The holidays have become a time of consumption, putting lots of stress on the environment, but it doesn’t have to be so. The United Nations’ Environmental Program suggests ways to be more environmentally conscious.
The way we eat is a major source of the greenhouse gas emissions that are pushing global temperatures to new extremes. One solution is “tinned fish,” which are among the lowest-carbon animal protein available. Bloomberg News reports. (Photo: Creative Commons)
From snakes, to spiders, to bats, some of the most feared and hated (except at Halloween!) critters bring enormous benefits to agriculture and the environment in general. The Nature Conservancy reports. Photo: Creative Commons
Many utilities have taken the climate pledge to be ‘net zero’ by 2050, but most are doing little to reach that goal. The findings are contained in the Sierra Club’s annual report, “The Dirty Truth About Utility Climate Pledges.” (Photo: Peter Grima, Creative Commons)
Record-breaking temperatures are disrupting life across the globe in disturbing and dramatic ways . Getpocket.com has assembled articles showing the damaging effects. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Short-lived fashion crazes in the industrialized world sends billions of perfectly good clothing items into the waste stream. Much of the cast-off garments end up in the developing world, where it causes big environmental problems. (Photo: Sherrie ThaI)
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent as the earth grows warmer — a phenomenon climate scientists have predicted for years. But why is it happening, and what’s to come? This analysis from Bloomburg explains. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
While this article from the UK site BikeRadar states the obvious — that cycling is incredibly eco-friendly — it includes a lot of ineresting details and comparisons with other modes of transportation. (Photo: Baudman, Creative Commons)
Traditional grass lawns are hard on the environment — using lots of water, chemical fertilizer and petro fuels to maintain. What is an alternative? Consider a clover lawn, which not only reduces the carbon footprint but enriches the soil with nitrogen. Treehugger reports.
This year is already on target to be the warmest ever in recorded history, causing raging wildfires, fires, droughts, flooding and extreme weather. Scientists warn this may be just the beginning of global ministry. CNN explores. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)