Forty-two years after the first Earth Day, the biggest environmental task -- changing our economic system -- still lies just ahead.READ MORE
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If only we Humans would or could learn to subtract long term cost from the short term gain then we would see that it does not add up at all.
What we=All life on the planet called Earth is more cities with the goal of San Francisco. After all, Global Climate Change/ Global Warming is a Global Mess. The pollution that is created in one country is blown All around the world by the winds that blow All Around the World and by the rain that pours down All Around the world. This is why we all need to Thank San Francisco. I cannot speak for anyone else, but I plan on my city of Stow to follow San Francisco excellent example--->
Please Read All of the following. Thank You for your time and consideration. After all, we all share this planet therefore we all share the responsibility and share in the benefits of those who do their part, against all odds to preserve our environment. After all, this blog is not about simply cursing the darkness, well at least I hope not, it is about shining the light on the good, or at least that is what I try to do.
Shocking Conflict of Interest: Private Water Companies Partner With Fracking Lobby
Please READ if there are any Question of the Dangers of 'Fracking'. After all, does anyone really believe that any company would spend money without expecting to make at least the same amount if not more back. This is a double profit for the Bottled Water Companies, between the money they make selling the water used in 'Fracking' and selling 'Bottled Water' to the people who will need to drink 'Bottled Water' because their well water is bound to become undrinkable-due to 'Fracking'.Selling water to drillers, two of the nation's biggest private water utilities may soon profit from treating the wastewater. . . .
Stop Using Untested Chemicals in the Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the most devastating environmental disasters in recent memory. Human, animal and environmental health all suffered greatly in the aftermath of the spill. Government agencies are still struggling to undo some. . . .
GREEN ACTIVISM: Evgenia Chirikova: 'Putinomics' the Biggest Threat to Russia's Environmental Movement
Forests as FiltersPresident Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” He was right. Humans breathe oxygen (O2) and exhale carbon dioxide (CO2). Trees are just the opposite. They absorb CO2, water and sunlight to make food and, through the process of photosynthesis, release clean, healthy oxygen that humans can breathe.
Forestland also helps keep our water safe to drink. It absorbs rain, refills underground aquifers, cools and cleanses water, slows storm runoff, and sustains watershed stability and resilience.
Did You Know?More than half (56%) of America’s forests are privately owned and managed. Families own 251 million acres. Here are some other facts about private forests in the United States:
Making Forests More EffectiveTrees reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere. In the United States, forests capture about 12% of the total carbon emissions. That number could grow much higher — an estimated 20% — when forest owners use better management practices.
- Planting trees
- Replanting cut trees or trees damaged by disasters
- Lengthening cut rotations
- Thinning, weeding, and prescribed fire
- Avoiding deforestation
AFF is committed to giving family landowners the information and resources they need to help improve their forest stewardship, so that private forests can continue to provide a multitude of public benefits