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A Requiem for Florida, the Paradise That Should Never Have Been - POLITICO Magazine

As Hurricane Irma prepares to strike, it’s worth remembering that Mother Nature never intended us to live here.

Sports | Cycling

6 Best Grills For Eco Friendly Healthy Grilling

Our guide to efficient, eco-friendly, sustainable grills.

News | Animal Links

Heartbreaking Photos Show What Your Trash Does To Animals

They mistake it for food, they get tangled in it, they die from it.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

11 easy ways to reduce your plastic waste today

Maybe you’re not ready to breakup with plastic altogether, but here are some simple ways that can make a big difference in reducing the amount of disposable plastic in your life.

Health & Fitness | News Items

How The Oceans Became Choked With Plastic

The problem is staggering, and it'll get worse if we do nothing.

Health & Fitness | News Items

The Most Uplifting Story You Read On Climate Change

"Making that leap of faith and following your heart and taking that big risk—it's never going to be easy, but it is always going to be the right thing to do."

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

People Began Domesticating the Amazon Rain Forest 8000 Years Ago

We think of the Amazon as wild and untamed, but scientists have found concentrations of tree species near archaeological sites, suggesting a long history of cultivation.

Sports | Cycling

Tenzin (Nâm) Namdol: Blackburn Ranger 2017

Where I campaign to let folks know I'm competent (and cool) enough to ride the Alpine Bike route. Pick me #beablackburnranger2017

News | That's News to Me

Scientists Measure Highest Radiation Levels Yet Inside Fukushima's Damaged Reactors

The latest measurements are over seven times the previously measured high—enough to fry a robot in two hours

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

3 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable

Sustainability is a very hot topic in the food and nutrition world these days and for good reason.  Every year, we have about 80 million more people to feed than we did the year before.

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Lawsuits pit county against Sierra Club, other conservationists on development in national forest

Environmental groups on Friday sued the county of San Diego over its handling of rules for backcountry development in the Cleveland National Forest — underlining the heated debate about how best to meet a growing population’s housing needs while lim

Health & Fitness | News Items

With #Trump’s election, science and the global environment will lose

Diplomats and environmental scientists from nearly all the nations of the world are meeting in Marrakech, Morocco , to figure out how best to fulfill the promises made in last December’s  Paris climate agreement to limit global warming. But with Tuesd

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A massive 895-home development on Southern California’s coast is shot down

After a marathon day of testimony, California coastal commissioners voted to deny a controversial proposal to develop one of the largest open private parcels of land on the Southern California coast.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Effect of Environment on Genes

Lab experiments show how sensitive genes can be to small differences in the environment.

Sports | My Sporting News

Keep Your Mouth Closed: Aquatic Olympians Face a Toxic Stew in Rio

Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “superbacteria.”

Politics | Seriously???

Wind turbines 'last for half as long as previously thought' as study shows they show signs of wearing out after just 12

A study of almost 3,000 turbines in Britain – the largest of its kind – sheds doubt on manufacturers claims that they generate clean energy for up to 25 years, which is used by the Government to calculate subsidies.

News | Health & Wellbeing

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

asy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home?

Sports | Surfing/SUPing

Climate Change, SUP and the Paddlers Fighting the Plight | SUP Magazine

The first in a series of articles addressing the pressing issues of climate change as they relate to SUP, and the paddling community's obligatory response.

Politics | Climate Change

Peer-Reviewed Survey Finds Majority Of Scientists Skeptical Of Global Warming Crisis - Forbes

Maybe a scientific consensus exists concerning global warming after all. It is becoming clear that not only do many scientists dispute the asserted global warming crisis, but these skeptical scientists may indeed form a scientific consensus.

Miscellaneous | Local Flavor

Watch 'Lost Wetlands' | Lost L.A. | Shows | KCET

Los Angeles is no desert -- just ask the researchers who discovered a matrix of wetlands surrounding Ballona Creek that were paved over long ago.

News | That's News to Me

Paul Allen megayacht destroyed most of Caribbean coral reef, officials say

MV Tatoosh, Paul Allen’s 303-foot yacht, has destroyed about 80 percent of a protected coral reef — 14,000 square feet — in the Cayman Islands, according to officials there.

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Illinois bans cigarette butts, $1,500 fine to anyone that throws one on the ground

In an effort to curb litter, the state of Illinois has made it illegal to toss cigarette butts on the ground, nailing first time offenders with a $1,500 fine. According to the national lobbying organization Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, cigarette

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

SeaWorld sues to keep breeding killer whales

SeaWorld has filed a lawsuit challenging California’s decision to forbid breeding of killer whales as part of a planned expansion of holding tanks at the San Diego theme park.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Vegetarian and 'healthy' diets could be more harmful to the environment, researchers say: Eating lettuce is 'over three

Following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse gas emissions per calorie, say researchers. A new study measu

Miscellaneous | Random shit

If We Ban Commuters From Doing This, You'll Get Home Faster

Horrible car-free days could mean more buses in the future.

Politics | Climate Change

Cold sun rising - Climate Models Wrong Again

New studies flip climate-change notions upside down. The sun will go into "hibernation" mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society's annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it - the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova's model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.

News | That's News to Me

China smog reaches 50 times WHO recommendations - Yahoo News

From Yahoo News: A swathe of China was blanketed with acrid smog Monday after levels of dangerous particulates reached around 50 times World Health Organization maximums, in what environmental campaigners said were the highest figures ever recorded in the

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NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

A new NASA study says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

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Tree Counter Is Astonished By How Many Trees There Are : Goats and Soda : NPR

Earth is home to more than 3 trillion trees, a new map of forest density shows. That's more than anyone realized. But the total is also down about 46 percent since the first humans arrived.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Group aims to save planet by purchasing small but significant part of it

Led by Haifa prof., This Is My Earth hopes to prevent species from going extinct by buying the forests they live in

Business & Finance | Abundance

5 Ways To Invite Love Into Your Home with Feng Shui

Did you know that your home could be the thing that is stifling your love life? A redesign of your home using feng shui just might be the answer.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Places where nature has won - Telegraph

In the words of Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park (the old one, not the new fancy one), “life, uh, finds a way”, and when it’s found a way, it takes over, as illustrated by these photos of places around that world that have succ

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Home Device Turns Trash Into Biogas Fuel | Environment News

HomeBioGas’s TevaGas (TG) device is the first family-sized bio-digester made available on the market.

Food & Drink | Food

No, You Don’t Have to Stop Eating Nutella; Greenpeace Says It’s OK

Greenpeace says French ecology minister Segolene Royal is wrong — Nutella is not destroying the planet and a ban wouldn’t solve the world’s environmental problems.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Most Distinctive Causes of Death by State, 2001-2010

Food & Drink | Food

11 Foods You Didn?t Know Were Hurting the Planet

From composting to opting to ride our bikes to work, this planet is our home and we?ve got to treat it kindly. We try to do our part every day, but considering that we?re on the tail end of Earth Month (and especially if you missed Earth Day!), we thought

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

How Israeli Desalination Technology Is Helping Solve California’s Devastating Drought

California will desalinate seawater in a $1 billion project involving Israeli engineers, after Israel established itself as a desalination powerhouse.

News | In the News

Environment Trumps Genes at Shaping Immune System: Study: MedlinePlus

Find information on health conditions, wellness issues, and more in easy-to-read language on MedlinePlus, the up-to-date, trusted health information site from the NIH and the National Library of Medicine.

Politics | Politics

High school cheerleader car wash violates enviromental laws | The Daily Caller

It’s hard to wave your spirit fingers when the city shuts down the cheerleading squad’s fundraising car wash to protect the environment.