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A New Age Defines Human Impact on Global Water Cycle

A New Age Defines Human Impact on Global Water Cycle

Globaïa International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Water in the Anthropocene is a three minute film charting the global impact of humans on the water cycle. Evidence is growing that our global footprint is now so significant we have driven Earth into a new geological epoch—the Anthropocene. Human activities such as damming and agriculture are changing the global […]

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    Hundreds Protest Against Genetically Engineered Trees

    Hundreds Protest Against Genetically Engineered Trees

    Global Justice Ecology Project Hundreds of demonstrators marched on an international forest biotechnology industry conference yesterday, demanding a ban on the release of genetically engineered (GE) trees into the environment. The protest, the largest yet against GE trees, occurred one day after two Asheville residents were arrested while disrupting a presentation, Engineering Trees for the […]

    Global Environmental Leader: Samuel Duo Helps Build Liberia’s Sustainable Community

    Global Environmental Leader: Samuel Duo Helps Build Liberia’s Sustainable Community

    Ford International Fellowship Program In 2001, the Ford Foundation granted $280 million—the largest single donation in the Foundation’s history—to a new initiative called the Ford International Fellowships Program (IFP). IFP set out to prove that an international scholarship program could help build leadership for social justice and thus contribute to broader social change. What followed […]

    New Buycott App Makes Voting with Your Dollar Easier Than Ever

    New Buycott App Makes Voting with Your Dollar Easier Than Ever

    EcoWatch Voting with your dollar has never been easier. “Have you ever wondered whether the money you spend ends up funding causes you oppose?” Thanks to the new Buycott app, you can organize your consumer spending to support causes you care about, and oppose those that you don’t—all by using your smart phone. The program […]

    Industrial Fluoride Additive in Tap Water Impacts Your Health and Pocketbook

    Industrial Fluoride Additive in Tap Water Impacts Your Health and Pocketbook

    Fluoride Action Network Industrial-grade fluoride chemicals added to U.S. public water supplies contain arsenic that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as a human carcinogen. Switching to low-arsenic pharmaceutical-grade fluoride will save society $1 billion to $14 billion annually, according to research published in Environmental Science & Policy, led by former EPA senior scientists […]

    The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

    The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

    Charles Depman Taj Mahal, Agra India. Hundreds of thousands of tourists flood into the city of Agra, India, every year to see the gleaming marble of the Taj Mahal, a site immaculately kept since its completion in 1653. Emperor Shah Jahan, who had the Taj Mahal built as a tomb for his wife, kept the […]

    Polluting Hog Farm Threatened With Lawsuit for Violations of Clean Water Act

    Polluting Hog Farm Threatened With Lawsuit for Violations of Clean Water Act

    Waterkeeper Alliance Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, North Carolina Environmental Justice Network (NCEJN) and Waterkeeper Alliance have filed a notice of intent to sue the owners and operators of the JC Howard Hill and Taylor swine concentrated animal feeding operation in Jones County for violations of the Clean Water Act. The […]

    How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy

    How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock In a surprise move, the eight Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee yesterday blocked a floor vote on President Obama’s nominee, Gina McCarthy, as U.S. EPA Administrator. In doing so the Republican senators broke their earlier promise to move McCarthy’s nomination if she […]