Microplastics from Clothing: Are They in Our Food Chain?

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From the BBC News article, Accumulating ‘microplastic’ threat to shores, by Mark Kinver.

Debris on shoreline (Image: AP)

Microscopic plastic debris from washing clothes is accumulating in the marine environment and could be entering the food chain, a study has warned.

Researchers traced the “microplastic” back to synthetic clothes, which released up to Continue reading

Hold hands for clean air + water

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June 25, 2011—12:00 PM your time.

People around the world will join hands June 25th on beaches and in cities for the second annual Hands Across the Sand in opposition of expanded offshore drilling and support for clean energy solutions for a sustainable planet. I hope to attend the one Continue reading

My Water’s On Fire Tonight | VIDEO

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What the frack is going On?

Photo: JB in Pacifica

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Rocking the Boat : Don’t Be a Sucker

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photo: flickr.com by inewcom

Whether you drink bottled water or not, this short video from Nautical Tribe is definitely worth watching.

Today Only: Free Reusable Water Bottle

To help inspire drinking from the tap, you’ll get a free SIGG reusable water bottle if you’re one of the next TEN people to purchase $50 or more from myEARTH360.com. (Value: $21.99. Style will vary depending on availability. Expires at 11:59 May 18th).

What the frack is fracking? [video]

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For one it’s fracked up.


Fracking (aka, hydraulic fracturing or industrial gas drilling) is a dangerous way of getting oil and gas and a shortsighted energy strategy. It’s poisoning our air and water Continue reading

Mountaintop Removal = An American Tragedy

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Yo! Wake up call.

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Susan Sarandon created this special video explaining what mountaintop removal mining really does to Appalachian mountains, forests and families.

Eight major banks now have policies addressing their financing of mountaintop removal (MTR). Sadly, Continue reading

Drink or use water? Read this. (Please).

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I’ve written about clean water and sanitation issues before, but tomorrow is “WaterWednesday” on twitter and I wanted to post these quick facts and photos (SOURCE: water.org). I hope you’ll share this with Continue reading

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