Gulf oil spill hits Florida coast

Gov. Crist and Senator LeMieux press conference from Sun-Sentinel on

Governor Charlie Crist and Senator LeMieux speak to the press in Pensacola Florida on the affects of the BP Gulf oil spill on Florida.

The Florida SunSentinel reported that Florida’s coast has been impacted by one of the greatest environmental disaster’s in American history, the BP Gulf oil spill. From the SunSentinel:Continue Reading

World Environmental Day 2010

"Earth" courtesy of Apollo 13 posted by woodleywonderworks

World Environmental Day 2010 is celebrated every June 5th and recognizes the need for humans around the globe to work together to preserve biodiversity across all species and reduce pollution to protect the climate and environment. From the article on RTT:

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Rwanda names gorillas to mark World Environmental Day

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Every June 5th is World Environmental Day and this year Rwanda honored the event by naming baby gorillas. The theme this year was “Many Species. One planet. One Future.” From the article on China’s

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Scientists: Pace of Climate Change Exceeds Estimates

"Icebergs in Lago Grey, Patagonia" by Steve Deger

The pace of global warming is likely to be much faster than recent predictions, because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased more quickly than expected and higher temperatures are triggering self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in global ecosystems, scientists said Saturday. “We are basically looking now at a future climate that’s beyond anything we’ve considered seriously in […]

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Obamas' Energy and Environment Agenda

The energy challenges our country faces are severe and have gone unaddressed for far too long. Our addiction to foreign oil doesn’t just undermine our national security and wreak havoc on our environment — it cripples our economy and strains the budgets of working families all across America. President Obama and Vice President Biden have […]

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Dark Days for Green Energy

"windgen" by kevinzim on Green Living Ezine

Wind and solar power have been growing at a blistering pace in recent years, and that growth seemed likely to accelerate under the green-minded Obama administration. But because of the credit crisis and the broader economic downturn, the opposite is happening: installation of wind and solar power is plummeting. Factories building parts for these industries […]

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Why Obama's green jobs plan might work

Los Angeles Times: Some states — including Michigan — already see renewable energy as their future: It’s the only sector that appears to be making room for more employees despite the recession. Reporting from Hemlock, Mich. — While Detroit’s automakers struggle to rebuild their sputtering operations, the key to jump-starting Michigan’s economy may lie 80 […]

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Making Organic Baby Food

"Apple" by Canon Fodder

Baby food is a pretty delicate thing. After all, it’s filled with all of the nutrients that your baby is relying on in order to grow up healthfully. Green parents are often in the market for organic baby foods, but why not make your own organic baby food? Gwyneth Paltrow manages to find time to […]

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Finding Cheaper, Greener Produce

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Generally, shopping at health food stores and supermarkets that carry organic foods is a good way to buy green produce. But you can get greener—and cheaper—goods elsewhere. And if your local health food store is anything like mine, it’s incredibly expensive. The following are the best, and often cheaper, alternative options to buying your greens […]

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Food Labeling: Become a Savvy Food Shopper

Sustainable, local, industrial, organic, bio-dynamic, natural, conventional…wow, the list of righteous food labeling goes on. Believe me, I genuinely care about these idiosyncrasies, but food shopping has become incredibly daunting lately, not to mention uncomfortable at times—I received sneers upon asking a local farmers market purveyor whether chemical pesticides are used to grow his farm’s […]

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