Environment

Ecuador Uses National Park to Oil Drilling

Map of oil blocks within Yasuni National Park. Image courtesy of Finer, Pappalardo, Ferrarese, De Marchi (2014).
Map of oil blocks within Yasuni National Park. Image courtesy of Finer, Pappalardo, Ferrarese, De Marchi (2014).

Yasuni National park has been in the conservation spotlight in recent years, with oil drilling threatening the forests and wildlife of this biodiversity hotspot. Recently,...




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    Like Quinoa but Find It Too Expensive? New Varieties Are Good News for You

    The popular superfood quinoa is expected to become a more common, affordable food with the release of new varieties that can grow in European soil. ... Read more

  • The Wenzhou river in eastern China turned bloody red earlier this week. Researchers are still investigating the cause. (AOL Screenshot)

    Chinese River Turns Bloody Red Overnight (Video)

    Residents in eastern China woke up earlier this week to find the river that runs through their city had turned blood red.  “The other night folks smelled something... Read more

  • Grid

    Energy Transition: The Issue of Power Grids

    The electricity transmission network is the backbone of the electrical system, a key asset in the energy transition. It must both adapt to the means... Read more

  • File photo dated June 1976 of Democratic candidate for the US Presidency Jimmy Carter during the Democratic National Convention in New York City. (AFP/Getty Images)

    35 Years Later, Jimmy Carter’s Energy Warning

    “Energy,” President Jimmy Carter said, “will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around... Read more

  • Pollution

    Under Water: The EPA’s Struggle to Combat Pollution

    For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been frustrated in its efforts to pursue hundreds of cases of water pollution — repeatedly tied up in... Read more

  • Plantation development in Riau, Sumatra. Photos by Rhett A. Butler.

    Letter to Indonesia President on Environment

    Dear Joko Widodo, Congratulations on your successful bid for the Indonesian presidency. Although neither you nor your opponent spent much time focusing on the environment,... Read more

  • Gregg Segal exposes American Consumerism in his 7 Days of Garbage photo project

    Photographer Gregg Segal: The King of Garbage Exposure

    Californian photographer Gregg Segal thinks you use too much stuff. Or rather, he thinks we all do, and our hyper consumerism is leading to a rubbish... Read more

  • Parabens and SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) are present in most shampoos and may cause serious health hazards. Find out why.

    Top 5 SLS-Free Organic Shampoos For Healthy Looking Hair

    SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) is Bad for Your hair— Here is Why  While we often worry about what goes in our cosmetics and skincare, we... Read more

  • Agriculture and forest in the Brazilian Amazon
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    Deforestation Possibly Stopped by 2040 in Brazil

    Better utilization of its vast areas of pasturelands could enable Brazil to dramatically boost agricultural production without the need to clear another hectare of Amazon... Read more

  • Picture courtesy of Andy Rouse (http://andyrouse.co.uk)

    Tiger Family Cool Off at Ranthambore National Park

    Indian summers are famous for making even the toughest look for some means to cool off. So when photographer Andy Rouse saw a wild tiger... Read more

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    Water Wars Begin in California

    By Ethan A. Huff, contributing writer to Natural News Now in its third year of record-breaking drought conditions, the water-deprived state of California is reportedly... Read more

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    Amazon Oil Spill has Killed Tons of Fish, Sickened Native People

    By Barbara Fraser, Environmental Health News Cuninico, Peru - On the last day of June, Roger Mangía Vega watched an oil slick and a mass of... Read more

  • Australia's native mammals have fared poorly since the arrival of Europeans. (news.mongabay.com)

    Australian Government Relaxes Conservation Efforts

      On Tuesday a prominent group of conservation scientists condemned the Australian government’s recent moves to eliminate protections for native ecosystems, cut research funding, backtrack... Read more

  • Scientists had previously known about the volcanic rock structure under the 1,500 mile-long Appalachian mountain chain, says Cindy Ebinger. "What we didn’t understand was the size of the structure or its implications for mountain-building processes." (Nicholas A. Tonelli/Flickr, CC BY)

    Why the Appalachian Mountains Veer Off Course

    A dense, underground block of rigid, volcanic rock forced a shift in the 1,500 mile Appalachian mountain chain as it formed millions of years ago... Read more

  • The RFCx system. (Courtesy of Rainforest Connection)

    Phone Alert System Ready for Amazon Forest

    After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing... Read more

  • Woman harvesting spinach. A lemon cucumber. Dry beans. Sugar snap peas. Pumpkin. Boy standing in a pole bean field. All images through Wikimedia commons.

    7 Organic Garden Crops to Plant Now, It’s Not Too Late

    Maybe you were too busy this spring to give your garden much love. Or maybe your plants have died since, leaving room for new life... Read more


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