Archives for People and the Planet
Tomorrow, August 12, is World Elephant Day. As these magnificent creatures endure more threats, from economic development to poaching, tomorrow in part is a reminder to do what we can to protect and conserve them and their natural habitat. For many tour operators, that means no more elephant rides.
Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost in their overall population.
According to UPS, the relationship it has built with TerraCycle has resulted in at least 40 million pounds of waste diverted from municipal landfills since 2012.
There is mounting evidence that sea level rise is creating what researchers often call “ghost forests" along the U.S. East Coast. The potential threats include a drop in real estate prices, farming and finally, damage to forests integral to the U.S. paper industry.
Located between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park, and east of Stockton via CA-4, Alpine County is California’s least populous county with just over 1,000 people spread across its 740 square miles. But this spectacular county ridden with lakes, meadows and mountains may very well boast California’s largest heart.
For each person living on Earth, there is almost one ton of plastic trash on the planet and that number is accelerating.
China recently informed the World Trade Organization that wastes resulting from textiles and steelmaking are among a list of 24 types of garbage that will no longer be accepted at the country’s ports.
While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car's interior is another matter all together. And it's linked to heart disease, asthma and other respiratory disease for unlucky drivers.
It has been almost a year since carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere surpassed the 400 parts per million (PPM) mark, which some scientists and environmental activists say is a “tipping point” in the struggle to curb climate change. With ...
19 aquariums across the U.S. are joining forces to raise awareness and push society into finding innovative alternatives to single-use plastics in a bid to reduce ocean pollution.
Norway has generated plenty of headlines with its sustainability agenda, but critics say those efforts are moot when its oil companies continue to export oil valued at billions of dollars across the world.
Leon Kaye recently spoke with a professor whose research indicates coal could replace wood in plastic composite decking.