Increasing Levels of Osmium Found Worldwide PDF Print E-mail
Post by Jo Carey   
Friday, 24 April 2009 16:00
Osmium
Researchers from Dartmouth have discovered that the rare element Osmium is on the rise globally. The increase has been traced to the consumption of refined platinum, which is the primary ingredient used in catalytic converters - equipment designed to reduce smog. It is turning up in rain and snow and in the surface waters of rivers and oceans. Read more at {EnvironmentalNewsNetwork}.

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Man's Greatest Crimes Against the Earth PDF Print E-mail
Post by Logan Reed   
Saturday, 11 April 2009 16:00
Pollution and Power Lines
From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the 40 tons of methyl isocyanate spilled from a Union Carbide-owned pesticide factory in Bhopal, India, in 1984 that killed over 20,000 people, to deforestation, to pollution, to the murder of gorillas in Cameroon - DiscoverMagazine shares a sobering gallery of pictures reminding us of the devastating impact human activity can have on the planet. It isn't pretty but it is a call to action.

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Earth Hour PDF Print E-mail
Post by Jo Carey   
Saturday, 28 March 2009 09:59
Earth Hour
On Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 pm, in each time zone, millions of people in thousands of cities all over the world, are expected to turn off the lights for one hour. The purpose is to raise people's consciousness about the link between global warning and energy use.

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How to Harvest, Process, and Store Vegetable Seeds PDF Print E-mail
Post by Jo Carey   
Tuesday, 24 March 2009 11:35
vegetables
Everything you need to know about vegetable seeds, from Barbara H. Peterson, who encourages self-sufficiency and localization of food sources to create communities that establish trade between neighbors to aid in coping with the changing economy and the creation of a brighter future. Read more at Survivingthemiddleclasscreash.wordpress.com

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The Science Behind Spring PDF Print E-mail
Post by Logan Reed   
Friday, 20 March 2009 11:36
spring lilacs
Spring is not sprung on the same day every year. Why is that? Learn more about the science behind the changing vernal equinox.
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