Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
 
 
 
 
 
The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
 
 
 

 
 
Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Our oceans are but a thin film on Earth's surface.
 
 
 
 
 
Exxon CEO files suit to stop construction of a water tower to be built adjacent to his Texas ranch.
 
 
 
 
 
Chemicals should be tested for their global warming effect (radiative efficiency) before being placed into production.
 
 
 

 
 
Methane hydrate, will it be a godsend and replace dirty coal and oil within the next five years, or will it delay our investment in renewable energy and set us on an ever longer road of hydrocarbon addiction?
 
 
 
 
 
A destruction of the world's resources, leaving long term greenhouse gas emissions, water pollution and habitat loss.
 
 
 
 
 
A new infographic from Healthy Child, Healthy World.
 
 
 
 
 
The World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme have just listed endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) a "global threat" after the release of a collaborative study.
 
 
 
 
 
Arctic sea ice extent and volume is the lowest ever...
 
 
 
 
 
In July, melting occurred on over 97% of the surface of Greenland's ice sheets.
 
 
 
 
 
DHA (the effective ingredient in spray tans) has caused DNA changes in cells in laboratory tests.
 
 
 
 
 
After you read this, you will never eat microwave popcorn again...and possibly anything out of a french fry box or pizza box.
 
 
 
 
 
Microplastic remnants from washing clothes are polluting our waters. A polyester garment can release more than 1,900 fibres per garment, per wash, and that ends up in fish, and then us, if we eat the fish. What goes around, comes around.
 
 
 
 
 
Walmart’s the largest grocery store in the U.S., the largest retailer in the world, the leader in global corporate revenue and the largest employer in existence.
 
 
 
 
 
Please sign the petitions recommending the EPA ban atrazine -- deadline is coming soon. Learn more...
 
 
 
 
 
Flame Retardants are blowing in the wind. PDBEs are so easily made airborne that they vaporize and are breathed in, or settle on items (such as food) and are consumed. They also bio-accumulate and are lipophilic. No wonder they are found in 97% of Americans and in most animals as well.
 
 
 
 
 
Our city bounds are forcing changes in evolution.
 
 
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A Reorganization of the Seas
 
Predator fish are going fast...
Toxins in Leather Shoes
 
Buy eco- leather or wear socks. And don't even think about composting those leather shoes!
Chemical Fertilizer Issues
 
Chemical Fertilizers feed the world for the short term - but what about the future?
Cell Phone Radiation in Images
 
Ways to reduce the radiation...
Plastic Packaging Waste
 
Plastic packaging and other non-biodegradable disposables are the most persistent and infrequently recycled forms of waste.
Extreme Weather
 
Highly reliable global temperature measurements show the planet is warming and the water cycle (hydrological cycle) is becoming more active; creating higher rates of evaporation and precipitation. Droughts and floods are the natural consequences of warmer temperatures: droughts because it’s hotter, floods because warmer seas release more water vapor.
Dead Zones
 
This year’s heavy rainfall and flooding means excessive runoff and nitrogen input for the Gulf. 2011 could see the worst Gulf dead zone yet...
Hydraulic Fracking Basics
 
Things you might not have known about hydraulic fracking, but should know...
BP Spill - One Year Later
 
Our government has not passed one law to protect our environment from oil or gas drilling since the spill...
The WE Party Manifesto
 
This is 'our' planet and our children's future depends on this planet. Our air, our water, our land, our wildlife...all of these precious resources are collectively ours. We can no longer sit silent and let dysfunction take our planet down.
The Japanese Tsunami's Wake
 
The earthquake took place at 14:46 JST, the tsunami hit the closest land at 15:12 JST. The surge was as high as 33 feet. A catastrophe of incomprehensible magnitude.
A Tribute to Dolphin Mothers and their Calves
 
Sad events are taking place in the Gulf...
Koch Brothers' Products
 
If you have been following news about the Koch brothers, you might be curious as to which products they manufacture. It would be highly unlikely that you are not surrounded by their goods...
Midway Island Albatross
 
I know these photos by Chris Jordan have been out for a while now. But I just could not face these images until recently. It really is life changing if you do look; and learn the story behind this aberration...
DEET in our Waterways
 
The Minnesota Department of Health has placed DEET on the top spot on its list of "chemicals of emerging concern" and will conduct numerous tests this year. The main objective of the research will be to calculate a "safe" level of exposure. Although DEET has been okayed for clothes and skin (in moderation) it has never been meant for consumption. But with its increasing popularity and abundant usage it is showing up in ever greater quantities in our rivers, streams and lakes and it is only a matter of time before it shows up in our drinking water as well.
How The Average American Uses Energy
 
The average U.S. American consumes 335.9 million BTUs per year, the world per person average is 72.4 million BTUs. 48.2% of US electricity comes from coal. Only 3.7% comes from solar, wind, and geothermal. The average U.S. American uses 441 gallons of gas for their car each year... and more...
DECT Phone Safety
 
Radiation from cell phones has been getting a lot of press of late but according to the BioInitiative Report cordless phones look to be just as deadly as cell phones when it comes to brain tumors and acoustic neuromas. DECT technology originated in Europe and has since been widely introduced throughout the world. Today more than 800 million DECT systems are in use. The pulsed frequencies of the radiation used in DECT technology are in the microwave band. The ICNIRP is responsible for monitoring and creating guidelines for radiation technologies. The ICNIRP guidelines focus exclusively on high frequency radiation and thermal activity. But many scientists have been pointing out that pulsed microwaves at low frequencies are also cause for alarm.
BP Oil Spill
 
It is somewhat ironic that an extensive environmental study in the Gulf carried out by the Minerals Management Service, that counted and noted habitat preferences of cetaceans (marine mammals with a blowhole for breathing- including whales, porpoises and dolphins) encountered two species (melon-headed whales and fraser's dolphins) that were rarely seen in the area before... During the study the ship heard and saw numerous sperm whales in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon. There is a native population of about 1400 sperm whales that live in the Gulf of Mexico year round. And scientists say if we lose just a few of them due to this spill, it could dangerously tip their numbers into the negative. See many more photos here- of native cetaceans and the Gulf dilemma....
Is spring arriving earlier?
 
A new study out of the UK, published by the Royal Society, shows that flowers are blooming 2 to 12 days earlier than they did 25 years ago. The study used 400,000 records of first blooms, and looked at over 400 species of flowers. The research showed this pattern of early blooming to be the first in recorded history. The study also showed that a 1 degree Celsius change, over a short two year period, resulted in an earlier flowering time of five days. An earlier British study "Rapid Changes in Flowering Time in British Plants" (Fitter, 2002) showed that 385 plant species bloomed 4 and a half days earlier during the 1990s than the 4 decades prior. And yet another study out of the UK, by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology found that in 2005, species were breeding on average 11.7 days earlier than in 1976. In the U.S....
Organic vegetables start out as seed...
 
For the past year there has been an uproar in the vegetable seed business as Monsanto has purchased Seminis (a seed conglomerate that has 40% of the U.S. vegetable seed market) and De Ruiter Seeds. Monsanto is now in the vegetable seed business for the first time and it's in big time. 55 percent of store bought lettuce, 75 percent of U.S. tomatoes, and 85 percent of peppers now originate through Monsanto's fingers. If you wish to steer clear of purchasing Monsanto seed- you need to do a bit of homework, as even reputable seed companies that have signed the Safe Seed Pledge, are still selling Seminis (now Monsanto) seed. Buying seed from a seed exchange, buying open-pollinated and organic are safe ways to avoid Monsanto seed.
 
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