Post Tagged with: "Environment"

Half of Americans Willing to Make Big Lifestyle Changes to Combat Climate Change

Half of Americans Willing to Make Big Lifestyle Changes to Combat Climate Change

Meat free? Study reveals 1/2 of Americans prepared to make big lifestyle changes to combat climate change. Women more willing than men to fight climate change. 43% said they would cut down on meat to help the environment. Interactive map shows where Americans care most and least about global warming. Climate change, or global warming, is a hot topic. We […]

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Care2 Petition Demands Pebble Beach Golf Links Remove Golf Balls Polluting Ocean

Care2 Petition Demands Pebble Beach Golf Links Remove Golf Balls Polluting Ocean

A new Care2 petition is demanding The Pebble Beach Company, the parent company of Pebble Beach Golf Links, remove golf balls polluting surrounding Carmel Bay. The Care2 petition has been signed by more than 11,000 people. VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: www.care2.com/PebbleBeach The Care2 petition was started after news that a then 16-year-old diver, Alex Weber, spotted the golf ball […]

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Single-Use Plastic: The Ever Growing Footprint on the Environment

Single-Use Plastic: The Ever Growing Footprint on the Environment

It’s cheap to manufacture plastic, but because we make so much of it, for so many uses, it has become a high-profile environmental issue – even the biggest brand names are doing their part to reduce their reliance on single-use plastic. There are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans An estimated 8.5 billion plastic straws are […]

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Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

Meat and Dairy Surpass Oil Companies as Largest Pollutants

  The world’s five biggest meat and dairy producers emit more combined greenhouse gases than ExxonMobil, Shell, or BP, the top three oil production companies, according to a new report by GRAIN and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP). Researchers tracked greenhouse gas emissions for 35 of the largest producers of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy. Researchers found […]

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Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

Green Escapes: The Guide to Secret Urban Gardens

An insider’s guide to the world’s greatest ‘secret’ gardens, green spaces, and pocket parks tucked away in cities around the globe. Cities everywhere are graced with charming but little-known, off-the-beaten-track gardens and green spaces, offering urbanites in the know a chance to immerse themselves in nature. These often small, well-kept secrets are not as grand as those on the tourist […]

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New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

New Calculator Shows Side Effects of Meat Consumption

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian diet in 2018. And yet the average American still consumes more than 260 lbs carcass weight of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new […]

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Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Holy Cow! Online-Calculator Shows How Much Meat We Eat in A Lifetime

Problematic animal husbandry, resource consumption and excessive use of antibiotics – there are many reasons to switch to a vegetarian/vegan diet. And yet the average American still consumes more than 170 lbs of meat per year. The topic just seems too abstract for consumers to connect the effects of their diet with the environment. A new online tool wants to […]

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Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

Humans Have Created Over 9 Billion Tons of Plastic with No End in Sight

A new study reveals that humans have produced trillions of pounds of plastic since the early 1950s. Half the amount of plastic made since 1950 was manufactured in the last 13 years; the growth rate of the industry continues to increase each year, despite the enormous pollution and toxic problems associated with plastic. Another 26.5 trillion pounds are expected to […]

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World Oceans Day: Animal Organizations Speak Out Against Mississippi Dolphin Prison

World Oceans Day: Animal Organizations Speak Out Against Mississippi Dolphin Prison

Nineteen international animal protection organizations have joined forces for World Oceans Day today to plead for dolphins to be excluded from the new Mississippi Aquarium, slated to open in 2019. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Born Free Foundation, and Sonar are among the organizations that signed In Defense of Animals’ letter on behalf of the dolphins to Gulfport […]

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Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Substituting Beans for Beef Beneficial for Environment

Swapping beans for beef would help the United States reach targeted greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to a report published in Climatic Change. Researchers compared simulated net emissions of legume production, subtracted those from average beef production rates, and used U.S. reduction goals for 2020 as a reference. Based on the results, legume substitution could account for 46 to 74 […]

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