Category: environment

Germany Has Created An “Artificial Sun” To Make Clean Energy

By Josh Mur Scientists in Germany have opened doors in the realm of renewable energy and solar experimentation. Using a 50-foot structure and 149 industrial-grade spotlights, Kai Wieghardt and his team have created “Synlight,” the “world’s largest artificial sun.” The $3.8 million structure stands in Juelich, Germany, and can focus its spotlights onto an area…

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Want to Eat Fish That’s Truly Good for You? Here Are Some Guidelines to Reeling One In

By Keri Szejda, Arizona State University Seafood is very healthy to eat – all things considered. Fish and shellfish are an important source of protein, vitamins and minerals, and they are low in saturated fat. But seafood’s claim to fame is its omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), all of which…

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Maryland Beekeepers Ended 2016 with Another Year of Heavy Losses

By Bill Castro, Bee Friendly Apiary The year 2016 will be known to Maryland beekeepers as another year of extremely heavy losses. According to Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), losses exceeded 56 percent in 2016. Over a three-year average, Maryland beekeepers have lost 54 percent of their total colonies. Maryland has approximately 14,000 (plus) registered honeybee colonies,…

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Awesome Invention Allows You To Bake Edible Spoons To Reduce Plastic Waste

By Amanda Froelich Because it’s so easy to use single-waste plastic, such as cutlery, plates, and cups, one rarely thinks twice before tossing the materials into the trash. It’s because of this, however, that the world is becoming increasingly burdened by plastic pollution. According to statistics compiled by The World Counts, humanity’s wasteful habits are…

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Dozens of Advocacy Groups Challenge EPA on Factory Farm Pollution

Rural Communities Demand Clean Water, Not Environmental Rollbacks WASHINGTON – While the Trump administration orders the EPA do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch and 34 advocacy organizations are demanding that the agency do more to protect communities from factory…

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Iowa City Carves 1000 Acres to Seed Habitat Rescue for Bees and Butterflies

By Brandon Turbeville As the bee population continues to decline, many people are becoming increasingly concerned. Some in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, however, are now taking action to do what they can to prevent bees from disappearing completely. The plan coming out of Cedar Rapids seeks to seed 188 acres with wild flowers and native prairie…

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Is Anthropogenic Activity Despoiling the Planet Or the Anti-Human Activity of Multinational Corporations?

 Op-Ed by Gary G. Kohls, MD, guest to Natural Blaze Definition of Anthropogenic: “an adjective used to describe the environmental pollution and pollutants that originate from human or corporate activity.” Conscientious whistleblowers in the honor-the-earth, protect-the-water and assorted other environmental movements regularly point out the glaring reality that it is actually the amoral, conscienceless multinational…

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Why “More Than a Million Traders” Are Boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi in India

By Carey Wedler Trade organizations in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu are boycotting Coca-Cola and Pepsi amid concerns the two companies are using excessive amounts of water to produce their products. The Guardian reports that “[m]ore than a million traders in India” are now boycotting the drinks. “These foreign companies are using up scarce…

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Wake Up Call: 2 Studies Show 347 Native Bee Species “Spiraling Toward Extinction”

By Claire Bernish Having taken a backseat to any number of controversies surrounding the nascent Trump administration, pollinators should be back in the headlines — again painting a tragic portent for the future of the planet’s food supply — as an analysis found 347 bee species native to North America and Hawai`i “are spiraling toward…

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Flint Residents Now Have to Pay for Water They Still Can’t Drink

By Nika Knight State government ends program that helped residents of Flint, Michigan with their water bills after widespread lead poisoning was revealed The state of Michigan has declared that Flint’s drinking water “meets all federal water quality standards,” ending a program Wednesday that reimbursed residents for most of their water costs in the wake of…

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