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UNICEF’s Clever LEGO-Inspired Bricks Provide Food, Water, and Shelter to Disaster Victims

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inhabitat.com - Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this...

Sierra Club statement on the State Department's extending the comment period for the Keystone XL pipeline

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content.sierraclub.org - Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. © 2014 Sierra Club. The Sierra Club Seal is a registered copyright, service mark, and tradema...

Paint the Town Green

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Our1Planet

iipdigital.usembassy.gov - Cities, though crowded by people, cars and buildings, lead U.S. environmental efforts. They have become labs for policies designed to mitigate climate change, arrest suburban sprawl and reverse env...

Robert Catell Discusses Advanced Energy Conference 2014

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The Organic View

theorganicview.com - When it comes to New York, people typically think of Wall Street, Broadway, museums, fine dining, and so many amazing things. However, New York is now the place to be when it comes to the world of ...

Japanese students design home heated and cooled by fermenting straw : TreeHugger

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SustEarth

treehugger.com - We know that composting is good for our gardens, but what about heating our homes? Harnessing the heat generated by the composting process to heat our homes sounds like a far-fetched idea, but it's...

Visitors turn their backs on marine parks over claims of suffering | World news

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Lis Duarte

theguardian.com - Something disquieting happened at SeaWorld marine parks this year. Numbers attending the group's popular US centres between January and March dropped, from 3.5 million in 2013 to 3.05 million this ...

Petition | Crack Down on Deadbeat Dams

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Change.org

change.org - Communities in nearly every state are choosing to remove high-cost, low-value dams to restore rivers, recover fish stocks, revitalize waterfronts, improve quality of life and render watersheds more...

India: Dehorning the Rhino

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Helping Rhinos

thediplomat.com - The world’s largest democracy, India is in the midst of a massive electoral exercise. While the media is understandably focused on the polls, a debate is gathering momentum in the country’s frontie...

Leading from the Middle: How Illinois Communities Unleashed Renewable Energy | Publications

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World Wildlife Fund

worldwildlife.org - Cities in Illinois have harnessed a little-known local energy model called Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) to switch to clean power and save their ratepayers millions of dollars. Since 2013 more...

International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters» Blog Archive » The week in bird news, April 18

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BirdRescue.org

blog.bird-rescue.org - Brown Pelican in the 2010 Gulf oil spill, photo by Brian Epstein • “Active clean-up” of the 2010 Gulf oil spill has ended, nearly four years after the explosion of the mobile offshore drilling unit...

Presente - Presente.org Reacts to President Obama's Delay on Keystone Pipeline Decision

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Bill McKibben

presente.org - The State Department issued today an announcement on extending the comment period for the Keystone XL Pipeline, essentially delaying a decision on whether to allow construction of the XL Keystone P...

Gorgeous Dutch Power Plant Clad in Delftware Tiles! | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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inhabitat.com - The power plant holds two gas turbines that generate on-demand electricity while providing district heating for the community’s buildings. This makes the facility two times more efficient than plan...

Lawmakers Want To Change How You Wash Your Face And Brush Your Teeth

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HuffPost Green

huffingtonpost.com - Lawmakers around the country are looking to tell popular soap, scrub and even toothpaste manufacturers to slough off. Commonly found in popular personal health care products, tiny plastic particles...

Plastic Pollution in Oceans

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NRDC

nrdc.org - Environmental Issues > Oceans Main Page > All Oceans Documents We're treating the oceans like a trash bin: around 80 percent of marine litter originates on land, and most of that is plastic. Plasti...

Chinese state energy firm ups shale gas spend to £950m | World news

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Guardian Environment

theguardian.com - Chinese state energy group PetroChina plans to spend more than 10bn yuan (£950m) on shale gas fracking this year as domestic competition heats up after rival Sinopec announced a commercial find. Fa...

Weekend Reads: The Beauty of Death, Googling the Great Outdoors, the Coming Climate Barons

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NRDC

onearth.org - Where the Wild Things Are The Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park, the Galapagos Islands—thanks to Google, you can now visit these places without leaving the comf...

Updates: news releases and updates

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Friends of the Earth

foe.org - WASHINGTON, D.C. – The State Department announced today that it will provide agencies more time to comment on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project, in the wake of uncertainty about the pipelin...

Pictures of lions

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Mongabay

travel.mongabay.com - Pictures of lions [last update Apr 8, 2014] Below you will find a collection of photos of lions from various places. Except where noted, pictures were taken by Rhett A. Butler  , copyright Mongabay...

