Tag: Environment

The Great Invisible Explores Human Cost of Deepwater Horizon Disaster

by Danielle Steer -USA- I recently read that your 20s are a defining decade in regards to a person’s development. As I near the end of my 20s and reflect, one summer stands out among the rest. In April of

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Pesticide Stricken Honeybee Hives On a Sustainable Family Farm

Folklore is such that a beekeeper should tell her hives of deaths, weddings or other significant family events. On the afternoon of Tuesday June 17, 2014, we had to make the decision to have our beloved little chihuahua Bear put

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Ditch Your Plastic This World Ocean’s Day!

June 8 is World Ocean’s Day! Kate Daniels Kurz, Executive Editor of The WIP, recently sat down with Sarah-Mae Nelson, Climate Change Interpretive Specialist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Nelson has been plastic free for over three years.  Plastics degrade

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Marine Theme Parks Place Profits Over Animal Welfare

by Katie Palmer -Canada- Like for many Canadian children, the 1993 Warner Brothers classic Free Willy fueled my love of orca whales, colloquially known as “killer whales.” I begged my parents to give me a “whale name.” They dubbed me

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Screenless Sundays: Almost Amish Tips for Taking A Technology Fast

by Nancy Sleeth -USA- Something is wrong, terribly wrong, about our time. We feel it like a splinter in our hearts. There is no room for margin: we Twitter while we drive, talk while we text, and surf until we

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A Matter of Life and Health: Villagers in Kazakhstan Fight Big Oil

by Leanne A. Grossman -USA- The noxious smell of rotten eggs regularly blows over the rural village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The fumes come directly from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field only five kilometers away, which emits toxic hydrogen

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Refuse, Renew, and Precycle this World Oceans Day

by Katharine Daniels Executive Editor June 8 is World Oceans Day – a growing global celebration of the big blue body of life that covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface. “The ocean makes life on Earth possible,” reads the

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To Survive Humans Need Will to Change: Commit to Reducing Pollution and Waste this Earth Day

by Victoria Stirling -Canada- What legacy are we going to leave our descendants? Will human beings worldwide re-evaluate our actions, our politics, and our economics according to their effects on the whole network of life? Today the ethics of ecology

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Germany’s Environmental Conscience Reacts to Japanese Nuclear Crisis

by Rose-Anne Clermont -Germany- “Offshore drilling and nuclear power plants,” I wrote on my Facebook status. “Too much faith in technology or disregard for future generations?” This was the day after the first hydrogen explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear

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Geotherapy: Artist Mara Haseltine’s Blueprints to Save the Planet

by Nora Maccoby – USA – “The question for me has always been: How can I help the world?” Mara Haseltine smiles – her large aquatic blue eyes bright and passionate. “Because it’s a race against time. We have to

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