The Huffington Post | By Carla Herreria | Posted: 10/04/2014 5:59 pm EDT Last year, Alison Teal arrived on an uninhabited Maldivian island completely naked and ready to do 21 days without food or water for Discovery Channel’s reality show, “Naked and Afraid.” While the world watched Teal survive the scorching hot beach with coconut water and hats made of
By Jordan G. Teicher ~ Slate.com July 8 2014 11:00 AM The United States has a trash problem. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than 4 pounds of garbage per day. That’s more than double the amount produced in 1960, and it’s 50 percent more than the amount produced by Western Europeans.
by Alex Morales ~ Bloomberg News August 15, 2014 LONDON — The human contribution to melting glaciers is quickening and now accounts for more than two-thirds of the ice lost worldwide, researchers said. Warming due to greenhouse-gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and destroying forests accounted for about 69 percent of the melt from glaciers
by NPR STAFF June 17, 2014 6:12 PM ET The vast majority of debris in the ocean — about 75 percent of it — is made of plastic. It can consist of anything from plastic bottles to packaging materials, but whatever form it takes, it doesn’t go away easily. While plastic may break down into smaller and
By MICHAEL WINES ~ May 6, 2014 Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would divest its $18.7 billion endowment of stock in coal-mining companies, becoming the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to purge endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments. The university said it acted in accordance with internal guidelines that allow its
What Do 769 Soccer Balls, Ocean Pollution, And Space Have In Common? A GORGEOUS COMMENTARY ON MARINE POLLUTION, MANDY BARKER PHOTOGRAPHS SOCCER BALLS HARVESTED FROM BEACHES AROUND THE WORLD. Back in December, artist Mandy Barker issued a strange request via social media: she wanted people to collect washed up soccer balls they found on beaches and send
White House Says Urgent Action Needed; Report Details Effects in Every State By ALICIA MUNDY and COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON Updated May 6, 2014 8:40 p.m. ET Climate change is creating problems for American citizens coast to coast and costing the economy billions of dollars, as extreme weather brings flooding, droughts and other disasters to every region of the
Christopher N. Fox, Ceres | April 1, 2014 2:11 pm | How are investors, businesses and governments doing on the road to the Clean Trillion goal of $1 trillion per year invested in clean energy? Here are my thoughts on the progress and challenges we’ve seen recently. Progress Norway announced in March that it would require its $840 billion sovereign wealth fund