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Farms and ranches cover more than half of all land in the United States. EWG works to keep the land productive and to protect soil, water and wildlife.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

When Tony Blair says that he will be 'offsetting' his family's recent Florida trip, he is referring to a system in which an individual pays a [usually for-profit] company to zero out all or part of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of a party, by reducing the emissions—or increasing the CO2 absorption—of another party.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Al Gore’s Nashville-based Climate Project expects to train well over 1,000 volunteers to be effective messengers of climate change science through slideshow presentations. Al's use of the slideshow turned into a film you may have heard about. According to Gannett, a recent training included teachers, doctors, a meteorologist, ministers, Wal-Mart employees, architects, retirees, veterans, financiers and actress Cameron Diaz.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

 

Happy new year and welcome back to Enviroblog--you are reading the first post of 2007! I’ve never been big on New Year's resolutions but this year I’m making one I know I’ll follow through with and that will benefit both my wallet and the earth--changing the remainder of the incandescent bulbs in my house to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Feel guilty about those documents you print out, only to be read once and then tossed? Not guilty enough to strain your eyes reading every last word from your computer screen? Xerox Corporation thinks the answer may lie in “erasable paper”—a printing technology still in early R & D, which relies on specific wavelengths of light to print images that fade completely in 16-24 hours leaving blank paper for reuse. If the technology proves commercially viable it should drastically offset the amount of paper going to waste. According to Xerox, two out of every five pages are read only once before being trashed or recycled.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2006

Today children's author and environmentalist Lynne Cherry joined EWG staff for lunch and to present some of her famous works. Cherry who is perhaps best known for her story The Great Kapok Tree has been the catalyst for some impressive conservation triumphs. While writing Flute's Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush, Cherry learned of the Episcopal church's plan to develop a 600 acre swath of old-growth forest called Belt Woods.

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Monday, December 4, 2006

As the excitement of the Olympics begins, so does the need to increase environmental awareness. London, the winner of the 2012 Olympics bid, has promised to make the 2012 games the greenest in history. They'll be cleaning up brownfield sites for use, setting goals for minimizing waste and other pollution.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In Venice, the International Environmental Sciences Academy will meet to consider a court to penalize nations for pollution. Nobel Peace Prize Adolfo Perez Esquivel, president of the Academy, has proposed that the United Nations establish an International Penal Court for the Environment. The court would punish nations for intentional environmental "crimes against humanity," such as the Chernobyl disaster. We'll see how the community of nations responds.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

As the climate change talks in Nairobi stagger forward, the French have thrown a new proposal into an already sludgy mix. Instead of allowing the world’s worst polluters, the United States and China, to ignore the problems, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin has proposed taxes on imports from countries that have not signed the Kyoto Protocol.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006

There is so much which can and must be accomplished when we know what is happening to our environment, and its direct impact on each of our lives. No one person, group or organization can bring about complete awareness and comprehensive change alone. The faith community must become a far-reaching, consistent voice, from pulpits, to exhort the masses to understand, get involved, speak out, and be converted to “SAVE OUR WORLD… FROM US!!”"

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Friday, November 3, 2006

Several news articles and their summaries within.

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Monday, October 30, 2006

Several articles from recent news contained within.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Multiple recent news articles within.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Multiple recent articles within.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Today’s USA Today profiles (on the front page no less) EWG intern Alex Wells. According to USAT Alex may be pretty typical of Generation Y. Research suggests she and other millennials — those in their mid-20s and younger — are civic-minded and socially conscious.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Multiple recent articles from news websites to be found within.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Multiple articles from recent news.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Currently, about 40 million acres of rainforest are lost annually, even though they are home to to five to ten million plant and animal species. In addition to their role as diverse habitats, rainforests also help mitigate the effects of global warming by absorbing greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

We learn today, via Effect Measure and DemFromCT at DailyKos, that the CDC has started a blog of their own, with the realization that "new media" is a good vehicle to help advance discussion of federal health policy.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Check out this 40 second clip of Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann calling climate change science into question as her audience laughs in her face.

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Friday, October 13, 2006

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