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Schools Get Early Earth Day Start

Schools and community groups are gearing up for Saturday’s Earth Hour, an annual event designed to promote reducing power consumption. While the actual event is scheduled for between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at least 22 schools across...
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Pledge to Switch Off for Earth Hour

The Indian Premier League cricket team Royal Challengers Bangalore has joined hands with WWF-India to support Earth Hour 2012. The team, currently led by New Zealand all-rounder Daniel Vettori, will be the face of Earth Hour in Bangalore. Earth...
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Oil Extraction Only Hurts Earth

As a ninth-grader at Columbus North High School and a member of the Columbus North Environmental Club, I was pleased that President Obama rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline contract with TransCanada Oil recently. This issue has been very important...
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Live Earth Concert Could Fuel Ridesharing Startup

Tomorrow marks the debut of Live Earth, a 24-hour-long series of concerts in eight cities around the world that’s bringing together everyone from Al Gore to Kelly Clarkson and 100 other artists to raise awareness of global warming. And for...
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Cost Of Natural Disasters Hits Record In 2011

Natural disasters, led by catastrophic earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, cost a record $380 billion in 2011, more than double the figure for 2010 and triple the average for the past decade, insurance experts reported on Wednesday. Insurance...
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Way of Water Conservation

Our ancient religious texts and epics give a good insight into the water storage and conservation systems that prevailed in those days. Over the years rising populations, growing industrialization, and expanding agriculture have pushed up the...

Thermometer For The Earth

According to climate change experts, our planet has a fever – melting glaciers are just one stark sign of the radical changes we can expect. But global warming’s effects on farming and water resources is still a mystery. A new Tel...

Developing a Greener Third World

If the United States and every wealthy country in the world were to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to zero tomorrow and there were no change in the developing world, “the crisis would still overtake us,” said Al Gore, the former vice president...

Explosive Growth Of Life On Earth Fueled By Early Greening Of Planet

Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history is filled with several turning points when temperatures changed dramatically, asteroids bombarded the planet and life forms came and disappeared. But one of the biggest moments in Earth’s lifetime...

‘Hotspots’ Of Human Impact On Coastal Areas Ranked

Coastal marine ecosystems are at risk worldwide as a result of human activities, according to scientists at UC Santa Barbara who have recently published a study in the Journal of Conservation Letters. The authors have performed the first integrated...
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