Obesity Now Impacts 2.1 Billion People Worldwide


It is not any secret that Americans, along with many people from other countries are losing the battle of the bulge. A new study shows that over the past three Read More The post Obesity Now Impacts 2.1 Billion People Worldwide appeared first on Ecorazzi.

10 Unexpected Impacts of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

But a rapidly warming world means many other impacts, both large and small. For Earth Week, we look at some of the unexpected potential effects of climate change, for both people and wildlife. Droughts. More severe and unpredictable storms. A decline in polar bears.

Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation today has a lot riding on being able to demonstrate the positive impact of its work not just on nature, but also on human well-being, especially in developing countries. And it’s impractical to survey people frequently. A Samburu woman checks her cell phone.

Now that’s impact! Investors get primer on Impact Investing in Israel

Green Prophet

There is a new investment trend in town and it’s called Impact Investing. While the East and West Coasts of America are already familiar with the term Impact Investing, the Middle East is not. But you know some Impact companies already: Tom’s Shoes.

Camera Traps, Reef Restoration & Satellite Imagery: Meet the 2015 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation needs innovative science, but it also needs articulate scientists who can convey the full impact of their work to a wide variety of audiences. A key problem is lack of data, which prevents scientists from assessing the impact of sustainable agriculture on the environment.

Can organic fertilizers impact the global food crisis?

Green Prophet

Some 795 million people worldwide are food insecure: they do not have enough food to lead a healthy life, and with the earth’s population increasing these numbers are about to rise even higher.

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The Problem with Publishing Today that Impacts All of Us.

Elephant Journal

People hire me as a coach to support them to birth, foster, and complete a book. From the beginning, I encourage them to not try and write a New York Times bestseller. Here's why. Arts Enlightened Society Literary Journal Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. being a writer book publishing brilliance creativity modern media Radical Brilliance social media writing

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women | PR Watch

PR Watch

The Fracking Frenzy's Impact on Women. But little has been reported on the ways in which fracking may have unique impacts on women. The DEC found that the resulting water contained levels of radium-226, some as high as 267 times the limit for safe discharge into the environment and more than 3000 times the limit safe for people to drink. cases per 100,000 people in 2005 to about 60.7 The mental and emotional impacts are severe. Skip to Main Content Area.

In Some Places, Environmentalists Should Be Arguing for More Development. Here’s Why.

Nature Conservancy - Science

And yet the neighborhood is single-family, detached homes that house relatively few people. Zoning has made it so, by prohibiting certain kinds of structures (apartment buildings, for instance) that could house way more people. Zoning is often viewed as a friend of conservation.

Measuring Conservation Impact on Human Well-being in Kenya’s Rangelands

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists spend a lot of time talking about monitoring the impacts of our work. As much as we might not want to admit it, we know little of the ways and mechanisms through which our conservation actions impact people. Who are the people impacted?

Mangroves Reduce Tsunami Impacts

Green (Living) Review

The 2004 Banda Aceh earthquake and ensuing Andaman mega tsunami that caused widespread devastation and killed over a quarter of a million people worldwide was a wake-up call to many.

What If All Maps Were Secret?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservationists, governments, and ever everyday people depend upon maps every day. From the Field Forest Carbon Forests Human Well-Being Science Impact ProjectBut we always assume that these maps will be available. In Indonesia, that hasn’t always been true.

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Modeling Logging’s Impacts on Biodiversity & Carbon in a Hypothetical Forest

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy scientists indicates that low-intensity selective logging can offer either the best or worst conservation outcomes while maintaining wood production, depending on both land tenure security and the use of certified reduced-impact logging methods.

Quinoa and how our use impacts of the people whose food it is

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It makes absolutely no difference whether it is Fairtrade or ordinary trade, the fact that in the developed world this food is seen as a super food, especially amongst vegetarians and vegans, is leading to possible starvation of the people whose staple food this is.

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How Blizzards and Extreme Cold Impact Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

To see the effects that extreme winters can have on birds, let’s look back to the winters spanning 1976-1978, when record-breaking low temperatures and legendary blizzards disrupted the lives of people and wildlife. They “died of starvation by the thousands right in people’s backyards.”.

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Conservancy Talk

Dr. Robert Bullard is known as the father of the environmental justice movement, which is based on the belief that all people deserve equal environmental protection. Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation.

What to do When Hard Stuff happens to People we Care About.

Elephant Journal

It’s the "big hard stuff" of political events (and their direct and personal impact), financial distress, serious illness, or even death, break-ups, or divorce. Losing what was important and gave us a sense of self or meaning. Or, losing something that was valuable and good in our lives. Enlightened Society Family Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality awareness being present emotion friendship holding space processing emotions

Measuring the Impact of Feral Camels in Australia’s Martu Desert

Nature Conservancy - Science

We’re in the heart of Martu country, where Conservancy scientists are using remote data loggers to understand the impacts of feral camels on desert waterholes. These water bodies hold immense cultural importance for the Martu people.

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Why Conservation Needs Women: Supporting Women’s Networks for Community Conservation

Nature Conservancy - Science

A participant in the Conservancy’s Science Impact Project (SIP) James is incorporating gender equity into both conservation in Melanesia and across the organization. People will often use the cultural argument as a reason not to change, but culture is not static, it’s evolving.”

“SLOWCIAL NETWORKING” HAS FAR MORE IMPACT THAN TWEETING, STUDY FINDS – Cards and letters have six times the impact of tweets

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Research for Clintons finds that a handwritten thank you letter or card has six times the impact of a thank you tweet. In the study, commissioned by card makers Clintons, researchers found that, while 160 billion instant messages were sent last year, it’s the hand written gestures that make people feel happy. A letter, whether handwritten or typed, has a much greater impact than any Tweet, Facebook message or even email.

