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 Joe_13 at Flickr.com. Pollution has been blamed for a wide variety of health ailments, including heart disease, asthma, various forms of cancer, and toxic shock. New evidence suggests that pollution may also be contributing to the worldwide obesity epidemic. … [Read more...] about Pollution makes you fat?
Photo courtesy of Ken-ichi at Flickr.com. Fertilizer doesn't belong in the ocean. Every time it rains, excess fertilizer washes off into rivers that eventually feed into the sea. Unnatural levels of phosphorous encourage algae to grow, and algal blooms suffocate fish or … [Read more...] about Cut back on fertilizer and help save the Gulf of Mexico
Photo courtesy of Mischief 78 at Flickr.com. A major producer of polysilicon is under investigation in China for dumping waste on public land. This flagrant disregard for the safety of local workers has caused many solar power advocates to take a closer look at the business … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Solar Power