Fracking – Oil’s downside: Should governments invest in it?

Green Prophet

Oil and natural gas, as investment opportunities, have certainly had their share of publicity; both good and bad. Fracking involves the use of inserting a high pressure mixture of water and chemicals into underground formations to free trapped oil and natural gas to the surface.

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Earth Day, Celebrating our Planet

Green Home Blog

As the Arctic continues to thaw, further displacement as a result of oil exploration and harvesting is likely to drive these natives away from their ancestral villages completely, and perhaps forever.

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The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

The oil and gas industry claims that the 11 percent drop in reported U.S. carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was due primarily to the growth in fracking ( "When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal" ). Earth economy Planet

There’s No Planet B.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today capitalism climate change Naomi Klein oil politics Pope Francis tar sands this changes everything

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The California Spill and the Continuance of Harmful Oil Operations

Environmental News Network

Plains All American Pipeline, the company responsible for the May 19th Refugio oil spill rakes in billions of dollars (over 43 billion in 2014) while birds, fish, and marine mammals drenched in oil have washed up on the shores of Santa Barbara County. Will the oil industry ever learn?

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Speciesism And The Palm Oil Debate


There is no doubt that conventionally produced palm oil is an ecological disaster. But whilst the link between palm oil production and habitat destruction is clear, can the same not be said for every other form of vegetable oil we harvest to some degree?

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Jordan Announces Oil Shale Plans Without Opposition

Green Prophet

While Israeli activists fight oil shale exploration, Jordan announces plans to explore oil shale next door. . Jordan’s second biggest power plant relies on controversial oil shale. But oil shale appears to have received less attention.

We Can Save Our Planet!

Elephant Journal

Boulder Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Inspiring (Wow) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today action doTERRA eco-friendly essential oils haiti haiti needs help Hayley Hobson Healing Hands Foundation recycling recycling program research sustainable agriculture

How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

Nature Conservancy - Science

16 Global supply chains can readily soak up the surplus supply, profiting from cheaply produced commodities like palm oil or corn, for example, to fabricate hundreds of profitable products. Palm oil monoculture in Indonesia.

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How to Get Beautiful Hair without Destroying the Planet. 

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism Ecofashion Green beauty routine clean hair eco-friendly essential oils go green natural products plastic recycle reuse shampoo barWhen we toss out that shampoo bottle, we could be discarding enough shampoo to last at least a couple of washes. A shampoo bar can be used to the last bit. Most are fairly large in size, so you can also cut.

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One Planet Living - a practical solution

Green (Living) Review

At BioRegional they know that One Planet Living is possible. Working with partners they have developed cost effective working examples of sustainable communities and businesses which show One Planet Living in practice.

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All Eyes On Libya As Oil Prices Rise

Green Prophet

The last time the United States saw their oil prices soar , really soar, was during the three month Arab oil embargo in the early 1970s. USA Today reports that since the turbulence ignited in the Middle East oil prices rose 6% to $95.39

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Jailed over Big Oil's Attempts to Wreck the Planet


I didn’t think it was possible, but my admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr., grew even stronger these past days.

2011 74

Your organic milk might contain algae and fish oil

Green (Living) Review

But as Peter Whoriskey points out in the Washington Post , you might be wrong on both accounts – much of the nation's organic milk can thank algal oil (and fish oil) for its brain-boosting boasts. Whoriskey describes a setting in a South Carolina factory that sounds a tad less charming than Horizon’s cartoon cow leaping across the planet's grassy fields might suggest. The payoff, which comes after processing, is a substance that resembles corn oil.

How the United States & Canada can Avoid Cooking our Planet.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Editor's Picks Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Canada climate change lobbyists oil politics tobacco U.S.But there are solutions. Scientists say that half of the industrial carbon emissions have been released since 1988. It is clear that such things as.

Peak Oil! Another Myth?!?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to specialists in the field of geology as regards to oil there is no geological “peak oil”; just a political one. This was mentioned on some radio broadcasts on the BBC recently with regards to the untapped Iraqi oil reserves which, according to the experts, are larger than the Saudi Arabian ones have ever been. The only thing, so experts, that is causing a feeling of “peak oil” is created politically by oil producing nations.