Chopsticks and their environmental impact

Green (Living) Review

For one thing, who really does think about and consider chopsticks and their environmental impact? Many environmental problems in China, including and especially the landslide in China’s Gansu Province that killed more than 1,200 people, are a direct result of the destruction of the forests.

Bitcoin's impact on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

However, how alarming this all may sound the majority of analyst expect the Bitcoin bubble to burst in the very near future and, aside from leaving a lot of people with egg on their faces and a big hole in their finances, the power consumption will drop to an insignificant level then.

CAFOS: Their Environmental Impact


Concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are the next step in the evolution of small family farms, which need to adopt new farming paradigms in order to feed greater and greater numbers of people.

Emiratis Fear Dwindling Water Supplies Will Impact Future Generation

Green Prophet

Jamie Wasky, Associate Director of YouGov Siraj, added: “Sustainability is a key issue in the region and this research shows there is an improvement in awareness but that there is still a long way to go in changing people’s perceptions on water and energy conservation.

The paper cup and its environmental impact

Green (Living) Review

Time and again people throw those “paper” cups into paper recycling bins in the erroneous belief that they are recyclable but this is, in fact, not the case. from other sources if you really want to reduce your impact when buying takeout coffee.

Are the Best Years for Tropical Forest Conservation Still Ahead?

Conservancy Talk

Companies, organizations and governments made new pledges to end deforestation; buyer interest in avoided deforestation offsets tripled; and the Green Climate Fund passed the $10 billion threshold that can lead to a meaningful impact on climate change.

Mapping the Way to a World that can Feed 10 Billion People

Nature Conservancy - Science

A world that can feed 10 billion people without exhausting its resources or exacerbating climate change. “My It’s that ability to get the whole picture – the context — of a landscape that is so important for enabling people to plan for agriculture under a future of climate change.

The Impacts of a Grays Harbor Oil Spill, in 13 Slides

Sightline Daily

But since most people don’t have time to thumb through such detailed findings, Sightline commissioned the following graphics to sum up the key points. people, replacing protein content would cost the average family $1,040.64

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

That’s why it’s important to step back and consider the people working around the world to find solutions that make a difference. Longer droughts, bigger floods, stronger hurricanes and rising seas are having the greatest impact on the planet’s most vulnerable people.

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Woodland Trust raises potential impact of fracking on ancient woodland

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Woodland Trust Chief Executive cites the concerns the Trust has about fracking especially to ensure that ancient woodlands are protected Beccy Speight, Chief Executive of the Woodland Trust said: “The potential significant impact on ancient woodland caused by drilling and exploratory test wells for fracking, along with the associated infrastructure that may be needed to access and transport shale gas and oil, are of great concern.

Estimated impact of October 2013's St Jude storm

Green (Living) Review

Nowadays especially where people want to have, once again, wooden utensils in their kitchen and wooden products of all kinds in their homes (and elsewhere) it is important that we make use of as much home-grown wood as possible and that does include storm-damaged trees and timber.

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On my reading list: "The Economic Impacts of Climate Change"

Environmental Economics

Abstract:  This article reviews the economic impacts of climate change and the policy implications of the results. Current estimates indicate that climate change will likely have a limited impact on the economy and human welfare in the twenty-first century. In fact, the initial impacts of climate change may well be positive. However, in the long run the negative impacts dominate the positive ones.

From Hawaii to the Heartland: Volunteers Make an Impact During Earth Month

Conservancy Talk

I’m so incredibly proud of our volunteers and the impact they made at TNC and partner preserves this spring,” said LaTresse Snead, Director of Volunteer Programs and Community Outreach. But it also gives people a chance to develop a deeper relationship with nature.

The Future’s So Bright

Conservancy Talk

As an investor who focuses on companies that can make an impact on our society and environment, these are exciting times. One of our investments is The RealReal, a company that allows people to buy authenticated luxury goods on consignment.

Climate Change to Impact Fishing and Tourism in the Northwest’s Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

So changes to our weather and climate will make a big difference to the people that live here.”. Alaska’s Herbert Glacier. Daniel Cornwall / Flickr. By Justine E. Hausheer, science writer for The Nature Conservancy.

New Study: Coastal Nature Reduces Risk from Storm Impacts for 1.3 Million U.S. Residents

Nature Conservancy - Science

million people and billions in property value along the U.S. If we lose these habitats, we will either have to make massive investments in engineered defenses or risk greater damage to millions of people and billions in property.”. Storm, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

A Voice for Sustainability: The People Behind Your T-Shirt

Nature Conservancy - Science

But who is the voice for other people who are affected through-out the apparel industry supply chain, like the small farmers who take water from the same rivers that feed large-scale cotton plantations? And, it gives a voice to all the people behind your t-shirt (or shoes in this case).

The extreme focus on materialism and its impact on the Planet

Green (Living) Review

Governments have even, including the British one, likened people who are not on the consumption bandwagon to being “domestic terrorists” as they are not supporting the economy.

China's 80 billion-a-year chopstick habit has serious impact on forests

Green (Living) Review

Accordingly, he recommended that people carry their own chopsticks when they dine out at restaurants. The bring-your-own (BYO) principle is not difficult but it would appear that people are simply too lazy to do it all too often and the same also applies as regards to shopping bags.

Rights of De-extinct Animals, Dark Money, Magic Mushrooms & More

Nature Conservancy - Science

In case you missed it over the winter holidays, the first results of the Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project came out in PNAS in December. The group fingered water scarcity as the clearest and most severe climate change impact. Siberian wooly mammoth from The Ivory King.