Posted on August 17, 2016 by Envirothink
This blog was founded on the premise that people want to know more about green – green living, environmental issues, innovative solutions that creative minds have come up with regarding climate change issues and more. And hopefully it’s lived up to you the reader’s expectations in that regard.
I read a great article by journalist Chelsea Harvey detailing a new study showing that consumers would purchase more green, eco-friendly products and services if only they were given the options on how and/or where to do it. This included things from purchasing carbon offsets – how many of us really know how to do that? – to products that have the lowest carbon output of greenhouse gas emissions.
Filed under: Green issues unmasked | Tagged: carbon footprint, consumer behavior, environmentally-friendly, green, green lifestyles, informed consumers, Steven Isley | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 8, 2016 by Envirothink
Saw an interesting article today about how putting wind turbines on the Great Lakes could do serious harm to the birds around and migrating through the Great Lake region.
Traditional wind turbines create a horrendous level of bird kills. Endangered birds such as bald eagles, which are federally protected, and bats – which are threatened by the white nose syndrome plague – are losing their lives in continually growing numbers due to strikes by wind turbines.
Filed under: Wildlife | Tagged: bird kills, bird migration, cheap energy, endangered wildlife, Great Lakes, innovation, white nosed syndrome, wildlife, wind farm, wind turbines | 1 Comment »
Posted on August 4, 2016 by Envirothink
Saw a great article today – taken from an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered – that examined people’s perceptions of food products that were labeled either USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified. It made some very good points for both sides.
Filed under: GMOs | Tagged: D.A.R.K. Act, genetic engineering, GMO, Grocery Manufacturers Association, healthy food, mandatory GMO labeling, non-GMO, Non-GMO Project, organic, USDA organic | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 1, 2016 by Envirothink
The opening ceremony of this year’s summer Olympics is just around the corner. Festivities begin this Friday evening U.S. time.(7pm Eastern time). Yet despite the hype, advertising and anticipation, athletes and attendees will have to contend with some serious issues – both environmental and health-related – that could put them at risk.
Filed under: 2016 Olympics | Tagged: antibiotic resistant super bacteria, Brazilian government, environmental issues, health issues, Olympic athletes, polluted waterways, Rio Olympics, wastewater treatment plants, Zika | Leave a comment »