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In 1972, the EPA sent freelance photographers out across the nation to document the state of the environment. The EPA was only a year old at the time and hadn’t had much of a chance to change things. Some of these photos show stunningly beautiful wilderness, but some serve as a stark reminder of why we have anti-pollution regulations.
In this video from Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, the folks at Grey Water Action talk about how you can use grey water in your home to rely less on the water grid, or even to disconnect entirely.
In order to obtain a permit for offshore drilling, you obviously need a plan for the event of a catastrophe, such as the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Lawmakers this week examined British Petroleum’s (BP), as well as other oil companies, plans in light of “BP’s struggle […]
This week the EPA proposed national regulations to govern the safe management and disposal of coal ash from coal-fired power plants. In 2008, an impoundment full of waste coal ash from the Tennessee Valley Authority ruptured. The resulting 1.1 billion gallon spill caused major environmental damage to the surrounding land and water, displaced residents and […]
Water in a Changing World, the third edition of an ongoing U.N. World Water Development Report, was published last March as part of the 5th World Water Forum through the United Nations. This report may be even more important a year after its publication- after watching Copenhagen fall short and seeing the IPCC 2007 report […]
Sea levels are rising, though there is little agreement on how much has happened and how much will come over the next century, there is general consensus that we will need to learn how to adapt to a changing coastline. In their book The Rising Sea, scientists and authors Orrin Pilkey and Rob Young claim […]
Roz Savage is making a splash by walking over 200 miles from London to Brussels as part of an activist trip to the UN Copenhagen summit. The purpose of her trip is to raise awareness about the summit and environmental issues worldwide. What’s special about Roz Savage? She has done solo rowing trips across both […]
The 2005-2007 drought in the Southeast was bad but was neither unprecedented nor necessarily caused by global warming from climate change, according to a recent study released form Columbia University. â€œAt the root of the water supply problem in the Southeast [United States] is a growing population,â€ according to the report Georgiaâ€™s population rose from […]
GreenTalk Radio’s Sean Daily talks to Peter Cleary, Director of Communications of Vestergaard Frandsen, about LifeStraw, a water purifier that helps to get access to safe drinking water at home and outside in regions where water is an issue. LifeStraw is made by Vestergaard Frandsen. an international company specializing in complex emergency response and disease […]
This summer, Planet Green will air Blue August, a robust month of on-air and on-line programming that brings to life the wonders and mysteries of the aquatic — from the majesty of our oceans to the critical issue of clean drinking water.
How do you celebrate your relationship to the natural world? The Great River Arts organization has asked close to 100 artists to interpret and question their relationship to Water and the results are slated for exhibition in early August. H2O: Film on Water is a video art show meant to prompt artists and audiences alike […]