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Do Your Part for the World's Oceans: Buy Jeans Made from Salvaged Plastic

A new line of jeans created by Pharell Williams will use yarn made from plastic trash reclaimed from the ocean.

Overfishing, Demand for Sharks Drive Illegal Dolphin Hunts in Peru

In October, a graphic undercover video of dolphin hunting in Peru spurred outcries from around the world.

Two New Bills to Support Organic Farmers, Consumers and the Environment

 

The Environmental Working Group has been working on two agriculture bills with environmental implications with representatives in Congress. Both bills have been referred to committee. Calling them "critical to protecting healthy and organic food and family farms," EWG is asking for support in

President Obama Announces Plan to Address Climate Change

On Tuesday, addressing students at Georgetown University , President Obama laid out his vision to both fight climate change and prepare our country for its impacts in a National Climate Action plan, hoping to enlist the support of younger Americans for it. Moving past lingering doubts about the reality of climate change, the President asserted that "the overwhelming judgement of science has put all that to rest" and ticked through a series of alarming facts: "Our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all human kind. The 12 warmest years in recorded history have all come in the last 15 years. Last year temperatures in some areas of the ocean reached record highs, and ice in the Arctic shrank to its smallest size on record, faster than most models predicted it would. These are facts."

Join Over One Billion People Across the Globe to Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014 will focus on how to make cities– which now house the majority of the world’s population– greener.

August is National Water Quality Month

National Water Quality Month reminds us to take a long, hard look at what your household and community are doing to protect sources of fresh water.

Baby Universe depicts a Future without Earth

Baby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey, created by Wakka Wakka Productions in collaboration with Nordland Visual Theatre, is far from a typical kids puppet show. In a dystopian future, the sun is near death and humans have resorted to cannibalism to survive.

Seattle Nonprofit Supervises Clean Up of Largest US Nuclear Waste Site as News of Leaks are Made Public

The Hanford nuclear site, built to support the Manhattan Project during World War II and located 400 yards away from the Columbia River in Washington state, is leaking. One of the main Department of Energy contractors working on site clean-up for more than 25 years, Washington River Protection

Earth Hour

 

Earth Hour is a largely symbolic event in which people and communitites turn off their lights and stop using appliances for one hour on March 23rd at 8:30pm, encouraging individuals, businesses and governments around the world to be more aware of their ecological footprint and engage in dialogue