4,600 Sea Turtles Killed In US Fisheries Every Year — But That’s Good News

September 14, 2011 by  
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Hawksbill sea turtle © CI/Photo by Sterling Zumbrunn The loss of sea turtles as bycatch among fisheries is heartbreaking. Currently, we kill an estimated 4,600 turtles every year due to fishing — they are wrapped in the nets or hooked on bait lines set for fish. However, a new report shows that this represents a 90% reduction of sea turtles as bycatch since 1990. So, is 4,600 deaths is good news? Are we making progress, or are we still on a path to lose sea turtles forever?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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5 Designers Making Stunning Jewelry from Recycled Metals

September 14, 2011 by  
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Photo: Elke Bock /Ute Decker The right accessories can make every piece in your closet do double-duty, taking those jeans from Saturday at the farmers market to Saturday night at your favorite restaurant, turning a simple dress from wedding chic to date-appropriate, and giving a sleek sweater a brand new look. But just because jewelry can make your clothes look new doesn’t mean it needs to be made of new materials: Add pieces from these designers to your collection and — whether you like chunky bracelets or delicate necklaces, heavy rings or simple stud earrings — you’ll up your … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wildfire Spreading Rapidly Through Northern Minnesota, Locals Prepare to Evacuate

September 14, 2011 by  
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A still from an animated gif of the smoke spreading through Minnesota. Image: Central Regional Headquarters, NOAA A wildfire has been steadily burning in the Boundary Waters region of Northern Minnesota since August 18, but is now spreading rapidly, covering 16 miles between Monday and Tuesday. The fire took the unexpected turn due to extreme wind and dry conditions, and officials expect it to burn for weeks. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Thousands of Endangered Turtles Killed in Madagascar Despite Bans

November 12, 2010 by  
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Though endangered, the green sea turtle is widely distributed throughout the world’s oceans. Photo credit: Jose Calvo / Creative Commons In Madagascar, the endangered green sea turtle is protected by law

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467 Endangered Sea Turtles Killed by BP Spill So Far

July 16, 2010 by  
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Photos via Boston Just about everyone has been cautiously celebrating the news that the underwater geyser of oil at the Deepwater Horizon source has finally been capped (for now).

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Forget Dixie Cups! Drink Out of Jell-O Glasses!

July 16, 2010 by  
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Image via The Way We See The World We write a lot about alternatives to paper and plastic cups, or designs that reduce their waste, but this has to be a new favorite. Designers at The Way We See The World have envisioned picnickers everywhere using jelloware, an incredibly yummy version of disposable — or rather edible — cups.

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Creative Energy Conservation with Switches Too Gross to Turn On (Video)

July 16, 2010 by  
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Image via Make A clever designer has come up with great ways to get us to conserve energy. They built switches that keep us from wanting to, or being able to turn the electricity on in the first place.

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2,000 Endangered Sea Turtles Killed or Injured by Frigid Waters in Florida (Photos)

January 13, 2010 by  
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All photos via Georgianne Nienaber’s column at the Huffpo Green Investigative journalist Georgianne Nienaber has been covering the devastating effect the exceptionally frigid waters in Florida are having on the marine life. According to her reports, innumerable fish have been washing up dead and at least 2,000 endangered sea turtles have been injured…

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California Mulls Cap-and-Dividend Program – Families Could Get $1000 Back Per Year

January 13, 2010 by  
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photo: The Consumerist via flickr. Alternatives to the ascendant cap and trade method of setting a price on carbon and hopefully reducing greenhouse gas emission are slowly building.

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