Climate & Planet

The climate has changed from what we remember it to be even 10 years ago. The changes you’re seeing may be more or less drastic depending on where you live, but that doesn’t mean they’re not happening. It’s important for us to be informed of the effect we’re having on our planet.

We show you that it’s not that difficult (and that much more rewarding) to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. We take you beyond recycling, walking and biking to help you reduce your footprint in ways that may not have occurred to you. Join us in leaving some planet for those that come after us.

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Cloth vs. Disposable Diapers: A Frightening Tale

I just returned from a trip to my mom’s house in North Carolina. It’s always nice to visit other than the fact that my baby doesn’t sleep well when we travel (does any baby, really???). This trip was slightly complicated by another issue too, though. I use cloth diapers at home, but I don’t expect my mom to give up her washing machine to poo filled diapers. Not to mention, disconnecting my diaper sprayer at home sounded no more appealing than sticking my hand down and rinsing a cloth diaper in her toilet (UGH!)…

Tofu with noodles

Beyond Meat: Can Fake Chicken Be As Good As the Real Thing?

When it comes to meat free “meat” options, there are few on the market that satisfies vegetarians and vegans that miss the taste of their favorite proteins. Ethan Brown, founder of Beyond Meat, claims to have been able to do just that with his newest chicken alternative…

Roosters in a factory farm

Factory Farming Facts So You Can Make Your Own Decisions

When it comes to factory farming there is a lot of misinformation out there designed to muddy the waters. Our goal is to help you understand the factory farming facts so you can form your own opinions on where to spend your money…

Recycling symbol on bottle

Why Is Recycling So Important?

There are plenty of facts out there on why recycling is important. The world population is growing, not shrinking, and currently, each human being adds significant waste to the planet over his or her lifetime. In New York alone, people produce enough trash in one day to fill the entire Empire State building.The frustrating thing is, in most developed countries, it’s not that difficult to make a difference. And what a difference we can make. Here are some details, stats and tips…

School of fish swimming in ocean

Find More Sustainable Fish at Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market announced today that it will stop selling red-rated wild caught seafood starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. Fish affected by this change are currently being over-fished and/or are not sustainable food sources. Whole Foods look to the Blue Ocean Institute or Monterey Bay Aquarium to make the determination of red, yellow or green ratings for fish based on how sustainable they are in today’s fishing environment. This announcement from Whole Foods Market comes a year ahead of its previously stated plans to eliminate these fish in 2013.

Water pipe gushing

Microplastic Traces Leaching Into Food Chain

Microplastic, a substance that can be traced back to the washing of synthetic garments is beginning to accumulate in the marine environments of the world. In recent studies these microplastic traces are believed to be leaching in to the food chain, creating a new cause for alarm. In this article we will take a look at these newest findings and what they mean to you.

Solar ferry on water

Can Shipping Go Green?

There are many concerns over the impact of our modern lifestyle on the planet and one of those concerns is the pollution caused by marine travel. In this article we will take a look at the world’s first hybrid powered ferry fleet and whether this technology can lead the way in environmentally shipping. The question remains: can shipping go green?

Ostriches on a farm

Bird Flu Decimated South African Ostrich Farms

When it comes to ostrich populations, South Africa tips the scale with a population of more than 200,000 but a recent bird flu outbreak decimated many of these birds. In this article we will take a look at the recent devastating loss that many South African ostrich farms have taken as a result of a recent bird flu outbreak and the effects it will have on the country’s economy…

Giant panda sitting in grass

Why The Giant Panda Is Facing Extinction

The Giant Panda is a beloved yet endangered species that lives throughout southwest China. As of 2004 only 1600 Giant Pandas remained in the wild. The Giant Panda is a symbol of China and a leading face of the conservation efforts towards endangered animals…

Snowy trees

The Role of Carbon Emissions on the Next Ice Age

We have been told for decades that the damage that our carbon emissions is doing to the planet will have serious consequences. But just how serious will those consequences be? In this article we will discuss how recent research indicates that human carbon dioxide emission will defer the coming of the next ice age.

Three Mile Island field

Three Mile Island Disaster: Nuclear Devastation

On March 28, 1979 the United States saw the biggest accident in the history of the United States commercial nuclear power generating industry that the nation has ever seen. A combination of mechanical failures within the nuclear power plant and a failure of those working at the plant to recognize the situation as it was occurring led to a near explosive incident for the state of Pennsylvania. While that Three Mile Island nuclear reactor was eventually controlled and claims were made that no effects of radiation leakage would be felt, year’s later doubt is still cast on these claims by researchers. While the severity of the Three Mile Island disaster on the International Nuclear Event Scale ranked far under the most recent nuclear disaster to occur in Japan in 2011, it still ranked at a 5 out of the seven-point scale and the aftermath was still of consequence.

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