Investigation Reveals Tyson Foods as #1 Culprit in Largest “Dead Zone” on Earth

November 1, 2017 at 9:25 pm




Nearly 9000 square-miles of ocean along the Gulf Coast is uninhabitable by marine life. Loaded with agricultural toxins and devoid of oxygen, it’s the largest “dead zone” in US history, and last summer it got even bigger.

We’ve known the cause of the ecological “dead zone” for decades — fertilizer run-off from Big Agriculture via the Mississippi River — but a new investigative report identifies the number one polluter by name, Tyson Foods.

How the World’s Happiest Country Became the World’s First Carbon-Negative Country

October 31, 2017 at 7:03 pm




Bhutan is not only the world’s first carbon-neutral country, it is also the world’s first carbon-negative country, absorbing three times as much carbon dioxide as it emits

“Off Grid Box” Provides Clean Water and Electricity Anywhere in World

October 31, 2017 at 2:32 pm





The makers of the new “Off Grid Box” say it could be a “game changer” for disaster relief, developing countries and people who live off-grid by choice:

Top 10 Tips for Using Less Plastic

January 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm




Single-use, disposable plastic is one of the biggest environmental problems we face today. Here are 10 easy ways to make a big difference:

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Conditioner is a Scam Perpetuated by Oil-Stripping Shampoos

January 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

Almost all shampoos strip the natural oils from your hair, which keep it stronger, shinier and healthier than the most expensive conditioners on the market, for free.

It’s almost impossible to find shampoo and conditioner without a long list of synthetic chemical ingredients. Even the most natural brands have replaced cancer-causing preservatives like parabens with phenoxyethanol, which isn’t much better.

But one of the worst ingredients, found in even the most “organic” brands, is alcohol, which totally strips the protective natural oils from your hair, causing your scalp to go into overdrive producing more oil to heal it.

Adidas Makes Shoes Out of Plastic Pulled From the Ocean

November 19, 2016 at 4:57 am




Adidas is helping clean up the ocean by fishing out plastic bottles and using them to make shoes

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7 Easy Ways to Live Without Disposable Plastic

October 21, 2016 at 1:21 am




Time to evolve beyond disposable plastic. Here’s how:
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Brewery Creates Edible Six-Pack Rings that Feed, Rather Than Kill, Marine Life

October 5, 2016 at 3:54 pm




Craft brewery could influence big beer and soft drink companies to replace plastic six-pack rings with edible ones, potentially saving millions of sea creatures

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5 Simple Ways to Save Trees and Stop Deforestation

October 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Deforestation adds more atmospheric CO2 than all the cars and trucks in the world put together. Here’s how to stop it:




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Global Forest Watch calculates that the pre-industrial world was covered by a vast 24 million square miles of forest. In the past 150 years humans have cut that number in half. Less than 5 million of the remaining 12 million square miles of forest is original high-grade or “old growth” forest.

Europe has only 5 thousand square miles of this “frontier” forest left, on a continent that was once almost entirely woodland. Deforestation there drove colonial efforts into west Africa, where the ancient mahogany forests are now severely decimated.

Atmospheric Carbon Levels Just Hit the Point of No Return

October 4, 2016 at 2:45 am

It’s not “the end of the world,” just the end of the world as we know it… and maybe that’s a good thing





Polar Bear and global warmingAtmospheric carbon levels have hit what some scientists have called “the point of no return” – the point at which no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming.

March marked the first time atmospheric carbon levels remained at 400 ppm or higher for a month straight, and as of the end of September (when carbon levels usually take a dip), Scripps Institute of Oceanography is predicting we won’t be seeing a monthly average below 400 ppm anytime this year or perhaps “ever again for the indefinite future.”