Good news: Energy usage falls while global economy grows

August 3, 2016 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on Good news: Energy usage falls while global economy grows

In good news for the fight against climate change, global use of energy is decreasing while the economy is growing. Less energy use no longer means less growth.

Read the rest here:
Good news: Energy usage falls while global economy grows

Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

July 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

The East Coast of the United States has been getting some strange new visitors on its beaches. Originally thought to be a weird new variety of jellyfish, the tiny, clear blobs have a closer relationship to humans than to jellyfish. The gelatinous lumps appearing along the coast of New England have been identified as salps—small, blobby creatures that may play a protective role in climate change. Read the rest of Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

See the rest here:
Swarms of tiny gelatinous blobs on U.S. beaches could help the fight against climate change

Boosting the Fight Against Child Labor and For Clean Water: Where Aveda’s "Earth Month" Funds Go

May 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Boosting the Fight Against Child Labor and For Clean Water: Where Aveda’s "Earth Month" Funds Go

Men in northern India lift the cover to a water source that now pipes clean water to their village. Photo: Rachel Cernansky I’m going to go out on a limb and assume most people will agree that Earth Day is a real let-down—for lots of reasons, including the hollow “Celebrate Earth Day every day” email blasts, Tweets, bumper stickers, etc

View original post here: 
Boosting the Fight Against Child Labor and For Clean Water: Where Aveda’s "Earth Month" Funds Go

Soda Taxes Won’t Actually Cut Obesity, But Stopping Subsidizing Sugar & Corn Might: Study

December 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Soda Taxes Won’t Actually Cut Obesity, But Stopping Subsidizing Sugar & Corn Might: Study

photo: Alexander Kaiser / Creative Commons It’s tempting to think that in the fight against rising obesity rates in the US simply taxing soda (or pop, depending on your upbringing) will help slow our collectively expanding waistline. A new piece by Miller-McCune highlights some new research… Read the full story on TreeHugger

Here is the original:
Soda Taxes Won’t Actually Cut Obesity, But Stopping Subsidizing Sugar & Corn Might: Study

Malaysia Messes With Mosquito Genes to Fight Dengue Fever

October 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Malaysia Messes With Mosquito Genes to Fight Dengue Fever

Photo via aussiegall Mosquitos are the bane of humans as they’re a primary way diseases from malaria to dengue fever are spread. Malaysia has been fighting a frustrated battle with dengue fever, and might become the first Asian country to use genetically engineered insects, rather than pesticides or managed water ways, to fight against the spread of the disease. But could releasing mosquitoes with modified genes have even worse unintended consequences?…

Here is the original:
Malaysia Messes With Mosquito Genes to Fight Dengue Fever

In US, Cutting Carbon and Noise Pollution Go Hand In Hand

October 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on In US, Cutting Carbon and Noise Pollution Go Hand In Hand

Photo by srboisvert A new report from the National Academy of Engineering states that the US is tops at being too darn loud, and that all the noise is hazardous to our health. It’s not terribly surprising news. In fact, naturally quiet places are an endangered species in the US .

Read more here:
In US, Cutting Carbon and Noise Pollution Go Hand In Hand

Bad Behavior has blocked 2292 access attempts in the last 7 days.