The spill is estimated to be 1.14 million barrels of oil, 4-times the size of the Exxon Valdez spill, and if no action is taken soon. The stranded tanker off the coast of Yemen is expected to break in half causing a massive environmental disaster. “From above it’s a pin prick in the waters off… Continue reading World’s Biggest Oil Spill Off Coast of Yemen Expected Soon – Will Impact Environment and Economy
An entire generation of young people is rejecting the idea of unlimited economic growth on a planet with finite resources. Among them are social entrepreneurs in Indonesia looking for ways to do business that don’t harm the environment. The poles are melting. Sea levels are rising. Dozens of species go extinct every day. Environmental migration… Continue reading Why it’s time for sustainable business: Rethinking growth (28 Feb 2020)
About Greenhouse gas emissions are pouring out at unprecedented levels, and the numbers are still rising. But with climate skeptics (and their allies in industry and government) thwarting conservationists’ efforts, some scientists are working to develop a back-up plan: using technology to “geoengineer” the Earth’s atmosphere and reduce the impacts of climate change. But geoengineering… Continue reading Geoengineering May Be the Answer to Climate Change (VICE News, 14 Dec 2019)
About Planet of the Humans dares to say what no one will-that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road-selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: Planet of the Humans (2019)
Summary Below is news coverage over the past few days of a 23 Nov 2018 government climate report that describes serious negative outcomes that will be unavoidable if we don’t act soon to avert them. Some analysts are describing this as an extinction level event. The two volume report is available on the GlobalChange.gov website… Continue reading CLIMATE – Federal Government Announces Ominous Climate Report (23 Nov 2018)
In the video below, General Darren McDew (retired) addresses energy readiness in a meeting of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Questions are posed by Sen. Warren regarding military use of renewable energy. In the conclusion of the video, Gen. McDew affirms that renewable energy is a matter of national security.
Salmon Sisters is part business and part inspiring social-movement meets habitat preservation. It’s an initiative started by Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton, two sisters from the Aleutian Islands off the coast of Alaska. From the Salmon Sisters website: Emma Teal and Claire grew up on a homestead called Stonewall Place on the Aleutian Islands of… Continue reading Salmon Sisters – Alaskan Wildlife Habitat Ambassadors and Preservationists
Located in the arctic circle, The Global Seed Vault isn’t simply just a large storage facility for seeds from around the world. The vault is protecting the world’s agricultural genetic diversity and protecting our future food supply in case of catastrophe. Video posted to YouTube on 11 Nov 2016.
In Stockholm, Sweden, a waste incineration system generates heat for 100,000 residents and electricity for 200,000 people. In three years, the country will incinerate all waste and have no landfills. Great Britain and other countries pay Sweden about $60 million to take their waste. Video originally posted to YouTube on 12 Jan 2018.
UPDATE: 21 Sep 2023 It seems that Marilyn Farms is no longer operating, at least not as a public presence. This page was originally created as part of a broader effort to promote awareness of local Iowa farming. The original page content is below. The website for the farm no longer exists, but you can… Continue reading Marilyn Farms of Kalona Iowa
This two-part video from 60 Minutes Australia examines the power crisis in an interview with Elon Musk. “It’s been a miserable few weeks for Malcolm Turnbull’s government, stalled by myriad cock-ups and controversies. But the greatest challenge it faces continues to be Australia’s crisis over energy supply and cost. Who hasn’t been shocked by a… Continue reading ENERGY – 60 Minutes Australia Interview with Elon Musk (29 Oct 2017)
Water is a scarce resource, and we can’t live without it. Groundwater is simultaneously being depleted and contaminated. As a result, wars are being fought over what remains of the planet’s available water sources. Despite these circumstances, we waste millions of gallons of water each year doing one simple thing we could do differently. Every day we all… Continue reading A Simple Idea That Could Save Billions of Gallons of Fresh Water