one million trees in the rainforest over this past year, thanks to folks who installed their free browser extension. Through consumer use of their website, particularly for browsing and purchasing at retailers, Ecosia donated at least 80 percent of its total revenue towards the tree planting efforts.
Filed under: Exciting New Developments | Tagged: Christian Kroll, Ecosia, free browser extension, rainforest, reforestation, tree planting efforts, web search engine | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 13, 2014 by Envirothink
Votes are still being counted. Oregon could still pass mandatory labeling
With all the media reporting – some gleefully – that Oregon’s mandatory labeling for GMO’s measure went down in flames, it seems that the news may be premature. It brings to mind the famous picture of President Truman holding up the newspaper with the headline proclaiming Dewey won the presidential race when in fact Truman ended up the winner.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: Center for Food Safety, Center for Food Safety Action Fund, contested ballots, mandatory GMO labeling, mandatory labeling, Oregon Secretary of State, President Truman, Truman versus Dewey, Yes on 92 | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 13, 2014 by Envirothink
As consumers embrace greener lifestyles, their demand for eco-friendly products – running the gamut from cars to home decor – is increasing. Retailers are scrambling to find green products that meet their customers needs.
Launched Dallas-based Mad Leaf Clothing has jumped into the fray, with bold, fun, fashionable eco-friendly designs with a unique thread.
To learn more about this eco-friendly, innovative USA based clothing company, click here to see the full story.
Filed under: Green products | Tagged: eco clothing, eco-friendly, eco-friendly products, green lifestyles, green products, innovative, Mad Leaf Clothing, Made in the USA | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 11, 2014 by Envirothink
Now that the election is behind us and the Republicans are in power in both houses of Congress, it’s easy to anticipate that climate change legislation is in trouble, along with the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and perhaps even the Endangered Species Act.
Filed under: Politics Observed | Tagged: Bill Nye, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, climate change, climate change deniers, Endangered Species Act, incumbent Congressman, John Oliver | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 10, 2014 by Envirothink
Your favorite french fries could soon be GMO, photo by Daniel Go, flickr
Last Friday, the Department of Agriculture announced it had approved a potato genetically engineered to reduce the amounts of a potentially harmful ingredient in French fries and potato chip for commercial planting.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: Daniel Go, Department of Agriculture, french fries, GE potatoes, genetically engineered, GMO foods, J. R. Simplot Company | Leave a comment »