This Week in Eco News - April 18, 2014

Did you know that NFL linebacker Will Witherspoon is also an organic beef producer? Or that it's possible to extract water from the air? Or fuel from seawater? See these stories, along with climate news and fun multimedia, in this week's Eco News.

Our Heroes: Gordian Raacke of Renewable Energy Long Island

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more enthusiastic, persuasive advocate for clean energy than Gordian Raacke, founder and executive director of Renewable Energy Long Island (reLI) - and solar homeowner. He's long been a nationally-known leader in clean energy and climate change issues.

Years of Living Dangerously Premieres

Judging from episode one of Showtime's new Years of Living Dangerously documentary series, we're in for a visually stunning, compelling and fascinating ride as climate change is discussed in the most human terms possible. It's riveting, truly must-see viewing. Here are some highlights and fun tidbits from the premiere!

This Week in Eco News - April 11, 2014

This week, we learned that Washington, DC's utility company is going to turn sewage into usable energy (and pure compost) and the FDA has shut down cows' happy hour. Don't forget to apply for those tax rebates, solar owners!

Our Heroes: Leslie Moyer of Post Carbon Institute

Leslie Moyer is the director of Post Carbon Institute's Energy Reality Campaign. Read Leslie's interview to learn about her work with artists and energy, the undeserved un-sexiness of energy conservation and a particularly mind-blowing uphill car ride.

This Week in Eco News - April 4, 2014

Turns out energy conservation and sustainability are important to American consumers after all. One way we might all show those concepts our love? Waste less food!

What They Know about Climate Change

As the IPCC, Oxfam and the AAAS remind everyone that climate change is already here, the next question is how countries of the world will respond. With so much at stake, it's advisable to try to limit global warming and prepare to adapt to changes in climate - before it's too late.

This Week in Eco News - March 28, 2014

See how Congressional immigration reform will likely impact our food system, Levi's is greening their manufacturing by saving water and it looks like BP's back doing deepwater drilling in the Gulf. See these stories, along with the latest Ecocentric blog posts, climate news and multimedia.

39-Year Wildflower Bloom Count Reveals Changes Attributed to Warmer Climate

A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change. The flowers' response to climate change is more complex than previously believed, with different species responding in unexpected ways.

Solar Mythbusting

A year or so after my wife and I had a solar electric system installed on the front roof of our house, a friend posed a question that kinda caught me off guard: Any complaints from your neighbors?

This Week in Eco News - March 21, 2014

Walmart is pushing their suppliers to reduce the amount of fertilizers used, wood stoves are becoming popular for heating Eastern homes and after LA's earthquake, some are nervous about the tremor's connection to wastewater injection.

Dark Water Sheds Light on Animals and Oil Spills

Dark Water, a new play now on stage in New York City, tells the story of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico through the eyes of the animals. The play holds a mirror up to human behavior and asks, "What kind of a future do we want?" Right now it's looking like one filled with environmental disasters.

This Week in Eco News - March 14, 2014

Catch up on the latest food, water and energy news covering issues from poultry regulations to our thirsty planet to the aftermath of a tragic gas explosion in New York this week. Check out these stories along with climate news and multimedia fun!

This Week in Eco News - March 7, 2014

New EPA regulations should help some 50,000 kids with asthma (and their families) breathe a lot easier, the FDA's nutrition labels are sporting a spring makeover, and sadly, a soggy Oscar weekend didn't put a dent in California's drought.

This Week in Eco News - February 28, 2014

To fight the spread of algae in Lake Erie, nearby areas may have new limits placed on fertilizer use. California introduced a new GMO-labeling bill this week, and there are growing concerns about the massive amounts of wastewater generated by fracking. About time!

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