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  • California Governor Jerry Brown Signs Nation’s First Statewide Plastic Bag Ban into Law

    30 September 2014, 1:57 pm by: Guest

    By Californians Against Waste California Governor Jerry Brown today signed legislation enacting the nation’s first statewide ban of single-use plastic shopping bags. “Forty years ago there were no plastic grocery bags; four years from now, we’ll forget…
  • A Poet at the Climate Summit

    25 September 2014, 1:42 pm by: Jane Engelsiepen

    Dear Matafele Peinem On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an…
  • What’s Possible: UN Climate Summit Opening Film

    23 September 2014, 4:19 pm by: Guest

    Open your eyes to what’s possible. Earth Day Network has teamed up with Moving Art to share “WHAT’S POSSIBLE: UN Climate Summit Opening Film” with the world. The film above was broadcast to the entire UN General Assembly. The aim … Continue reading…
  • World Rhino Day 2014

    22 September 2014, 12:51 pm by: Susan Colby

    Today, September 22, the focus is on all rhinos around the world. The World Rhino Day theme this year is Five Rhino Species Forever, celebrating the white, black,  Sumatran, greater one-horned and Javan rhinos. What began as a small idea in Zimbabwe in ……
  • Marching for Climate Change

    19 September 2014, 1:14 pm by: Susan Colby

    Imagine… More than 100,000 people of all nationalities thronging New York City streets in peaceful protest…  Imagine silence… As the throng honors the people on the front lines of climate change… Then… Imagine the noise… Vuvuzelas, horns, musical…
  • California Adds Steam to the Plastic Bag Ban Movement

    18 September 2014, 2:08 am by: Guest

    By Jill Richardson Courtesy of Other Words We can conserve by not wasting stuff we don’t actually need. California is on the verge of becoming the first state to ban plastic grocery bags. Governor Jerry Brown says he intends to … Continue reading →
  • Europe Successfully Phasing Out Known Ozone Layer-harming Chemicals

    16 September 2014, 12:58 pm by: Guest

    Courtesy of the European Environment Agency Chemicals which damage the ozone layer continue to be phased out in the European Union, according to the latest data from the European Environment Agency (EEA).     The report ‘Ozone depleting substances 2013‘…
  • Nanoparticles: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?

    13 August 2014, 12:01 pm by: Guest

    Widespread Application of Nanoparticles in Food Could Lead to Unintended Consequences By David Suzuki Nanoparticles can be used to deliver vaccines, treat tumors, clean up oil spills, preserve food, protect skin from sun and kill bacteria. They’re so useful…
  • Asia-Pacific Clean Air Partnership Launched to Fight Global Air Pollution

    8 August 2014, 6:00 pm by: Guest

    U.S. EPA The Cities Clean Air Partnership, the first major clean air certification and partnership program to encourage air quality protection in cities across the Asia-Pacific region, was launched today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Taiwan…
  • Global Warming Deniers’ Desperation

    6 August 2014, 2:14 pm by: Guest

    Global Warming Deniers get More Desperate by the Day By David Suzuki The Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas illustrates climate change deniers’ desperate confusion. As Bloomberg News noted, “Heartland’s…

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