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
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Photo courtesy of adactio at Flickr.com. Shrimp are delicious, and the average American eats about 4 lbs of these crustaceans each year. Even though shrimp account for a huge portion of our diet, very few people think about where the shrimp on their dinner table came from. … [Read more...] about Shrimp, shrimp farming, and the environment. Is your meal safe?
Photo courtesy of AtomicShark at Flickr.com. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative held its second auction for carbon credits in December. This was the first auction where all 10 states in the initiative took part, and the sale price rose about 10 percent from the previous … [Read more...] about US states are moving towards a cap and trade system for CO2 emissions