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Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

University of California – Berkeley A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. “It really will […]

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    Study: Natural Gas Development Linked to Wildlife Habitat Loss

    Study: Natural Gas Development Linked to Wildlife Habitat Loss

    Wildlife Conservation Society A study by the Wildlife Conservation Society documents that intense development of the two largest natural gas fields in the continental U.S. are driving away some wildlife from their traditional wintering grounds. Researchers tracking 125 female pronghorn in Wyoming’s vast Jonah and PAPA gas fields using GPS collars discovered an 82 percent […]

    BP’s Gulf Disaster—Where’s the Response?

    BP’s Gulf Disaster—Where’s the Response?

    Phil Radford Co-Authored by Phil Radford, executive director of Greenpeace USA and Aaron Viles, deputy director of Gulf Restoration Network The BP disaster turns two this week. Two years since the nation was reminded that offshore drilling is dirty, dangerous, and deadly. Two years since the slow-motion disaster began changing our region, our communities, our […]

    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    U.S. Leads the Way in Breeding Antibiotic-Resistant Disease

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther In the U.S., we pride ourselves on being the best of the best. And in this Olympic year we’re all hoping that we’ll come home with the Gold. However, there is one area where the U.S. leads that should deeply concern us all. Figures initially presented by Dr. Danilo […]

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Worldwatch Institute The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health and global development. […]

    ‘Drift Catcher’ Holds Big Ag Accountable for High Levels of Airborne Pesticides

    ‘Drift Catcher’ Holds Big Ag Accountable for High Levels of Airborne Pesticides

    Pesticide Action Network Families with children living near Red Bluff, California, brought their concerns about exposure to cancer-causing pesticides to the state’s capital on March 20. They’d detected high concentrations of a fumigant applied to strawberry fields in air near their homes. The results come as California’s new Department of Pesticide Regulation chief, Brian Leahy, […]

    It’s Easy Being Green

    It’s Easy Being Green

    One of my favorite events of the year is right around the corner—the Cleveland International Film Festival from March 22 to April 1. There are many aspects of the festival I enjoy, but perhaps what I find most valuable is the opportunity to engage in conversation on the plethora of topics addressed in the documentaries […]

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    Activists Protest Greenwashing of Dams at World Water Forum

    International Rivers Activists created a living river and inflated a large dam in central Marseille today against the corporate greenwashing of dams at this week’s 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France. The colourful manifestation of more than 50 protestors from China, Turkey, Brazil, Vietnam, France, and others called attention to how dams are destroying […]

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?

    Animal Welfare Approved By Andrew Gunther On the heels of a previous report highlighting the lack of enforcement and oversight in our food system, the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) new report on whether milk marketed as organic actually meets the National Organic Program’s (NOP) standards is a real wake-up call to the organic […]