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A place to discuss anything that has to do with the "Greening" of our planet.

Location: #science
Members: 46
Latest Activity: Nov 4, 2013

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NEWS FLASH>> Breaking: State Department Supports Keystone XL Pipeline

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Neal Jun 20, 2013. 4 Replies

 The US State Department’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline has been released. The State Department “does not regard the No Action Alternative to be preferable to the proposed Project.” On Day 7 of the White House Sit-in, an estimated…Continue

How a Country With One of the World's Largest Economies Is Ditching Fossil Fuels

Started by Neal. Last reply by Michel Apr 21, 2013. 16 Replies

As the U.S., and apparently Canada, moves into being a major supplier of death fuels, some countries are going in a different direction. America doesn't lead anymore, because our government is full of conservative christian dipshits.The country is headed for 80 percent renewable energy and has complete buy-in from all political parties.December 19, 2012 |…Continue

Tags: renewable, energy, 80%, to, moves

LED Light Bulbs Are Increasingly Cheaper, Greener And Controllable

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Apr 17, 2013. 3 Replies

I think I need some of these. =)By Katie Valentine on Mar 25, 2013 at 3:51 pmLED light bulbs are the longest-lasting and most efficient mass-produced light sources to date. And now, they’re also among the most affordable, with some costing less than $10 per bulb — a drastic drop compared to their recent $50 price tag.They’ll also do…Continue

Tags: bulbs, light, led

Murders of Eco Activists on the Rise

Started by A Former Member Apr 3, 2013. 0 Replies

As natural resources around the world grow scarce, environmental activists in countries like Brazil, Cambodia and the Philippines face increasing threats. UK journalist Fred Pearce joins host Steve Curwood to discuss how this past year may have been the worst ever for violence against environmentalists.CURWOOD: It’s Living on Earth, I'm Steve Curwood. On February 17, upwards of 50,000 people marched on the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. There were several arrests, but the…Continue

Tags: exploitation, murder, homicide, environmentalists, environmentalism

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Comment by Neal on June 23, 2013 at 12:26pm

Get it while you can:

Comment by A Former Member on June 4, 2013 at 7:33pm
Comment by A Former Member on May 15, 2013 at 8:13pm
Comment by A Former Member on April 25, 2013 at 8:13pm

Wow, Michel, that's incredible. I never knew about that. 

Comment by Michel on April 25, 2013 at 1:02pm

Documenting a spectacular environmental failure in the 1980s:

Lake Peigneur salt mine collapse

 

Comment by doone on April 22, 2013 at 10:14pm
Comment by Lester Unega Waya on April 21, 2013 at 4:18pm

The toughest place to be a bin man.

Comment by Lester Unega Waya on April 21, 2013 at 3:11pm

Neal.
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"Cities need to be built up, not out, to maintain the population. I like the idea of "green" areas enforced to make that happen."

High levels of population concentration contribute to climate change/global warming.

Comment by Lester Unega Waya on April 21, 2013 at 3:07pm

Michel.
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"Lester, my point was that by just concentrating on the material, using our animal empathy and human reason, we might be able to achieve a better balance with our environment. "

As in when a tree is cut down, plant three more.The British approach is balance exploitation with conservation. Local fishermen for example, use their own initiative and deploy no take areas to conserve fish stocks. No take areas are off limits for about two years.

Comment by Davy on April 21, 2013 at 2:24pm

I agree Neal that cities should be built on smaller surfaces areas than what is currently occurring. But also the human population has effectively grown at such a pace, so that it has effectively lost touch with its roots. The natural habitat  that we evolved in. 

Just as field has a grazing capacity for the raising of live stock, the world has also grazing capacity for humanity because we eat everything. We are past that grazing capacity and now destroying the very systems that provide the oxygen, clean the waterways, provide the spawning grounds for part of our food supply. 

 
 
 

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