- Going Green Is Complicated, Even For Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart is successful and success often comes with criticism, especially from activist groups, but when it comes to going green, even huge success stories like Wal-Mart need some guidance, so they've been getting help from eco-friendly organizations ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 9:54am
- Carbon Credits: Green Or Not?
There is so much green being bandied about that it’s practically impossible for us mere mortals to sort out the true green from the green wash. Some of the claims are indeed true, some are a pile of hocus pocus, and some are well, good in theory but too b ...
Article - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:52pm
- Dieting Chickens Improve The Environment In Delaware
Phytase research is helping to clean up the waterways in Delaware. According to recent analyses by David Hansen, University of Delaware assistant professor of soil and environmental quality, there are now about 19 pounds of phosphorus in a ton of Delaware ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 8:35pm
- Climate Change Threatens Siberian Forests
In Central Siberia alone, fires have destroyed 38 000 km2 in the extreme fire year of 2003. In that year the smoke plumes were so huge that they caused air pollution as far as in the United States. An international team of scientists believes that Siberian ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 31 2007 - 10:03pm
- Voluntary carbon credits standards in sight
Several groups are now developing standards for the voluntary carbon credit market to take some of the chaos and guesswork out of it for us poor consumers. The ones I've looked at look pretty decent, and cover the major issues so that they are a real ...
Blog Post - Jane Poynter - Jun 19 2009 - 10:51pm
- Satellite Data Can Provide Famine Warnings
Molly Brown of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and her colleagues have created a model using data from satellite remote sensing of crop growth and food prices. Brown conceived the idea while working with organizations in Niger, West A ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 3 2007 - 5:37pm
- Census Details Near Extinction Of Bluefin Tuna In Northern Europe
Ocean historians affiliated with the Census of Marine Life have painted the first detailed portrait of a burst of fishing from 1900 to 1950 that preceded the collapse of once abundant bluefin tuna populations off the coast of northern Europe. The chronicle ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2007 - 11:55am
- Can Hemp Help The Everglades?
Within Southern Florida, soil and water conditions indicate potential for leaching from the use of atrazine-based herbicides in corn crops. Scientists from USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and University of Florida conducted studies to evaluate the ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2007 - 12:28am
- Conventional Plowing Is 'Skinning Our Agricultural Fields'
Traditional plow-based agricultural methods and the need to feed a rapidly growing world population are combining to deplete the Earth's soil supply, a new study confirms. In fact, long-established practices appear to increase soil erosion to the poin ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 2:43pm
- Satellite Shows Habitat Issues Threaten Borneo Pygmy Elephants
A new WWF study tracking pygmy elephants by satellite shows that the remaining herds of these endangered elephants, which live only on the island of Borneo, are under threat from forest fragmentation and loss of habitat. Borneo pygmy elephants depend for t ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2007 - 10:52pm