Daily Green

April 2009 - Posts

The telltale signs of spring are finally here; leaves budding, flowers blooming and bees buzzing. But wait. Are the bees buzzing as much as they should? By now you're probably familiar with the concept that bees play a huge part in plant pollination – Read More...
Posted on April 30,2009

Lost in the swine flu hysteria that's sweeping the nation is an important lesson. Ultimately, what's bad for the planet is bad for those of us who live on it, regardless of our species. Surely you've heard all that you care to hear about swine flu by now Read More...
Posted on April 29,2009

It's estimated that global plastic consumption levels are around the 150 million ton mark annually, and studies suggest that producing 1kg of common plastic requires 2kg of petroleum fossil fuels for energy and raw material – and releases about 6kg of Read More...
Posted on April 28,2009

Lurking in the Pacific Ocean, in a section of sea rarely visited by humans, is a giant floating testament to how much damage we are capable of doing to our planet. On her recent Earth Day special, Oprah Winfrey described it as the "most shocking thing I Read More...
Posted on April 27,2009

My husband and I went to some friends' place for the dinner the other night, and after a delicious meal of roast beef, veggies, and the freshest bread I've ever tasted (with real butter, no less), the bomb dropped. While clearing the plates, our hostess Read More...
Posted on April 24,2009

Two British scientist from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine have made a direct correlation between increased CO2 emissions and being overweight. Phil Edwards and Ian Roberts say that the increased consumption of fast food and convenience Read More...
Posted on April 24,2009

Research performed by a team of scientists at Dartmouth College has shown that the global level of osmium, a rare element that can combine with oxygen to form the highly toxic compound osmium tetroxide, is on the rise. The increasing levels of osmium are Read More...
Posted on April 23,2009

It's Earth Day 2009 and what are you going to do about it? People the world over plan to go that extra mile for Mother Earth today by walking to work, picking up grabage and planting trees, among other things. While every little bit counts, sceptics like Read More...
Posted on April 22,2009

One of the most inspiring things I've seen on television lately is Planet Green, Discovery's 24-hour green lifestyle network. Planet Green programming includes Emeril Green, a green cooking show with celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse and Living with Ed, a Read More...
Posted on April 21,2009

Earth Day is this Wednesday and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (known NASA to most) plans to celebrate by inviting members of the public to visit one of its facilities to take part in activities aimed at spreading awareness about the Read More...
Posted on April 20,2009

Ever wonder about the environmental impact of book and newspaper publishing? The billions of books, newspapers and magazines that are produced daily MUST have a major impact on the environment, right? I'll be honest here. As a bibliophile and a greenie, Read More...
Posted on April 17,2009

Remember that scene in Waterworld where Kevin Costner's character pees into a contraption that filters his urine into drinking water? Or the Mad Max movie with Tina Turner in which the town is fueled by pig poop?Turns out, they may have been onto Read More...
Posted on April 16,2009

April is Earth Month, and on Wednesday April 22 communities the world over will celebrate Earth Day. While every day should be considered earth day, April 22 marks the calendar day when global consciousness turns to environmental issues like climate Read More...
Posted on April 15,2009

If you were looking for yet another reason to hate the spammers that pollute your e-mail inbox, you're in luck. It turns out that spam is really bad for the environment. Computer security company McAfee Inc. (best known for their antivirus software) has Read More...
Posted on April 15,2009

There's already been a documentary film that examined the death of the electric car, but perhaps the reports of the electric car's death, as the cliché goes, have been greatly exaggerated. It's clear that recession has left the U.S. automobile industry Read More...
Posted on April 14,2009

British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, best known in North America as the host of the BBC nature series Planet Earth, has taken a bold step in his quest to increase recognition of overpopulation and its detrimental effect on the Read More...
Posted on April 13,2009

Easter just wouldn't be the same without the chocolate bunny, right? Well, before you bite into that seasonal sweet treat, consider where your holiday chocolate may be coming from. West African countries like Ghana, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast produce Read More...
Posted on April 11,2009

According to a recent study, giant cargo ships used to transport goods across the ocean may account for far more pollution than previously thought. In fact, just 15 of the largest ships may produce as much pollution in a single year as every car on the Read More...
Posted on April 10,2009

Using technology to control the climate – it sounds like something out of a bad sci-fi film, but it may be closer to reality than you think. As global warming continues to push the planet towards the brink of climate disaster, even radical ideas like Read More...
Posted on April 9,2009

How's this for an "all you can eat" seafood dinner – the World Wildlife Fund is reporting that a group of Philippine fisherman caught one of the rarest sharks on the planet, a 13-foot-long megamouth shark, and then (against the wishes of the WWF) ate it. Read More...
Posted on April 8,2009