No, Canada – There is No Ethical Oil

Green Prophet

Lobbying group is challenging Saudi Oil on the basis of women’s rights. Nobody in the oil business has any business calling themselves “ethical.” But only because it just takes more fossil-fueled energy to squeeze oil from the planet by melting rocks.

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Jordan Plunges Itself into a Giant Pit of Oil Shale Hell

Green Prophet

Jordan has recently signed on with a Canadian company to plunge the Kingdom into a giant pit of oil shale hell. A pot of oil shale deals. Compared to Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production, Jordan’s oil shale ambitions are silly: whereas Saudi produced 9.2

2012 94

The 3 Naughty Things I Do With Coconut Oil. {Adult}

Elephant Journal

Funny Green Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Activism education enlightened society environment how to be sexy how to save the earth how to save the planet The reality is we are all guilty of succumbing to titillation. We are human, but still we are animals. Even the do-gooders. And sex sells, baby.

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‘Halal & Organic’ – The Skincare Range That Cares About The Planet

Green Prophet

“Some chemicals are known to cause irritation to sensitive skin, whereas others remove natural oils from the skin which is important to keep the skin hydrated preventing dryness.”

Sustainable Economic Growth and a finite Planet

Green (Living) Review

Famines and natural disasters are a way of how the Planet self-regulates the population, human, other animals, etc., When it comes to economic growth it is a fact that more, more and ever more cannot work with our finite Planet and its resources. We have already overfished the seas, created deserts of what once was farmland by overuse of chemicals, and ravaged the Earth for coal, oil, natural gas, metals, etc., A finite Planet means that sustainable economic growth cannot be.

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The electric vehicle: the savior of the Planet?

Green (Living) Review

Is the electric vehicle, the EV, the savior of the Planet? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The short answer to this question as to whether the electric vehicles, whether as car or truck, is the savior of the Planet can only be an emphatic NO.

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Heroines for the Planet: Green For All’s Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Eco Chic

She has a bold yet simple vision for the future — one in which everyone gets to prosper while not destroying our planet. Phaedra, 34, was raised by her single mother in a home near four oil refineries in California. Featured activist feminist heroine for the planet urban

When the oil runs out!

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Dependent on who you want to believe we have either already reached Peak Oil, are not far from it or have still a long way to go. Whatever, the truth remains that oil and other fossil fuels, that is to say coal and natural gas, are finite resources and are not far from being depleted, at least the easily exploitable deposits. I do not think so, and palm oil based bio-diesel and bio-ethanol will not help either.

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Walking the Middle Ground as Oil Feeds Our Energy Needs

Green Prophet

One asked me as the editor of Green Prophet how us “environmentalists” and “treehuggers” reason for or accept the oil and gas industry. I’ve always said that life as we know it is thanks to the oil and gas industry. Cheap oil has made globetrotting and travel not only the domain of the rich and influential, but within the grasp of the middle and lower classes as well. Business & Politics Energy fracking Gas oil OPEC Shell

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A Lung Scan for the Planet: A New Global Forest Change Interactive Map

Nature Conservancy - Science

If forests really are the lungs of our planet – absorbing and storing carbon dioxide while spitting out oxygen – then the map represents a cutting-edge, continuous image scan of our collective lungs. Red blotches are eating away at the lung capacity of our planet.

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Why Use Skin Care Products Containing Motor Oil?

Green (Living) Review

Beautiful live models, dressed in green to represent the planet, walked through downtown Salisbury, NC carrying flowers. The Renu Derma mission is to educate consumers and give them the choice of natural skin care products which are safe for their health and for the planet.

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Putting Conservation on the Map: A Blueprint for a Healthy Planet

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our planet is the one and only home we have — so let’s make sure we take the time and have the foresight to build it right. Imagine you want to build your dream house: you’ve thought about every detail, from the chic modern kitchen to the built-in bookshelves in your office.

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Automobile Industry and a Green Planet: Is It Possible?

Elephant Journal

While other industries have begun to rely on alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power, cars have lagged behind, continuing to rely on finite resources like fossil fuels and oil. The automotive industry has traditionally been looked at as one of the worst industries for the environment.

Saudi Women Granted Right To Vote (And Save Planet)

Green Prophet

Why women’s right to vote is important not only for gender equality but for the planet. It been a political roller-coaster of a year for the Middle East and it doesn’t look set to stop just yet.