Rising Sun - NYTimes.com - NYTimes.com

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Sierra Club

krugman.blogs.nytimes.com - Joe Romm draws our attention to the third slice of the latest IPCC report on climate change, on the costs of mitigation; the panel finds that these costs aren’t that big — a few percent of GDP even...

The Losing Economics of Investing in Aging Coal Plants: Part 2 | Noah Long's Blog

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NRDC

switchboard.nrdc.org - This entry is the second of a two-part follow up to the blog I posted last fall. The first entry focused on the national story of coal's decline, this entry focuses on the west. Investors already p...

Fetus found in Edenvale Dustbin

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Yusuf Abramjee

bedfordviewedenvalenews.co.za - Sharp focus will fall on road safety in South Africa as the country prepares for the upcoming Easter holiday this weekend. Traffic officials from the provinces like KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Li...

Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report | Environment

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Restore the Delta

theguardian.com - The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals from dolphins to oysters, a report from an environmental campaign group said on Tuesd...

Keystone decision to be delayed

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usatoday.com - In this March 17 photo a stake in the ground wrapped with tape marks the route of the Keystone XL pipeline in Tilden, Neb. (Photo: Nati Harnik, AP) The Obama administration on Friday extended the r...

My climate confession: I was pessimistic until I saw this graph

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EDF

edf.org - Recently, I’ve begun to question whether we can solve the climate crisis. Deep down in my darkest thoughts, from everything I know, have read, and have been told by the scientists at EDF about the ...

Mahasher fish faces extinction

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Blue Planet Society

pakistantoday.com.pk - Owing to damming and ecological fragmentation of water bodies, pollution, water diversion, habitat destruction and indiscriminate hunting, population of Mahasher fish has been continuously declinin...

The sky is the limit for urban agriculture. Or is it? What can cities hope to get from community gardens and urban agriculture?

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Our1Planet

thenatureofcities.com - Lindsay K Campbell is a research social scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station’s New York City Urban Field Station Community gardening and urban agriculture are not synony...

World Oceans Day » Shaping a conservation “ask”

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The Ocean Project

worldoceansday.org - This year, we’re encouraging all participating organizations to create celebrations that go beyond raising awareness to inspiring action under the theme, “Together we have the power to protect the ...

Top tips for creating a bee-friendly garden this spring by TV presenter Alys Fowler

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Friends of the Earth

foe.co.uk - Gardeners are also being asked to help urge the Government to strengthen its plans to protect Briatain's bee populations. More than 20 UK bee species are already extinct and a quarter of those rema...

Flower power takes hold again as gardeners rally round the endangered bumblebee - Environment - The Independent

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Grist

independent.co.uk - Sales of lavender, sunflowers and dahlias have risen significantly this year following reports of a dramatic decline in the population of honey, bumble and other species of bees, and the damage thi...

Cows Are Wearing 'Fartpacks' to Prevent Global Warming » RYOT News

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ryot.org - Hey, remember that time a herd of cows blew up a barn… with their farts? And you thought your Chipotle farts were bad. Cows are responsible for 25 percent of the methane produced on this planet! Ju...

Behind of the scenes of Showtime's blockbuster series on climate change

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Mongabay

news.mongabay.com - Behind of the scenes of Showtime's blockbuster series on climate change Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 18, 2014 print     print     Harrison Ford with baby orangutans at a rehabilitation cente...

Center for Biological Diversity

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Center for Bio Div

action.biologicaldiversity.org - If you can't open the link, go to http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=15531. Donate now to support the Center's work. Photo of coho salmon courtesy NOAA. T...

Community-based fishery management delivers individual and collective benefits in Belize

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EDF

blogs.edf.org - Recently, I traveled to Belize to see how TURF-reserves (territorial use rights for fishing co-located with no-take zones) are performing and learn about plans to expand them nationwide. The Mesoam...

Ban shark fin imports, Philippine Airlines urged after 'illegal' shipment found in Sheung Wan

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The Cove/OPS

scmp.com - Philippine Airlines is under renewed pressure to stop transporting shark fins to Hong Kong after a local green group found what it described as a “suspected illegal” shipment in Sheung Wan. About 1...

