environmental destruction

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

Himalayan Viagra Causes Fungal Gold-Rush in the Tibetan Plateaus

High in the Himalayas grows a highly sought after medicinal fungus known as Himalayan Viagra. And while many global leaders fail to enact policies to protect their own resources, two remote Tibetan

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Scientists Investigate Link Between Newborn Deaths and Oil Drilling in Utah

Scientists Investigate Link Between Newborn Deaths and Oil Drilling in Utah

In the city of Vernal, Utah, midwives and scientists are noticing an alarming trend: in 2010 newborn babies accounted for one in every 95 burials, but by 2013 that rate jumped to one in every 15 burials,

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Why is this Inhabited Louisiana Island Sinking into the Gulf?

Why is this Inhabited Louisiana Island Sinking into the Gulf?

Much has been written lately of the devastating coastal land loss that is dragging southern Louisiana into the Gulf of Mexico. Erosion of the wetlands—in large part a result of activities by oil and

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There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

A new study by a team from the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Irvine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has found that there are still two million barrels-worth

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VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

Many of you may be familiar with Procter & Gamble's "Thank You, Mom" campaign, which features several cute tots learning how to walk, swim, and more. But there's another, less than adorable side to

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Jason deCaires Taylor’s Newest Underwater Sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ Will Blow Your Mind

Jason deCaires Taylor’s Newest Underwater Sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ Will Blow Your Mind

The large sculpture, inspired by the ancient Greek sculpture of Titan Atlas holding up the heavens, was commissioned by B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) and depicts a young

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Kiribati Considered Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

Kiribati Considered Moving Entire Population to a $2 Billion Man-Made Island

The small island nation of Kiribati's highest point is no more than two meters above sea level, which makes it one of the most vulnerable places on Earth to rising water levels. The country is one of the

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Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

Deforestation May Have Paved the Way for Ebola

There are plenty of reasons to fight against deforestation - climate change, loss of animal habitat and destruction of indigenous ways of life - but there’s one reason that you may not have considered.

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NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over American Southwest was Caused by Coal Mining

NASA Discovers That a Massive Methane Cloud Over American Southwest was Caused by Coal Mining

NASA scientists have confirmed that satellite data shows a methane hot spot in the southwest United States that is so big that it was ignored for years as a possible instrument error. The cloud of methane

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East Coast Flooding Will be 10 Times Worse in 30 Years Due to Climate Change

East Coast Flooding Will be 10 Times Worse in 30 Years Due to Climate Change

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) just released a new report warning that rising sea levels from global warming could increase flooding during high tides on the East Coast and Gulf Coast of the

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Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

China is known for having some of the world’s worst air pollution, but air quality in the country recently hit a new high at 20 times greater than the safety limit for human health. The Guardian reports

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INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

INTERVIEW: Boyan Slat, Teenage Inventor of the Ocean Cleanup Array

Last year, 19-year-old inventor Boyan Slat made waves by designing an "Ocean Cleanup Array" which he claimed could remove 72.5 million tons of plastic from the world's oceans. Although his idea received

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Fracking Company Paints Drill Bits Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

Fracking Company Paints Drill Bits Pink to Fight Breast Cancer

Accusations of "pinkwashing" have recently been leveled at a partnership between breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen and "oilfield services" company Baker Hughes. To help raise awareness of breast

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LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

LEGO Dumps Partnership with Shell Oil in Wake of Greenpeace Campaign

After 50 years, LEGO will finally end its co-marketing campaign with Shell Oil. The move comes in the wake of a viral video from Greenpeace which brought attention to a branding effort that seeks to sell

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UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

UN Report Finds the Number of Megacities Has Tripled Since 1990

A United Nations report has found that the number of megacities in the world has increased almost three-fold in the past 24 years. A megacity is defined as an urban area with over 10 million

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A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania

A Reflection on Energy Justice Summer—The Fight Against Fracking in Pennsylvania

Energy Justice Summer has come to an end, but our work against fracking and extreme shale gas extraction is still continuing. In the coming months, we'll be looking for more fellows to come to Susquehanna

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How Humans Are Causing Lethal Tumors on Endangered Sea Turtles

How Humans Are Causing Lethal Tumors on Endangered Sea Turtles

A team of scientists from Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) discovered that pollution around the Hawaiian islands is causing lethal

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Is Istanbul’s Urban Design Causing Freak Mini-Tornadoes?

