According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans produce about 4.4 pounds of garbage daily. That’s around 1,600 pounds a year!
After a lawsuit by the Center for Biological Diversity and allies, the Bureau of Land Management has cancelled a permit allowing an anti-wolf group to conduct a predator-killing contest on more than 3 million acres of public land.
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The Colorado River, which meanders 1,450 miles of mountains, canyons, plains and low deserts, is the source of water for seven states: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, and California. But, as this National Geographic video shows, it’s the most endangered river in the United States.
Those who unthinkingly count on this once majestic river for farming, drinking water, water for landscaping and for hydro-electric power can no longer take its bounty for granted. Our over-demands are sucking it dry at a horrifying rate. The time for talking about the problem is past. It’s time for swift, decisive action to help keep this river flowing. This important environmental treasure is a precious resource that we can’t afford to lose.
Last night’s episode of HBO’s drama “The Newsroom” featured an interview with a supposed EPA representative who spoke about climate change. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say the EPA guy finally said what our government, politicians and federal agencies haven’t or haven’t been able to get said for the past several decades. It’s plain talk – brutally honest, devastating “news”
that we’ve gone beyond our ability to fix the effects of climate change and are 20 years too late. Continue reading
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.
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.