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Australia To Scrap Plan For Dumping Near Great Barrier Reef

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Green

SYDNEY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Australia will abandon plans to dump 3 million cubic meters of dredged sand into the Great Barrier Reef area in its effor...

A Global Ecocide Rampage (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

About 1.1 billion people, or 15 percent of the human race, depends upon killing our living planet for their daily livelihood.

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to g...

Wherever Coal Ships Go, Trouble Follows

Bob Burton | Posted 08.20.2014 | Green
Bob Burton

While the problems that flow from the mining and burning of coal are increasingly well known, the history of coal shipping accidents is less well documented.

Bad News For The Great Barrier Reef

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green

MELBOURNE, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Australia's Great Barrier Reef remains under threat despite efforts to rein in major sources of damage to the World He...

9 Breathtaking Destinations You Must See While Visiting Australia

JustLuxe | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
JustLuxe

One of the pleasures of travel is the feeling of discovery. In a time when there is a proliferation of information and everyone is connected all the...

Aussie Households Go Solar: Game-Changer

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Australia's household solar revolution has caught the government-owned electricity sector by surprise. More than one million Australians have already installed solar panels on their rooftops. It has caused demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.

The Great Barrier Reef Won't Look Like This For Long

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green

The Great Barrier Reef's days may be numbered. Researchers appeared before an Australian Senate committee this week to review how federal and local...

From the Great Barrier Reef to Ningaloo Reef, Diving Australia's Coasts

Jenny Block | Posted 08.24.2014 | Travel
Jenny Block

Australia is a massive country with so much to see. It was impossible to do it all in one fell swoop. But diving and snorkeling both coasts and checking out a couple of lesser-known, nearby cities was an amazing way to get a glimpse of this incredibly versatile country.

10 Locations That Could Be Destined For Extinction

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel

Australia, Africa, Italy, India -- all exquisite tourist destinations that have one, unfortunate thing in common: their treasured attractions may not ...

Here's the Obvious Response to Climate Change Everyone Is Ignoring

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 07.13.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

I strongly suggest that it would be far more prudent to spend $2 trillion annually on future-proofing every town and city on planet Earth rather than subsidizing the demise of the human race and most other life-forms, too. Wouldn't you agree?

Fossil Fuels Driving Global Weather

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Chinese citizens are choking to death from coal pollution. Our coral reefs are rapidly dying from acidification due to burning coal. Our forests around the globe are dying from the unintended consequences.

Coral Reefs: Going, Going... Gone

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Clearly, it's time we took the latest UN Climate warning seriously. Coral reefs are the most valuable marine ecosystems on Earth and climate disruption is killing them, quickly.

7 Reasons to Include Galapagos Islands on Your Bucket List

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Traveling to Galapagos Islands has been on my bucket list for a very long time, and I was finally able to cross it off last month. The Islands are undoubtedly the most unique place I have ever been to, and here's why it needs to be on your bucket list, too.

I'M ON A BOAT

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.09.2014 | Travel

We know you can sleep underwater, but what about on the water? Yes, we are aware you can sleep on a cruise ship (or sailboat, or privately charter...

Feeding My Voracious Passport With A Jellyfish-Munching Turtle

Joanna Zelman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Joanna Zelman

My passport is like the blood-sucking, voracious plant from Little Shop Of Horrors -- the more I feed it, the hungrier it gets.

'Green News Report' - February 6, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: No end in sight for coal ash waste spill in NC; Sniper attack exposes s...

OUTRAGE Over Approval To Dump Sediment On One Of World's Most Fragile Ecosystems

AP | KRISTEN GELINEAU | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

SYDNEY (AP) — The government agency that oversees Australia's Great Barrier Reef on Friday approved a plan to dump vast swathes of sediment on the r...

Coral Or Coal Decision Looms For Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2014 | Green

By Sonali Paul MELBOURNE, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Australia's Great Barrier Reef watchdog is to decide by Friday whether to allow millions ...

Australia's Environment Report Card 2013: Coalition's First 120 Days

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When I was a young lad my dad, a successful attorney and entrepreneur, taught me "your word is your bond." In the early 1990s I cut my teeth in Profes...

'The Greatest Sex Show On Earth' Just Might Save The Oceans

Posted 08.04.2014 | Green

Little known fact: coral reefs procreate. And since the number of reefs has been cut in half in the last 30 years thanks to climate change, polluti...

Single Ladies' Dayna Lynne North: A TV Scribe to Watch

Xaque Gruber | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

In an industry that has been difficult for women writers to establish themselves, let alone non-white writers, Dayna Lynne North has cemented a reputation as a significant voice in the growing ranks of terrific African-American TV writer/producers.

To Each According to Their Need: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Rae Kirkbride and Jim Vaive have served the homeless in Columbus, Ohio for nearly ten years, and were all too aware that homelessness in their community was increasing. Estimates say about 1,500 people lack housing in Columbus, and nearly 30 percent suffer from mental illness.

The Worst Kind of Government Waste: Promoting Climate Change

Mike Lux | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

There is a lot of waste in government spending. It's just a fact we should deal honestly with. But here's where the conservatives get it all wrong: What is wasteful in government spending is when we directly subsidize huge corporate interests.

Lady Elliot Island: Mistress of the Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 10.21.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

The mainland disappears as a sliver sliding off the airplane window. Ahead: a dark blue abyss striped turquoise from the Eastern Australian Current. Lady Elliot Island appears like a freckle on the map of Oceania, 46 nautical miles offshore Australia's mainland.