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Barefoot Bloggers Help You Write to Save the Planet

Green Prophet

We have covered everything sustainable from clean tech news deals to controversy over oil shale; news from the non-profits to those who stand to profit most from environmental exploitation.

The Great Bear Rainforest vs. Big Oil - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal Plants Ripe For Retirement » The Great Bear Rainforest vs. Big Oil. Or even worse, there could be an oil spill. oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Dirty Money (oil). The Oil Drum. Compass.

2012 93

Sex Toys and Tips That Are Planet Safer

Green Prophet

Here are a few ways to get green and sexy all over the planet. . This is sad news for Green Prophets everywhere especially those that advocate safe and green sex, words that go together for a healthier, less populated planet. Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.

2012 85

One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear

Sierra Club Compass

» One-Sided Keystone XL Poll Tells the Story Big Oil Wants You To Hear. API's survey ignores any discussion of possible oil spills, drinking water contamination, or climate-disrupting pollution - just to name a few. It is not “oil”. It is not ” crude oil”.

2013 111

Is Palm Oil Vegan?

Eco-Vegan Girl

A perfect example is palm oil - in this article I explore this confusing and touchy subject, and offer some suggestions on how you can keep your purchases as ethical as possible. check out this list of organic and natural products with palm oil]. Will you continue to buy palm oil?

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When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their.

Sierra Club Compass

Bangladesh Hits One Million Solar Home Systems » When Will the Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Industries Stand On Their Own Feet? It’s high time the coal, oil and gas industries started paying their fair share. 7) NGVs can empower consumers to break the Oil Oligopoly. Compass.

Heroines for the Planet: Anna Getty

Eco Chic

Her main objective is to be of service to others and the planet, and so long as she’s doing just that, she’s at peace. I asked Anna about her latest endeavors, how she helps others live more consciously, and whether being an heiress to an oil fortune has affected her environmental activism. I wanted to help people make more conscious choices about their lives , what they ate, how they took care of themselves, their families and children and the planet.

Heating in a Post-Oil Age World

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Without oil and coal it could be rather cold prospects as wood is no longer plentiful and also does not have the same BTU as coal or oil. While wood and peat was the heat source before coal and oil it was also a case of much fewer people on this Planet then compared with today and we would not have enough firewood to go around today to meet all the demand, for it is not just heating homes that is the issue.

2010 111

New, easy to understand book on Peak Oil and a world after the Oil Age

Green (Living) Review

Epsom, Surrey, UK, July 2010 : In “The End of Oil”, published in July 2010 by Tatchipen Media, the Romani Publishing & Media Company, the author, Michael Smith (Veshengro), points out the facts of the (cheap) oil running out and to what a world after the Oil Age might be like, in an easy manner. This 70-page book in A4 format is written with the layperson in mind enabling him or her to understand the serious issue of Peak Oil and the implications of a post Oil Age world.

2010 111

Heroines for the Planet: Model and Skincare Chef May Lindstrom

Eco Chic

I am constantly turning my clients onto the benefits of pure coconut oil, olive oil, salts and honey and and easily accessible skin treats you can find or make in your own kitchen. Photo Credit: Larry White. May Lindstrom is a self-professed explorer, skin chef and conscious epicurean.

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How the Farm-to-Car Movement’s Leader, Debbie Mielewski of Ford, Works: Heroines for the Planet

Eco Chic

For 5 years, Mielewski and her team worked to develop a bio-based foam using soybean oil that would meet durability and performance standards while reducing its reliance on petroleum. Soy-based foams have made their way into every single Ford vehicle in North America.

What Eve Ensler Taught Me About My Body’s Connection to the Planet

Eco Chic

I know that the abscess that grew around my wound after the operation, the 16 ounces of puss, is the contaminated Gulf of Mexico, and there were oil-drenched pelicans inside me and dead floating fish.

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For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

Saving the planet will largely depend on our ability to close this gap. And the strategy is now influencing similar efforts to address the very serious challenge of deforestation from palm oil production in Indonesia. This piece originally appeared in the Milken Institute’s “ The Power of Ideas 2015 : A Collection of Insights to Transform the Future.”