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  • Do you speak English? If so, then the chances are very very high that the nation you live within faces big problems due to wild boar or wild pig overpopulation. You should do something about it too.

    Feral Pig Problems

    Feral Pig Problems

    by Wesman Todd Shaw34

  • Want a simple climate change explanation? Look no further. Here's what you need to know.

    Climate Change for Kids

    Climate Change for Kids

    by Alyssa S.6

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  • We all want to save our planet one way or another and there are many ways how. My list include simple things that you can do everyday that will not only help reduce your carbon footprint but also significantly lessen your expenses in the long term. A win-win situation for you and our Earth.

    10 Tips on How You Can Save Money While Protecting the Environment

    10 Tips on How You Can Save Money While Protecting the Environment

    by Jennifer Gonzales1

  • Biochar has many attributes, one of which is the ability to cool off the earth. Smoke pollution is a major contributor to climate change. The process of making biochar eliminates the smoke.

    Biochar and Global Warming - Can This Be a Solution?

    Biochar and Global Warming - Can This Be a Solution?

    by Carol Culver De Leo0

  • The first step in going green is to reduce the amount of things that you throw away and consume. These means reducing your energy bills, your grocery bills, water usage, and gas consumption. This can be one of the most rewarding forms of leading a...

    50 Things You Can Reduce

    50 Things You Can Reduce

    by greenerme42

  • 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!

    Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

    Ways YOU Can Help Protect Endangered Species

    by Melanie Palen55

  • We stand at a global precipice. Resources are being pulled from the Earth at an alarming rate. Across the globe fossil fuels and lumber are being depleted in record amounts. To truly tackle the problem change is needed and we all need to do our part.

    Energy and Climate Change: A Look at Wind Energy and Biomass

    Energy and Climate Change: A Look at Wind Energy and Biomass

    by Tara Miller0

  • Cities represent one of the greatest environmental challenges of the 21st century, but they also have an unique opportunity to lead toward more sustainable and efficient future.

    Strategic Levels of a Sustainable City

    Strategic Levels of a Sustainable City

    by Ksenija2

  • What can be done to change people's minds about tossing trash in the streets or industrial waste in our rivers? We can start by looking at our own behavior and asking ourselves some key questions.

    Ways to Prevent Water Pollution

    Ways to Prevent Water Pollution

    by watergeek5

  • Unlike the USA, Europe is on track to be 100% self-sufficient in renewable energy by 2050. The EU’s 2010 vision is to achieve 20% renewable energy by 2020, 30% by 2030 and meet or exceed 80% by 2050

    Why Can't the USA be as Energy Green as Europe?

    Why Can't the USA be as Energy Green as Europe?

    by Arthur Russ21

  • Animal sacrifice in its embodiment is inhumane, and the laws in all 50 states are designed to protect animals from cruelty. This paper will demonstrate that no religion is above the law and that the government need not acquiesce to certain religious practices that violate state laws.

    Religion and Animal Sacrifice: Religion Is Not Above the Law

    Religion and Animal Sacrifice: Religion Is Not Above the Law

    by Stacy Vale Karron0

  • I. INTRODUCTION The late 1960’s and early 1970’s were a revolutionary time for the role of government and the protection of the natural environment. For perhaps the first time in the nation’s history, the general public became aware and...

    Protecting The Environment: NEPA v. CEQA

    Protecting The Environment: NEPA v. CEQA

    by bgpappa2

  • This article delves into the idea that maybe eating meat is not unethical (depending on the situation), but the processing the meat goes through is, since it employs disreputable methods such as keeping the livestock in small spaces and not allowing the animals to be free at all.

    Is Eating Meat Obsolete?

    Is Eating Meat Obsolete?

    by Cara Savoy1

  • GMOs have a very bad rap, but is this bum rap well-deserved? To know for sure, we need to analyze how they are made and what happens to a person's body when they eat GMOs.

    Are GMOs Safe to Eat? Yes and No

    Are GMOs Safe to Eat? Yes and No

    by Angela Michelle Schultz7

  • Plastics first went into large-scale production in the 1950s and now they pose a serious threat to the environment.

    Plastic Is Choking the Planet

    Plastic Is Choking the Planet

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • The Wild Boar didn't ask to be born or be here with us, but there they are--tearing up property, eating whatever's not nailed down. I say, let's tame them and make them valuable lives in society.

