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
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
Photo courtesy of Ted Abbott at Flickr.com. A lot of news about the environment lately has been good news - there are huge solar arrays being built, energy efficiency is improving by leaps and bounds, and more people are recycling today than even knew what recycling was 20 … [Read more...] about Green news is good news (mostly)
Photo courtesy of green lit at Flickr.com. Even if you have a high-tech, earth friendly toilet, how many times have you heard someone say "Light a candle" after you use the bathroom? Not only does lighting a candle reduce the unpleasant smell, but it also burns up a lot of stinky … [Read more...] about Can lighting a match help the environment?
Photo courtesy of ecupaintingguild at Flickr.com. With all the news coverage focused on the election, there are a lot of important and/or awesome things that have escaped attention. Here's a quick overview of environmental news that's worth following: First off, it's common … [Read more...] about News that has nothing to do with Election 2008