Tag: environment

Massive Molasses Spill Devastates Honolulu Marine Life

Massive Molasses Spill Devastates Honolulu Marine Life

| September 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

About 233,000 gallons of the sticky substance were spilled into part of Honolulu Harbor on Monday. Thousands of ocean creatures were killed as the molasses sinks to the bottom. “Everything down there is dead,” a diver says.

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Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

Wasted Food Around The World Takes Heavy Toll On Environment

| September 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wasted food creates billions of tons of greenhouse gases, and it costs us precious water and land. The rice lost in Asia and the meat wasted in rich countries contribute most heavily to the problem.

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What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

What Is Farm Runoff Doing To The Water? Scientists Wade In

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Across the Midwest this summer, scientists are wading into 100 streams to collect water samples and check cages for fish eggs. It’s part of a large study to understand how pesticides and agricultural chemicals from farms are affecting the nation’s streams.

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KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

KQED’s Forum: A (Mostly) Plastic-Free Life

| September 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2007, Oakland’s Beth Terry decided to give up plastic after seeing a picture of a dead seabird, its stomach filled with plastic bottle caps. Her decision spawned a blog, a book and a movement to make people aware of how much plastic they consume. KQED’s Forum talks to Terry about how, and why, people should reduce their plastic use, from changes obvious (carry your own reusable water bottle) to the surprising (kick that chewing gum habit).

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The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

The Lexicon of Sustainability: Q & A with Filmmaker Douglas Gayeton

| May 15, 2012 | 2 Comments

Douglas Gayeton is the co-creator of “The Lexicon of Sustainability”, an ambitious, collaborative multimedia project that aims to educate the public about food systems in the U.S.

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Vegan Fashion

Vegan Fashion

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Comments

The vegan, cruelty-free lifestyle extends beyond food. Compassion for animals and the planet affects what we buy when it comes to everything from body products to furniture to cleaning products to bedding to car interiors. And of course, it affects the clothing we wear.

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KQED’s Forum: How Sustainable is Your Fish?

KQED’s Forum: How Sustainable is Your Fish?

| February 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Many San Francisco restaurants often boast that the fish they serve is “sustainable.” But a closer look suggests that might not be the case. Forum talks with restaurant owners and fish wholesalers about the challenges of catching, selling and serving “sustainable” fish — and what it will take for your conscience to match what’s on your plate.

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