Photo courtesy of Steve Rhodes 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 … [Read more...] about Eco-news you can use for September, 2009
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 Jeremy Brooks at Flickr.com. Bottle caps are surprisingly difficult to recycle. Many curbside recycling programs ask that you remove any lids or caps from bottles. For one thing, this allows the bottles to dry out (reducing transportation costs by reducing … [Read more...] about Bottle caps and recycling – are they recyclable?
Photo courtesy of trochaic at Flickr.com. Bottled water has come under a lot of fire lately, but soda bottles are made with some of the same PET plastics. Soda bottles cause the same environmental harms and may even cause greater damage to our health. Soda bottles aren't … [Read more...] about What about bottled soft drinks?
Photo courtesy of coolskipper at Flickr.com. A new study shows that 40% of the world's oceans are "heavily affected" by human activity. But what does that mean? Human efforts are turning mangrove forests into beachfront resorts, and creating dead zones off the coast of … [Read more...] about The human impact on the world’s oceans is rising