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 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 millwhistle at Flickr.com. One of the criticisms of organic food is that pesticides, chemical fertilizer, and hormone injections are necessary to produce enough food to feed the world. Naysayers often regard organic food as an indulgence of the wealthy and … [Read more...] about Organic farming is at least 90% as efficient as conventional agriculture.
For some, going completely organic with all of your food purchases is overwhelming and often expensive. So consider starting out small, buying a few organic products and building from there. Did you know that a lot of people make the leap to organic products with milk? Organic … [Read more...] about Start Drinking Organic Millk
Photo courtesy of rmrayner at Flickr.com. When governments talk about fighting global warming, they put a lot of emphasis on reducing industrial emissions. But, agriculture is responsible for a surprisingly large share of the gases that cause climate change. By some estimates, … [Read more...] about Cows, cow farts, fertilizer and climate change / global warming