Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Russia’s environmental safeguards

An array of government-endorsed amendments to federal law on the Continental Shelf of the Russian Federation aim to protect Russia from catastrophes like the one in the Gulf of Mexico. The amendments are also of great significance to the upcoming development of hydrocarbon fields in the Arctic.


Food Demand to Double by 2050

"Agriculture's greenhouse gas emissions could double by 2050 if current trends in global food production continue. Global agriculture already accounts for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions," University of Minnesota's Ecology Professor David Tilman said.
Read more: Study Says Global Food Demand to Double by 2050
MedIndia http://www.medindia.net/news/Study-Says-Global-Food-Demand-to-Double-by-2050-93926-1.htm#ixzz1f6P2E9gP

The Gulf of Maine Salmon Declining

Stocks of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), which have been steadily declining for the past few decades, are facing new challenges in the Gulf of Maine, where changing spring wind patterns, warming sea surface temperatures and new predators along altered migration routes are affecting their survival.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Azure Window in Malta

There are a number of reasons why places have their names changed. Sometimes it is because the country has undergone reorganisation. Other times it is because the name might be a little embarrassing to the locals. In the case of Azure Window, a gorgeous spot on the Maltese island of Gozo it is because very soon the famous window will no longer be a window.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Court Reinstates Roadless Rule

Toward the end of the Clinton administration, the Forest Service declared that no further logging or road building would be permitted on nearly 60 million acres of wild, unprotected national forest lands.

Roadless Rule

Friday, 21 October 2011

Humpback Whales Recovering

The new research on the Endangered Humpback whales indicates the population to be higher than 21,000 animals.


Ban on Pet Tigers

The tragic situation in Ohio has prompted World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to today call for a ban on private ownership of tigers.


Doubting Climate Change

The world is getting warmer, countering the doubts of climate change sceptics about the validity of some of the scientific evidence, according to the most comprehensive independent review of historical temperature records to date.


Electric Vehicles Bring Shoppers

Sales of Chevrolet's Volt and Nissan's Leaf are low so far, yet curiosity
surrounding the cars can lead to sales of the carmakers' other models and
win them customers from other brands, analysts say.


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Return of the Grey Wolf

In the dark dense forests of the Haute Alps the grey wolves are on the prowl. The sheep which normally graze on the rich pastures of the French Alps are now in danger of being killed by the grey wolves whose numbers have increased.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Environment Awareness Marathon in Gurgaon-India

In wake of increasing pollution and use of plastic bags in Gurgaon, Haryana, a marathon was held on Sunday to create awareness among people to plant trees and save environment.

Oil, Gas Dilemma for Blackfeet Tribe

A dramatic expanse of snow-marbled mountains runs like a borderline along the Blackfeet Indian Reservation's western edge, where a sea of rolling foothills intersects the rugged Rocky Mountain Front.

Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/local/article_51a5d936-c0ab-11e0-a26e-001cc4c002e0.html#ixzz1UNB9kJsK

“Hit List” of Invasive Species

A “hit list” of the ten invasive species which pose the biggest threat to native wildlife on Britain’s waterways and cost £1.7bn a year to tackle has been released by the Environment Agency.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Polar Bears on the Decline

From 1981 through 1998, the condition of adult male and female polar bears has declined significantly in western Hudson Bay, as have natality and the proportion of yearling cubs caught during the open water period that were independent at the time of capture. Over this same period, the breakup of the sea ice on western Hudson Bay has been occurring earlier. There was a significant positive relationship between the time of breakup and the condition of adult females (i.e., the earlier the breakup, the poorer the condition of the bears). The trend toward earlier breakup was also correlated with rising spring air temperatures over the study area from 1950 to 1990. We suggest that the proximate cause of the decline in physical and reproductive parameters of polar bears in western Hudson Bay over the last 19 years has been a trend toward earlier breakup, which has caused the bears to come ashore in progressively poorer condition. The ultimate factor responsible for the earlier breakup in western Hudson Bay appears to be a long-term warming trend in April–June atmospheric temperatures.

Fishing Vessel Leaks Diesel

Hundreds of gallons of diesel leaked into the surf at a state park after a 40-foot fishing vessel ran aground near the mouth of Gray's Harbor, Wash.

Mangos and Almonds

The Journal Ecology Letters recently published some interesting research. Men who consume antioxidant-rich foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and mangos have healthier sperm, which can help their baby-making abilities, according to the latest research out of the University of Western Australia.


Mount Etna Erupts

The latest eruption on Mount Etna sent flames hundreds of metres into the air at the weekend, the 30th of July 2011.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Green Thing

In the line at the store, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."
The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."
He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottle over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state ofMontana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.
But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?
Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smartass young person.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Re-Inventing the Toilet- To Go Green

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, the Netherlands) a grant to 'Reinvent the toilet'.

Ecology TV-Climate Refugees

Among independent films making their public debuts at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival last month was Climate Refugees, a film about the human, social and cultural impacts of populations forced to abandon lands rendered uninhabitable by global climate change.

