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  • The South Fork of the Chicago River carried away the decaying effluent of the city’s stockyards but the legacy of pollution remains.

    Chicago’s Polluted Bubbly Creek

    Chicago’s Polluted Bubbly Creek

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • With climate change and increase in the use of toxic pesticides, honey bees are disappearing. Colony collapse disorder causing their deaths will affect humans, honey bees vanishing is not a good sign.

    Why Are Honey Bees Dying?

    Why Are Honey Bees Dying?

    by Michael Kismet9

  • With single-use disposable plastic being a large part of women's sanitary products, there has been a slow but steadily increasing resistance to find alternatives that are less wasteful and disappear rather than accumulating in the environment.

    Plastic-Free Periods: Eco-Friendly Sanitary Products

    Plastic-Free Periods: Eco-Friendly Sanitary Products

    by Tenochtitlan0

  • Many people already realize the importance that recycling has on our society and way of life. However, if you still need more convincing, here are five big reasons why you need to start recycling today.

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need to Recycle

    Top Five Reasons Why You Need to Recycle

    by Christopher Wanamaker11

  • Sustainable tourism development meets the needs of present tourists and host regions while protecting and enhancing tourism opportunities for future generations. To enable this continued practice, a number of different environmentally progressive approaches have been developed.

    Environmentally Sustainable Tourism: A Progressive Approach

    Environmentally Sustainable Tourism: A Progressive Approach

    by AL2

  • 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

  • It is impossible to ignore the warnings that our beautiful, blue planet is in crisis. We are heading towards a tipping point from which there will be no return unless we all play our part in living a more sustainable lifestyle. This article hopefully will give you some simple but useful tips.

    One Green Change: Useful Tips to Living a Greener Life

    One Green Change: Useful Tips to Living a Greener Life

    by Christine and Peter Broster1

  • 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 Wanamaker24

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