Environment

The World’s Greenest Airports

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Even the most Earth-conscious among us struggle to stay ‘green’ when it comes to travel. The only thing that stands between us and the sunny beaches of our dream holiday destination is a few hours on an airplane, and plenty of harmful co2 emissions. The impact of air travel on the environment can be difficult to reconcile. However, the importance ...

Plastic Consumption by Predatory Fish Revealed

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

Predatory fish from the offshore waters around Hawaii have been ingesting a surprisingly large amount of plastics and other marine debris. This was found as part of a study conducted by scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, The scientists who, over a six year period, investigated the stomach contents of 595 fish representing 10 predatory open-ocean species, including commercially ...

Protecting Our Urban Landscapes: Eco-Friendly Cities to Learn From

July 23, 2013 / 1 Comment

When it comes to establishing an eco-friendly lifestyle, you may think that major cities have it the hardest. Surely these urban spaces, the financial and industrial hubs, will never be the shining examples of green living that we see in forward-thinking suburban communities or quaint self-sustaining villages - right? Wrong. In many ways, big cities are the best places to start ...

How to Save Water During Droughts

July 4, 2013 / No Comments

Many parts of the U.S. are experiencing early drought conditions again this year, including Texas, Colorado and Southern California. Lack of rainfall negatively affects agriculture, livestock, and drinking water quality. Drought also increases the risk of destructive wildfires. Because agriculture uses 80% of our water supply, our food supply is threatened by continued drought. Our recent blog post, “How Do You ...

Making Schools Eco-Friendly

June 25, 2013 / No Comments

Educating children in an eco-friendly learning environment will set in motion a virtuous cycle that will impact behaviours and attitudes for many years, and most changes require only the slightest adjustments to implement. The old adage that people have a responsibility to protect and use the environment in a way that will protect it for our children and our grandchildren extends ...

Indian Village Grows 111 Trees for Every Girl Child Born

April 19, 2013 / No Comments

We humans haven’t been giving back what we take from the nature as we should. Deforestation is like an epidemic, and its spreading.  It is here this tale would come as so soothing. People from Piplantri village, in the Indian state of Rajasthan, are proving to be saviors of the earth. They are followers of a traditional custom, and have been ...

The Environmental Impacts Of Childrens Toys

March 21, 2013 / No Comments

Have you heard about the biodegradable toys they make these days? These toys “disappear” in months. Seriously. This is from a website selling toys made of Eco-friendly bio-plastic: “The earth-friendlier material offers the added attraction of being biodegradable, so when Johnny breaks his shovel digging for buried treasure, the discarded toy will decompose within months instead of decades, like traditional plastics.” Hmm... Who spends money on disappearing ...

The Butterfly Effect and You

February 14, 2013 / No Comments

We fail to realize that every step we take is a contribution to the environment. It is easy to criticize the smog on the streets, but have we ever thought that we could be the ones responsible for it too? Apparently, everything is leaving behind a footprint on the environment; the Carbon Footprint. This term generally refers to the exact harm ...

Air Pollution Reason for around 3.2 Million Premature Deaths a Year

December 19, 2012 / No Comments

We already know about the severe health problems caused by pollution. A new study conducted by an international group of experts reveals that the outdoor pollution is responsible for more than 3.2 million premature deaths around the world a year. Fine particulate matter in soot is the main contributor to the damage, especially in the developing smog-choked cities across Asia. And ...

Renewables Can Provide 99.9% of Power By 2030

December 18, 2012 / No Comments

Can you imagine, the clean and renewable energy almost fully powering a large electricity grid? It may appear to be a distant dream. But a number of studies show that 100% renewable energy is possible with today's technologies. A study published by a group of researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) and Delaware Technical College (DTCC) claimed that by 2030, ...