The environment is kind of a big deal -- it's the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat. It should be no surprise that there are a bunch of different, diverse organizations set up to protect, advocate for and regulate the environment. Here's a list of … [Read more...] about List of U.S. Environmental Organizations
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Photo courtesy of oxfam international at Flickr.com Poverty has drastic effects on the natural world. People living without access to treated water, sustainable fuel supplies, or adequate food can have a huge impact on their surroundings. Slums and destructive farming … [Read more...] about World Habitat Day – 10/5/2009
Photo courtesy of WallyG at Flickr.com Here at the Practical Environmentalist, weâ€™re green news junkies. We keep an eagle eye out for the latest science, social, and environmental developments and try to sum up the big picture. A lot of exciting things are going on right … [Read more...] about In the news: Environmentally friendly legislation and programs
Photo courtesy of Earth Hour Global at Flickr.com. Once a year, environmentalists around the world turn out the lights for an hour. This year, Earth Hour falls on Saturday, March 28th, and many different homes, offices, and government buildings are taking part. The organizers … [Read more...] about How are you spending Earth Hour on March 28th?
Photo courtesy of Webzer at Flickr.com. The ocean covers more than 70% of the earth's surface, and it's a major part of the ecosystem that we rely on. Phytoplankton are responsible for about half of the oxygen produced worldwide. More than 1 billion people rely on fish for a … [Read more...] about 10 Steps to a Healthy Ocean: Protecting our Oceans from Pollution