Category Archives: Environmentalism

Carbon Dioxide Reduction. A BIG loophole for business

Carbon Audits and carbon taxes are coming. And big business knows it. Some are responding by investing heavily in genuine reductions to their carbon footprint. Others are banking on throwing money at carbon offset schemes like large scale reforestation to … Continue reading

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Man Spends 40 Years Planting a Tree on Barren Island Every Day | My Modern Met

By Kelly Richman-Abdou on August 9, 2018 This man has been planting a tree every day, since he was 16 years old, and now the fruitless island is a giant forest that’s bigger than Central Park.   In 1979, Jadav … Continue reading

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Understudied deeper water reefs could teach us how to better conserve

In three decades of diving at locations including the Red Sea and Great Barrier Reef, Gal Eyal has seen coral reefs transform in front of his eyes. ‘The change is tremendous,’ said Dr Eyal, a marine ecologist at Bar-Ilan University … Continue reading

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Skimming the Surface – Using Seabirds to Monitor Plastic in the Arctic

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology in cooperation with the Council of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) showcase the problem of plastics pollution in the Arctic, and explores plastic interactions with seabirds to build support for a circumpolar plastics monitoring program … Continue reading

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The Green New Deal(s) | US and European Union

Ecosia is the search engine that plants trees: https://ecosia.co/info 00:00 Intro 00:20 1.5 degrees 01:46 What are the Green Deals? 02:53 US Green New Deal, explained 03:56 How to save the US GND 05:06 European Green Deal, explained 06:52 How … Continue reading

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Lands That Will FLOOD in Our Lifetime

Some places are more threatened by rising sea levels than others, but in the end we’ll all be paying a price. Alternate titles include: “Where You Shouldn’t Invest in Real Estate,” “Places You Should Vacation to Before They’re Gone,” and … Continue reading

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Thai project turns fishing nets into protection gear

A new environmental project in Thailand is paying local fishermen to collect discarded fishing nets and recycle them into medical gear #PlasticBagFreeDay

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Busting ghost fishing nets in the Baltic Sea | Focus on Europe

Tons of lost or abandoned plastic fishing nets are polluting the Baltic and endangering its fish and other marine life. Recovering and disposing of these ghost nets is proving problematic for both environmental activists and the authorities.

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Sea Turtle Entangled in Ghost Net Rescued

This video shows the detrimental effects of so-called ghost nets on marine animals. https://www.seaturtlebiologist.com

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How the US poisoned Navajo Nation

The biggest radioactive spill in US history. As World War Two was ending, the growing nuclear arms race put the US in need of uranium. It turned to Navajo Nation, where the uranium mining industry thrived for four decades — … Continue reading

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