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Coal Harms Babies

How Coal Harms Babies, And Other Vital Eco-News

Want to live longer?  Have healthier children?  Save money? Here we paraphrase experts who explain why intact, healthy ecosystems are crucial not just for the natural world — but for our own health and financial security. To have healthier babies, shut down coal plants (by Brian Bienkowski in Environmental Health News) Babies...

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Damming The Tropics Will Not Work

Dam.  Say it again.  Dam. That’s the sound of degraded wild rivers, devastated fish populations, planetary warming, and indigenous and local residents losing their homes and livelihoods.  Damn. While large-scale dams have long been touted as an environmentally friendly energy resource—as green—they are anything but. TROPICAL DAMS In the tropics, a slew...

The Overwhelming Value Of Trees

The Overwhelming Value Of Trees

Want to be healthy and happy?  Plant a tree — or better yet, save one from being bulldozed or chopped down. That’s because the more we learn about trees, the more we realize they are really really good for us. They’re not just vital for birds, monkeys and other wildlife.  They’re essential...

New Poster Child For Global Warming

New Poster Child For Global Warming

Environmental journalist Jeremy Hance tells us some remarkable things about climate change — and what we can do about them. When the media covers climate change and wildlife, it almost always focuses on the same species: Polar Bears, Coral Reefs, Penguins. You might also hear about the Pika (a rabbit-like mammal living...

Australian Wins Egg-Frying Contest For Trump

Australian Wins Egg-Frying Contest For Trump

In the midst of a blistering Australian heat wave, a university professor was declared the winner of ALERT’s outdoor egg-frying contest. ALERT—the Alliance of Leading Environmental Researchers and Thinkers—is an international scientific group that advocates for environmental sustainability. The tongue-in-cheek contest was being held to “eggsplain” climate change to U.S. President Donald...

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