Posted on April 29, 2013 by Envirothink
As the genetics versus Nature controversy rages on, one related issue may prove crucial to the survival of the planet.
Trees have an enormous impact on our planet. They act as natural filters, capturing carbon dioxide, help clean pollution from the air, and provide critical habitat for wildlife. They also contribute to the overall well-being and health of humans, our oceans and all life.
Filed under: Making a Difference, Nature | Tagged: American Forests, Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, cancer, carbon dioxide, critical habitat, David Milarch, Earth Day, environment, flame retardant, Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, Jim Robbins, old growth forests, pharmaceuticals, plastic, redwood trees, The Man Who Planted Trees, toxic chemicals, water pollution | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 26, 2013 by Envirothink
Consumers have reason to be concerned. The use of toxic chemicals is seriously on the rise. And their effects, although our federal “watchdog” agencies are officially touting them to be safe, look to be real cause for concern (to put it mildly).
Here are a few stories that hit the news today. Judge for yourselves, then you might want to make some changes.
Filed under: Health concerns, Uncategorized | Tagged: cancer, Clean Water Act, environment, environmentalists, federal watchdog, food security, glyphosate, health, herbicides, infertility, Parkinson's, Roundup, scientists, toxic chemicals | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 24, 2013 by Envirothink
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Filed under: Announcement | Tagged: creative solutions, creativity, Debra Atlas, free webinar, green, green solutions, innovator | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 23, 2013 by Envirothink
Go Green Readers are made with recycled materials
As quickly as winter has morphed into spring, Earth Day has come and gone. An estimated 1 billion people in more than 192 countries around the world celebrated this global conversation on how to have a more positive impact on the planet.
With so many of us moving towards greening our lifestyles, I thought it would be fun to look at some earth-friendly products.
Filed under: Earth Day, Green products | Tagged: certified organic, CFL, Earth Day, earth friendly, EcoBulb, FDA-approved, Full Circle, Go Green Readers, green, incandescent light bulbs, LED's, plastic, plastic bag ban, recycled materials, reusable bags, rosieMADE | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 22, 2013 by Envirothink
Forests used to cover a large majority of land across the globe hundreds of years ago. Today forests cover just 31 percent of the world’s land surface. Deforestation due to logging, for agriculture and pastures as well as harvesting wood for fuel and industrial use have taken a heavy toll, wiping out critical wildlife habitat and releasing stored carbon into the atmosphere.
David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, has been striving to help save some of our most ancient treasures – some of the oldest trees still in existence in the world. For the past two decades, Milarch and his two sons have raced against time, snipping branches and seedlings from the world’s biggest and most durable trees and have created clones of them in hopes of restoring ancient forests and helping to fight climate change.
Filed under: Earth Day, Nature | Tagged: Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, carbon, champion trees, climate change, David Milarch, deforestation, Earth Day, redwood trees, wildlife habitat | Leave a comment »
Posted on April 18, 2013 by Envirothink
Posted on April 17, 2013 by Envirothink
A number of states have recently moved to criminalize those who would go undercover and document abuses to farm animals. However there’s good news.
California’s efforts in this direction have now failed.
AB-343 is now dead in the water. The bill would have criminalized undercover photography and video footage captured at farms and slaughterhouses. It even would have exempted farms from turning over any footage of animal cruelty captured on surveillance cameras.
It’s a victory for farm animals and for those who care about how they’re treated. Hopefully this will send a signal to other legislatures that similar bills should be quashed.
Filed under: Breaking news | Tagged: animal cruelty, animals, California, farm animals, slaughterhouses, undercover photography | Leave a comment »