Is Istanbul’s Urban Design Causing Freak Mini-Tornadoes?

We are all aware of humanity's impact on climate change, but are meteorological researchers taking the idea too far by blaming Istanbul’s rapid urbanization for a series of “freak mini-tornadoes”

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INTERVIEW: Tesla Climate Riders Drive 1,100 Miles to People’s Climate March

INTERVIEW: Tesla Climate Riders Drive 1,100 Miles to People’s Climate March

  A team of sustainability leaders from Orlando, Florida, drove a  Tesla Model S Sedan 1,100 miles to the People's Climate March in New York City to demonstrate that zero emission electric

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How Monsanto is Turning an Island Paradise Into a GMO Wasteland

How Monsanto is Turning an Island Paradise Into a GMO Wasteland

Monsanto is conquering one of the world’s most stunning utopias - and it's happening right under our noses. The company is turning the picturesque island of Molokai into a GMO laboratory, and it's

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Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Speech at the UN Climate Summit (Video)

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio’s Powerful Speech at the UN Climate Summit (Video)

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio delivered a brief but powerful speech Tuesday morning before world leaders gathered in New York City for the United Nations Climate Summit. DiCaprio, who

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There’s a 50% Chance the Southwest Will Suffer A 30-Year Megadrought in the Next Century

There’s a 50% Chance the Southwest Will Suffer A 30-Year Megadrought in the Next Century

A new report from Cornell University, the U.S Geological Survey and the University of Arizona warns that there's a 50% chance the southwest United States will experience a decade-long drought in the near

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Cowspiracy: “The Film That Environmental Organizations Don’t Want You to See”

Cowspiracy: “The Film That Environmental Organizations Don’t Want You to See”

Cowspiracy Official Trailer from First Spark Media on Vimeo. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a feature-length environmental documentary following a San Francisco filmmaker as he investigates

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Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

Massive Red Tide is Devastating the Northeast Gulf of Mexico

A disturbing menace is invading southwest Florida - and it's killing kills sea turtles, sharks and fish while threatening the region's economy. The "red tide" is caused by a bloom of toxic algae called

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HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is partnering again with The Rockefeller Foundation to help communities become more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather from a

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Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs

Weed Wildfire Leaves Hundreds Without Homes, Jobs

What would you do if all your most cherished possessions suddenly went up in smoke? That’s the situation facing dozens of families in Weed, California right now as a fast-moving wildfire destroyed about

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Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Amazing Map Shows Every Tree in the United States

Have you ever wondered what the tree population and density of the United States looks like? This amazing map shows just that. Created by Josef Kellndorfer and Wayne Walker of Woods Hole Research Center

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Greenland’s Snow Isn’t White These Days – And it Could Spell Big Trouble

Greenland’s Snow Isn’t White These Days – And it Could Spell Big Trouble

Pretty much everyone knows that Greenland isn’t exactly green - it's largely covered in snow-white ice - but what most people don’t know is that this year Greenland is practically black. Jason Box, a

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Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

The Amazon Rainforest saw a 29 percent jump in deforestation last year, spelling bad news for one of the world’s most important forests and the future of humanity. According to the Guardian, final

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Seriously? Japan Plans to Restart Nuclear Reactors

Seriously? Japan Plans to Restart Nuclear Reactors

Despite the devastation wreaked by the Fukushima meltdown in 2011, Japan wants to restart two nuclear reactors that were shut off in the wake of the disaster. According to the Guardian, Japan’s nuclear

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