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We’re Quickly Depleting Our Natural Resources

By Larraine Roulston: Ecological Debt Day, later to become Earth Overshoot Day, was established to monitor the rate at which humans are consuming the earth’s natural resources. It was originally developed by Andrew Simms of the UK think tank New Economics Foundation. Results posted annually show that, globally, humans are demanding more ecological resources and services than the earth has capacity to …

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What Can You Do to Help Save the Rainforest?

By Fredrica Syren:  The problem of deforestation in the Amazon is not new. But it has gotten much worse since the early 2000s, when Brazil’s government allowed substantially more farming in the Amazon as global demand for beef and animal feed increased. Is this a problem for us? Well, yes, because the Amazon, known as the lungs of our planet, provides 20% of the entire world’s oxygen, which …

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Six Most Polluted Countries in the World

 By Amanda Wilkes: Most of us know about pollution. In fact, many of us live in it every single day. What may be more shocking than the pollution itself is discovering which countries have been named as the biggest polluters in the world. Is your country included on the top six pack …

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Fighting Food Waste Worldwide

By Fredrica Syren: Did you know that almost 800 million people around the globe do not get enough food to eat, and that poor nutrition kills 3.5 million children each year? It’s shocking and even more frustrating if you add that about 40 percent of all food grown for humans …

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Beating the Heat in the City

By Kim Robson:  Big cities are heat islands. All that concrete, asphalt and glass absorb heat, then reflect it. Rooftops and cars heat up quickly in the summer sun. Add to that a dearth of shade from green spaces and mature trees, and being in the city during the dog days of summer can be downright intolerable. Plus, air-conditioning units are …

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Soy No Longer a Threat to the Rainforest

By Amanda Wilkes: Nearly 6 times the size of Texas, the Amazon, also known as the “lungs of our planet,” is under constant pressure because of the human race’s demands for commodities. However, the Amazon may be breathing a little easier these days, thanks to the efforts put forth by …

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How Biking Can Save the World

By Larraine Roulston : When we rode a two-wheeler for the very first time, we were joyful and felt freedom along with a sense of power. With the breeze in our faces, I’m sure we all wish we could have cycled like that forever. Unfortunately for the environment, the automotive industry encouraged …

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Eco-Friendly Summer Vacation–Visit A National Park

By Dawna Matthews: I remember looking outside the window of our family car and seeing the world – or the world as I knew it. My family’s vacations were almost always road trips to an exotic location within the United States or Latin America. Most of the time, we would pass through …

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Giant Pandas Making a Comeback

By Amanda Wilkes: In 1970, only an estimated 1,000 Giant Pandas were left in the world. On January 23, 1984, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finally declared Giant Pandas endangered, as defined by the Endangered Species Act, created in 1973. The International Union for Conservation of Nature first listed …

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World Scientists Race To Save Coral Reef

By Fredrica Syren: 2,000 scientists from all over the world gathered last week at a conference in Hawaii to discuss how to save the world’s precious coral reefs. These once vibrant coral reefs are now in danger of significant outbreaks of coral bleaching, and huge swaths of them are now …

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