Celebrities Ask ‘What the Frack?’
Today, celebrities and environmental advocates—including Malin Akerman, Lance Bass, Julie Bowen, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Darren Criss, Daryl Hannah, Hayden Panettiere, Amy Smart, Marisa Tomei, Wilmer Valderrama, Constance Zimmer and others—are featured in a series of new videos, which aim to educate Americans about the dangers that fracking poses to the nation, and to put pressure on government officials to move to a renewable energy economy instead.
The three videos are aimed at Gov. Brown, Gov. Hickenlooper and Gov. Cuomo and ask them to consider putting a ban on fracking.
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The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced this week that 2013 is the seventh warmest year since 1850, the year scientists began to keep temperature records.
A build-up of manmade greenhouse gases in the atmosphere meant a warmer future was now inevitable, WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud said in a statement on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks among almost 200 nations in Warsaw.
Warmer weather means rising sea levels and the occurrence of more extreme weather phenomenons, like Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines…
According to a new report by United Nations-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that was recently leaked, climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but also society, posing risks to the world’s economy and the food and water supply and contributing to violent conflict.
Per the LA Times: The report describes a planet in peril as a result of the human-caused buildup of greenhouse gases since the Industrial Revolution, where glaciers are shrinking and plants and animals have shifted their ranges in response to rising temperatures. As global warming continues through the 21st century, many species will face greater risk of extinction, marine life will shift toward the poles and seawater will grow more acidic, the report says.
Other key points from the report include…
With its new plant in Mesa, Arizona Apple is aiming to be the first US manufacturing plant that runs 100% on on-site renewable energy.
Apple has recently made a efforts to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States. “We are proud to expand our domestic manufacturing initiative with a new facility in Arizona, creating more than 2,000 jobs in engineering, manufacturing and construction,” said Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Apple.
From an environmental standpoint, Apple will be advancing green technology practices in Arizona…
Originally posted on mommygreenest.com by Rachel Sarnoff
When talking about limiting kids’ contact with pesticides, I’ve been accused of sounding like a broken record. But the reason behind my rant is so important: Pesticide exposure has been linked to asthma, allergies, neurological disorders, autism and even cancer—which is now the leading cause of death by disease for American kids.
Many people don’t know that most of our children’s pesticide exposure comes from the foods that they eat—but just one day of eating differently can completely remove many pesticides from their bodies.
Pay your bills online – If every house in the US did this, we could save around 18 million trees every year.
Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell recently introduced a motion to ban the sale and distribution of genetically modified organisms (GMO seeds and plants) within the city. If the ban passes, Los Angeles will become the largest GMO-free zone in the country.
According to Cornucopia.org, the councilmen said the proposal aims to protect local gardens and city-grown food from future contamination from GMO seeds. The motion would not impact the sale of food containing GMO ingredients, however.
Humans expected to TRIPLE the amount of trash we produce by the end of the century.
In 1900, the 220 million people who inhabited the planet threw out less than 330,000 tons of trash a day. That figure grew to 3.3 million tons of trash per day by 2000, according to an article published in Nature. And by 2100, we are on course to throw away 11 million tons of solid waste per day – more than three times the trash we produce now!
A few affluent countries have hit their peak waste production and have begun to reduce their daily waste, but developing countries are nowhere near hitting their peak….