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The search for offshore oil begins with a boom.

Before the oil rigs arrive and the boring begins, operators need to fire intense seismic blasts repeatedly into the ocean to find oil deposits.

For decades, environmental rules that protected whales and other marine life from this cacophony have limited the location and frequency of these blasts — preventing oil companies from exploring, and there...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:20 pm

By Stephen Stapczynski
Bloomberg News

When Damien Maguire moved to the countryside outside Dublin, he struggled to keep the lights on at home because of the town’s constant power outages. He found a solution inside his electric cars: their batteries.

A tinkerer who posts videos of his hand-built vehicles on YouTube, Maguire devised a wiring system that lets him suck power out of them when the...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: April 18, 2018, 9:09 pm

Good Life Guide, The  Denver Post, April 18, 2018 

As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day April 22nd, test your knowledge of plastic's effect on the planet. 

1. How long can it take for a plastic bag to decompose in the ocean? 5 yrs, 10 yrs, 15 yrs, 20 Yrs 

2. How much water is required to produce a plastic water bottle including the filtered water inside? 2 x the amount 

of water in bottle, 3 x,...

Author: (GreenDog)
Posted: April 18, 2018, 8:53 pm

Every April 22, those passionate about restoring and preserving the planet’s health commemorate Earth Day, which was first recognized in 1970.

By late 1969, the United States had borne both the fruits and negative impacts of the industrial development and the Industrial Revolution, said Earth Day Network President Kathleen Rogers.

“We began to see a giant wave of environmental damage [that] acc...

Author: (Wolf)
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:34 pm
Earth Day 2018 Julian Lennon

Earth Day narrated by Julian Lennon

Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:18 pm
Plastic Planet - Earth Day

For Earth Day, we decided to create a short video that shows off the animated Earths from all of our TED-Ed lessons. We gathered more than 60 beautifully designed Planet Earths from over 600 animated lessons, and we’re so excited to share the results with you! We hope this medley helps you to celebrate our ONE beautiful Planet Earth each and every day. Love the Earth, and the Earth will love yo...

Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:15 pm
7 Eye-Opening Facts for Earth Day

7 Eye-Opening Facts for Earth Day

Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:12 pm
 How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics.

Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:09 pm
World Earth Day 2018-Reduce Plastic
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:06 pm
What is Earth Day? History
Posted: April 18, 2018, 4:02 pm