According to Wikipedia, there are many benefits from thunderstorms. The information site explains that thunderstorms serve to cool the earth, create rainfall and remove pollution from the air.
On the heels of World Oceans Day and World Environment Day, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Ocean Conservancy announced a report on June 8 declaring that plastic bags and bottles and tobacco products account for most of the litter in the world’s oceans and beaches.
UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner insisted that plastic bags should be banned worldwide.
The Rothbury Festival is a four day near-zero-waste music festival taking place in Rothbury, Michigan from July 2-5, 2009.
This festival first took place in 2008 bringing over 50,000 fans and raising $7.4 million. This year, Rothbury hopes to attract even more with over 70 bands playing including The Dead, Bob Dylan, The String Cheese Incident, The Black Crowes and many others.
Due to the tough economy and contractual items, such as corporate bonuses, automobile industries are going bankrupt and others are attempting to gain buyers with beneficial (to the buyer) financial offers. (However, foreign companies are doing well.) And many people are looking for ways to save on money when buying a car and gas.
With June being the main time of year for couples to get married, it seems appropriate to detail some ways that a wedding could be made more eco-friendly.
All the hype these days is getting people thinking “green” — but don’t be so quick to forget about the other color covering more than 70 percent of our planet: blue. Oceans help to regulate the Earth’s temperature and climate, as well as constantly cycle important nutrients through the biosphere.
The Pennsylvania State Legislature has proposed a budget that would cut $19 million from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ (DCNR) budget, a cut so severe that it would cause the closure of up to 35 protected forests and parks, about a quarter of those in the state.