Fukushima 2014: A Global Crisis Without End
Jul 19, 2014
If you thought the worst was over with Fukishima, it's not. We are in the midst of some of the most delicate and unprecedented nuclear procedures ever attempted. Right now, an ice wall is being built to try and curtail...
Environmental Science
Report Confirms Daily Dose of Nature Boosts Happiness
Jul 18, 2014
Canada is a happier place today, thanks to David Suzuki. More than 15,000 Canadians and over 1,000 workplaces and schools participated in the David Suzuki Foundation's 30×30 Nature Challenge during May. The third annual campaign challenged participants to commit to getting...
Green Living
New Study: Bee-killing Pesticides Linked to Decline in 14 Bird Species
Jul 16, 2014
A new study has revealed that bird populations are declining by 3.5 percent each year in areas with high concentrations of the most widely used neonicotinoid pesticide. These pesticides, which have gained scrutiny for their lethal effects on bees, are now...
Our Environment
New Study Suggests Kidney Stone Could Be Linked to Global Warming
Jul 15, 2014
Science blames global warming for a lot of things, but aside from skin cancer increases, global warming hasn't exactly been responsible for wrecking havoc on the human body. However, a new study reflects and predicts a future impact on the...
Observations
Arctic Methane Leaks, Facts, and Our Future
Jul 12, 2014
Scientists have confirmed that the Arctic seafloor has been releasing massive amounts of methane. And even though methane comprises only about 9% of greenhouse gases, it has 86 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide in the first 20...
Environmental Science
Is Fracking to Blame for Oklahoma's Earthquakes?
Jul 10, 2014
California used to be the earthquake capital of the United States, what with its unique position on converging tectonic plates after all. However, for those that think that is still true are sadly mistaken. The unassuming state of Oklahoma is...
Observations
Two Chinese Skyscrapers that Will Clean the Air
Jul 8, 2014
The town of Wuhan, China has announced that they will not only be aiming to take away the record for tallest tower, but that their two planned towers will actually be able to clean the polluted lake and air that...
Innovation & Concepts
Climate Change and the Spread of Deadly Diseases
Jul 5, 2014
Since 2008, I've been following publications by the Wildlife Conservation Society about how climate change affects the distribution of dangerous diseases around the world. Rising temperatures and precipitation levels increase the range (both laterally and vertically) that disease-carrying birds, mosquitoes,
Social Issues
Ocean Plastic Mysteriously Disappearing from Oceans
Jul 3, 2014
Each year humans produce around 300 million tons of plastic and a considerable amount of that ends up in the ocean. It is not just the large plastic pieces that pose a threat to the marine life, but the microscopic...
Observations
Blooming Marvellous
Jul 2, 2014
At some point between now and August 1, a majestic flower will unveil its beauty in Tucson, Arizona, for one night only. Each year Tucson celebrates the annual, summer blooming of its most elusive flower, the Queen of the Night at...
Observations
New Research into Tsunami Earthquakes Reveal Causes and Possible Warning Signs
Jul 1, 2014
As earthquakes go, tsunami earthquakes are rather weak. They occur in shallow depths in the ocean and are generally small in magnitude. However, these small earthquakes often produce powerful and surprisingly large tsunamis. Even earthquakes measuring as small as 5.6...
Natural Disasters
Brazil’s Word Cup Scores Green Recognition
Jun 30, 2014
In conjunction with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that several World Cup stadiums have achieved LEED certification, including South America’s largest stadium, Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro. Originally built and used...
Green Business

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