World Environment Day Is Almost Here

By | May 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Photo by Tuesday Phillips With less than 10 days away, the excitement of World Environment Day is approaching at a heightened pace on every corner of the globe. A day intended to inspire positive environmental action in unison, people far and wide and from all walks of life,...

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Making Molehills Out of Biodiverse Mountains

By | May 17, 2010 at 6:06 pm | 2 comments

The removal of mountaintops is an extreme form of coal mining, where the entire top of the mountain is literally blown off with explosives. A method that began in Appalachia in the 1970s, mountaintop removal is currently active in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and...

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The Erosion Beneath Our Feet

By | May 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments

Soil erosion is nothing new and has been happening for 450 million years. A naturally occurring process, wind and water work together as agents in wearing the soil away. It is only recently that rapid erosion of soil has started to move at a rate much faster than new soil...

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The Fragile State of Our Coral Reefs

By | April 28, 2010 at 2:05 pm | No comments

Photo by Ze Eduardo via flickr With Summer right around the corner there will be a lot of people at the beaches planning tropical vacations, maybe even considering doing some snorkeling or scuba diving in one of the many coral reefs around the world. However, since the coral...

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The Garbage Vortex

By | April 21, 2010 at 8:46 pm | 4 comments

Photo by Midway Journey via flickr The 40th birthday of Earth Day is tomorrow and our earth, herself, is in far worse shape than she was when this idealistic day was named in her honor. One of the biggest contributors to her rapid decline is garbage. Or more specifically,...

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Climate Change to Blame for Record-Breaking Allergy Season

By | April 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm | No comments

Photo by OakleyOriginals via flickr Every year when seasonal pollination begins, people across the country find ways to cope with their allergies. However, this year coping methods that worked in years past seem to be inferior to the resilient elements working against...

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Trees Growing at Record Rate

By | April 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm | One comment

Photo by Sam Howzit via flickr After a five-year initiative to study climate change, researchers from Earthwatch and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute met in Panama from March 1-5 to reveal their findings. What they found was that trees around the Smithsonian's...

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