    Hey! Let's Give the Wild Boars a Break

    Hey! Let's Give the Wild Boars a Break

    by Kenneth Avery2

  • OUR MOTHER EARTH is a home for all beings. She is a living thing. She has provided us with food, water, oxygen, and shelter. But we are destroying forests and wildlife and have polluted the air, water and soil. Now it is time to raise our voices against all injustices done to our Mother Earth.

    Save Mother Earth:  An Essay

    Save Mother Earth: An Essay

    by Suresh Chopane344

  • Wild tigers are critically endangered, there is now more captive tigers than there are wild tigers. If we do not act soon, it is very likely that wild tigers will become extinct dying off in the wild.

    Endangered Wild Tigers Likely to Become Extinct

    Endangered Wild Tigers Likely to Become Extinct

    by Michael Kismet5

  • Our closest relatives are in trouble as habitat destruction pushes them to the brink of extinction.

    Vanishing Primates

    Vanishing Primates

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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 Kismet6

  • Information about white servals, where they currently reside, how they were produced and the controversy about their owners.

    Can You Buy A White Serval?

    Can You Buy A White Serval?

    by Melissa A Smith9

  • 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

  • Land resources are under pressure in the face of growing demand from an exploding population and the impacts of climate change. The ecosystem's services that the land provides are at breaking point.

    Issue of Land Degradation

    Issue of Land Degradation

    by Varsha1

  • If you care about the environment and feel strongly about animal rights, here are ten important things you should know before heading off on your next exotic vacation.

    10 Ways to Be an Ethical Wildlife Tourist

    10 Ways to Be an Ethical Wildlife Tourist

    by Sadie Holloway0

  • 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?

    Global Warming and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    Global Warming and the Sixth Mass Extinction

    by Catherine Giordano38

  • Except for those whose political and economic destinies are tied to Big Oil, most people acknowledge that cutting the release of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere is best achieved by putting a price on carbon.

    The Dollars and Sense of Carbon Pricing

    The Dollars and Sense of Carbon Pricing

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • Although they can get better, in many cases, heroin addicts make repeated failed attempts to “get clean.” Learn more about heroin addiction here.

    Why Heroin Addicts Don't Recover

    Why Heroin Addicts Don't Recover

    by Edward C.152

  • The wild horse or mustang has been a part of the American West for close to 400 years. Because it is both loved by many and hated by others, it has struggled to survive. This is the story of one group of mustangs in AZ

    Saving the Salt River Wild Horses

    Saving the Salt River Wild Horses

    by Chuck Nugent10

  • An introduction to the problem of plastic pollution discussing the threat it poses to the environment - especially the ocean. What can be done to clean up our oceans and reduce our usage of plastic?

    Saving Our Seas From Plastic Pollution

    Saving Our Seas From Plastic Pollution

    by Stella Kaye4

  • Changes in the environment are alerting us to changes we need to make within urban infrastructure. Pathway materials assist with balancing the environment and urban spaces.

    Creating Sustainability With Pathway Materials

    Creating Sustainability With Pathway Materials

    by elementals0

  • Everyone talks about saving the earth and the environment. What can one person do- you may ask. Well you can help save the environment in a big way by doing your little bit. You can help conserve water, paper, electricity and much more- read this hub to find out How you can help save the environment.

    10 Ways A Young Person Can Help The Environment Today

    10 Ways A Young Person Can Help The Environment Today

    by Vibhavari44

  • If there had been any doubt before, the recent catastrophe on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico has really driven home the message that drilling for oil is a messy and risky business. Consequently, decisions are now being made that affect the future of offshore oil drilling. But how risky is it really? Should we stop offshore drilling?

    The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling

    The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling

    by chirls25

  • The term pollution refers to the act of contaminating ones environment by introducing certain hazardous contaminants that disturb the ecosystem and directly or indirectly affect the living organisms of that ecosystem. Pollution in general is the...

    Types and Causes of Pollution

    Types and Causes of Pollution

    by hassam538

  • 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.

    A World Without Oil: The Aftermath

    A World Without Oil: The Aftermath

    by James Kenny31

  • The Snail Darter is a tiny little fish that is native to the waters of Tennessee. In 1975, the Snail Darter was placed on the newly created Endangered Species List. In 1984, its status was lowered to threatened. Even though the Snail Darter is a...

    The Story of Tellico Dam and The Snail Darter

    The Story of Tellico Dam and The Snail Darter

    by bgpappa22

  • The world’s smokers discard six trillion cigarette butts each year and the poisons in them leach out into the environment.