Green Prisons

Environmentally friendly prisons. Liberals think they're a no-brainer, right-wingers might view them as just another hand in the public purse. Do the world's incarcerated now have a responsibility to save the planet?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Rising Flood Risk for the UK

The UK is facing a rising flood risk and the warning signs are being ignored. The UK could be increasingly vulnerable to expected climate impacts including more floods, heat-waves and droughts, because the risks are not being taken fully into account in decisions on areas such as planning and water supplies

Global Warming

Global warming is being increased as the natural shields of the Earth are getting weakened gradually.

Robin Hood the Eco-Warrior

Robin Hood the fictional character, of myth and legend was possibly an Ecologist with a passion for his land and his one ambition in life was to save his home and his people, from those who would destroy it all.  

Rudyard Kipling the Ecologist

Rudyard Kipling wrote a number of stories with nature as a backdrop. His two famous novels are Jungle Book and Kim. Visit this Squidoo lens and decide for yourself if the great story-teller Rudyard Kipling who grew up in India was an avid ecologist and environmentalist. In my opinion Kipling loved nature and gave nature a voice through his powerful stories, which have stood the test of time.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Alternative Fuels for Vehicles

Join tens of thousands around the world who have converted their cars into Water Hybrids
 You can use regular tap water. No need for special water additives.

 You will need very small amount of water 32oz or more - no refill needed for months

 Other guides require you to install a 16 gallon water tank

 You can slash your gas costs in half.

Save over 40% on fuel costs!

 You increase your mileage and boost engine performance.

 You produce cleaner emissions and you keep the environment clean.

Join the Environment Debate

No one really cares about the environment today!
I do not think that we are doing enough to save the environment.

Saving the environment is just a statement that people like to use to sound very noble.

The Power of Nature and the Spirit World

For the Yanomami of the Brazilian Amazon, the spirit world is a fundamental part of life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Read more..

Green Champions

Are you willing to become a Green Champion and protect our Environment?

“From Beijing to Buenos Aires, mysterious mannequins have been appearing all over the world. Who are these mysterious Men and why do they wear only , the Chinese symbol for water? What exactly are these water warriors fighting for?” an Extract from the “Greenpeace Newsletter”. Join Today…

IFAW Mag Online

Orphaned Elephants lead the way to Freedom
A Special Issue on elephants with some fantastic news about protecting this noble animal.
Read the latest issue of the “International Fund for Animal Welfare” at the link given below:

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Colour Producing Microbes Found in Kutch

A biocolour-producing bacterial strain has been found in the soil of the arid Banni region of Kutch district, which may find application in the dye-making industry. Read more...

Toxic Weed in British Ecology

A row has broken out over ragwort, the yellow flower , that is just coming into bloom across the countryside. Read more....


Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Environment Agency in Dorset

South East Dorset are planning to address their green infrastructure strategy in an attempt to have a more effective co-ordination of their existing infrastructure, products and services which they hope will also result in financial savings. Read more

Protecting the Environment in Bangalore-India

UID chairman and Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and his wife Rohini have gifted Rs 50 crore to the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) to fund the establishment of its school of environment and sustainability. Read more.

The Lucky Group Preserves the Environment

The Lucky Group has been taking large strides in Dubai in terms of protecting the environment. Read more.

Greenpeace versus Volkswagen

Greenpeace is set to launch a campaign against Volkswagen, with the global environment crusader accusing the German giant of exaggerating its green credentials. Read more.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Stop Mercury Spoiling Our Environment

Mercury in the environment is bio-accumulative, which means that it can build up in fish and cause health problems in humans and other animals that eat fish…..

Keep Mobile Phones 2cm Away

"Holding a mobile phone 2 centimeters from the ear lowers the level of radiation to zero," Ministry of Environmental Protection radiation division head Dr. Gelberg told the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee today…….

Oceans Can Face a Catastrophe

The world's oceans are faced with an unprecedented loss of species comparable to the great mass extinctions of prehistory, a major report suggests today…..

Is “Cultured Meat” Good for the Environment?

Researchers at Oxford University have developed what they call "cultured meat" -- an alternative to conventionally reared meat.
They say the meat -- grown in laboratories using tissue-engineering techniques -- would also be better for the environment…..

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

An Indian Summer

In South Asia scientists are concerned about the future of the monsoon: will it continue to exist in its present form, and if so, will floods or droughts be more common?

In the Mumbai deluges of August 2005, more than a metre of rain fell in a single day.

Predicting Storms Can Happen Someday Soon

Arid regions around the world long for rainstorms to come and replenish their thirsty soils. A new international investigation on the generation of storms could enhance the prediction of rainfall in arid regions, and in particular Africa where drought and short-growing seasons are the norm.

