There have been five mass extinctions; we are now in the beginning of the sixth mass extinction. How is global warming threatening all life on earth and what can we do about it?
Mount Everest has been turned into the world’s highest garbage dump by those who seek to conquer it.
We use a huge amount of plastic today. Most of it takes a very long time to degrade and can harm marine life. Some bacteria are able to break down plastic.
Why do people put down wild animals in captivity while being perfectly fine with domesticated animals in human control? Are domesticated animals really that different from exotic animals?
Have you wondered about the earth's floating patches of garbage? This article explains how these garbage patches got into our oceans and what's being done to reduce or eliminate them.
While it is known that air pollution causes many serious physical health concerns, now research shows that toxic air negatively impacts intelligence and cognitive abilities as well.
The world’s smokers discard six trillion cigarette butts each year and the poisons in them leach out into the environment.
Katie Blackbourne takes a look at what sustainable development actually means, and what questions we should be asking of the things labelled "sustainable"
Joe Salatin talks sustainable farming and growing and the challenges the regulatory environment and changing consumer trends represent for the industry.
Without change, our dependence on petroleum and coal for power could someday lead to society's demise. But why wait for the inevitable when we can enact change now? With a multitude of viable energy sources at our finger tips, we are on the brink of a paradigm shift. Here are nine sources of renewable energy that could potentially change how we power our future.
Modern farming methods rely heavily on the European Honey Bee for pollination, but the honey bee population is in peril and the cause of the problem is not well understood. Modern farming methods do not currently support adequate pollination by native species of bees.
Scientists think bugs could be the solution to our growing populations' need for food. Billions of people are already enjoying insects as a daily part of their diet, and you could too. Check out which bugs are being eaten around the world and jump on the bug-eating train.
A listing of ways just one person can help protect endangered species. Learn ways you can help by starting right in your own backyard or make a difference for animals around the world!
Climate change has been caused by the production of too many goods, many of which are toxic to the environment as well as too many products which land up in landfills and our oceans. Minimalism can collectively change that.
Imagine if all the oil yet to be extracted from the ground suddenly disappeared, never to reappear again. How would we cope without the raw material that made the modern world possible. Would be able to find a suitable alternative fuel. Part one looks at what an oil-less world would like during the first year.
The water crisis is foreseeable, but technology to solve the impending problem is already in the works. Here are three ways of using technology to save us from a water crisis.