    The Toxic Trash of Cigarette Butts

    The Toxic Trash of Cigarette Butts

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Moving goods and people uses up a lot of hydrocarbon fuel so transportation is a sector where changes are coming; perhaps, quite rapidly.

    Transportation in a Post-Carbon World

    Transportation in a Post-Carbon World

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Alternative sources of energy from fossil fuels have become increasingly sought in recent years. In this article, I list the advantages and disadvantages of wind power.

    The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

    The Pros and Cons of Wind Power

    by Paul Goodman3

  • Climate change is real, and due to human activity. The accession of climate denial to control of the US federal government is a clear and present danger to all of us. What can be done?

    Dear Friends:  Time For Climate Action

    Dear Friends: Time For Climate Action

    by Doc Snow44

  • In 2015, all advertising was eliminated from the magazine. Not just for birds, it also addresses the birds' environmental homelands and skyways such as the Gulf of Mexico.

    Audubon Magazine on Gulf Drilling

    Audubon Magazine on Gulf Drilling

    by Sherry Venegas5

  • How Bio gas plants can be a game-changer for the Indian economy and rural areas in particular. Setup a bio-gas plant in your own backyard with government subsidy

    How to Setup a Bio-Gas Plant in India?

    How to Setup a Bio-Gas Plant in India?

    by John0

  • Discover or re-discover wax paper in place of plastic wrap. More uses for wax paper and cutting out the use of plastics. Encouragement to help conserve and protect our environment. Another way to go green is with wax paper.

    Go Green With Wax Paper Instead of Plastic Wrap

    Go Green With Wax Paper Instead of Plastic Wrap

    by C.S.Alexis23

  • One of the most overlooked issues in America today is the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The monument contains a wide array of natural beauty, along with cultural significance to many Native American tribes in the surrounding area.

    What Happened to Bears Ears National Monument?

    What Happened to Bears Ears National Monument?

    by Carson Harms0

  • The environmental and economic benefits of reducing the work week to four days are as clear as the sky before the industrial age. This article explains why.

    Curbing Climate Change in Four Days

    Curbing Climate Change in Four Days

    by Jorge2

  • 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.

    How High Tech Luxury Minimalism Can Counter Global-Warming

    How High Tech Luxury Minimalism Can Counter Global-Warming

    by Tessa Schlesinger8

  • The Irish Potato Famine was a disaster for Ireland's farmers and families. Recovery took a long time, but now the country is committed to food and drink sustainability. Here is how it happened.

    Irish Potato Famine Morphs Into Food Sustainability

    Irish Potato Famine Morphs Into Food Sustainability

    by Susette Horspool5

  • Water pollution continues to be a major crisis worldwide. Here we show how and with what we pollute the world's waters, whether deliberately or unconsciously, and preventive actions we each can take.

    6 Major Causes of River & Ocean Pollution

    6 Major Causes of River & Ocean Pollution

    by watergeek4

  • Native ladybird species are decling in North America; while, invasive species of the luck bugs are thriving in their new land of plenty. What does this mean for our already shaky winged pollinator ecosystem? More importantly, is there anything that can be done about the lost ladybugs?

    Where Have All The Ladybugs Gone?

    Where Have All The Ladybugs Gone?

    by pippap24

  • Coral reefs are underwater ecosystems that provide a home for around 25% of marine life. The reefs are currently facing several threats and are in need of protection.

    Protecting Coral Reefs

    Protecting Coral Reefs

    by Natalie Cookson2

  • Information on the Utica Shale formation, including photos and maps of the natural gas plays in the United States. Includes videos of flammable water.

    Utica Shale Natural Gas Drilling in NY

    Utica Shale Natural Gas Drilling in NY

    by Charlotte Gerber1

  • Oil resources and reserves are two very different things. The media and politicians often toss the two terms about interchangeably. It is hard to critically analyze information about our oil situation when you do not know the scientific meanings of these two terms. Learn what they actually mean so that you can laugh at the political bickering.

    The World's Oil Supplies: Total Resources Versus Reserves

    The World's Oil Supplies: Total Resources Versus Reserves

    by Lena Welch7

  • Corn-based ethanol, which is a great stepping stone, is not a good fuel alternative. It uses far too much energy to produce, it interferes with the food supply, and there are better options.