Look Out For The Lunar Eclipse

On Wednesday, June 15, observers outside of North America will be treated to relatively rare, central lunar eclipse – the first of two total eclipses and four partial eclipses set to occur in 2011.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

365 Ways to Live Green

365 Ways to Live Green will educate, inspire, and motivate you to do your part. With easy-to-implement tips, you'll learn how to: Create biodegradable home cleaning products; Find the hidden ingredients in bad-for-you-foods; Invest in green technology and stocks; Buy eco-friendly clothes and accessories; Choose the right plants to nourish your yard. Saving the world is as easy as changing the way you think-so take the green movement's motto to heart. With 365 Ways to Live Green, you will learn what it really means to "think globally and act locally." Paperback, 6.5 x 6," 224 pp.


More than a Reason to Go Green

Best Reasons to Go Green, is a book worth reading if you think that you do not have enough reasons to go Green today.http://www.gogreengoearth.com/tips.htm

Exnora Saving the Environment

Exnora is literally a household name in all of South India, thanks to its flagship project, the Civic Exnora. For a membership fee of Rs. 1,000 per locality and an annual subscription of Rs.100, a “street beautifier” is recruited. He collects garbage from every household in the neighbourhood to place it in hydro containers, so that corporation workers can easily mount them on trucks. There are 5,000 such chapters in Southern India, covering about 30,000 streets and settlements.

Nuclear Waste Train to France

Greenpeace protesters fail to halt train carrying nuclear waste to France. Activists in the Netherlands parked truck across tracks and chained themselves to rails before police intervened

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Poisonous Cucumbers

I had a delicious ham sandwich with salad for lunch today. It was only after I had eaten the full sandwich that a bit of cucumber fell out, did I realize that I had eaten about half a cucumber in my sandwich. I was worried for the rest of the day, as I walked around feeling a slight pain in my tummy. But, it is now late evening and everything is fine. Read about the Killer Cucumbers at the link given below:http://uk.news.yahoo.com/spain-deny-blame-e-coli-cucumbers-kill-14-085934232.html

Environmental Awareness on Squidoo

The environment and ecology of our planet is something we all take for granted. I have always had a keen interest in the environment, which led me to do a degree course in environment and ecology a few years ago.
When I discovered Squidoo and the ease with which I could create sites, called lens on Squidoo, I decided to make a lens on the environment. This was just one powerful way to present the importance of our environment in the form of a Debate. I have succeeded in getting my message across, as you will notice at the people who have taken part in this debate on my squidoo lens.

 We all remember the great anglo-indian writer Rudyard Kipling’s world famous “Jungle Book”, which was immortalized by Disney as a movie and which is now a literary classic. I have created a tribute Squidoo lens to Rudyard Kipling who was an ecologist at heart. Kipling wrote such great stories, while using the powerful imagery of the jungle and village environment of Colonial India as a backdrop for his stories. I now present to you, the Rudyard Kipling tribute lens on Squidoo. Enjoy!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Cheetah Conservation Fund

Greenland, the Newest Nation on Earth

Greenland is poised to soon become the newest nation on Earth – the first to achieve sovereignty because of climate change, melting ice allowing for increased access to oil and mineral resources that will generate revenues to run the country and finalize independence from Denmark.http://earthjustice.org/blog/2011-may/melting-of-greenland-a-warning-for-the-planet

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Greenpeace Volunteers Intercept an Oil-Rig off Istanbul

Moments ago a few of Greenpeace volunteers intercepted a rig off Istanbul, Turkey in a bid to stop the worst excesses of our oil addiction: Arctic drilling.
Helene, Pawel, Heiko and Sven used inflatable speedboats to intercept the Leiv Eiriksson and board it, establishing their protest as it makes its way up to the pristine Arctic waters to drill for oil.

LIVE: we've scaled and occupied Cairn's Arctic rig Greenpeace UK

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Japanese authorities issue warning over water

The water in Japan is at risk of getting contaminated due to the increasing radiation levels. We can only hope that the nuclear radiation threat is resolved soon, before more damage is done to the people of Japan.

Japanese authorities issue warning over water - Yahoo! News UK

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Radioactive Releases at Fukushima Could Last Months - NYTimes.com

Radioactive Japan- the fears and the dangers!

Radioactive Releases at Fukushima Could Last Months - NYTimes.com

How Shifting Plates Caused the Japan Earthquake - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Find out the details about the cause behind the Earthquake and the Tsunami in Japan.

How Shifting Plates Caused the Japan Earthquake - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Photos of Japan After Earthquake and Tsunami - Photographs - NYTimes.com

View these horrific photos of Japan after the Earthquake and Tsunami. Say a prayer for those who have lost their lives in this natural calamity.

Photos of Japan After Earthquake and Tsunami - Photographs - NYTimes.com

Nuclear Risks

What are the Risks of Nuclear Energy on humans and the environment?

Nuclear Greenpeace International

Fukushima nuclear disaster - Japan | Greenpeace International

Visit the Greenpeace website for the latest updates about Japan's Nuclear crisis.

Fukushima nuclear disaster - Japan Greenpeace International

Take Action: Speak Out for Strong Protections for Wolves and Other Endangered Species

Save the Wolves and other Endangered Species from Extinction. Start today and make the world a better place tomorrow!

Take Action: Speak Out for Strong Protections for Wolves and Other Endangered Species