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FLOW: For Love of Water

Irena Salina’s 2008 documentary Flow: For Love of Water takes audiences through the alarmingly dangerous problem of drinking water contamination and the resulting health hazards. The film addresses a number of the fundamental causes of water contamination, including the corrupt/corporate-driven attempts of industry to control the otherwise free and common natural resource of water. Among…

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How Much Oil Does the United States Produce?

by Miranda Tulsi  The world oil market is constantly changing, and for the past two decades, U.S. oil production has been steadily increasing. In 2012, the United States only imported 40 percent of the petroleum that it consumed. This is the lowest level recorded since 1991. However, the United States is still the world’s largest consumer…

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Sustainable Fish Farming and 3D Designing

by Edward Lakatis South African innovator Alan Flemming has recently made news by securing a finalist’s spot in the well-known Siemens Stiftung’s Empowering People Award, which recognizes and rewards the most helpful technical innovations across the world in a developmental context. Fleming was quoted regarding fish farming as “South African innovation in action”. Fleming’s innovation…

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Russia Arrests Greenpeace Activists

Russian coast guards have arrested 25 environmental activists campaigning on behalf of Greenpeace in the Barents Sea. The arrests were made on Thursday, as reported by Russia Today. The activists were protesting against the energy giant Gazprom, which is all set for drill for the first oil to come out of the icy Arctic. Notified…

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Using Your Roof as a Source of Energy and Water

by Chase Roberts  One of the cheapest and simplest sources of energy and water sits suspended over millions of peoples’ heads: the rooftop. This underused commonality of architecture can and should be utilized to decrease the cost burden that has become so typical with household utilities. Localized renewable energy and water sources are becoming an…

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Save The Amazon Forest

Writer and artist Victor Paul Scerri has started a petition on Avaaz.org that asks London Mayor Boris Johnson, USA Barack Obama, and Norway’s Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg to “The Amazon forest feeds clean air to Mother Nature and keeps our planet healthy,” says the petition. Last year, Brazil reported an upbeat 27 percent rate…

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Environmentally Friendly Educations

The health of our environment has become a prominent concern over the past decade or so. Experts have begun to emphasize the idea of taking care of the environment as a whole community. This trend and feeling has become part of how humans live and function. As a result, education has seen a shift toward…

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Indoor Air Pollution – The Silent Killer

A couple of weeks ago, all of the mainstream news outlets reported the stunning 2 millions deaths a year from air pollution. Most recommendations to avoid the inhalation of toxic air is to spend time indoors However, not everyone has this luxury. Almost half of the global population is affected by indoor air pollution. In 90%…