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Crowdfunding for the environment comes to the Web

You’ve noticed that your favorite hiking trail has become littered with plastic water bottles and soda cans. The creek is getting darker and more polluted. The park could use sprucing up. You really want to do something, but everything costs money. Even if you get neighbors to volunteer to help with a clean-up, there may […]

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The role of art in environmental awareness

Could it be that our failure to tackle environmental concerns is not a result a shortage of information but rather our inability to imagine? After a recent showing of animal portraits, viewer’s perceptions of how they felt when looking at the animals were analyzed.  Without any kind of accompanying messages or words, 90% of the viewers spontaneously […]

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Environmental Preservation: How To Help Protect The Environment

Environmental preservation is necessary because Earth’s resources are limited and threatened by human activity. Environmental protection focuses on efficiency, protecting wildlife and flora, and minimizing carbon footprints. At the macro level, environmental preservation is carried out through legislation, community outreach, and increasing the public’s environmental awareness. However, you can also help the environment right at […]

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Canada: Raw Sewage into Ocean

As the world moves towards establishing new standards of waste water treatment, especially in the urban areas, Canada has no such standards. As a result, some cities of Canada have state-of-the-art sewage treatment plants where the others have none. Canada flushes out 200 billion liters of its sewage into the ocean directly, untreated, raising the […]

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How to Reduce Storm Water Runnoff Pollution

Every day, our creeks and rivers are threatened by pollution from storm water runnoff. As it rains, the water that drains into these water bodies and sewage systems can carry debris and pollutants, due to the inability to naturally soak through the ground. But there are many ways to reduce the hazardous effects of storm water […]

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Land use management affects watershed landscape

Focus in southwestern Ohio, U.S.A. The watersheds in southwestern Ohio have had huge changes in their landscapes over time. These changes include spectacular increases of 460% in rain-field cropland and fields dedicated to grow pasture, with an estimated 560% increase over a period of 300 years. These changes affected water quantity and quality; they increased […]

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Pollution in the Great Lakes

After decades, mercury pollution is once again a threat to the aquatic biodiversity of the Great Lakes. The methylmercury level in the water is rising, causing a disturbance to the natural food web. A recent study shows that pollution is already high enough to create pathogenic conditions in the human body. Mercury is usually found […]

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