Posted on December 29, 2014 by Envirothink
A growing forest of cloned redwood trees, photo by Archangel Ancient Tree Archive
The world is losing the equivalent of 68,000 soccer fields of trees daily. More than 7,600 square miles of trees are wiped out each year!
In the U.S. alone, up to 98 percent of our old growth forests are gone.
There’s a growing movement towards reforestation. Pacific Coast redwoods and sequoias, along with a team of committed visionaries, are playing a key role in this movement.
To learn how long-forgotten giant redwood stumps are being brought back to life to help reforestation around the globe, click here.
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Posted on July 15, 2014 by Envirothink
Like many of our nation’s waterways, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor has become a plastic and styrofoam liquid litter box.Much of it sinks below the surface, sometimes posing hazards to ships navigating the area.
Healthy Harbor, an initiative of the nonprofit Waterfront Partnership, is determined to make the harbor swimmable and fishable again by 2020. They’re working to head off debris before it hits the harbor by raising public awareness of proper waste disposal, restricting the use of plastic bags and bottles, and engineering storm drains to catch trash. Continue reading
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Posted on April 28, 2014 by Envirothink
For the 5th year in a row, CR Magazine, whose focus is on corporate responsibility, has named Monsanto to its “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list for its corporate responsibility performance.
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Posted on January 29, 2014 by Envirothink
The clay sides of Shasta Lake loom tall and bare with the drought
Last week, the governor of California made it official. California is going through a serious drought. We residents have known this for some time. Nice to know he finally agrees with the obvious.
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Posted on October 11, 2013 by Envirothink
Palm oil is one of the ingredients in a wide variety of our everyday foods. Few of us think much about it, yet where it comes from and its impact on our environment is huge.
Palm plantations are being created at the expense of rainforests, which are decimated in order to keep up with the global demand for palm oil. The impact of this effects biodiversity and, even more importantly, the wildlife that live and depend on these beautiful, old growth natural wonders.
Here is a moving video that brings it all home in its simplicity. If you take anything away from viewing it, it’s that being aware of what’s in the food you eat means something, is connected to the natural (or unnatural) order of things and that what you buy matters.
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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.
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Posted on April 10, 2013 by Envirothink
A news bulletin just announced that the US Post Office will cancel plans to end Saturday mail delivery early this summer.They say the new stopgap budget that Congress recently passed would prohibit the move.
A short-term funding plan that Congress and the President recently approved includes language requiring six days of delivery.
A statement from the agency said the postal service’s board of governors made the decision Tuesday.
Great news for consumers. What would weekends be without mail on the weekends, even though it usually comes later than usual? Gotta have it – and now we will!
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