    Inferiority of Corn-Based Ethanol

    Inferiority of Corn-Based Ethanol

    by Erik Dwyer0

  • 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.

    Could Eating Bugs Save the World?

    Could Eating Bugs Save the World?

    by Meagan Ireland2

  • Human activity is taking a toll on a vital marine ecosystem, one that protects coastlines and provides a habitat for a rich variety of marine life.

    Coral Reefs are Disappearing

    Coral Reefs are Disappearing

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • 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 Wanamaker10

  • The debate over the relative benefits and dangers of hydraulic fracturing, commonly called "fracking", is often a heated one. This article lists the arguments used by those in favor and against.

    Pros and Cons of Fracking

    Pros and Cons of Fracking

    by Paul Goodman1

  • After watching the documentary film Blackfish, I will never go to SeaWorld again. The film sheds light on the treatment and conditions that orcas must endure while being held captive. Set orcas free!

    Why Killer Whales in Captivity Should Be Set Free

    Why Killer Whales in Captivity Should Be Set Free

    by Michael Kismet6

  • This article shows the different sources and effects of each of the nine major air pollutants. You will also learn the causes of air pollution, the two principal classifications of air pollutants and a brief narrative about the "The Great Smog of London."

    Sources and Effects of the 9 Major Air Pollutants

    Sources and Effects of the 9 Major Air Pollutants

    by Ray2

  • 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

  • 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.

    What's Killing the Bees and What Can We Do About It?

    What's Killing the Bees and What Can We Do About It?

    by Sherry Hewins37

  • Do you want your lifestyle to be more natural? Read on for tips on how to be more sustainable in using resources.

    What it Means to be Eco-Friendly

    What it Means to be Eco-Friendly

    by Rohan Rinaldo Felix0

  • In 1932, Australia turned to its battle-hardened First World War veterans to deal with an infestation of large, flightless birds; it turns out the emus were the better military tacticians.

    Australia’s Emu War

    Australia’s Emu War

    by Rupert Taylor0

  • Recycling is very important, but even better is reusing. Recycling actually uses energy and transport time and fuel to get the items to where they need to go. If you can reuse an item yourself, that's more energy, time and fuel saved, as well as...

    50 Things You Can Reuse

    50 Things You Can Reuse

    by greenerme244

  • Regardless of the reasons why growing hemp became illegal, there are 1 billion trees cut down each year to make paper. That could be remedied by using hemp instead--if it were legal in all 50 states.

    Hemp VS Trees:  One Billion Reasons To Use Hemp Instead

    Hemp VS Trees: One Billion Reasons To Use Hemp Instead

    by Joel Diffendarfer4

  • All across Europe, Ireland is perceived as a sustainable green country. But is it really? Ireland's new program "Origin Green," the first such in the world, is making sure of it.

    Sustainable Agriculture in Ireland: Origin Green

    Sustainable Agriculture in Ireland: Origin Green

    by Susette Horspool14

  • Thailand’s streets, alleys, and beaches are strewn with homeless dogs living off the scraps they can beg from tourists and vendors. This story introduces the intrepid volunteers that work endlessly to help Thailand’s street dogs.

    Street Dogs of Thailand

    Street Dogs of Thailand

    by Terry L Wilson5

  • Materialism is an all-pervasive aspect of American life. Learn how it hurts the human condition, and the environment. More importantly, hear about solutions to tackle this beast we call materialism.

    How Materialism Hurts Us and Our Environment

    How Materialism Hurts Us and Our Environment

    by Jeff Davis13

  • With rising gas prices, we all grumble a little when we fill our tanks. However, the long-term benefits of higher gas prices may well be worth the short-term pain. This article outlines how higher gas prices can lead to a healthier population and can increase use and demand for public transportation and renewable energy sources.

    Benefits of Higher Gas Prices: Why I Don't Mind Paying More at the Pump

    Benefits of Higher Gas Prices: Why I Don't Mind Paying More at the Pump

    by LauraGT160

  • Who doesn’t like cute widdle wabbits hoping about the landscape? Twenty-three million Australians for a start.

    Australian Rabbit Plague

    Australian Rabbit Plague

    by Rupert Taylor1

  • The oil veins of the midwest have blackened the land yet again. The Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of crude oil, poisoning the land. It's time for alternatives.

    Keystone Pipeline Leak: When Is Enough, Enough?

    Keystone Pipeline Leak: When Is Enough, Enough?

    by Amanda Bradrick2

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