Comments Off on This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know
[youtube =http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E98-aHrkeaA] This powerful video, titled ” 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic “, uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed light on the unintended consequences plastic waste has on our environment, and what we can do to eliminate waste, and save money. For example, did you know that 8 percent of all oil extracted from the planet is used to make plastic? Or that 91 percent of plastic never gets recycled? Every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some form… and hopefully this video can shed a bit of light on the planet’s plastic woes , and how they can be addressed. + CleanPath The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!
Comments Off on This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet
Of the many things threatening the world’s food supply, the element with the ability to wreak the most havoc hasn’t made many headlines. Researchers are now warning that waning phosphorous levels could devastate food production around the globe. A nonrenewable resource with no synthetic substitute, phosphorous is an essential nutrient and it’s disappearing faster than anyone realized. Read the rest of This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet
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This element, essential to all life, is rapidly disappearing from the planet
Comments Off on Bringing Black Turtles Back from the Brink With Photography
Photo via Neil Ever Osborne Have you heard of the black sea turtle? Odds are you haven’t. Species like loggerhead, leatherback and hawksbill tend to dominate conservation news headlines. However, the black sea turtle (a morph of the green turtle) nearly disappeared from the planet, and still teeters precariously toward extinction. A special project aims to shed light on not only the plight of this species, but the amazing story about how it has made a recovery thanks to the hope-beyond-hope efforts of a handful of people…. Read the full story on TreeHugger
Bringing Black Turtles Back from the Brink With Photography
Comments Off on BBC’s Inside Out Airs Expose on The Impacts of UK’s e-Waste on Developing Countries
Photo via dieselboii e-Waste is finally starting to go mainstream and the issue is making its way to television viewers. While some examples of e-waste on TV are horrifying, like the A mazing Race episode that made light of dumps and the extremely hazardous environments in which e-waste “recyclers” work, other programs are diligently chipping away at the veil between gadget ..
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