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President Obama Releases Global Warming Action Plan

By Fredrica Syren: 2012 was the second most extreme year on record for the nation. As many people may have noticed, there was record heat across the U.S.; and the nation has experienced more droughts, wildfires, and unusually cold temperatures in some places. According to President Obama and a new …

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Upcycling and Sustainability

 By Kim Robson: At Green-Mom, we’ve discussed recycling on a number of different levels, from shabby chic decorating ideas, to uses for repurposed baby food jars. For decades, using recycled materials has been the standard for sustainability. Today, though, the bar is set higher for recycling – now we’re looking at the possibilities for …

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Plastic Ban Trend Spreading World Wide

By Fredrica Syren: We live in Sweden, as most of you know, and I’m so proud to say that Sweden is one of the top eco-friendly countries in the world. There is so little trash that Sweden has to import it because we burn trash for use as alternative energy. …

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Earth Hour Every Day

By Kim Robson: Darkness does good things for our health and psyches. In fact, medical research shows that excessive light causes a variety of adverse health effects. Many lighting design textbooks use human health as an explicit criterion for proper interior lighting. Over-illumination and improper types of light can compromise …

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Earth Day Celebrations 2014

By Fredrica Syren: I can’t believe that I almost forgot about the upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd.  Earth Day is a day to celebrate our planet and to reflect on what is going on with Earth. Now the most celebrated environmental day worldwide, Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day …

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Japan Whaling Stopped after UN Court Decision

By Fredrica Syren:  The United Nation International Court in Hague ruled that it’s illegal for Japan to hunt for whales in Antarctica, and revoked its whaling licenses. Japan will not be granted any further permits. Critics of Japan’s whaling practices, Australia and New Zealand, applauded the UN court’s ruling. But they also caution that …

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LaJolla Sea Lions

By Kim Robson:  La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach in La Jolla, California, within walking distance of the Children’s Pool Beach. On the bluffs above the beach and stretching south is Ellen Browning Scripps Park, a grassy area with trees and landscaping, where my husband and …

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UN Scientist Warns Of Global Warming Risk to Humans

By Fredrica Syren: Global warming is real, is putting humans at risk and it’s only just the beginning, United Nation scientists reported. According to them, everyone on this planet will be effected by global warming and the time to take action is now, before it’s too late. Global warming is causing extreme changes to the weather world wide, like killer heat waves in Europe, wildfires in the …

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Earth Hour 2014— A Moment Of Darkness Over Global Issues

By Fredrica Syren: Today, Saturday March 29th is Earth Hour when people around the world will come unite for one hour of darkness at 8:30-9:30 local time. Earth Hour is a global moment created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that encourage communities and people all over the …

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