Category: Environmental Issues

biodiversity

Poachers Targeted By Drones In 2012, 688 rhinos were killed illegally across Africa just for their horns. Meanwhile, thousands of elephants were killed by poachers just for their tusks. And rangers trying to defend this land and these creatures also have been murdered. How do you protect some of the world’s rarest large mammals from […]

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health and sustainability

Environmental Group Connects Resources In 1988, a group of students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill placed a small message in Greenpeace’s magazine asking if anyone would be interested in forming a student-based environmental coalition. Students from more than 200 U.S. campuses replied. Today, the Student Environmental Action Coalition (SEAC) has more than […]

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public affairs

Environment At Heart Of Art Aid to Artisans, a nonprofit group helping economically depressed artists generate sales from products created with local materials, also ensures the environment benefits from its endeavors. The organization’s first project, started in Honduras more than a decade ago, involved recycling corn husks that even the pigs wouldn’t eat, said President […]

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health and sustainability

Many Factors Driving Brain Disease Approximately 40 million people around the world already have Alzheimer’s disease and the numbers are rising rapidly. Since the disease barely existed a century ago, Alzheimer’s and several related diseases seem to fit the definition of a global epidemic. Alzheimer’s disease deaths in the U.S. alone increased 68 percent between […]

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health and sustainability

Waste Management Can Minimize Need For Disposal Recycling is an important part of the environmental movement, and people everywhere are accomplishing more and more of it as public awareness continues to grow. But there is a new effort under way in the recycling world – one that requires more thought than action. It’s called precycling. It […]

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health and sustainability

Technology Improves Water Management A revolutionary watering system that can save up to 60 percent in water costs for park systems and golf courses continues to grow in popularity — just as awareness of water use continues to grow in the American mind. By using computers to determine just how much water different sections of […]

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health and sustainability

Greener Fashions Fashion designer Lynda Grose wanted to create an environmentally sensitive line of clothing. But before she put a proposal into final form, Susie Tompkins, owner of Esprit International, approached Grose with the same idea. The result is Ecollection, a new line of clothing that incorporates innovative manufacturing processes — from handicrafts to high […]

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health and sustainability

Earth Corps Enlists Kids Earth Corps, a new YMCA program expanding across the nation, is allowing high school students the opportunity to take charge and promote environmental issues and actions. Created in Seattle, Wash., the original program quickly grew from 270 participating students to more than 1,500 students from 43 different schools. Earth Corps programs […]

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health and sustainability

Restoring Natural Systems Returning natural resources like streams, ponds and parcels of overgrazed land to their original states after mankind has abused them for years is not always an easy task. But Inter-Fluve, Inc., based in Bozeman, Mont., has tackled these type of challenges by the dozens since starting up in 1983. And the outcome […]

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health and sustainability

Earth Alert More Than A Game Can you make it to the recycling center before using your last unit of oxygen? Do you know what percentage of the world’s energy the United States uses? A new board game that combines environmental trivia with actual planet-saving activities has hit the store shelves. While playing Earth Alert, […]

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