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Matthew McDermott writes about alternative energy for TreeHugger.
Heat, Drought, Famine All Part of Coming 'Exponential' Increase Of Climate-Related Disasters
Posted on: Jul 22, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
Climate change will "exponentially" increase the scale of natural disasters -- so when are we going to take this threat seriously?
Fracking and Farming Don't Mix: Isn't It Time We Exhibited Some Precaution?
Posted on: May 12, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
There's too much we don't know about the impacts, and that which we do know shows that fracking has the potential for serious environmental and social damage.
Food Price Rises Contribute to Popular Uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen
Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: TreeHugger
The background impact of food price rises and high levels of food insecurity in general can't be overlooked.
Marine Stewardship Council's Marine Stewardship Questionable, Scientists Say
Posted on: Sep 9, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Institutions have called out the Marine Stewardship Council for not doing a good job at marine stewardship. As is to be expected, MSC strongly disagrees.
New Study Proves Organic Strawberries Have Better Taste and Nutrition Than Conventional
Posted on: Sep 3, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
Researches found that commercial organic farms produce more flavorful and nutritious strawberries, while leaving the soil healthier and genetically diverse.
Food Haves and Have Nots: The Countries Facing the Best and Worst Scenarios in Food Security
Posted on: Aug 20, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
I guess we're not helping out so much in Afghanistan, as the country is ranked the least food secure nation in the world.
Walmart, KFC, Burger King Paper Purchases Destroying Indonesia's Rainforests
Posted on: Jul 6, 2010, Source: TreeHugger
A new report from Greenpeace points the finger at the international companies responsible for Indonesian deforestation, and the international brands aiding and abetting them.
Whistleblowers Say Oil Reserve Numbers Deliberately Inflated to Avoid Panic, Appease the US
Posted on: Nov 11, 2009, Source: TreeHugger
Apparently the IEA was concerned that reporting the true reserve numbers would trigger a buying panic.
Climate Week NYC Kicks Off with Crossed Arms, Wagging Fingers and Symbolic Technical Difficulties
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: TreeHugger
The event was attended by distinguished diplomats, climate heavyweights and some big name celebrities.
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