Eco-Friendly Digital Currencies: the Future of Our Planet

September 11, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Cryptocurrency is a hot buzzword in our financial landscape today. … The post Eco-Friendly Digital Currencies: the Future of Our Planet appeared first on Earth911.com.

See the original post here:
Eco-Friendly Digital Currencies: the Future of Our Planet

Shark fin soup on menus of nearly 200 restaurants, despite state bans

August 2, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Shark fin soup on menus of nearly 200 restaurants, despite state bans

On land, the world is tuning in for Shark Week celebrations, but out in the oceans, the reality for sharks is much more grim. A recent update of the digital database maintained by the Animal Welfare Institute indicates that almost 200 restaurants across the country offer shark fin soup and other shark products despite being banned in more than 12 states. Shark fins are festive delicacies, especially for East Asian communities, but the practice of removing fins from sharks is an abusive tradition condemned by conservationists and animal rights activists around the world. “The United States is a major producer, exporter and trade stop for shark fins,” said Cathy Liss, president of Animal Welfare Institute. “Clearly, the existing patchwork of state laws and uneven enforcement have failed to shut down a lucrative billion-dollar industry. When shark fin soup is on the menu, so is animal cruelty.” Related: Shark fins still being sold in US restaurants amid ban California has the highest number of restaurants offering shark dishes (59 restaurants) despite a full ban on shark fin possession, sale, trade or distribution in 2013. New York passed a similar ban in 2014 but still has 19 restaurants that offer shark products. Bans are also pending in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Approximately 73 million sharks are killed every year just to harvest their fins. The practice often includes the capture of sharks and the bloody removal of their fins while they are still alive. The sharks are then tossed back in the water, where their chances of survival are nearly impossible. This widespread method is considered inhumane and cruel because of the suffering that the sharks endure during and after the removal of their fins. Despite their reputation, sharks are absolutely essential for healthy marine ecosystems . According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, all species of warm-water flat sharks are considered critically endangered except for one. This year, Canada passed a national ban on shark imports and exports, but in the U.S., legislation is still on a limited state-by-state level. + Animal Welfare Institute Image via Alondav

More here:
Shark fin soup on menus of nearly 200 restaurants, despite state bans

Satellites show hope for Brazil’s disappearing Atlantic forest

August 2, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on Satellites show hope for Brazil’s disappearing Atlantic forest

While international media focuses on the important and devastating losses in the Amazon rainforest, an extensive forest biome along Brazil’s eastern coast is rapidly disappearing. The Mata Atlântica biome hosts incredible biodiversity and is critical for fighting climate change through its massive contribution to carbon sequestration. It is considered one of the most threatened large tropical forest ecosystems, but a new study finally reveals a glimmer of hope — the area of deforestation is bad, but not as bad as it used to be. According to the joint report by Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research and Fundação SOS, heavily deforested areas have nearly 10 percent more forest cover than previous years. Their findings are based on innovative satellite mapping. Related: Deforestation and climate change combined may split Amazon in two “Just as important as analyzing the loss of Mata Atlântica in the last [most recent] period is to look at the historical series and think about prospects going forward,” said André de Almeida Cunha, an ecology professor at the at the University of Brasília. The forest used to stretch down Brazil’s eastern coast and through Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina. Now, it has been reduced to small, fragmented protected areas. The majority of deforestation is because of cattle grazing and land clearing for other agribusiness as well as real estate development. “Mata Atlântica is still the most threatened biome,” explained Pedro Brancalion, a researcher at the University of São Paulo. “The [deforestation] process we see in the Amazon began 500 years ago in Mata Atlântica. There is still deforestation [underway] in Mata Atlântica [today] where biodiversity losses have not been offset by reforestation initiatives.” While the report shows that some reforestation efforts have been successful, not all reforestation is equal. Throughout Brazil and much of the world, some reforestation initiatives have focused on planting monocrop trees for agriculture, such as eucalyptus or palm oil. While these trees are better than nothing, they are eventually harvested and do not provide the benefits of biodiversity . Via Mongabay Image via ICLEI América do Sul

Go here to read the rest: 
Satellites show hope for Brazil’s disappearing Atlantic forest

Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

November 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Comments Off on Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

For better or worse, many of us are hooked to … The post Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living? appeared first on Earth911.com.

Read more here:
Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

November 15, 2018 by  
Filed under Eco, Eco Tech

Comments Off on Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

For better or worse, many of us are hooked to … The post Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living? appeared first on Earth911.com.

Here is the original post:
Can the Digital World Encourage Healthy Living?

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

More:
Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

See the rest here:
Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

See original here:
Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Read the rest here:
Kevin Hagen, VP of ESG strategy at Iron Mountain, on the digital transformation

Robin Chase, transportation entrepreneur, on transportation opportunities fighting climate change

November 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Business, Green

Comments Off on Robin Chase, transportation entrepreneur, on transportation opportunities fighting climate change

Robin Chase, transportation entrepreneur, on transportation opportunities fighting climate change

Read the original here:
Robin Chase, transportation entrepreneur, on transportation opportunities fighting climate change

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1521 access attempts in the last 7 days.