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5 Questions About Agricultural Emissions Answered

Agriculture provides a livelihood for billions of people every day and feeds all of us. Yet food production has significant impacts on the environment through deforestation and water pollution. It’s also a major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions. As countries work to cut their emissions overall, agricultural emissions need to fall, too. To better understand agriculture’s relationship with global emissions,...

Groundwater Depletion May Cause Domestic Wells to ...

Well depths are increasing across much of the United States, but advocates worry drilling deeper isn’t the solution. In the United States, some 120 million Americans—and nearly all Americans in rural areas—rely on underground aquifers for drinking water, farmers tap into groundwater stores to irrigate their crops, and the industrial sector uses underground water during the manufacturing process. But the U.S. has been...

Top 10 Heat-Related Terms You Need to Pay Attentio...

Because extreme heat is one of the deadliest weather hazards we currently face, Union of Concerned Scientist’s Killer Heat Report for the U.S. is the most important document I have read. It is a veritable wake up call for all of us. It is timely, eye-opening, transparent and factual and it deals with the stark reality of our future if we do not make changes quickly (think yesterday). It is important to ensure that we...

No room for climate in Trump’s patriotism

President Trump’s address to the UN General Assembly celebrated his own accomplishments, ranging from Singapore to Tehran to the Texas border. He used the speech to double-down on his America First agenda and proudly reject the “coercion and domination” of institutions like the very one he was speaking to. “Together, let us choose a future of patriotism, prosperity, and pride,” Trump said. “Forever strong, forever sovereign,...

Utilities gave $320K to Ohio House members who vot...

Members of the Ohio House who voted in favor of a bill to bail out uncompetitive coal and nuclear power plants received over $320,000 in campaign money from four utilities that will benefit financially from the bill’s passage. American Electric Power (AEP), Dayton Power & Light (and it’s parent company AES Corporation), Duke Energy, and FirstEnergy Corp.’s PACs have targeted Ohio with nearly $1.65 million in campaign...

Forest Service Wants to Fast-Track Logging Without...

The U.S Forest Service unveiled a new plan to skirt a major environmental law that requires extensive review for new logging, road building, and mining projects on its nearly 200 million acres of public land. The proposal set off alarm bells for environmental groups, according to Reuters. The proposed changes, released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), affect how new projects comply with the National Environmental...

‘Largest Undercover Dairy Investigation in History...

Police are investigating after an animal rights group released disturbing video footage showing workers mistreating calves at an Indiana farm that Food & Wine once dubbed the “Disneyland of agricultural tourism,” The Associated Press reported. The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released the footage Tuesday after what they said was the “largest undercover dairy investigation in history” at Fair Oaks...

What price tag would you put on a walk in the wood...

Photo © iStockphoto.com/bombuscreative May 21, 2019 — Many of us have natural places in the world that we like to visit for fun, for their beauty or to relax. Maybe it’s the park or forest you loved as a child, or the beach you walked with your friends last year. I love my annual visits to the clear waters and white sands of Moonta Bay in South Australia. Wherever it may be, there’s much to enjoy about the intangible...

My Green Kitchen: Th Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendl...

Why Go Green in the Kitchen? The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It’s often the beating heart of a household, where people eat, socialize, relax, and congregate. With such a vital role, it should come as no surprise that your choices, knowingly or not, can have an environmental impact. LINK to full article: https://www.customearthpromos.com/eco-blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-an-eco-friendly-kitchen...

Global carbon emissions hit record high in 2018: I...

LONDON (Reuters) – Global energy-related carbon emissions rose to a record high last year as energy demand and coal use increased, mainly in Asia, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. Energy-related CO2 emissions rose by 1.7 percent to 33.1 billion tonnes from the previous year, the highest rate of growth since 2013, with the power sector accounting for almost two-thirds of this growth, according to...

Senate Showdown Over Green New Deal

Senate Democrats sparred with Republicans on the floor Wednesday over the Green New Deal, interrogating GOP lawmakers bashing the proposal over their plans to combat climate change. “Maybe a lot of members think they can get away without having to answer the question [about what to do about climate change],” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer told collected lawmakers. “They won’t.” Majority Leader...

Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ev...

We did not make or devise the plan—the plan exists and is being implemented worldwide. It has been difficult to envision this possibility because the focus is overwhelmingly on the impacts of climate change. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward...

Serious questions about radioactive element in hig...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – Environmentalists and some scientists are raising serious questions about a de-icer that Ohio’s road crews are spraying on our highways. The product is AquaSalina. Consumers probably haven’t heard of it because it’s not commercially available. But last winter alone, hundreds of thousands of gallons of this de-icer was sprayed on our highways. A state report found the de-icer contains radium, a...

Former top regulator now says nuclear power ‘...

In explosive new book, calls for U.S. reactors to be shut down before ‘catastrophe’ The former top regulator of nuclear power in America, who in the midst of an international crisis promoted U.S. nuclear power plants as operating “safely and securely,” now says in an explosive new book that the United States should abandon the “failed technology” altogether. “I now believe that...

Germany’s green transition has hit a brick wall

More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world how to build a society based entirely on “green, renewable” energy. It has now hit a brick wall. Despite huge investments in wind, solar and biofuel energy production capacity, Germany has not reduced CO2 emissions over the...