Category: Environmental Issues

Cleanup School For Oil Spills Anyone in pursuit of job security should take a look at the oil spill cleanup business. With about 10,000 spills on America’s waterways every year — or one spill every 53 minutes — there’s plenty of work. And if you count chemical spills, the numbers triple. Dr. Roy Hann, Jr. […]

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Earth Corps Inspires, Mentors 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 […]

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Wetlands are to nature what kidneys are to the human body By using these natural kidneys as filters, a South Carolina county is processing wastewater in an energy efficient manner while leaving the wetlands unharmed. In Horry County — South Carolina’s fastest growing county with Myrtle Beach as its hub — a sewage disposal system […]

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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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Waste Management Strategies It’s no secret — America’s disposable society has created a landfill crisis. Landfills around the country are approaching capacity, and new sites are difficult to approve. Portland, Ore., however, is on the right track with an innovative solution. The city has created the nation’s largest composting facility for municipal solid waste. In […]

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Tree Offers Hopeful Cancer Treatment The question of cutting down or preserving old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest has been a controversial issue for years. Now a specific tree in the forest — previously thought of as economically useless — is adding fuel to the already heated debate. Bark and needles from the Pacific yew […]

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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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Environmental Awareness, Action Now Learning about ways to help the environment is one thing. Turning that knowledge into action is another thing altogether. David Gershon understands this and has developed a plan to move people on to this next step by turning their awareness into action. Gershon’s Global Action Plan for the Earth (GAP) involves a […]

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Pioneers In Environmental News, Publishing Earth News is a pioneer in the field of environmental news and information. The company was founded in 1991 as an international news service. Its efforts have led to a syndicated environmental news column being published thousands of times in newspapers around the world. The company’s founders also write numerous books […]

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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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