From green business and new environmental legislation to how nature impacts our environment in ways never before considered, Earth Wise offers a look at our changing environment.

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Sep16

Throwing away fish

trawling nets

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The worldwide fishing industry is in danger.  If current trends continue, it could collapse by 2050 because three-quarters of the world’s fish stocks are being harvested faster than they can reproduce.  Some 80% of fish species already are fully exploited or are in decline and the great majority of all large predatory fish already are gone. (more…)

Sep15

Turning food waste into biogas

Rotting Apples

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Turning food waste into fuel is not a new idea, but it is one that is finally starting to catch on in a big way.  A growing number of wastewater treatment plants across the country are participating in the effort to recycle food waste and produce biogas. (more…)

Sep12

Polluted beaches

Santa Monica Beach

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Few things are more beloved in the summer than a trip to the beach. It’s a time to relax and take in the calming beauty of the sand and surf. If you enjoy swimming, however, you might want to consult the National Resource Defense Council’s new ‘Testing the Waters’ report. (more…)

Sep11

Urban heat is not a myth

NYC

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It has long been observed that metropolitan areas are significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas as a result of human activities.  These areas are known as urban heat islands. (more…)

Sep10

Organic flow batteries

wind turbines

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The rapid expansion of the use of solar and wind power is driving a growing interest in energy storage systems because in order to fully exploit these sources we need to be able to store the energy they produce for use when we need it. (more…)

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