Category: environment

Ecuador Holds World Reforestation Record for Planting 647,250 Trees in a Single Day

By Anna Hunt A record set by the people of Ecuador is one of the most impressive in the Guinness Book of World Records still stands. In just one day in 2015, thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250 trees in over 150 locations. Deforestation Ecuador is one of the countries that’s been…

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What’s Really Behind Assault on Tesla Factory “Safety?”

By Tony Cartalucci, LocalOrg Fronts representing big-oil and big-auto are spearheading a widening PR campaign targeting electric car manufacturer and alternative energy company Tesla. Alternative energy company Tesla which includes US-based electric car development and production, battery production, and now also includes residential solar panel and battery systems previously under SolarCity, represents a simultaneous threat to several…

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Landmark Report Shows Bee-killing Seed Coatings Aren’t Worth the Harm

Farmer and environmental friendly alternatives should replace toxic neonic seed coatings WASHINGTON – A new report, Alternatives to Neonicotinoid Insecticide-Coated Corn Seed: Agroecological Methods are better for Farmers and the Environment, released recently from Center for Food Safety, shows that environmentally harmful neonicotinoid (neonic) insecticide seed coatings are largely unnecessary and ineffective. The landmark report is…

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More Than 700 Oil Spills In North Dakota Reported In Same Month Pipeline Opens

By Alex Pietrowski There’s more reason to be concerned about the Dakota Access Pipeline than you may think. The distress expressed by water protesters at Standing Rock is not just for the sake of opposing big oil. There is a valid reason: the prevalence of oil spills in North Dakota. To emphasize this possibility, let’s take a…

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Remarkable Beach Cleanup Removes 5.3 Million Kg of Trash, Transforms Coastline

By Anna Hunt This is one of the most dramatic beach makeovers, ever. Over a span of 85 weeks, resident volunteers in north western Mumbai, India, transformed Versova beach from one of the most littered to absolutely stunning. The beach cleanup removed 5.3 million kilograms of trash, which is over half of the daily garbage generated by…

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Rhode Island’s “Surprising” Geoengineering Act Of 2017

By Catherine J. Frompovich After reading what the State of Rhode Island is doing about handling and/or dealing with “geoengineering,” everyone may want to move there, I would imagine.  However, the other recourse is for everyone to have the same type of bill/legislation introduced in to their respective states by numerous members, preferably bi-partisan sponsorship,…

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Is Weather Geoengineering Working Overtime: Snowfall in Zambia, Africa

By Catherine J. Frompovich My dear next door townhouse neighbors are an Indian couple; the husband was raised in Zambia, Africa. His parents still live there. The other evening while having a neighborly chat off our respective back patios, he told me about the snowfall in Zambia. What? He said, “Yes, it is true; I…

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Exposure to BPA Potentially Induces Permanent Reprogramming of Painted Turtles’ Brains

By Molly Peterson, University of Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. – Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a variety of consumer products, such as food storage containers, water bottles and certain resins. In previous studies, Cheryl Rosenfeld, an investigator in the Bond Life Sciences Center, along with other researchers at the University of…

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We Can Generate Electricity With Ocean Waves via “Artificial Blowholes”

By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze As greater interest in alternative and renewable energy grows, so do the numbers of people stepping up to innovate. We need better ways to provide energy that do not rely on vampiric energy companies that monopolize towns, jack up prices and encourage their patrons to “use less” until we are back…

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