Category Archives: Environmentalism

What Happened to the Aral Sea? | Travel to Uzbekistan’s Worst Disaster

What happened to the Aral Sea? Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world, it’s now nearly gone, leaving shipwrecks in the desert, lives destroyed and poisonous dust clouds spreading across the globe. Join Alex the Vagabond … Continue reading

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Dutchman ends ‘world’s longest electric car trip’ in Australia

A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change. Source: Dutchman ends ‘world’s longest electric car trip’ in Australia

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How sustainable are bioplastics? – Physics World

At face value, taxing consumption of materials derived from petrochemicals and subsidizing production of bioplastics both sound like they’d encourage sustainable consumption. But applying these policies to meet a hypothetical 5% target for bioplastics use reveals a different story, according … Continue reading

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USDA Study Shows Significant Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Ethanol Compared with Gasoline – ScienceBlog.com

A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study also states that when ethanol is refined at natural gas-powered refineries, the greenhouse gas … Continue reading

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Earth at 2° hotter will be horrific. Now here’s what 4° will look like. | David Wallace-Wells

This is what the world will be like if we do not act on climate change. – The best-case scenario of climate change is that world gets just 2°C hotter, which scientists call the “threshold of catastrophe”. – Why is … Continue reading

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How Imagination Will Save Our Cities

In Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2017 science-fiction novel New York 2140, the city of the future has become a vertical super-Venice, after being flooded by rising seas caused by global warming melting the Arctic ice caps.1 While the lower stories of many … Continue reading

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Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia – ScienceBlog.com

Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous communities resulted in the spread of invasive species, the absence of human-set fires, and a general cascade in the interconnected food web that led to the largest … Continue reading

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WOLAKOTA

“They had forgotten that the earth was their mother” – Black Elk wolakota (pron: woh – lah – koh – dah) means the Lakota people’s sacred way of life. It stands for peace, harmony, good relationship and respect between human … Continue reading

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Schoolchildren go on strike over climate

Thousands of people gather in London, as students around the UK miss school to call for action. Students around the country walked out of school to call on the government to declare a climate emergency and take active steps to … Continue reading

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The disarming case to act right now on climate

Stockholm native Greta Thunberg first heard about climate change when she was 8 years old. She absorbed the solutions adults threw at her — recycle paper, study the data, train to be a climate scientist. None of it felt like … Continue reading

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