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Tuesday July 10th 2012

‘Environment’ Archives

Barack Obama hits "secretive oil billionaires" in first campaign ad

Barack Obama hits "secretive oil billionaires" in first campaign ad

This is the first advertisement from Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. The ad targets “secretive oil billionaires”, which is a clear response to the Koch brothers recent $6 million attack ads (http://bit.ly/xrdzBH). The advertisement is also touting the rapidly growing clean-energy economy, saying that 2.7 million jobs have been [...]

Six reasons why the Keystone XL pipeline project should be rejected

Six reasons why the Keystone XL pipeline project should be rejected

Sally Kohn has a good opinion piece on Fox News, of all places, where she lists six important reasons why the Keystone XL pipeline was a bad deal all along: 1. The Keystone XL pipeline would not reduce foreign oil dependency.2. Contrary to popular opinion, Keystone XL would have increased domestic oil prices.3. Proponents of the pipeline [...]

Obama Keystone statement bodes ill for future of climate

Obama Keystone statement bodes ill for future of climate

If President Obama’s thoroughly embarrassing stumbling-block posture at Durban left any doubt about the softness of his conviction on climate change, the Keystone decision has just nailed the notion. Yes, it’s great that the pipeline is dead, and everyone from Bill McKibben and 350.org to every single demonstrator who got this done by [...]

Ecorotic Ratings Make Good Vibes’ Toys Unique

Ecorotic Ratings Make Good Vibes’ Toys Unique

There are a range of green products in the market nowadays; if you think of a product, chances are, there is an eco-friendly version of it. Now the same can be said for San Francisco-based Good Vibrations, an adult store that has adopted “ecorotic” ratings, which inform consumers about how environmentally friendly an adult-themed product [...]

Tips on Solar Power for Home

Tips on Solar Power for Home

The time has arrived for the world to wake up to the alarming scenario of energy crisis. This is no more a situation of single dimension; the other dimensions of it being depletion of the conventional energy sources, global warming, severity in climatic changes and their effects being manifold. Check out some of the methods of harnessing the [...]

Amazon loggers captured a young tribe girl and burned her alive

Amazon loggers captured a young tribe girl and burned her alive

Loggers in Brazil have reportedly burned a young tribe girl alive in an effort to scare the local indigenous population from its land. The girl, who the Telegraph report was around the age of eight, came from one of Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes. The gruesome murder is said to have happened in October or November last year. Apparently the [...]

Green Video Games Teaching Kids

Green Video Games Teaching Kids

It’s not always easy to get through to kids; engaging them in conversation about the environment can be tedious, especially if they are twitching from video game withdrawal and anxious to return to their XBOX. Luckily, there are games out there that appeal to kids while conveying important environmental messages. It may sound like a long [...]

How Green is Your Sofa?

How Green is Your Sofa?

Well, if you’ve had your sofa for any amount of time the probable answer is that your sofa isn’t very green. The worst component on a sofa for not being green is the filling used to make sofa cushions. The vast majority are filled with polyurethane foam – which is a petrol-based product. So, for a start, that’s not very environmentally [...]

Conflict between Wildlife and Wind Farms

Conflict between Wildlife and Wind Farms

Wind power is a great form of energy; there’s no doubt about that. However, there have been recent threats to the wildlife population that have collided with these green efforts. This upcoming January 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will publish new guidelines for wind farms. Some of these guidelines will be aimed at wind-farm [...]

Is Motoring Sustainable?

Is Motoring Sustainable?

You read a lot these days about low emission cars made by Honda, Toyota and other big manufacturers, and environmentally-friendly driving etc., but is driving sustainable at all? Is it possible to live as nature intended us to in some ways at least, i.e. in complete harmony with the environment – whist simultaneously moving around the planet in [...]

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