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Champange Goes Green

By | September 15, 2010 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Photo by Bobosama via flickr Over the past couple of years there has been a quiet movement in the wine making industry to go green. The most secretive in this movement has been the French Champagne Industry, which recently embarked on a mission to cut the 200,000 metric tons...

Posted in: Culture, Food, Mindful Lifestyle

Lack of Growth in the Great Atlantic Garbage Patch is Cause for Concern

By | September 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm | No comments

Photo by bagtheplanet via flickr The “Great Atlantic Garbage Patch” is almost something of a myth - a giant area of plastic debris the size of a large state, perhaps even more, floating in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Years of studies have shown that despite the...

Posted in: Science

Maine-Based Company Makes Advancements in Renewable Energy

By | August 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm | 2 comments

View of Cobsook Bay in Eastport Maine. Photo by tgdvw via flickr. In the search for green energy sources, the Maine based Ocean Renewable Power Company has announced their new marine Beta Power System. This system is the largest ocean energy power plant ever installed in U.S....

Posted in: Science

Solar Powered Roads May Lie Ahead

By | August 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm | 2 comments

Photo by Marusjka Lestrade via flickr There are miles and miles of asphalt roads all over the United States, and the mileage is growing every year with a deepening effect over global warming. What if we could replace roads with a different material, one that was more...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Amazon Deforestation on the Decline

By | August 6, 2010 at 2:14 pm | No comments

Thanks to some new technology and a bad economy the Amazon forest destruction has fallen dramatically, according to the Brazilian Environment Agency, IBAMA. Within the last year satellite data has shown nearly a 50 percent drop in forest clearance in the Amazon. Clearance...

Posted in: Science

Humans to Blame for Rise in Inidan Ocean

By | July 16, 2010 at 4:10 pm | One comment

A recent study by the University of Boulder in Colorado shows that humans are partially to blame for the rise in sea levels and temperature change in parts of the Indian Ocean. The study suggests that human-caused increases in greenhouse gases are amplifying climate...

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Saving a Generation of Sea Turtles

By | July 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm | One comment

As the sea turtle nesting grounds along the Gulf Coast become more polluted from the oil spill U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services have decided to take action by implementing a high-risk plan that will relocate 70,000 sea turtle eggs to Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The plan to...

Posted in: Politics, Science

Green Roofs: Beautiful and Effective

By | July 7, 2010 at 4:47 pm | No comments

Photo via calacademy.org Atop most houses, apartments or office buildings could sit patches of fresh green grass, flowers and plants instead of shingles and heavy sheets of metal. Green roofs, or eco-roofs, are not just an array of ascetically pleasing vegetation, they...

Posted in: Mindful Lifestyle

Oil Spill Ravages the Gulf Coast

By | June 9, 2010 at 6:40 pm | 2 comments

Over the last couple decades the world has experienced some severe oil spills. However the Gulf Coast oil spill is now looking like the most devastating spill ever. Unfortunately the spill is not from an oil tanker, which has a finite amount of oil, instead it is from an oil...

Posted in: Politics

Jack Johnson Pioneers Eco-Touring

By | June 8, 2010 at 7:12 pm | One comment

With the release of Jack Johnson’s new album, “To The Sea” and his upcoming tour, he has focused on keeping it green. Johnson produced his album and will be hosting his concert with an eco-friendly theme, focusing on minimizing the environmental impact of his...

Posted in: Art, Culture

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