Balloon race back for RNLI (From Dorset Echo)

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Blue Planet Society

m.dorsetecho.co.uk - WHO will have the most well travelled balloon in the RNLI’s new race? Weymouth lifeboat station will be hosting a sponsored balloon race on May 5. Thousands of balloons will be released from Weymou...

WWF-Australia: Reef Appeal

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WWF_Australia

support.wwf.org.au - What’s happening to the Great Barrier Reef is a global environmental outrage. The federal government has approved the dredging and dumping of 3 million cubic metres of seabed from the port expansio...

League Of Conservation Voters Spends Big To Defeat Senate Candidate Cory Gardner

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HuffPost Green

huffingtonpost.com - WASHINGTON -- The League of Conservation Voters is going hard against Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). On Thursday, the LCV announced that it was adding Gardner, a second-term House member, to its list...

How a Warming Planet Will Change What's on Your Plate

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World Resources Inst

sciencefriday.com - The latest reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are out, and the news from the farm is dim. Researchers say climate change has already cut yields of wheat and corn, taking a b...

BBC News - Cities on frontline of climate change struggle

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Alternative Consumer

bbc.com - Half of the world's population now lives in cities - a proportion that's set to rise to two-thirds by 2050. Yet cities are vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change precisely because their ...

Endangered Species Coalition

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ESC

action.endangered.org - The iconic New England cottontail that was once prolific now faces possible extinction. It's population has been cut in half by some estimates and it now occupies less than a fifth of its historic ...

Peru to Provide Free Solar Power to its 2 Million Poorest Citizens | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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inhabitat.com - The country of Peru is looking to provide free electricity to over 2 million of its poorest citizens by harvesting energy from the sun. Energy and Mining Minister Jorge Merino said that the Nationa...

Ecological damage by 4x4 vehicles in protected areas: expert calls for off-road driving ban

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African Conservation

africanconservation.org - Soil damage caused by 4x4 vehicles is an underestimated impact of tourism. It can cause long term – between 5 and 1000 years – damage, mostly irreversible. Due to this negative environmental impact...

BBC News - Japan to launch reduced Pacific whale hunt next week

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BBC Wildlife Mag

bbc.co.uk - Japan says it will begin hunting whales in the Pacific Ocean next week, after cancelling whaling off Antarctica in line with an International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling. Fisheries Minister Yoshi...

Cities Threatened by Climate Change

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TakePart

takepart.com - Ocean views may not be so sought after in the coming decades, as rising sea levels could wreak havoc on some of the world’s most popular cities and vacation spots. Today roughly 40 million people a...

What is the Polar Vortex?

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National Geographic

video.nationalgeographic.com - What happened during this polar vortex event? Some parts saw very cold, and things like snowy conditions, such like in Chicago.  What is the polar vortex? The polar vortex is always there, this imm...

Diapers Made From Jellyfish May Be The Next Big Thing In Green Parenting

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huffingtonpost.com - This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network: They might sound like they'd be a squishy mess, but researchers promise that diapers made from jellyfish are a cleaner option for both your ...

Fiji fishermen warn foreign boats over-fishing in Pacific destroying local tuna industry

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Blue Planet Society

radioaustralia.net.au - Fiji's tuna boat owners say Pacific nations must cut the number of licences they give to foreign fishing fleets if they want to save the local industry. Only a handful of Fiji's 100 domestic tuna b...

Obama makes a push for solar power

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SUSTAINABILITY NEWS

grist.org - The White House threw a solar party on Thursday, and the streamers and ticker tape came in the form of millions of dollars of new support for solar projects. The Hill reports: The Obama administrat...

Two National Marine Sanctuaries May More Than Double in Size – News Watch

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Sanctuaries (NOAA)

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com - In response to public interest, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed the expansion of the Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries this week....

Act On Climate | Earth Day

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Sierra Club

epa.gov - Climate change is a serious threat to the health and welfare of American families.  EPA is taking common-sense action to reduce carbon pollution and promote a cleaner energy economy. Meanwhile, man...

One More Generation

OMG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of our environment and of all endangered wildlife. Our goal is to ensure all endangered species survive at least One More Generation... and beyond.

Editor's note

Jack Johnson Helps OMG Raise Awareness About Plastic Pollution

Please consider supporting OMG and our environment by donating to our  fundraising drive. We have partnered with the  Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation , and they have agreed to match every dollar we raise (up to $2,500.00) to help us bring our amazing curriculum to more students. This is a perfect opportunity for you to get involved and double your donation.