Tag: global warming

Going vegan to save your body and the planet

On average, the United States consumes around 478 billion pounds of meat, or 270 pounds per person, every year. U.S. citizens are the second largest consumers of meat in the world. Recent studies  by the USDA and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey have displayed an array of health defects directly associated with meat… Read More

Global warming: More Americans say action is needed

With rising sea levels, warmer oceans, and heightened temperatures threatening wildlife and crops, Earth is at risk from the dramatically changing climate, and people are finally starting to acknowledge it as a problem. According to new polling data, a record number of Americans see climate change as a global threat. Global warming is rapidly becoming… Read More

ExxonMobil under increased scrutiny

Exxon gas station

New York’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, has launched an investigation into ExxonMobil to find out whether or not the company lied about the potential effects climate change has on both the environment and their finances.   Schneiderman’s investigation wants to know if Exxon took part in deceptive business practices and fraud. Exxon now has to… Read More

New Duke University Study Explains Bipartisan Splits on Climate Change, Air Pollution, Crime

In the United States, bipartisan issues divide the nation. Conservatives and liberals cannot resolves certain issues — involving climate change, for instance — and often accomplish little due to these bipartisan splits. A study from Duke University, however, may clarify and help to understand the existence of such dramatic ideological differences.   The Duke study… Read More

In Bold Move, Obama Finally Tackles Climate Change

Barack Obama is nearing the end of his presidential road, and the view outside his windows is not a comforting one. Behind him, the rocky early years of his presidency fade into the mists of history. Ahead of him, the stomach-churning prospect of an actively obstructionist Republican majority in the House and Senate rears its… Read More