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  • 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.

    Ten Ways to Generate Electricity From Renewable Sources

    Ten Ways to Generate Electricity From Renewable Sources

    by Christopher Wanamaker23

  • The Amazon forest is burning and the indigenous people are taking a stand. They have sent in native women who are demanding that the rights of the indigenous tribes that call the Amazon their home be respected and that the forests be protected against commercialization and corporate greed.

    The Amazon Burns as Indigenous Women Take a Stand

    The Amazon Burns as Indigenous Women Take a Stand

    by Sean Jankowski1

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  • Primary rainforest covering an area about the size of Belgium was lost to chainsaws in 2018, but there are signs of recovery and regeneration. Many groups across the world are enacting reforestation initiatives.

    Forest Depletion and Reforestation

    Forest Depletion and Reforestation

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • Climate change is increasingly recognized as being observable today. But if we want to do something about it, how much time do we have to do so? Personal and scientific reflections on this question.

    Climate Change:  How Much Time Do We Have?

    Climate Change: How Much Time Do We Have?

    by Doc Snow131

  • Our throw-away society is creating a huge burden on the environment both in the consumption of resources and the choking of landfills.

    Make Do and Mend: Consumer Waste

    Make Do and Mend: Consumer Waste

    by Rupert Taylor3

  • The Sunshine State has a major problem with non-native species that are wreaking havoc on the ecosystem. Burmese pythons, green iguanas, and feral pigs are some of the main culprits.

    Florida’s Invasive Wildlife

    Florida’s Invasive Wildlife

    by Rupert Taylor2

  • In his essay, "Global Warming: The Trials of an Unsettled Science," now an informative book with that title, Canadian poet David Solway tackles the issue employing a poet's incisive intelligence and wordsmith craftsmanship.

    The Poet and Politics: David Solway on Global Warming

    The Poet and Politics: David Solway on Global Warming

    by Linda Sue Grimes0

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